If you’re running a small business or you’re just wanna sell something, one of the tedious parts is to handle all sorts of orders from the customers. Sometimes, things don’t work as you’d probably think. And you’re kinda screwed and you don’t know what to do.
You might probably be thinking about 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 wasting your efforts and time again.
As you keep your determination, you’d probably use some online tools that help you up at first, some tools like Google Forms maybe? As it is free. But, it’s not that flexible, you can’t fully integrate it with your business. Something like inventory count, item management stuff like that, you want to consider them.
And you think, I probably need a website, to handle all this stuff. After hours of googling on the internet, you might discover pay and play solutions like Shopify. But the charges are 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 the lowest cost hosting + domain and you’re done. Your website looking awesome with all the parallax effect with enhanced slider stuff.
Again… a few months later, all these things don’t help your business a lot. Your customer just hates 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 overwhelmed.
And, as you go, you’d feel that wishlist, commenting and other unrelated stuff unrelated to your business operation. You’re not a Steam store where all these things helped the customer a lot. Worse, these additional functionalities are 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 the above is what 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 doubted.
So basically, SwitchX is developed based on “What’s important for the operation of small business”. So a small business operation isn’t that much.
You’ve your products ready.
You put the details on the website.
The customer fills up the order form.
You sent the item through PosLaju.
You update the status.
The customer read the status and check the PosLaju tracking.
It’s more than that, but I think you get it.
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