For micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and side-hustle online sellers, setting up an online store is still quite daunting. But show biz celebrity and emerging entrepreneur Nadine Lustre found an easy solution that works for her: Shopboxo platform.
“With Shopboxo, my team can handle inventory, and manage orders and sales, all from their phones,” Lustre said. “So now we have more time to focus on other things. I’m able to see all the updates and store movements, even when I’m super busy.”
Lustre added that Shopboxo also allows customers to make payments directly to the bank, through e-wallets. In December, she launched nadinelustre.store and in February relaunched betty-blooms.com using Shopboxo.
Shopboxo is a forever free online platform that allows MSMEs to build online stores using designer-crafted templates in only a matter of minutes, even with little or no technical know-how. Store owners can showcase their brands and products, accept online payments, and arrange delivery, all from the convenience of a smartphone app or the web. Stores can be built in minutes, and are ready to accept every major method of online payment seamlessly in a matter of days. It provides a convenient customer experience.
Nadine Lustre has found her solution, she now has two out of 70,000 Shopboxo powered stores. These stores cut across a wide range of industries from fashion, F&B and beauty all over the regions. They went online within 9 months of Shopboxo’s launch.
“Feedback from our merchants is that they increase their revenue by up to 30% after launching their online stores on Shopboxo,” dsif Kaniyet Rayev, CEO of Shopboxo. “Merchants can reduce time spent on operations of their stores by 50% with Shopboxo order, inventory, and product management.”
Funded among others globally by Google’s Gradient Ventures, Shopboxo already has strong local partnerships, notably with leading local e-wallet GCash. Shopboxo is also partnered with logistics providers such as Ninja Van, Lalamove and GrabExpress.
Customers of Shopboxo built stores can pay with all the leading e-wallets, and major credit or debit cards, then arrange for delivery all without leaving the store of the Shopboxo client merchant.
“Being able to easily create and use a website is perfect for MSMEs like us,” said Justin Ang, co-founder of Dear Pets, a premium pet lifestyle store, that also uses Shopboxo. “With more time to focus on operations and our customers, we saw a 34% increase in sales and a 22% increase in basket value within the first two weeks of using Shopboxo.”
Far from being just for online businesses, Shopboxo has a great toolkit to digitally enable and elevate even brick-and-mortar establishments like restaurants as well. QR-enabled online menus, and a scan to order and pay that give the convenience of ordering and paying without having to hail a waiter. There is also a pickup function that allows restaurant regulars or customers who find the restaurant on Google Maps to easily order and pay before they arrive and pick up the order.
“What we offer is an app that is so easy to use that it saves MSMEs time, and recurring overhead and frees up precious hours to develop and market their products, all while offering their customers convenience that is indistinguishable from the most established e-commerce sites,” says Rayev.
To learn more about Shopboxo, or to set up your own online store in just minutes, go to https://shopboxo.io/ or download the Shopboxo app from the Playstore and Appstore and become an instant online entrepreneur.