Need to make your merchandise available 24/7, have unlimited geographical reach, and a low overhead? Then it’s time to upgrade your business assets and get a webstore.
We could go on about the instrumental use of webstores as part of your business, but there’s more to it than that. While a webstore may introduce the notion of e-commerce to your business model, there are three primary factors to consider when setting up your webstore.
- The Look & Design
As your begin to grow your business, you’ll want to provide brand merchandise such as promotional apparel to expand your company’s outreach. But with everything, we want to be cost-effective.
Once you have established a design for your brand, you’re one step closer to having a recognized business and more importantly, a successful webstore.
- Shipping & Fulfillment
You’ve got the merchandise, you have successful marketing initiatives in place to get consumers to your webstore, and now purchase orders are coming in.
It starts off manageable, where you and a few others are able to ship and fulfill each order placed on your webstore. All is well – until you suddenly receive an order for 1200 shirts for an upcoming trade show within the week.
Dollar signs flash before your eyes, but then, a cold chill runs down your spine. An order of 1200 shirts, but your primary screen printing source can only handle 200 prints at a time, and this order needs to ship halfway across the globe.
Things are getting a little more complicated, but hey, you manage to outsource to a screen printing shop that also offers shipping and fulfillment solutions – like Social Imprints – to help you meet your deadline and get your order out on time. All is well once again.
- Storage Options
What if that 1200 shirt order calls to tell you that based on attendance, they’ll only need 700 shirts. Now you have 500 shirts stashed in your office closet, lying around your living room or garage, just occupying what’s supposed to be your productive space. You get more orders of vast quantity, and you end up with more and more cluttering boxes – not to mention most of your focus is going towards filling the orders and not continually building your business. Not the most ideal option, right?
What if I were to tell you that you can avoid this whole scenario by using a full service merchandising company like Social Imprints?
Our services take care of the steps listed above and so we do all the hard labor, and you reap the benefits.
Here’s how it works:
- We print your merchandise
- We build your webstore
- Customers order products from the webstore
- We package and ship the orders
- We send monthly sales reports and merchandise reimbursement checks
And just like that, you’re kicking back and watching your bank account grow while we do what we do best.
Sound good? If so, Contact Us and we’ll make it happen.