How To Prep For The Holiday’s

Most online retailers are never fully ready for holiday sales. In fact, most sellers just
Square webiste image V2 (2)guess at the season’s projections. It’s no wonder that, although online retail continues to grow at an exponential rate, significant profit margins continue to elude independent sellers. Why? Because without the right tools, selling on multiple channels is a losing game

Imagine an e-commerce ecosystem where all of your stores, marketplaces, software, and business applications actually work together to optimize workflows and profit margins during the potentially game-changing peek holiday sales.

Our new guide explains how automating your e-commerce sales, shipping, inventory, and accounting will prepare you for fair skies through the holidays, new year, and beyond.

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Holiday Prep Ideas for 2017

 

Holiday Prep Ideas for 2017There’s no time like the present to get ready for the selling season.

By creating a strategy now, retailers can take advantage of the holiday  retail peak with optimized cross-channel experiences, initiatives aimed at customer retention, and marketing focused on the entire season (not just a few key days).

According to Justuno, the Holidays are the most important time for retailers. If there’s one time of the year to put forth all your marketing efforts, it’s now. In fact, holiday sales accounted for 24% of total U.S. ecommerce sales in 2016 and are expected to increase by 16.6% in 2017. This is a massive opportunity to gain new customers, drive repeat purchases, and ultimately increase sales for 2017. But this can only happen effectively if you start preparing today. Here are some useful tips and ideas that will help you get started.@ShipStation offers simple tips to help you get ready for the holiday selling season. #Unify Click To Tweet

1.   Build your staff now for the busy period. As we know the holidays can be chaotic for retailers. Even if you are a one person operation, there will likely come a time during this period where you will need help. Even hiring holiday staff for a few months or weeks can make a difference. And there are plenty of folks looking to make a little extra money over the holiday period. Continue reading

Introducing an Even Easier Way to Sell

Introducing an Even Easier Way to SellToday we’re thrilled introduce a new pricing structure and several powerful new features designed to grow with your business, ranging from an easy self-service option to a feature-rich, fully supported offering. For this new pricing and details, please visit http://www.webgility.com/pricing.

As you may know, our flagship product Unify automates back-office data and provides a single dashboard from which ecommerce businesses can easily streamline workflows, control operations, and focus on growth. With this new pricing—along with Unify’s revamped website and product onboarding—we will empower even more SMBs to take on the Goliaths of the ecommerce industry. Among the new features we announced today, Unify will offer more comprehensive summary view of a business—showing sales for yesterday, the current day, and historical—for both single-store and multichannel sellers. What’s more, Unify’s automation capabilities have been expanded, completely banishing costly manual data entry from the world of the small business owner. 

We founded Webgility to level the ecommerce playing field for all sellers. Ensuring that our pricing is easily accessible to businesses of all sizes is an important part of this goal. We look forward to welcoming even more SMBs into the Webgility family, and making it easier for each of them to grow their business.

Our Unify software is the #1 back-office software for ecommerce sellers. Unify allows sellers like you to connect all apps, including stores, marketplaces, inventory, payments, shipping, and accounting and track and manage all back-office operations from a single dashboard. Unify also syncs and tracks data and gives sellers like you financial reports and analytics to help them increase efficiency, gain valuable insights to improve margins, and compete with world-class tools formerly only available to larger retailers. For more information about Unify, please visit http://www.webgility.com/accounting/.

HEADS UP: Amazon Pages ending October 31; Amazon Stores launching

HEADS UP: Amazon Pages ending October 31; Amazon Stores launchingWritten by Tara Johnson for CPC Strategy

Amazon Pages is an Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) advertising feature that allows brands to create a customized landing page, giving vendors increased exposure on the Amazon Marketplace.

What Does The End of Amazon Pages Mean?

  • Amazon Pages that are linked to Headline Search Ad campaigns will remain active until December 31, 2017.
  • Amazon is now encouraging vendors to invest in “Amazon Store” to showcase their products and promote their brand. Read more about the end of Amazon Pages

Amazon introduced “Amazon Stores” as a free self-service product that allows brand owners to design and create multipage stores to showcase their brands, products and value proposition on Amazon.

What are Amazon Stores?
These multipage stores provide an enhanced brand-centric shopping experience on Amazon in desktop and mobile platforms.

Shoppers visiting an Amazon Store are able to see a curated collection of a brand’s products in a customized, brand-centric, shopping experience. Read more about Amazon Stores

NEW: Major upgrades to Unify

NEW: Major upgrades to UnifyIt’s been a minute since we’ve made big changes to Unify, so please take a look

Today’s news is big. In fact, our product team has been hard at work for months developing enhanced features specifically aimed at making business easier for online sellers. Because that means something different to each of our customers, this list of enhancements covers a lot of territory. Read on to find out more, and click the hyperlinks to see a detailed description and instructions for using each feature. 

Inventory management made easier 

  • Automatic Inventory Sync: You can now automatically keep inventory synced in your accounting across sales channels. This feature can be scheduled to run hourly or nightly. Now managing your inventory will take even less effort.
  • Product Returns Sync: When merchandise is returned to your store, you can now sync and adjust your inventory across sales channels to reflect that item. To help your bottom line, this returned merchandise can promptly re-enter your inventory and be sold again.Hey #sellers: Now #Unify by @Webgility makes #ecommerce even easier. #Upgrades Click To Tweet
  • Warehouse Inventory Tracking: QuickBooks Desktop users who fulfill orders from multiple warehouses can now track inventory by location. This is helpful for those who’d like to scale their business and stay sane at the same time.
  • Real-time Assembly Build: Unify can now post assembled products in QuickBooks Desktop as orders are received in real-time. This feature allows you to still make a sale even when quantity of an assembled product falls to or below 0.

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