Tag Archives: online ordering

What does the ‘Google Buy Button’ mean for your eCommerce business?

Google is currently testing their new ‘buy button’ live on mobiles. This development is likely to bring Google closer to being a marketplace like Amazon and eBay rather than just a search engine. This new technology will allow customers to buy directly from their search results. Pressing the buy button on ‘Google Ads’ displayed from their search will direct customers to a Google hosted...

How etailers can reduce the costs of expansion

You’ve found a niche market and you’re ready to expand your ecommerce business. Is it really that easy? Having great products and a growing demand for them is not enough to fund what could be a costly expansion. Things to consider are:   Warehousing If you ecommerce business is small you may be storing your products in outbuildings at home, in lock up facilities...

What is Bonded Warehousing and what are the benefits?

A bonded warehouse is a secure space where goods liable to import duty and or Value Added Tax (VAT) are stored. Duty and VAT payments are deferred until the goods are sold or removed from the bonded warehouse. This method of storage has obvious benefits for sellers who import/ sell goods liable to these charges. Suppliers of food, wine, tobacco and spirits are common...

If your warehouse doesn’t have robots, could your business be missing out?

Ecommerce giant Amazon.com has introduced robots to their fulfilment centre in DuPont, Washington USA. This initiative, which commenced in June 2014, will be showcased in their $100 million fulfilment centre at the official opening in February 2015. The centre is the flagship for the company’s robotic technology. The robots primary function is to work alongside the fulfilment centres 500 employees. Computer controlled, the robots...

Why an accurate inventory is important for a successful business

An accurate real time inventory of the stock levels of your products is a vital tool in running a successful business. Your profit depends on the sale of the products you have and if you don’t know how many you are selling then you may be missing an opportunity to maximise sales. Follow these steps to ensure an accurate inventory and you will be...