If you are planning on starting an e-commerce business there are a few important factors that you should consider. You may already have a fantastic website, great products and a knock-out marketing plan but where are you going to store your inventory? How will you maintain control over your inventory and ensure product over-ordering doesn’t happen? Where will you work? How will you quickly get between your stock, your office and a parcel point? The answer is quite simple, you need a serviced workspace with storage from Workfriendly.
When you are in charge of all aspects of a business it’s important to be organised and have a private work area where you can sit down and work free of distraction. For start-up businesses, you may not be able to afford or justify renting an office space for just one or two people. You may be tempted to work from home which can work if you have a large home office, however, if you don’t, or if the office becomes too cluttered with your inventory it can become disorganised and distracting, especially if you do not live alone. Luckily you can get a flexible workspace with Workfriendly. You can rent anything from a single hot desk up to a private office for as many people as you need, all with your own private storage units for inventory. The best part of this is that Workfriendly has flexible rental agreements and no lock-in contracts so you do not have to commit to anything and can upgrade or downgrade at any time.
One of the keys to a successful online business is a quick delivery turn around time. When someone makes a purchase from your e-commerce store, you want to be able to package up and send the order as soon as you can, so unless you have a dropshipping business, you will need to already have your inventory on hand. If your online store sells a hundred different items, that is a lot of product to store in preparation for sales and a lot of items that you don’t want cluttering up your workspace or home. When renting a Workfriendly Workspace you automatically gain access to a private storage space which is the perfect solution for your e-commerce business and means you won’t risk over ordering damaging your business’ reputation.
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Quality content is key to success in the online realm; you need great content to stand out of the crowd. Without quality and accurate images of your products, then the chances are people won’t commit to an online purchase. Without interesting and on-trend posts of your products such as flat lays and showroom style shoots on Instagram it will be hard to increase your social media followings which again an important part of any online business. At Workfriendly you can book event spaces which are perfect for product photoshoots and promo events. It makes it much easier when you can work, store and create content in one convenient location. For more business, office and workspace news, check out the Workfriendly blog page.