3 Additional Sales Channels for Your Magento Store
For any online merchant, distribution channels play a vital role in success. However, the search for these channels often takes a significant amount of time. You can bring traffic to your online shop through many different means, including social network, blogging, and even paid advertising, but there are better – and cheaper – ways to go about driving traffic. Selling goods through online markets like eBay, Rakuten, and Amazon give you unparalleled traffic.
If you currently operate your shop on the Magento platform, then you will not need to recreate or duplicate your entire catalog in order to manage purchases in your online store and the aforementioned marketplaces. Rather, a Magento extension called M2EPro can do all of this for you and save you precious time. This particular add-on does not require any third party intervention, and it does not require any sort of cloud solution. The purpose of M2EPro is to fully integrate your online store with Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten marketplaces.
The best part is that you can completely automate the processes required for inventory management with a single tool. For example, if you sold a product via eBay, then the add-on will automatically update your inventory through Magento and display the updated information in your Magento store. It does this by importing XML or CSV spreadsheet information, or by utilizing Stock Inventory Manager if you have it available.
In short, M2EPro makes your Magento store the headquarters for all of your sales and inventory. No matter which channel you choose – eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, or even all three – Magento remains the main source of information. This means that you can use extensions like Advanced Admin Products Manager to add, delete, or edit product information, and the changes will take place across all channels. The same can be said for Ajax Mass Images Uploader, which allows you to change product imagery all at once. This affords you a new level of flexibility in terms of setting prices, images, or even stock status since this information updates to your other sales channels automatically.
Another huge task for online merchants is order management, which can quickly become distracting across a variety of channels. Fortunately, with M2EPro, when a customer places an order through eBay, Amazon, or Rakuten, your Magento platform automatically updates with that information. For example, if your customer orders a product from Amazon, you can manage that order centrally directly from your Magento platform. What’s more, you can combine it with the Advanced Orders Management extension to edit the information or add tracking numbers for the customer, and thanks to M2EPro, that information automatically updates directly to Amazon.
In short, aside from purchasing advertisements, updating your social media account, and creating regular blogs to drive interest and traffic, you can also utilize M2EPro and offer your products across several of the world’s most popular sales channels – all without adding extra time-consuming work to your already busy day. For the best results, consider:
- M2EPro, which automates orders between your Magento platform and popular sales channels like Amazon, eBay, and Rakuten;
- Advanced Admin Products Manager, which makes it easier for you to manage your goods; and
- Advanced Orders Manager, which automates the entire process of order management and product grid management across platforms from your central Magento platform.