Most people, when asked to describe ‘the cloud’, would respond with descriptions of clouds, the sky or something related to the weather.
Figuratively, they are correct – because although ‘the cloud’ is actually a current internet trend (it’s shorthand for ‘cloud computing’), it’s also large, out there somewhere, and fuzzy at the edges.
In a retail context, ‘the cloud’ means that software applications or services are hosted remotely. Today’s wholesale businesses are being empowered by using cloud-based wholesale technology to extend their reach and lower customer acquisition, order and fulfilment costs. Cloud computing allows you to reach any customer, anywhere, anytime via their internet connection and web browser. [Read more about cloud computing.]
All businesses operate using finite resources – including time and money. Building a genuine partnership with wholesale customers, to encourage sales and reorders, includes minimising the time it takes them to order from you.
By what means can the average wholesale business streamline the complete wholesale order management cost in a way that is easy to use, efficient and affordable?
Ordergofer’s on-demand subscription Software As A Service (SAAS) sits in the cloud, which gives you the following top five benefits
1. It’s cost-effective
Ordergofer is provided via a monthly subscription, without the significant upfront costs typically associated with other services. An ongoing monthly expense is easier to incorporate into your budget than a large, one-time outlay – and you can cancel or change your subscription at any time, without losing a significant initial investment and having unused equipment collecting dust.
Ordergofer also scales seamlessly as your business grows, with subscription fees increased in-line with that growth. You can avoid the expensive and unpredictable costs associated with older, in-house systems, such as hardware re-platforms, storage upgrades, software migrations and – ultimately – total replacement.
2. It’s efficient
Ordergofer will free your organisation from high-cost, time-consuming IT functions and lets you focus on your core business activities.
3. It’s fast and easy to use
Creating your online order form has never been faster or easier. Simply subscribe to the service on Ordergofer®.com, create a selling period, add categories, suppliers and products, choose a theme and upload. That’s it – in six steps, you’re done!
Then, email customers your custom link, allowing them to order in minutes from any device with an internet connection and browser, once they have registered on Ordergofer®.com.
After your selling period has finished, you can run your sales reports, print individual orders, create supplier purchase orders or download orders for easy uploading as invoices in your accounting software. All at the touch of a button!
4. It’s reliable
Ordergofer is guaranteed to be globally available in the cloud for 99.5% of the time, so it will always be easy for you or your customers to access it. What’s more, back-up is done automatically, without you having to lift a finger. You can also export your data easily – for the times you’re not ‘in the cloud’.
5. It’s secure
Ordergofer utilises some of the most advanced internet security technology available, in order to keep your data safe, secure and only available to your registered users or customers. For example:
·When you access the site using industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, your information is protected using both server authentication and data encryption.
·Each of your registered users or customers is provided with a unique username and password that they must enter each time they log on.
·You can control who can see your order forms, with access control.
·Ordergofer is hosted in a secure server environment that uses advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside.
Using Ordergofer’s cloud-based wholesale ordering system provides end-to-end management of your wholesale orders business. Ordergofer’s fully featured Starter subscription costs from just $24.95 per month (or $299.40 per year).