Do you sell products? Do you have a store? Are you a manufacturer, distributor or retailer? If yes, then you should read this. If no, then you should definitely read this. Our simple, to the point, top 5 reasons for offline stores to expand online (especially on Amazon.in):
1. Low Investments:
When selling online, you don’t need to invest in a physical store in an expensive market. You don’t need to hire sales staff, you don’t need to spend on marketing and most importantly, you don’t have to worry about spending money to expand nationally.
Online marketing places like Amazon.in just need you to create an account, list your products, sell them and make money. You might need to have some space to store your products but if you want, you can even move that part to Amazon via a service called Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). In this case, Amazon will store, pack and ship your products to buyers on your behalf and even take care of customer service for you.
2. Quick & On-Time Payments:
When selling online, there is no need to wait for a long time to get your money when you sell your products. Amazon.in offers the quickest payments in the industry (7 working days only) and that too right into your bank account. No paper work, no waiting and no tension. Sell more, earn more!
3. National and Global reach:
An online marketplace like Amazon.in has buyers from different corners of the world, large cities, smallest towns and even the remotest lanes of your country. Millions of people coming to this online store and looking at your products. Can any local market or mall give you access to so many customers across the country and across the world? This massive reach improves your visibility, leading to more customers, increasing your sales and growing your business.
4. Open 24/7 – 365 Days of the Year:
This is one of the best reasons for you take your store online. You have to never shut shop or be present physically to make a sale. An online store is live at all times and buyers have the convenience to make a purchase at any time they wish to. This time flexibility – which is available for both buyers and sellers - makes selling hassle free and gives you more time to grow your business and concentrate on other aspects of your life.
5. Feedback & Reports:
How often do your customers come back to your store to inform you about their experience with the product they purchased from you? Do you employ staff to do your account work, analyze data on inventory and sales? Do you have hard numbers for your offline store’s health? The health of your business?
When you sell online on Amazon, you get all of this and more as a part of your account on Seller Central. Customers from around the country buy your products, give you ratings and feedback. This feedback helps you improve your services and product quality and good ratings increase your reputation and trust with customers and buyers. You also get detailed reports of how many sales you made, the money you’ve earned and when you will get it in your account. All online, all live and all updated whenever you want.
If you too are interested in selling online, then you can create your free account on Amazon here
. Happy selling online!