If you’re running a small business or you’re just wanna sell something, one of the tedious part is to handle all sort of orders from the customers. Sometimes, things don’t really work like you’d probably thinking. And you’re kinda screwed and you don’t know what to do.
You might probably thinking on leveling up by collecting all these orders that you’re getting, put them down on a spreadsheet. Everything works fine until some point that you feel something fishy is missing. Maybe the order details, or redundant orders and human validation errors. And you know at that time, you’re screwed again.
As you keep you determination, you’d probably use some online tools that really help you up at first, some tools like Google Forms maybe? As it is free. But, it’s not that flexible, you can’t really fully integrate it with your business. Something like inventory count, item management stuff like that, you really want to consider them.
And you think, I probably need a website, to handle all these stuff. After hours of googling on the internet, you might discovered pay and play solutions like Shopify. But the charges is insane for a small business like you. Then probably you stumble across WordPress with a plugin WooCommerce with added up premium themes from ThemeForest. A great deal, pick up lowest cost hosting + domain and you’re done. Your website looking awesome with all the parallax effect with enhanced slider stuff.
Again… a few month later, all these things doesn’t really help you business a lot. Your customer just hate to use your website because It’s really hard for them to fill up the forms just to buy a single product. You kinda trap with all the configuration, taxes, stock management. Just there’s too many of them and you just feel overwhelm.
And, as you go, you’d feel that wishlist, commenting and other unrelated stuff really unrelated to your business operation. You’re not steam store where all these things really helped the customer a lot. Worse, these additional functionalities is making your website slower, pushing all the resources to the limit.
Disclaimer: I’m not saying WordPress and WooCommerce are bad. Even this website running on WordPress.
All above is what really I faced, except for the Google Forms part. If you’re facing the problems mentioned. You might wanna consider SwitchX. I built it myself above a framework called Laravel. You know, I’ve spent a lot of time learning Laravel, so there’s no need to be doubt.
So basically, SwitchX is developed based on “What’s really important for an operation of a small business”. So a small business operation, isn’t really that much.
- You’ve your products ready.
- You put the details on the website.
- Customer fill up the order form.
- You sent the item through PosLaju.
- You update the status.
- Customer read the status and check the PosLaju tracking.
It’s basically more than that, but I think you get it.
Details about the system is coming, click here for more the updates.
My public email: firstname.lastname@example.org