Consultancy and outsourcing for marketplace businesses

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It’s coming up to the busiest time of year and many online retailers will be considering taking on extra staff to cope with the pressures of picking and packing increased volumes over the Black Friday and Christmas periods.

However there are other ways to streamline your business too and this can sometimes be through outsourcing some of the other routine tasks you have to undertake on a daily basis. In the Tamebay Guide we list some great consultancy and outsourcing services so exactly what’s on offer?

1) Consultancy

It’s all too easy to get bogged down in the day to day running of an ecommerce business and forget to spend time optimising your listings and getting the basics in place. A good consultancy session will look at all parts of your business to see where you can save money (e.g. have you signed up for the PayPal Merchant Rate discounts to reduce your PayPal costs from 3.4% to 1.9%?), as well as how to accelerate your sales on eBay and Amazon to win more sales.

2) Outsourcing services

You may wish to outsource part of your business – perhaps listing creation, translation or just have some external to handle all of the customer emails that come flooding in. Some companies will work on an hourly basis and others can supply effectively a full time remote employee to assist you in growing your business.

3) Outsource everything!

If you know your products are attractive but you simply don’t have time to grow your business and expand onto overseas marketplaces then there are companies that can do this for you. Some will do everything bar shipping your orders – they’ll list, translate, sell and pass you orders ready to fulfil. Others will even do the fulfilment for you so you can simply send them your products and sit back to wait for the cheque to arrive.

If you’re looking for support for your business, whether it be on a short term basis to get some expert help and advice or if it’s over a longer time period to help streamline your operations, check out the Tamebay Guide for some ideas of the assistance that’s on offer.



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