Each ecommerce business owner needs to know and understand the ecommerce tools needed to maintain and grow the business. The tools needed in a eCommerce business is not like your physical tools like a screw driver or hammer. These tools are digital gadgets that help your business run smoothly, day in and day out. Each eCommerce business has their own setup and processes. But there are a few tools you will need under your belt before you can fully have your own setup and process as an ecommerce business owner.
Business Management Tools
Communication is key. Having open communication with your entire company will help you to stay updated with what is happening throughout your business. You want to be up to date with all of your company’s latest developments.
Companies like Slack, help with the informal communication throughout the company. The instant messaging platform lets you direct message coworkers and create private groups. For more of a formal way of communicating, you honestly can’t go wrong with G-mail. If you go with a G-Suite account, you are able to do a lot more, like creating your own custom email address without having to use @gmail.com.
Customer service issues will arise. No one wants them to, but they will. When they do, having a good system to deal with those issues as efficiently as possible is necessary. Systems like Freshdesk and Zendesk are great choices to help keep track of the messages and emails. You could also just go the “only fashioned” way and use plain ol’ email. It all depends on what is best for your company.
Numbers and taxes are also a huge part of running your own eCommerce business. It is a necessary evil that you can not go around. There are professionals to help you but if you are wanting to take this on by yourself, using QuickBooks is the industry standard.
Understanding the best way to manage your business is so important. It will be unique to your business. You will not be able to run your ecommerce business as successfully without these tools. Check out our other blog on Marketing Tools!