Getting your Aylesbury Business Online
Supporting local businesses is exactly what is needed to reboot the economy. When purchasing goods and services from the independent companies on your doorstep, you will get the best customer service, local recommendations and advice.
You may know about those small, local shops for groceries and home essentials, but what about your business needs? Can you source everything you require to get your business online within one town?
Aylesbury has it All
In a recent blog ‘From Product to Personalised Packaging’, we outlined 7 core essentials that a small business needs to take their business online. If you have products to sell, let’s look at who can supply these necessary services within Aylesbury.
Sales Platform and Payment Gateway
There are three options for creating an e-commerce website with secure payment facilities.
- Work with an experienced web developer to create an e-commerce website for your business. Shopify and WooCommerce are two popular e-commerce platforms and these can be tailored to your requirements, with everything you need to enable customers to make a purchase.
- If you have an existing modern WordPress website, it is possible to upgrade it with a WooCommerce plugin. This can be integrated into existing systems, such as your preferred payment gateway, although there will be restrictions which may limit your brief.
For either of these web design options, Aylesbury Box Company is happy to recommend Framework Digital, based in the town centre. If you need assistance with writing the content or creating professional video or photography, Tomas will outsource to his trusted network of local freelancers.
- If you have a very small number of items to sell, an App is a simple way to upgrade your website. Orderbl+ has been designed by Jet Fruit, an Aylesbury tech company as a quick and easy way for businesses to start selling during lockdown.
Social Media and Print for Promotions
Get it right and social media can provide the ideal opportunity to attract buyers to your product, engage with customers and get your brand known. The BIG Impression is an Aylesbury company which helps small e-commerce businesses with promotions. From training to upskill your knowledge, to social media management, talk to Rachel.
For printed promotional materials, there are two great companies located just around the corner from Aylesbury Box Company. Andy at Impact Sign Solutions or Ian at The Print Lab will happily provide a quote.
E-commerce Packaging Manufacture
As specialists in bespoke, printed cardboard packaging, Aylesbury Box Company will design, manufacture, print and deliver e-commerce boxes in all shapes and sizes.
We supply e-commerce packaging for online retailers that is affordable, sustainable and attractive. Small runs are not a problem for us and we are happy to answer your questions and provide samples to help you decide. If you opt to use a fulfilment company, we can deliver your boxes directly to them.
For further information, contact us on 01296 436888 or email@example.com.
Fulfilment Processes – Getting the Logistics in Order
When you first launch an e-commerce business, you might be processing orders in your spare room or garage. As the business grows, you may outgrow this space, but what next? Aylesbury’s Fulfilment Matters has the answer!
With clean, dry and secure storage, pick and pack services and cost-effective delivery options (across the UK and International), Barry and the team can take the headache out of the logistics. Your orders can be sent to their warehouse management system, where a dedicated team will handle fulfilment.
Adding the Personal Touch
With all of the time that you free up by outsourcing the other elements to local professionals, you can focus on providing those details that personalise your online services!