5 News Years Resolutions that will help small business owners smash 2019!
The new year is well and truly upon us and among the classic new year fitness fanatics, we have the parents who are determined to be more “mindful” in their school holiday activities and the Instagram addicts who have sworn off spending every waking minute adding to their stories in the new year.
Yes, the new year really brings out the best in everyone.
The new year doesn’t have to be filled with unachievable New Year’s resolutions –
Review Historical Statements & Invoices In Transdirect’s Members Area
Tax time can be a stressful time for ecommerce business owners. Orders come in from all over the world, sometimes hundreds of times per day. Keeping track of all the invoices and statements from couriers, customers and suppliers can be overwhelming.
Finding that one unpaid statement from three months ago?
Forget it. Put it in the too-hard basket. To heck with the accountants.
At Transdirect, we want to help keep track of records, from customer orders to invoices and statements.
5 super easy ways to increase your ecommerce conversion rate
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Remember designing your current website?
The design process, picking the colours, arranging the home page, writing the page copy for every page on the damn thing.
It launches, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. You can sit back with your cup of (now Irish) coffee and celebrate the launch of your site.
Sales come in, revenue picks up and life is looking pretty good from where you’re sitting. It could be the “coffee”,
4 bulletproof methods to improve your customer’s experience in your ecommerce store
In 2018, the customers had the power – not the seller.
Customers can make or break a business. With online reviews, forums and unlimited social media reach, customers can spread the word about a bad shopping experience faster than a bullet.
One bad wrap online and voilà – sales start dropping like flies.
It’s crucial to be aware of the experience you’re offering customers through your ecommerce store. Think images, product descriptions, shipping information and access to discounts –
Take advantage of flexible postage label printing in the Member’s Area
Printing is the last thing ecommerce business owners want to waste time on.
Fiddling with document sizes and cropping. Fitting multiple postage labels onto one page. Printing over and over and over again when the printer keeps spitting out labels in A4 when you wanted them in A6.
Printing can be a major time waster. In fact, according to a recent research project from business experts Inc.com, 3.2 hours per working week are spent on low-value interruptions –
Sampson Express – delivering freight of all shapes and sizes
Here at Transdirect we are always looking to expand our services to help you, our customers. This is why we work with some of the best couriers across Australia, including Fastway, TNT and Toll.
Sampson Express are our newest courier offering – they are specialists in pallet delivery, servicing Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. B2B delivery is their area of speciality, ensuring businesses can ship their goods to clients across the country.
With over 40 years experience in the transportation and logistics industry,
Transdirect’s ultimate guide to eliminating data entry in the Members Area
How much time do you spend on data entry every day?
According to recent research from online ecommerce platform HubSpot, salespeople spend at least one hour of a day on manual data entry and 63% of Aussie workers spend 2 – 10 hours on repetitive admin work per week.
We’re looking at thousands of dollars going down the drain which could be going towards a Lamborghini.
Just kind of makes you want to…
You get the picture.
Save your account preferences in the Members Area for a streamlined booking experience
In 2018, having fast shipping isn’t enough…
You need to have the fastest shipping.
According to conversion optimisation experts, Invesp, 49% of shoppers are more inclined to shop online if a store offers same-day delivery, plus 56% of shoppers aged 18-34 expect same-day delivery or overnight shipping at the very least.
With 65% of business owners committing to same-day shipping within the next two years (and 51% practising it as we speak), there’s no time to waste –
Save hours of valuable time with Transdirect’s Quick Book function
Let’s face it: being an ecommerce business owner involves a lot of tedious administration time.
In 2014, Canon commissioned a research project to better understand how people work and the challenges business owners face day-to-day. They interviewed 1,047 workers from small, medium and large organisations across Australia, and found that 63% of people spend 2 – 10 hours of repetitive admin work per week.
This racks up to around $3,203 to $16,415 a year in wasted time!
Refer & earn: How to get extra discounts as a referrer with Transdirect
We all love a good discount.
It’s science – literally.
In 2012, professor of neuroeconomics, Dr Paul J. Zak, set out to learn how discounts impact people’s happiness, health and stress levels. As it turns out, test subjects who received a $10 voucher experienced a 38% rise in oxytocin and were 11% happier than test subjects who didn’t.
Heart rates dropped 5% and sweat levels were 20 times lower than the discount-less test subjects. Discounts literally make people happier.