Online retail is currently experiencing a surge in popularity with figures showing that in 2008 Australia alone purchased US$54 Billion, by January 2009 that had increased to US$90. Billion with US$21 Billion expected by 2013.
It is safe to say that more retailers are developing online markets.
I have been a wholesaler for 20 years servicing outlets throughout Australia, Australasia and Europe, and understand the need for an online presence.
Nothing however replaces a face to face visit be it a trade fair or a rep visiting the store; however I have produced the closest you will get to this.
ollowing a year of development and testing I have developed an online community web site that offers video conferencing directly from the showroom to the customer.
Livestorebiz.com is predominantly for retailers that can showcase their goods to online shoppers; however there is a key benefit for the wholesaler.
Firstly, with a livestore and its many benefits you can set up a profile that represents you and your products.
Gain exposure to the retailers and customers that the site is created for, showcase your goods directly to your retailers via the video chat function. There are no downloads required, as soon as you sign up a video chat module appears on your profile and your good to go.
Like i said I have been a wholesaler for 20 long years, I have and still do travel myself and I have reps to show my goods to retailers and know firsthand the costs involved in doing this.
Livestore was created out of necessity for me to minimise my travelling needs, I have colleagues that I know love this concept. Livestores will not only save time, travel, reps on the road and most of all the costs involved in this!
Imagine being able to easily show your latest products to your outlets nationally and internationally directly from your showroom, your customers will no longer have to wait for a rep to visit.
You and your reps can service your stores from anywhere to anywhere, as long as you have a suitable internet connection, youre in business.
You can also link to you supplier stores directly from your profile, state clearly that you are a B2B company for retailers only and refer your visitors to your retailer links to purchase from directly.
We also have a very easy affiliate system, for every store that you recommend to use this site that results in a livestore subscription you share the benefits.
Our last little bit of sugar is our ecommerce module, you can sell goods directly from your profile. With a fully integrated payment system and too many benefits to go into you have your own fully support web site within a community of resources and networking.
So the benefits of livestore for your business?
Showcase your products and company to your target market.
Support your suppliers with links to their stores from your profile.
Keep your customers informed with regular product updates.
Save reps, time and travel costs with constant visual availability.
Earn money with your database of customers
Join a community of traders, share events, news, blogs, classifieds and so much more.
With our simplicity itself affiliate system this could not only be free but earn you a nice passive income.