by Swati Bucha and Ahmer Hasan on 23/02/2017
Today, a world without online businesses is hard to imagine. While customers experience the conveniences of buying online, lakhs of Indian sellers enjoy the convenience of selling online. Compared to owning a physical store and waiting for customers to come and buy products; online selling saves time, broadens reach and increases shopping hours. It’s a win for customers and a win for sellers.
There are so many things that online selling makes simpler in the lives of sellers. In this article, we have compiled top 5 problems you probably won’t face while setting up an online business.
No huge investments: When you sell online, you don’t need a huge capital investment to start a business. You don’t need to pay rent or hire a workforce to take care of your physical store or constantly have excess inventory to put on display. You don’t need to print flyers, posters or hire expensive hoardings, to get customers.
All you need to do is register yourself on Amazon.in, list your products and wait for your orders to start flowing. Based on your selling preferences, everything else can be managed by Amazon; be it marketing, storing products, packaging or delivering it to your customers. Additionally, Amazon will also bring in direct feedback from your customers, based on which you can make changes in your products to make them sell even better.
No limit on shopping hours: When doing an online business, you don’t have to worry about long days at the shop and keeping business open at odd hours. This is an advantage to both the sellers and buyers, who can sell and buy all day, all night from the comfort of their homes or offices. Sellers can have their shop open 24x7 and never worry about a shutdown. Online selling comes with time flexibility which gives sellers more time to concentrate on the important parts of their lives.
No limit on audience: Can an offline seller in a small remote North Indian town ever think of selling across South India? Can a seller from Pune sell in the US? Not likely. But a seller selling on Amazon has the advantage of selling across the country and possibly across the globe. Customers are no longer limited by where your shop is located or where they live. Online selling can potentially reach everyone. At the same time, more reach promotes more visibility, more customers, and in turn, more business growth.
No physical presence required: An online seller doesn’t have to be physically present to monitor a shop, guide staff or run his/her business. He/she can potentially run the business from anywhere, anytime using a laptop or a smartphone. It does not matter if you are a seller from Delhi, you can be in a business meeting in Kolkata, or on a beach in Goa and easily monitor your business on the Seller App.
No storage complications: Storing products in a warehouse can be a huge cost to your business. Added to that, you will have to ensure storage conditions that do not damage the product and also buy software to keep track of your inventory. You may also discover there are hidden costs like security, cleaning/maintenance and additional equipment just to run your warehouse.
However, if you sell online, you can easily do away with all these hassles. On Amazon, you can opt for our Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service. It will give you access to Amazon’s world-class fulfillment resources; fast, free delivery options, and trusted customer service. With FBA, Amazon also handles packaging, delivery (in some cases same day and next day delivery), returns and customer inquiries giving you more time to concentrate on growing your business.
If these stress-free benefits of setting up an online business excite you, then click here and start your online selling journey with Amazon.