A new business owner faces many challenges, chief among them is the need to cater to online customers. Figuring out how to sell online puts your business one step ahead of competitors. It gives your business increased visibility, ensuring that you’re able to get conversions.
With multiple options available to sell online, it could come down to a game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe. This is a tricky situation you wouldn’t want to be in as the trial and error that comes right after could cost you valuable time and money.
This is where being critical comes in. You’d want to filter out which solutions work best for you to seal those orders. Some questions you need to ask yourself when scouring the market for online selling platforms are:
- Is it easy to launch?
- Can it be easily accessed by customers?
- Does it have options for optimizations?
Covering these bases is crucial so you’re able to make the most of the eCommerce trend. Fortunately for you, ChatGenie has all these covered! Here’s what to expect when you sign up for a ChatGenie subscription.
Setting up a ChatGenie-powered store can be accomplished in under ten minutes. What’s more, the process can be done using a desktop computer/laptop or with a smartphone. The process is nearly identical and just as fast regardless of the device you use for setup.
The first thing you have to do is to go to the ChatGenie signup link. You have two options here but we recommend choosing Sign in With Facebook.
Once you connected your Facebook account, you’ll be redirected to the ChatGenie Dashboard. Click the Create Mini App button to get started.
Two service bundle options will be presented to you. Select the Shopify Bundle if you want to pattern your ChatGenie-powered store to an existing Shopify Store, otherwise select Ecommerce B2C Bundle.
If you chose the Ecommerce B2C Bundle, you’ll go through a series of steps for store customization. This includes editing your Shipping Method and Payment Options.
There are two shipping partners in our lineup that you can choose from: GrabExpress and Lalamove. Both shipment and delivery options reduce time spent on booking orders.
You also get the option of accepting payment from customers via online payment gateway PayMongo, and leading mobile wallets such as GCash and Maya. With these options, customers are able to pay for purchases directly from a ChatGenie-generated portal. This also guarantees that merchants receive payment before fulfilling orders.
Once you’re satisfied with the configurations, go back to the dashboard to set up other Mini App features for your shop. When you’re done, click the Launch button on the upper right corner of the ChatGenie dashboard.
ChatGenie takes advantage of the fact that tens of millions of people spend their time constantly on social media apps. Social commerce, which refers to the buying and selling of goods or services directly within a social media platform, is a topic that we discussed in detail in a previous blog post.
You too can entice users of the world’s biggest apps to make purchases from your store by using ChatGenie!
When you subscribe to our FREE tier, you get the tools to open a sales channel inside Facebook Messenger. This means that when your customers see one of your posts on Facebook and decide to send you a message via Messenger, they’ll be immediately taken to the first part of the ChatGenie customer journey. They’ll be prompted to look at your product catalog and be guided to a seamless checkout, payment, and shipping experience.
Subscribing to either our Starter or Premium plans gives you more sales channels to expand into. You get access to online stores on Instagram, GCash, and Viber.
But here’s the best part: whether you’re under the FREE or paid subscription you’ll get to manage all of your ChatGenie stores in one dashboard.
Store Optimization Features
Having options for store improvements is a definite plus! Luckily for you, ChatGenie has these in spades.
With ChatGenie, you can add products in bulk by simply uploading a CSV file! This comes especially handy for businesses with big product lists that have to be uploaded one by one.
ChatGenie merchants are also able to configure cart settings and delivery areas, including how much they intend to charge for purchases made in different areas.
Promos and coupons are easily activatable as well. You can choose to implement promos that are applicable to an entire cart or specific products, including discount codes, buy 1 take 1, and product freebies. You can even create trackable referral codes for influencers to share.
More advanced features include: Customer Segmentation and sending of targeted messages through our Broadcast Feature.
There you go! That’s three reasons why you should choose ChatGenie for your online store! Not only is it easy to setup, but it’s also easily accessible across multiple social media platforms and configurable with several optimization features! but it’s also easily accessible across multiple social media platforms an
Be part of our growing roster of ChatGenie merchants. Click here to start now!