Like many business to business companies out there who rely on sharing physical copies of product catalogues, word of mouth at trade shows and catching up with past clients over the phone to push their latest and greatest additions to their product line up. This has been a great way of working for many reasons especially building great client relationships and really understanding what products a customer needs to complete a project. However, newcomers to the market or people who can’t make that trip to the next big trade show could be missing out on products which could elevate their projects to the next level.
eCommerce has been a huge success in the consumer goods industry, but hasn't quite made its mark in the private sector. Naturally there are some valid reasons you might think eCommerce doesn't fit into the private sector, individual customer pricing, bulk purchasing and large payments to name a few. But there are equally valid reasons an eCommerce system can work brilliantly in parallel with standard business to business practices with a few tweeks to the standard eCommerce model.
Alrad’s new eCommerce system allows them to have an up to date product catalogue available 24/7 for customers new and old to look though the moment inspiration strikes, helping clients get their projects off the ground quicker.
‘Request a quote’ functionality on all products, allows customers to get in touch with just a few clicks to find out how Alrad can help meet a customer's project requirements.
For those products where bulk purchases are needed or pricing is sensitive, customers can create an account. Once approved a customer can continue to view Alrad’s product line with all the information they need made available.
eCommerce systems are fantastic at welcoming new customers and up and coming businesses, allowing them to browse at their own pace. Alrad is no different, big or small you are welcome to get in touch through the contact or quote forms, or just calling up!
Supporting smaller purchases
A customer may just need to quickly get a component or piece of equipment, this is where eCommerce is in its element. With simple user friendly payment and shipping updates an eCommerce system is a great way to handle straightforward transactions. Alrad’s new site supports shopping online, allowing flexibility for customers to purchase equipment however they prefer.
You can have a look at Alrad's site here!