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  • 20 May 2020 9:18 AM
    Message # 8981575

    Hello everyone, 

    Do any of you do in-house online gift shop sales? Or if you outsource it, how expensive is that? We lost about 80% of our normal April profits. I'm trying to think of a way to increase traffic without actually having to increase in-store traffic. We've been getting between 5-8 phone orders a day, but I bet with an online presence we would get more sales, especially if staff could order snacks and drinks delivered to their unit. 

    My thinking is that for now, this would keep the VS staff busy, and justify our hours; then, whenever we get back to "normal" volunteers could help with this. 

    I would love any suggestions or insights you might have. Thank you! 

    Sara

  • 02 Jun 2020 11:59 AM
    Reply # 9009767 on 8981575

    I am currently looking at Shopify and planning to integrate with our POS system Counterpoint.  There are tons of videos online if you would like to watch them.  You can sign up for a free trial.  They keep advertising 14 days but mine shows 90 days now.  

    I would like to here more from other leaders also.  Many of us are using hospitalgiftshop.com which is great for sending flowers and balloon bouquets etc., but doesn't meet the need for what we are discussing.

    Many vendors are now offering dropshipping so that you do not have to do shipping directly from your store.

    Other input from leaders would be great!

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