The smartest, the easiest and the only collaborative way to sell online.

EXCITING TIME TO SELL ONLINE

Connected world

In this connected world, the web is an indispensable tool for daily living. We use it to accomplish a variety of task, from as simple as ordering pizza from down the road to something as complex as buying a car from halfway around the world. There is no denying that the web has changed the way we live and how we do business. With the rise of smart mobile devices, the web would become even more accessible and even more ubiquitous. In order to be successful in this connected world, you must embrace the web. With Agora Stores, you can make sure that your business is on the web and is connected to the billions of people who are already on it.

Global opportunity

There is consistent growth in online usage and sales around the world. Showing no signs of slowing down, there is no better time to double down on the web. In New Zealand alone, BNZ has reported that spending on online merchants continue to show strong growth – it was up 14% on January 2014. The strong growth has prompted more businesses to start thinking about investing in the web. With Agora Stores, you can capitalise in the strong growth of online usage and sales all over the world easily and effectively with minimal effort and investment.

Overall growth

Local businesses, who started selling online to complement their retail shops, posted greater rise in sales in their brick-and-mortar than local businesses who are not selling online. Why? You must not forget that online shops are more than just another avenue to sell, they are also valuable marketing and data gathering tools. An online shop can help you gain insight on your consumer behaviours that you can use to improve your business. It will also help your consumers find you, find your products and, make informed decisions. With Agora Stores, you can have an online store running on a unique and clever platform designed to help suppliers and resellers sell online effectively.

EXCITING TIME TO SELL ONLINE

Connected world

Make sure that your business is on the web and is connected to the billions of people who are already on it.

Global opportunity

Capitalise in the strong growth of online usage and sales all over the world easily and effectively with minimal effort and investment.

Overall growth

Have an online store running on a unique and clever platform designed to help suppliers and resellers sell online effectively.

SMARTER WAY TO SELL ONLINE

Fast to Setup

With the ever-changing market, speed to market is key. On Agora Stores, you can have a tailor made fully functional online shop, running on a secure and tested platform, within a week. By utilising a tested and bank approved merchant platform, approval for merchant accounts and payment gateways are fast and easy. By designating product loading to their respective suppliers, loading catalogues are instant. With Agora Stores, setting up an online store is inexpensive, quick and painless.

Made for collaboration

Agora Stores allow seamless collaboration between suppliers and resellers. Product data is shared from supplier and reseller. The sharing allows online stores to expand or focus catalogues easily and with minimal effort. Agora Stores also enables collaborative fulfilment. Products can be fulfilled by either reseller or the supplier. A very handy feature for resellers with limited space and stock and a very good opportunity for suppliers to get their products more exposure. With Agora Stores, you can collaborate with your suppliers or your retailers so you don’t have to spend too much time and effort running your online store so you can focus on running your business.

Cost Effective

Running a traditional online store either custom made or via traditional platform is costly. If you set up a custom made ecommerce system you’ll have to pay a big up front cost then pay for maintenance to ensure the speed, security and stability of your custom system. If you set up an online store on a platform like Shopify, they will charge you transaction fees on top of your monthly fee. Additionally, with existing platforms, they try to lock you into their system and your degree of customisation is limited. You also need to consider the time required to load and maintain products. With Agora Stores, you will only need to pay the setup fee and a fixed monthly fee yet have a continually improved and maintained system while still having high degree of customisation.

SMARTER WAY TO SELL ONLINE

Fast to setup

Setting up an online store in Agora Stores is inexpensive, quick and painless.

Made for collaboration

Collaborate with your suppliers or your retailers so you don’t have to spend too much time and effort running your online store so you can focus on running your business.

Cost effective

With Agora Stores, you can have an actively maintained, highly costumisable and continually improved online store without a high initial cost and transaction fees.

HELPING SUPPLIERS SELL ONLINE

Enforce your image

Agora Stores enables you, product suppliers, to make sure your products are displayed how they are meant to be displayed. From descriptions to photos, you are in charge of how your products are displayed. You can change any aspect of your product anytime and the changes propagate to all resellers who opted to use your product settings. You can also make sure that your products are associated to complementary products. With Agora Stores, you can have a clear, strong and consistent message across your outlets.

Increase your reach

As a supplier, you must have encountered the dilemma of setting up ecommerce and competing with your resellers or not setting up and losing out on potential online sales. With Agora Stores, you can have your own ecommerce solution and still keep your resellers and stockists happy. You will have all the advantages of traditional ecommerce, product visibility, accurate product descriptions, market insights and increased sales. Additionally, you can also setup your own online shop to sell at wholesale to your resellers, or create an online shop to target gaps in the market, launch new product lines, clear out old stock or whatever reason you see fit. With Agora Stores, you can increase your reach by collaborating with your resellers.

Know your market

Having the ability to sell online, not just lets you tap into a wider audience but it also allows you to know your audience better. You can get insight on how your reseller’s client base are interacting with your products. You can find out what’s working and what’s not working, observe behaviour, segment consumers, analyse product performance and experiment on product presentation. You get greater insight about your market so you can then tweak your product lines and forecast trends. With Agora Stores, you can improve your bottom line by using real and relevant consumer data.

HELPING SUPPLIERS SELL ONLINE

Enforce your image

Have a clear, strong and consistent message across your products and outlets with Agora Stores.

Global opportunity

Capitalise in the strong growth of online usage and sales all over the world easily and effectively with minimal effort and investment.

Overall growth

Have an online store running on a unique and clever platform designed to help suppliers and resellers sell online effectively.

HELPING RESELLERS SELL ONLINE

Grow your consumer base

An online shop is a complement to your brick-and-mortar store and a key component to a successful retail. It will give your existing consumer base an alternative way to purchasing your products and an opportunity for you to communicate with them. It increases your store visibility and open your business to wider audience. With Agora Stores, you will be able to connect with your existing customers, to get found by new ones and to have the potential to create a strong and loyal following.

Expand your catalogue

Loading and maintaining products on an online store requires significant time and effort. However, it doesn’t have to be. If your supplier is already on Agora Stores, they can simply share the product data with you. You can then maintain and alter product details or just opt to use their information. You will also have the ability to let your supplier fulfil products. Orders are automatically sent to the supplier and you can then track the fulfilment progress. You can be assured of the privacy and security of your consumers as only fulfilment details are sent to your supplier. With Agora Stores, you spend less time loading and maintaining products and more time selling and promoting them.

Focus on selling

Agora Stores makes setting up your own online store quick and cheap, makes maintenance easy, and collaboration with your suppliers seamless. It helps you make better decisions and helps you improve overall customer experience by giving you better insight about your consumers. It is how an ecommerce platform should be, a complement to your retail not a burden. Selling online should not mean straying away from your core business. With Agora Stores, you can focus on selling your store, selling your products and providing great customer experience.

HELPING RESELLERS SELL ONLINE

Grow your consumer base

Connect with your existing customers, get found by new ones and have the potential to create a strong and loyal following.

Expand your catalogue

Spend less time loading and maintaining products and more time selling and promoting them.

Focus on selling

Focus on selling your store, selling your products and providing great customer experience.

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