Are you running a successful online e-commerce business but feel you never have enough time. You are probably using technology which is made to free up your time and make you more efficient but still find you seem to be always short of time. You are caught in a dilemma as the business is doing well but at the same time stretching you and your staff. E-marketplaces all have their own individual demands be it Amazon, eBay , Fruugo, Shopify etc. or your own website . Not to mention managing your suppliers and the couriers you use. Although the workload is just about manageable there are areas which suffer namely your time and possibly your home life. No one feels able to take a lunch break or take a suitable break away from their workstations and working longer hours than you would like. This will affect accuracy and morale especially around busy periods around Christmas. It is thought that roughly 1 in 5 UK workers do not have lunch break and of those who do they only take between 22 and 31 minutes.
There is no doubt that technology has changed our lives for the better in many ways. But the most important thing about your business is you and your fellow workers or employees.
By using technology to further integrate and automate your sales process you can save even more time. If you are managing your website, Amazon, eBay and any other marketplaces separately at the moment, having a single view of all your sales immediately makes it easier to see all your orders in one place. Therefore speeds up processing, thereby giving you a better understanding of your inventory by seeing which items sell best on each platform so you never oversell or at busy periods never undersell. By integrating your couriers/postal service to the same single view your warehouse staff could pack the items and print the shipping labels thus decreasing the chance of any errors .This would speed up the packing process and improve customer service, with less queries to respond to. By this single means of integration and automation you can have a proper lunch break and time away from your workstations which should always be encouraged.
The benefit of having happy workers and being happy in your job is immeasurable. The obvious improvement in productivity and also creativity which could be your advantage over competitors. The technology will give you time to think of new ways to improve the business. Any growth in the business with the new ideas generated by you and the staff will be easily manageable using technology. We all forget sometimes but people are the most important value in business, making them feel engaged and part decision making is key and there is even more benefit when they are fresh well rested.
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We bring over 10 years of experience in the e-commerce multi-channel world. Our objective is to work closely with you to grow business and increase sales by entering new marketplaces, using an order management system set up and managed by us or by you . We specialise in product listing, shipping automation, web design, banners and much more.