Have you been reluctant to move your retail store online? If the answer is yes, you can probably make a long list of reasons why doing so doesn’t make sense for you. You’re not sure what’s involved or even where to start. You have no idea how to build a website or even how to hire a web designer. And you’re certain you can’t compete with online giants like Amazon.
The world changed suddenly in 2020 due to the pandemic. Some companies are thriving in the new normal while others have already faltered. And the one thing the survivors all have in common is nimbleness. They all quickly adapted to the new realities by learning to sell their products new ways. These include curbside pickup, on-demand delivery and moving their storefront online.
Many of these new ecommerce merchants were small store owners who never envisioned themselves selling their goods online. They didn’t need to. They had a vibrant retail storefront within their community and that’s all they ever wanted. Maybe that describes you too. Well if it does, there’s some great news for you.
It has never been easier or less expensive to quickly transition your brick and mortar store online. You don’t need a web designer, you don’t need a web host, and you don’t even need to know where to start. The reason is there are one-stop shops like AppStar, with their great customer service, that can walk you through the entire process to ensure your success.
Here’s a partial list of things you won’t have to worry about when moving your store online with AppStar:
- Website design-choose from hundreds of existing designs and themes
- Website updates-do it yourself with drag and drop technology
- Web hosting-included
- Merchant account with secure processing-included
- Payment gateway and virtual terminal-included
- Fraud screening prevention system-included
- Inventory management-included
- Opening a new checking account-not needed
The best part? You don’t have to give up your store. You’re simply giving your customers more options for how to buy from you. Options like opening a store on Facebook or Instagram. Options like offering discounts and coupons, just like in your walk-in store. And options like selling your products even when you’re asleep. You may even start selling your products outside your geographical area.
With AppStar’s one-stop eCommerce platform, there’s no hardware to buy and no software to download. It’s all handled online. If you can log into an online account and click a few buttons, you can run an online store.
Consumers have changed the way they buy. If you want to compete, you’re going to have to change the way you sell. You don’t have to worry about Amazon. The customers who loved you before still want to buy from you. You just have to make it safe and easy for them to do so. And there’s no faster and easier way to do that than by contacting AppStar. Let AppStar help you take advantage of the new normal by selling your products through multiple channels, including a brand spanking new website storefront.