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January 30, 2017 – Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA) Helps Its Members Open up Their Business to Online Shoppers

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There are still many businesses without an online store despite the digital age in which we live. These businesses are limiting themselves to customers who walk in their door when they can open up their business to the world. In order to do business online, it is important to have a professional site on which a business owner can list and sell their products. Creating an online store is easy with the help of the Small Business Growth Alliance (SBGA). SBGA provides its members with a comprehensive online store solution which includes a customizable website with a virtual shopping cart that syncs with inventory and automatically saves customer information as well as order history.

SBGA’s online store solution offers a variety of professionally designed templates that allows customization of an online store. After a template is selected, descriptive text and pictures can be added before the new website goes live. A design set for an online store works on all devices such as tablets, mobile phones, and computers. Once the website is live, new customers and online shoppers will be able to find and shop from the online store.

 An online store’s shopping cart function is built directly into the web design. This allows business owners to accept payments as soon as a design is set and the website goes live. Also, with the seamless integration between the online store and POS systems, business owners are able to monitor their sales on their POS devices regardless of whether the transaction takes place in store or online.

Whenever a transaction takes place, the inventory numbers, orders, and customer information are automatically updated to all POS devices including the online store. When an online customer’s information is saved, the order history gets automatically updated as well.

“Order history allows business owners to track which items are being sold and who is buying them,” explained Nathan Jurczyk, Vice President of SBGA. “With this information, business owners can make changes to their inventory, and thus increase their sales volume.”

SBGA’s online store solution benefits business owners whether they use it to sell products alongside their conventional business or as a standalone e-commerce venture. Having an online store allows businesses to be open for 24 hours and 7 days a week. This allows sales to be made at any time, and customers can shop when it suits them. Another benefit is the online presence which helps broaden potential customer base and attract new customers.

Take advantage of SBGA’s online store solution, and open up your business to the world. Allow your customers to shop for your products and services online. Speak to an SBGA business consultant today to set up an online store of your own.

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