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20% Off eCommerce builds! Prepare for increased holiday traffic

Prepare your store for holiday magic

Garbott are offering a 20% discount on all Big Commerce builds ordered before the 17th December 2021

Did You Know?

WordPress integration with full back-end enablement from Big commerce for WordPress. 
No transaction fees on any plan.
Digital Wallet. – Make it easier for customers to pay though Apple, Amazon, PayPal and Google Pay.  
Supercharge your completely bespoke eCommerce store.

    Make sure to lock in your 20% discount now!



    Create a frictionless customer experience

    • Test your site speed
    • Optimize your site for mobile
    • Enable gift card functionality
    • Strategize how to best merchandise holiday products
    • Improve site search
    • Activate abandoned cart notifications
    • Enable multi- recipient capabilities
    • Take your storefront experience to the next level with a new theme
    • Offer payment options including installment options to provide customers their preferred way to pay
    • Optimize checkout with one-page and guest checkout
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    Why every business should use e-Commerce

    Changing landscape

    The world learnt a lot in 2020, we learnt to expect the unexpected. A global pandemic shook the foundations of businesses around the world, many businesses could not cope with the new pressures of local lockdowns and self-isolation and had to close, this is really sad news and possibly avoidable, in times like these your business needs to pivot, make full use of what is available and leverage it. There are multiple ways technology can help us to grow our businesses online, from automating business functions and repetitive tasks and through to e-Commerce.

    What can e-commerce do for my business?

    e-commerce allows your business to send and receive payments without a middleman, it is a hassle-free way to trade with people from all around the world. e-commerce also allows businesses to sell their products in bulk or individually depending on what you feel suits your business best.

    In this article, we will discuss why every business should use e-commerce. e-commerce is a great way to increase your revenue because it makes it easy for customers to buy from you and not have to leave the safety of their homes. It also provides people with more convenience than ever before!
    There are multiple ways technology can help us to grow our businesses online, from automating business functions and repetitive tasks and through to e-Commerce.

    But does it apply to my business?

    And you might think this doesn’t apply to your business, sometimes it’s not immediately obvious what your business could do on e-commerce, we have helped many businesses like yours cross this hurdle. For example salons, coffee shops, and arcades. You could be forgiven for thinking you need physical customers. Sell products to customers stuck at home, you probably upsell them in the store, right? hair products, coffee beans, mugs, LED lights? you can do this online too. Capture emails and re-target long after that new haircut has been given or that latte macchiato has been devoured.

    Still not convinced? Here are the main reasons your business should have an e-commerce store.

     

    1)  Increase revenue

    Your business will have increased revenue simply by being on e-commerce, this is because it provides a new market your current customers couldn’t access before.

     

    2) The barrier to entry is low

    You don’t need much experience, knowledge, or expensive equipment to run your e-commerce store. You probably have everything you need to get started already.

     

    3) You can sell your products in multiple locations

    e-commerce allows you to manage the whole process from a single dashboard. This makes it easy for people to buy from you no matter where they are located, which means increased revenue!

    4) More convenience for your customers

    e-commerce allows you to sell your products without people having to leave their homes. There are also many other great features on e-commerce platforms that will help boost sales!

     

    5) More options for your customers

    It’s not always possible to put everything you would like to sell on display, especially if you have a small location. But with an online store there are so many options, the items can be in storage out of sight or they could even be with the supplier still and be shipped when you receive an order.

     

    6) you can put yourself in front of your customers

    It would be difficult to get 2000 people to visit your business right? In the traditional physical sense, yes, but if you have an e-commerce presence there are many ways to drive traffic to you, when you broaden your horizons from just your local area to everyone online, getting 2000 visitors is suddenly a drop in ocean.

     

    We hope this article has given you some ideas about what e-commerce can do for your business, and why every business should use e-commerce. We have built many different e-commerce platforms for many different types of business, from high converting single product landing pages to huge multi product stores, speak to us to find out more and start your e-commerce journey today.

