SparkDen’s Superior Digital Platform Integrates Shipping, Logistics, and More!
June 11th, 2020 – In 2020, “the digital economy” has revolutionized the world as we know it. And, it isn’t a fad. It’s a sign of the times. By the end of this year, the number of digital consumers globally is projected to reach 2.05 billion people, making up nearly 27% of the total world population.
In other words, one out of every four people on Earth will be an online shopper.
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, 2019 marked a major milestone for online retail sales in the U.S., surpassing general merchandise sales for the first time in history. By 2021, worldwide annual online retail sales will reach an astonishing $4.9 trillion.
In an industry with seemingly no glass ceiling, you’d be forgiven for believing the road to success as a brick-and-mortar retailer pivoting to eCommerce lacks challenges. But, obstacles abound, specifically when it comes to the complexities of wholesale distribution.
In 2019, the National Association of Wholesale Distributors had a bearish outlook for 2020, with a -2.8% difference between annual and quarterly growth, suggesting the industry will be on the back-side of the business cycle.
So, it’s unsurprising wholesale distributors are in search of every edge and advantage they can find in order to maximize efficiency, optimize sales, and satisfy consumers’ ever-increasing expectations and demands.
In order to be a successful wholesale distributor in today’s eCommerce marketplace, it’s crucial to be an expert in a variety of arenas, from warehousing to order fulfillment, shipping to logistics, and much more. Especially for small businesses, mastering those numerous intricacies may not be realistic or even possible.
So, what are the options your business is left with? As you grow and expand your operations, let SparkDen’s dedicated team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals help you integrate those necessary logistics into your eCommerce wholesale distribution strategy.
With their solid online infrastructure, inventory management systems, partnerships with the world’s leading online retailers like Amazon and eBay, and proven marketing strategies, your business will be in pole position to provide superior customer service while expanding your geographical reach with consumers worldwide.
Getting to Know the eCommerce Heavyweights
The complexities of wholesale distribution are vast and, in “the age of Amazon,” consumers demand fast and reliable service, and all at the touch of a button.
From receiving timely notifications and updates on the shipping of their purchases to simple return processes, ensuring data integrity is crucial. And, with ever-changing rules and regulations to domestic and international shipping laws, your business will need to employ someone who possesses a wide-range of skill sets that are often difficult to find in-house.
That’s where SparkDen comes in. Think of them as your “focused brand management partner” who’s laser-focused on your business’ success in the eCommerce marketplace. SparkDen will help you achieve specific goals like sharing your business’ message to consumers, paid advertising results, and achieving that coveted “first-page placement” on the most popular search engine sites. This proven strategy will help expand your reach and showcase your business to more consumers worldwide.
While Amazon is considered to be the 800-pound gorilla in the vast global eCommerce marketplace, SparkDen understands it’s just one slice of a very large pie, and their distribution network is specifically designed to maximize your business’ sales and profits. Accounting for nearly 2 billon unique visits monthly, eBay and Etsy consistently rank in the “top 10” of the world’s largest online marketplaces. And, SparkDen’s partnerships extend to Google Shopping’s massive network which, alone generates over 160 billion monthly searches worldwide.
With SparkDen as a member of your team, your business is now primed to expand its target audience with no additional effort on your part beyond increasing production and widening your profit margin.
Secure That 5-Star Rating
According to a survey conducted earlier this year by digital reputation management agency StatusLabs, 89% of respondents said they have stopped buying from online stores after they have experienced poor customer service.
When you take your business online, consumers not only crave traditional customers services norms that come from human interactions, but also how they interface with and respond to services your online business provides.
In 2018, digital marketing firm Blue Corona found that 84% of consumers will not make a purchase if they feel they’re dealing with an unreliable or unsecure website.
When your business can outsource customer service “non-negotiables,” like on-time and dependable shipping, you can ensure your customers are on the receiving end of world-class order fulfillment, shipping, delivery, and all-around service.
SparkDen can help your business take that 5-star customer service you already provide global, commanding intricate logistics like, transactions, shipping requirements, and (at no cost to you) product listing optimization and paid advertising because SparkDen believes when they can ensure the face of your business at home matches your branding abroad, it’s a win/win.
Let the Experts at SparkDen Take the Reins
It’s no secret that, around the world, eCommerce is the preferred way across generational lines to make retail purchases. In the U.S. alone, 51% of all Americans (including, 67% of U.S. Millennials and 56% U.S. Gen Xers) choose shopping online versus in-store and by 2040, 95% of all shopping in the U.K. will be done online.
When your business works with SparkDen, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your partnering with experts who understand and can execute the best way to grow your wholesale business online, leaving you free to focus on your growth and development, increasing your sales, and enhancing your ROI.
Having that kind of sound strategy on your side can only benefit your business and take it to new and exciting heights.
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