The last Saturday in November is not your average Saturday — it’s Small Business Saturday! A day that encourages shoppers to support small and local businesses instead of large retail companies.
To celebrate, we’re spotlighting a different Ecwid merchant every Saturday this month. We’ve already shared the fascinating story of Atlas46, a premium manufacturer of
As is the case with many entrepreneurs, losing her
Why a Small Business Went Omnichannel
Despite being a solopreneur, Akilah regularly takes part in vendor shows in addition to her online sales. And
I love going to shows because I get to interact with and talk to other people. I get the chance to wrangle them to my side.
With omnichannel selling, different sales channels work together to build a sales funnel quickly and efficiently. According to Akilah, frequent customers who are already familiar with the Kissed by a Bee brand will come to vendor shows and stock up to avoid waiting for shipping. Customers who buy
I’ve connected Ecwid to my MailChimp account to make it easy to automatically add event customers to my mailing list for activation in the future.
Because Akilah’s Ecwid
Before Square, there was no way to take credit cards, and signing up with a card reader company to get one of those clunky machines was cumbersome. Square changed the game.
Synchronizing omnichannel sales can be a challenge. Not only is it
E-commerce Technologies that Make Omnichannel Sales Possible
Akilah sells online with her Ecwid Instant Site — a free online shop that can be set up in minutes without any experience thanks to Ecwid’s
Ecwid Instant Site is amazing: basic, easy, and it works just as well as a
Getting product images is even easier. Akilah takes all her own photos right from her smartphone, and uploads the images direct to her product catalog via the Ecwid Mobile app. The app also allows posting directly to Instagram, where Akilah can tag products to allow followers to make purchases without ever leaving their Instagrams.
The Ecwid integration with Instagram and Facebook makes advertising my products easy. I also put the Facebook pixel in for analytics.
It just all works together and it’s seamless. I’ve recommended Ecwid to a few people already.
Akilah is thinking of creating a ShopApp for her store in the future and recommends everyone take advantage of the already abundant free apps in the Ecwid App Market. With the help of connected apps, customers can chat with her on site and sign up for her newsletter, and she’s even added additional reporting features to further optimize her business. And the best part? Akilah hasn’t paid a dime for these apps.
It’s been almost 5 years now and I haven’t looked back. All you have to do is just do it! It doesn’t take long to build your store and connect everything. Just do it!