A Kendal company has been helping local retailers to stay in business after their premises were damaged by December’s floods.
Sell Your Products Online works with any business from a sole trader to a multi-million pound operation to simplify and make more efficient the process of trading via the internet.
SYPO, the e-commerce and web development company based in Sand Aire House, were flooded themselves and had to relocate to the first floor of the building. “So we really empathise with flood victims because we were hit ourselves,” says managing director Alan Jewitt.
He and his team team of web and technical specialists who can help you to design, create, manage and promote your online business have been advising companies on who were forced to close, many of them losing all their stock, when the storms hit Cumbria at the end of last year.
“We wanted to show them that they can be operating online until their premises are back in action,” says Alan. “We have a team of web and technical specialists who can help you to design, create, manage and promote your online business.”
His company are also experts in dispatch integration which means that they are able to streamline the entire sales and delivery operation.
“When you are selling your products online, both you and your customers need to know how and when your products will be dispatched and delivered,” says Alan.
“You need to keep data for payments, stock, packing, transportation and/or postage, and if there’s a problem, you need to be able to investigate issues and find the right answer quickly. That’s what we can do for our clients.”
While SYPO are dealing with the technical details for traders who have previously only operated in high street stores, a leading retail expert is advising shopkeepers to trade online as well.
Bill Smith, the Windermere-based Shop Doctor, who is currently working with a number of local authorities in Scotland to help retailers in small towns, says: “The inexorable rise of internet shopping has had a major impact on shopping habits, of course, and it’s impossible to divorce high street retailing from online operations.
“Creating an implementable and easily managed online presence should be an objective of any retailer; creating a platform from which online selling can be efficiently delivered is essential for those who seek to develop their marketplace and drive onward viability.
Retailers who need help are asked to call SYPO on 01539 741461