When you are in the business of ecommerce sales, it seems impossible to get out of the grind of answering emails, being on the phone with angry customers, processing refunds, and managing employees.
What was that webinar you were going to watch about email marketing to convert more customers? And, who was potential partner you were going to email? What about the vacation you were going to take without your computer?
When you are buried in the daily grind, you just don’t have the time or energy to rise above this low level noise and grow your sales to the level you wanted to when started your business.
Initial success in your ecommerce sales was exciting. You were making money. Maybe you were even profitable.
But, over time, the sameness of every single day just sucks the life out of you. It’s like Bill Murray in the movie “Groundhog Day”: you wake up, and every day feels the same as the one before.
How do you get out of the infinite loop of doing the same thing every day, with no sight of growth or even a break?
The path out of your daily grind lies in the systems that you use.
A system that brings in $100,000 a year in your ecommerce sales, will not bring in $1,000,000 a year. It will certainly not bring in $10,000,000 a year.
Furthermore, if you already working 70 hour weeks, doing more of the same will not give you more free time.
5 Ways Automation Increases Your Revenue
When you are able to automate some parts of your business, you will save several hours a week, and will avoid many of the pitfalls of manual data entry.
#1: Fewer refunds
Manual data entry leads to human errors in all parts of your business. Imagine getting a one-star review for your product on Amazon because the customer got the wrong item. It happens all the time! By automating how you process orders, you will ensure that your customers get the correct items on time, leading to positive reviews. Win-win for everyone!
#2: More customer satisfaction and better reviews
When you automate how you process orders, you can even exceed your customers expectations. Few things delight customers more than getting something sooner than they expected, perhaps with a little surprise bonus inside. What if you even had an automated follow-up email to make sure that your customers were satisfied?
#3: Better conversions and repeat customers
By automating the core function of your business, namely your sales, you can move onto marketing, an area that scares small business owners. But, even a simple and inexpensive tool such as email marketing can keep you on top of your customers minds. These customers (or leads) got on your list for a reason. When you automate the process of nurturing everyone who interacted with your business, you can convert leads into customers, and customers into repeat customers. Soon, they will be asking you to create more products and services that they can buy from you!
#4: Partnerships and customer referrals
Word-of-mouth is still one of the most powerful forms of marketing. We only want to recommend companies who have their “stuff” together, otherwise our reputations are on the line too. By automating the core elements of your business, you can expand your marketing efforts to include partnerships and customer referral programs. Furthermore, you will have systems in place to efficiently handle the additional business coming your way.
#5: Ability to scale your business
Imagine waking up one day and getting twice as many orders as usual. Would your business be able to process and ship all these orders on time? What if you got 10 times as many orders? There aren’t enough hours in the week to manually process all the orders, ship them on time, manage your inventory, respond to customers, and keep your books up-to-date!
Manual data entry will prevent your business from scaling. If you keep relying on manual data entry, your business might survive (assuming you give up your weekends), but it’s going to be very hard to increase your ecommerce sales, partner with other companies, and gain the visibility that you imagined when you started your business.
By automating the core functions of your business, you free up your time and your mind to do higher level tasks that can bring in more revenue.
Is Connex the Right Tool For You To Break Out of the Grind of Manual Order Entry?
Most of our customers sell on multiple e-commerce channels. For example, Woocommerce, Shopify, Magento, and ShipStation, just to name a few.
They want to grow their business, and they also value the peace of mind from knowing their books are always up to date and they can serve their customers.
Why Our Customers Choose Sync with Connex
- Developed specifically e-commerce business owners
- You can scale your business by automatically syncing sales & inventory from multiple e-commerce platforms to QuickBooks Desktop or Online.
- You don’t have to spend your resources manually entering sales, inventory, and customers into your website and QuickBooks accounts.
Recommended by Intuit itself, Connex for QuickBooks will give you peace of mind that your inventory will be updated. You will be free of the frustration of oversells and missed items.
- When your inventory is up-to-date, you can achieve higher customer satisfaction, leading to more positive reviews, and increased sales.
- For phone orders, we can sync sales from QuickBooks to your shipping solution.
- If you sell on multiple channels, you can simplify by using our solution instead of multiple tools.
- Connex integrates QuickBooks with all major e-commerce platforms, such as Woocommerce, Shopify, Magento, Amazon, and e-commerce shipping solutions such as Shipworks, Ordoro, and Shipping Easy.
How can you decide whether Connex is right for your business?
During this introductory call, you will discover how Connex can help you to:
- Eliminate manual data entry into QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks Desktop
- Automatically update your inventory and prevent oversells and refunds
- Manage sales from multiple channels in one app
- Connect your shipping solutions to QuickBooks
- Have accurate financial information in your QuickBooks every day
Are you unsure whether Connex is right for your business?