You might already know that most consumer shopping occasions start online. People love to search and find out information about products and services, compare options, and make their choice.
What you might not realize is that having an internal online company store can make a big difference to your operation. It isn’t always about meeting customers’ needs — your staff’s needs matter too!
What are some signs you need an internal online company store, and what are the benefits? Here’s what you need to know.
Even Out the Ordering Process
Making sure you have the right items in stock is an essential part of serving your customers well. You may have been able to do this manually in the beginning, but as your business grows, your needs grow as well.
If you find that stock is difficult to manage, or that you have too much of one item and not enough of another, an internal online store can make a big difference.
The same can happen to your employee supply ordering. For example, if you’re finding it challenging to keep the right number of aprons or uniforms on hand, or some employees take more than they are allotted, online ordering can help keep things consistent and create accountability.
Make Employee Recognition Easier to Manage
Recognition is a powerful tool to improve employee performance, but it’s often overlooked or mismanaged. This usually isn’t the fault of the management, but rather the result of slow and inconvenient internal ordering processes.
If you can’t get the materials or supplies you need in time for a recognition event, it’s hard to hold one. Letting people know their awards “are coming” takes a lot of the buzz out of the experience.
Having awards or company swag onsite isn’t much easier. It can get lost in the storeroom or raided by employees. Either way, the result is the same — you don’t have what you need when you need it.
With an internal online company store, you can order what you need quickly and easily and track when it will arrive. No more guesswork or manual forms means better recognition events and happier staff!
Setting Up aN Online company Store is Easy
You might think an internal store takes months and thousands of dollars to set up. Fortunately, it doesn’t! With the right tools, you can have your online store up and running quickly.
Start with deciding what you need to carry online. Are uniforms a concern, or are you more focused on branded merchandise? What do you frequently run short of?
Next, work with a partner who can help you find everything you need and provide alternatives if you aren’t happy with the price or quality. Then, review your customized site design and approve it — it should reflect your brand and company ethos.
Get Help With Your Online Store Today
If this sounds like a lot to manage on your own, you’re right. That’s why, here at Accent Branding Solutions, we’re ready to help. We can walk you through this process and help you get everything set up correctly the first time.
Your online store will help you coordinate ordering the branded items you need without taking you away from your core tasks. No more sending someone to UPS with a shipment or wishing you had an assistant to manage company products!
From new hire welcome kits to uniforms to recognition items, we’ll help you source everything you need to grow and succeed.
Ready to get started? Contact us today for more information!