Peru has been reaching an important participation in the digital business thanks to the fact that the retail and technology sectors have developed initiatives to activate online commerce ali express, such as Cyber Days, and according to the World Electronic Commerce Index, the percentage of Internet penetration in Peru. it reached 68% in 2018.
Similarly, data from the sector shows that around 31% of Peruvians have made a virtual purchase in the last 12 months. Faced with this scenario, the general manager of Bsale, Gustavo Montero, points out five tips to make the most of online sales:
1. Integration of physical and virtual stores
Electronic commerce in Peru is growing at an approximate rate of 30% per year. For Gustavo Montero, the key is to use both channels: digital and physical, and thus reach more potential customers. In addition, this integration should facilitate the purchase, as well as use strategies to implement the online purchase and store withdrawal.
2. Automate processes
To work in the digital world speed must be printed on the processes, for which the specialist ensures that there are many ways to streamline different aspects of a business. For example, there are tools that help automate inventory, with which the entrepreneur optimizes and improves their times.
3. Use the most appropriate channels
According to the specialist you can use multiple channels such as e-commerce (online store), marketplace (example: free market and Amazon) and social networks (Facebook, Instagram, twitter and Pinterest), you should only study where exactly your customers are located and through what channels they buy from
4. Keep the user informed
Customers need to know everything that happens during the purchase process: product status, purchase order, real-time tracking, etc. Thus, the user generates more confidence with the brand. Companies like Linio use WhatsApp to keep their customers informed.
5. Do not close physical stores
Users prefer to see the products before buying them, so the recommendation of the specialist is not to close the physical stores, but the virtual space is an extension and support of the traditional store.
Finally, Gustavo Montero ensures that the digitalization of business is a process that is not opposed to traditional stores, but should serve as a complement and help for the merchant to reach more consumers.