We are living in the golden age of online selling. Almost all of us know someone who’s selling something online. The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) industry is booming, and people building their own as a means of livelihood, to follow their passion, or simply to earn extra income.
For some, online selling has become their only source of livelihood during the pandemic. These are the Filipinos who lost their jobs and who only have a small capital they’re working with. Because of this, they need to do most of the work themselves – from marketing, accounting to fulfilling and shipping of orders.
While there are some who turned to online selling even while having a full-time job to follow their passion or to augment the income they would get from their monthly salaries.
Online sellers today are lucky that there are platforms like Facebook and Instagram to house their stores and several courier services that they can use. But the operations remain manual and laborious for a lone entrepreneur or someone who needs to juggle a business and a full-time job. So, those who want to scale their business turn to either having their own e-commerce websites built or hiring people. This requires time, energy, and of course, money – which not all online sellers can spare.
As a long-time partner of Filipino online sellers, LBC Express understands the challenges you’re currently facing. So, to help you make your businesses more efficient without having to spend more money, they came out with LBC Online.
Through LBC Online, online sellers can ship their packages with the option of not having to leave their homes. You can opt for a rider pick up (a rider picks up the packages from the seller’s house) or a branch drop-off (the seller drops off pre-booked parcels at any LBC branch). And because booking is done online for both options, it is safe and more convenient both for you and your customers. You can also book batch orders of up to 100 at a time. Just make sure you make the booking before the 12:00 am cut off to make it to the next day pick up.
You can also use the platform to offer cash on delivery (COD) or cash on pick up (COP) options for customers who prefer to pay cash than through online methods. The money you earn from this can be disbursed either through bank deposit or branch pick up, whatever is more convenient for you.
And you can track all these through your very own dashboard. Here, you’ll have a record of all your bookings and details like transaction date, item name, receiver name, delivery type, status, disbursal mode, COP/COD amount, and more. Now, that’s one less thing you need to worry about whether you’re a full-time or a part-time online seller.
In an effort to further help businesses move forward, LBC Express is also bringing back SoShop! What used to be just a bazaar for online sellers is now an end-to-end solution – from payment to pick up and delivery – powered by LBC. Online sellers who already have an LBC Online account can be part of So Shop! and its online community of social sellers. Get tips, updates, promotions, and join an exclusive marketplace for your business.
SoShop! Bazaar is also returning this year and is going online. The live online bazaar aims to help promote social sellers so they can reach customers and also provide educational resources. LBC Online registered sellers are all welcome to participate and enjoy perks like a free online bazaar slot, free digital advertising boost, opportunity to promote and sell products through influencers at SoShop!’s Facebook page, and many more.
If you need more details about LBC Online, you may visit their website. Registration is free. – Rappler.com