Selling merchandise to your supporters is a great way to raise funds in these tough times. Here’s a simple way to set up your online store.

Times are tough. Just last week, Australia officially entered a recession. Lockdowns are continuing to put pressure on many traditional forms of fundraising.

At the same time, more than ever before, your beneficiaries depend on you finding new sources of income.

Selling products or merchandise to your supporters is a great way to raise more funds. With everyone stuck at home, online shopping is booming (just ask Jeff Bezos).

However, if you’re not a retail or IT expert, running an online store can be challenging.

Fulfilling orders and managing stock can take a lot of time and effort. Setting up an online shopping platform and the complex IT systems to support it can be a tech nightmare..

Thankfully, there’s an easy solution to all these problems. The PFS Webstore platform will help you raise more funds, without all the headaches that can come with e-commerce.

One platform for total online delivery

The Webstore platform makes it easy to outsource all aspects of distributing your products – from picking them, packing them, posting them and banking the money.

This automated online delivery platform will streamline your workflows and cut your distribution costs. Yet it still gives you visibility and control.

The heart of Webstore is a secure merchandise and campaign management system. This secure back-end solution looks after all your merchandise, online ordering, reporting, distribution and order management needs. It makes distributing your products and connecting with your supporters effortless.

The platform has a proven track record. Nonprofits have relied on it for over 20 years. It has been designed and built based on real world feedback from fundraisers.

Best of all, you don’t need to be a tech or logistics specialist to get it all up and running.

One-stop administration centre

Especially if you’re a smaller nonprofit, distributing your products without an outsourced or in-house solution is difficult.

With Webstore, you also have a one-stop administration centre that empowers you to manage your inventory from your own desk.

You can use Webstore to submit and manage purchase requests directly with your existing suppliers. It will automate the process for you.

As for customer service, Webstore will give you new insights from customer and product data. It helps you better respond to the needs of your customers.

Flexible and scalable to fit your organisation

The Webstore platform is incredibly flexible. It can be customised to suit your needs and your budget.

As your nonprofit grows, Webstore’s online ordering solution will scale up with you. It can be completely customised to suit your needs, whether that’s a simple online order form or a full online customer management experience.

Some of the main benefits include:

  • Streamlining your workflow
  • Robust management and financial controls
  • Customised online ordering
  • Controlled safe and secure storage environment
  • Centralised stock management and accountability
  • Integrated data system

Whether it is a one-off campaign or a long-term engagement, PFS Webstore takes the headaches out of e-commerce.

Visit http://pfs.com.au/fnp/ecommerce or phone 1800 226 777 for more details.

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