Do you sell things online through your own business on Etsy, eBay, or another storefront?
Trying to keep track of sales and analytics data can be difficult; especially if you have a large store or use multiple platforms. Fortunately, there are apps available that can help you keep track of all the data you need to optimize your sales.
Most platforms have dedicated apps for managing your shop, although there are apps that can help you with business via any outlet.
The eBay app isn’t just for people buying things on eBay, but it can also help sellers manage their shops.
This app can help you understand sales trends for items similar to yours by comparing completed listings for comparable items. One feature that will make sellers’ lives easier is that you can scan the barcode of a product and eBay automatically imports the relevant details. Listings can be made via a mobile device, or sellers can finish listings that they started elsewhere.
This app also has the ability to relist items and provide tracking information. Finally, it lets users view a complete list of all their active listings.
For Etsy sellers, there a few apps can be used to aggregate data into something meaningful.
The Craftopolis app is a way for users to slim down reports from Google Analytics. Another app, Moneybox, helps Etsy sellers to figure out how much money was made in a month, track expenses and add new sales receipts into the system. EtsyText texts sellers a notification every time an item in their particular shop sells.
Sales tracking software might work for you as well
Zoho.com offers sales opportunity tracking software that works with any type of storefront.
This software helps sellers identify, communicate with, and analyze customers who are looking into making a purchase. It collects data such as the amount of time a user spends on a site, to determining the reasons that a transaction was completed or not. This kind of analytical data can help sellers figure out what it is about their site that might be inadvertently turning customers away.
For example, it can tell you if a lot of would-be customers added an item to their carts and then left the site, which could help you to conclude that there may be a problem with your check out system.
Additionally, Zoho helps users to track competitors and zero in on a target demographic.
Stride is a CRM that is designed for small businesses that lets users manage and develop business ideas on mobile devices or PC.
Stride is easy to sign up for and prides itself on making the entire process of managing sales more efficient. This app also offers metrics that track things like sales value and your total value over time. It gives users an overview of the business as a whole by compiling a weekly summary of statistics, things to follow up on, and more.
The beauty of apps is that there really is an app for everything (and if there isn’t an app for exactly what you want, there probably will be soon!).
Apps for small business owners run the gamut by offering more or less features and information depending on what the user needs. These are some great apps to get you started on managing your shop’s dealings.
Accessing knowledge in real time from a mobile device can make the difference between a successful and an extremely successful business.
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