Why Buy Homeware Connect?
Here are a selection of the many ways in which Homeware Connect can benefit your business. To properly identify the main benefits for your business we suggest a simple on-site consultation or demonstration.
Save time, save money
Many tasks in retail are repetitive. Homeware Connect takes away much of the tedious repetitive work such as goods-in, shelf replenishment, re-ordering standard lines, discounts, returns, cashing up, customer contacts and even through managing to-do lists for staff, no more sticky yellow notes!
Homeware Connect links your shop floor to your warehouse so that customer orders are seamlessly tracked and managed. Your shop floor staff will know what is in stock and your warehouse staff will be right on top of customer orders.
Develop your business through eCommerce
Ecommerce is here to stay and accounts for 10% of retail sales with growth to 2008 forecast at 30%. Selling online is just the beginning. For many consumers the purchasing process has changed as research online is a fundamental step. Homware Connect allows you to tie in to these new processes by having an online presence that connects with your retail one. Customers can browse online and see that products are in store ready to touch and try out before making the final purchase. Or customers can leave the shop to make a final decision and buy online.
Are you doing any marketing? If not you are missing out on wonderful revenue generating opportunities. Homeware Connect will become your marketing engine to drive customer loyalty and increase customer lifetime spend.
Do you know your shops average transaction? Employees average transaction size? Do you track average customer lifetime spend. By tracking these simple indicators you can incentivise staff to increase them. Create targets, motivate staff.
Improving purchasing decisions
Most buying problems simply come from bad decisions. Bad decisions come from having inadequate information and/or time. Homeware Connect gives you up to the minute information on how much profit you are making from products and suppliers to make informed accurate decisions quickly.
Save money on your stock holding
The most important asset in your business is often stock. How confident are you that you have optimum stock, i.e.
- Do you feel you are overstocked?
- Do you feel you are led by suppliers?
- Are you buying quantities they stipulate when they stipulate?
Homeware Connect not only gives you reports on product and supplier performance, it also gives you an interactive replenishment screen to expedite the process whilst you maintain full control!
Shift old stock on eBay
With 45% of the internet eCommerce market, eBay is a significant channel in it's own right. The format is ideal for selling old non-moving stock. Whilst many retailers want to do this, the time it takes to do it is restrictive. Now you can drop one or one hundred products onto eBay in just a click.
Great service keeps customers coming back. Do you know what your customers like? What information do you capture about them. How do you use what you know to increase their loyalty and spend? Homeware Connect allows you to track what your customers are spending and the products they buy. You can run loyalty and incentive promotions based on this.
Price right for better profit
Flexibility is essential for competitive and compelling pricing. Decisions need to be made quickly and accurately. Do you know the price elasticity of your store is, i.e. how much you can increase and decrease pricing without it impacting number of products sold? How quickly can you create special offers, special event pricing? Homeware Connect has up to the minute accurate information to help you make these key business decisions and changing pricing from one to one thousand products is a snip!