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    Did you know you can sell your Experiences, Packages and Digital Products using e-commerce?

    Some of the businesses we work with don’t always start as e-commerce customers, we may be automating some back-office functions, streamlining existing processes, or developing bespoke applications and websites. But during the course of understanding the business and how we can help it, we often ask about e-commerce and sometimes the answer is along the lines of “our product’s are not really online products” or “we provide a service so e-commerce won’t work for us” and we get it, on the face of it this conclusion can be obvious, but if you just probe a little deeper you learn that e-commerce is more than just an amazon style shopping experience.

    So what can e-commerce do for your business?

    Just because your business is conducted at a physical location such as a spa treatment, clay pigeon shooting, camping, or guided hillwalking and trail running. You can still sell these via e-commerce including an online store or social marketplace. Show your customers all the available experiences and sell access to the experience digitally before they even arrive. Or perhaps your businesses are about expert nutritionists and personal trainers, you can package your expertise into digital products such as plans and books which customers around the world can benefit from without a physical session.

    You can also use e-commerce to package your products and experiences, you can easily bundle different experiences together and share them on social media and through an online e-commerce store, this helps you cross-sell and upsell multiple experiences that normally your customers might not have visibility of.

    The other part of e-commerce that is not always obvious is being able to communicate with customers. Turn a visitor into a customer with a promotional offer. Keep existing customers coming back with a loyalty scheme. Generate more sales with newsletters and special offers as you build up your database of potential and existing customers.

    Tell us your challenge

      We hope this article has given you some food for thought if you were previously unsure about selling experiences, packages, and digital products online. We can help with all of this and more, get in touch, and let’s discuss how e-commerce can help your business grow.
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      3 Ways to Prepare Your Business for E-Commerce: Strategies and Tactics

      Is your business ready for e-commerce? It’s no secret that e-commerce is on the rise. With an estimated £3 trillion in global retail market revenue in 2020, it’s evident that e-commerce will continue to be a major player in the future of business. However, there are some challenges companies face when transitioning from brick-and-mortar to online shopping. This blog post discusses 3 ways you can prepare your business for this transition by developing strategies and tactics with different levels of complexity. You may find you’re more ready than you think.

      1) Start Small and Test:

      As with any new business venture, it’s best to start small. With e-commerce, this is especially important in order to test the waters and determine what works best for your customer base. Maybe you don’t need a fully functioning online store right away? We help our customers identify which parts of their business will transition well into e-commerce, we can take out the guesswork, remove trial and error and get you on the path to a successful e-commerce journey quickly and efficiently.

      2) Leverage Your Current Assets:

      If you already have a brick-and-mortar location, your existing assets can be used to support the success of an e-commerce business model. You can make these resources available on other platforms such as social media channels or apps for mobile devices. Another option is using online promotions like email blasts, digital advertising campaigns, and online marketplaces to reach more customers. We have worked with many businesses to identify the best platforms for them to make the move into e-commerce and we can help you take that small step towards the platform that will work best for your business.

      3) Educate Your Customers:

      Customer education is key to the success of your e-commerce business. You should be aware that not all customers are going to have a seamless experience when shopping online, so it’s important you provide them with information on how they can best use your site and even offer support/assistance if needed. By gaining an understanding of your customers and what they expect from an online shopping experience, you can better prepare for their needs. We have been deploying successful e-commerce platforms for years and understand the different types of challenges your customers will face and can guide you on this journey.

      Your business is unique. You may have a product or service that isn’t being offered by any other company in the world – because it was created just for them! Developing a strategy to share this with potential buyers will not only put you ahead of your competition but will ensure you reap the rewards for years to come.
      We have worked with many customers in the past who thought they were not ready for e-commerce, but with our expertise, we can get an understanding of your business and use our proven methods for developing and deploying e-commerce that works. Contact us today to discuss how prepared your business already is for e-commerce and discover how we can help.

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