Auto-Delivery… An E-Commerce Business Owner’s Dream Come True
There once was a day when you could invest your time and money, open a new online business, advertise like crazy, put your nose to the grindstone and if all went as expected your business would eventually see a profit. With all of the above in place and a bit of luck and good marketing strategies, your company would hold its own and continue to do well.
These days, that’s simply not the case. With advances in technology, the continued development of social media outlets, the huge amount of competition both on and offline and the up and down effects of a major pandemic, all e-commerce business owners need to be really creative in coming up with ideas and solutions aimed at keeping their companies alive, fully operational and seeing increases in profits. What to do?
Auto-Delivery to the Rescue
Wouldn’t it be great to know in advance that your business has a large number of future sales coming in, with payments automatically being collected?
Now imagine further that you wouldn’t ever have to convince or remind customers to buy something over and over again and from you, as opposed to your competition, nor would you even have to invoice them in order to collect payment? That scenario truly is a dream come true.
You can quit dreaming, because auto-delivery accomplishes all of those things and more.
Why does It Work?
By offering auto-delivery service, you are, in essence, providing your customers with options. Who doesn’t love that?
In our millennial world of today, convenience and ease wins the race every single time. Auto-delivery is all about that. Much of what the general public buys online are items they use on an ongoing basis.
How happy would they be if they could purchase their product(s) of choice one single time, arrange for it to be delivered to them as often as they need it, monthly for example, provide their credit card information only once in order for automatic payments to be made when the product(s) ships in the future and then never have to spend their precious time reordering.
It doesn’t get any easier or more convenient than that. Truth is, auto-delivery is very popular for just those reasons, but in the current pandemic climate we find ourselves in, consumers are thrilled to be able to automatically receive what they need and have one less thing to worry about.
This is a winning situation that will keep your customers happy and your e-commerce business thriving.
Providing Customer Encouragement
When you begin your auto-delivery service, you’ll more than likely have customers who are automatically happy to participate. You’ll also have those who’ll need a little encouragement, especially if they’re new to the auto-delivery concept or to your business.
One of the best ways to ease any reluctance, is to offer a decent discount to all that sign up for your auto-delivery program. Everyone loves to save money, especially when they’re purchasing the same items on an ongoing basis. If at all possible, guarantee your customers that as long as they participate in the auto-delivery program, the price of the product(s) purchased will not go up.
Assure your customers that its an easy process should they want to cancel the program and make sure it is. Nothing spreads faster than negative feedback. Encourage participants to write about their experience with your auto-delivery program and put their positive feedback on your website.
Testimonials go a long way in assuring possible future customers that auto-delivery is a safe, easy and convenient way to shop with you.
Setting Up Automatic Payments
In establishing your auto-delivery program, you’ll need to set up an automatic payment system that runs like a well-oiled machine and for that you’ll need the assistance of an experienced merchant processing and solutions company such as us. We’re First Card Payments and with our twenty years of experience and expertise, we’ll have your merchant account in place and your automatic payment process up and running in no time.
We know the difference auto-delivery can make to an e-commerce company looking to increase its profits and we know how to make that happen quickly and easily. We’re extremely affordable and we’re great at what we do and what we want to do is help you be great at what you do.
That’s a promise we make to you and we won’t let you down. We’ll have you collecting automatic payments through your auto-delivery program quickly and easily so you can enjoy increasing profits as soon as possible.
Come find us at: FirstCardPayments.com
Joyce Hope is a writer who specializes in merchant accounts. She has worked for First Card Payments since 2017.