Is Your Business Considering a B2B Store?

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B2B portals are a great tool for any business looking to expand and invade the online space. B2B eCommerce stores are essentially online marketplaces that allow businesses to showcase their services or products, and conduct transactions with other business buyers. Let us delve into the specific benefits of embracing all B2B eCommerce stores have to offer.

Increased sales opportunities

The ways in which you sell in a B2B can also increase sales. A B2B eCommerce store presents unique opportunities to cross and up-sell to your customers as you can ensure similar products are presented to them when they search for certain products.

Increase profits by lowering operating costs

Conducting your business online through a B2B eCommerce store allows you to reduce your operating costs which will assist in growing your bottom line. Automating many business processes, from ordering to managing inventory, means they are far more efficient and streamlined, in turn reducing labour costs.

Facilitating customer reviews

By operating in the online sphere, you can incorporate simple and straightforward electronic feedback forms to ensure you capture the customers’ feedback every time. A B2B eCommerce store makes it possible to increase the volume of constructive feedback received as the online form or field where the customer is required to respond is direct, quick, and presented exactly when they need it.

It is increasingly becoming a trend to search for reviews on products, companies or services prior to engaging them in a business transaction. As such, the glowing reviews and testimonies your customers leave can have a powerful impact on the decision-making of future clients and converting their interest into sales.

Consistently available

By retailing your products online in a B2B eCommerce store, your selling opportunity is possible 24/7. In essence, your shop suddenly has no closing hours and is open for business 365 days a year. This means you are not so reliant on a physical sales team and your availability will serve a much wider global community, breaking through the constraints of time-zones and traditional working hours.

Data generation

The online nature of retailing through B2B eCommerce stores is fantastic for generating data on everything to do with marketing operations, buying trends, inventory availability and turnover. Business data is exceedingly valuable in making decisions based on future inventory and ordering, discounts and targeted marketing for new business clients. The more information obtained from true data, the more accurate predictions are, ensuring retailing and marketing operations are far more lean and profitable.

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Article by Melanie Chan in collaboration with our team of Unleashed Software inventory and business specialists. Melanie has been writing about inventory management for the past three years. When not writing about inventory management, you can find her eating her way through Auckland.

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