Posts Tagged "selling online"

Logistics Of Online Sales

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog

Logistics Of Online Sales

Recently we asked the question “Should you have an online store?”. If your answer was yes, then you need to take the next step and start considering some of the logistics involved. Sometimes business owners are so excited by the thought of making online sales that they neglect to plan their setup before they begin. You can imagine what happens when the first order comes in. It’s chaos. So let’s consider some of the logistics that can be overlooked in the excitement. 1. Stock: You already have a supplier because you sell to your face-to-face clients but will you need to order more to cover for potential orders? Where will you store these items and what will you do with them if they don’t sell? You may have a brick and mortar store to sell from but if you don’t, you may need to look for alternative clearance methods. 2. Order processing: Your ecommerce site will accept orders for you and process the payment using your chosen method. What happens next? You or your team need to be notified of the sale so you can pack and despatch the delivery. How will you be notified and who should be in...

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Should You Have An Online Store?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog

Should You Have An Online Store?

With more and more online stores appearing throughout the web, you may have wondered whether you need one yourself. Actually, an online store is not right for every business and even if you plan and do everything related to it in a proper way, it may still not be successful. How can you find out whether you need an online store or not? Start by answering some of these questions. Is yours a good product to sell online? First of all, you need to ask yourself whether you have the right kind of product to sell online – there are things that are quite difficult to sell on the web particularly if yours is a small business. For example, products that are hard or expensive to ship may not sell well, nor might really expensive products that are usually tested before purchased – TV sets, vehicles, etc. Clothing presents its own set of challenges with variations in size and fit between brands. There are also those products that most people would not bother to purchase online, pay for delivery and wait until they come if they can buy them on the way to work or from the local store....

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