November News 2021

This holiday season, many merchants are experiencing low stock volumes due to transport challenges. They've also needed to adapt to the new ways the both customers and businesses have responded due to the pandemic.

In this month's newsletter, we'll share more details including:: 

  • COVID-19 and the eCommerce Response
  • Transport Challenges for eCommerce Retailers Under COVID-19
  • Getting your business ready for Christmas
  • Welcome to Alice to our support team
  • Christmas shopping at Our Market
  • Site of the Month
  • Video of the Month

COVID-19 and the eCommerce Response

The arrival and continual presence of COVID-19 has resulted in significant changes in the way customers shop and businesses operate. One of the key changes is in the area of eCommerce.

In this article, we explore how businesses were able to continue trading, how customers have changed the way they shop and what they buy, how businesses responded and why things are likely to remain as they are.

Transport Challenges for eCommerce Retailers Under COVID-19

Covid-19 has resulted in significant delays and disruptions to both international transportation and domestic freight. This has resulted in a number of challenges for New Zealand's retail merchants to solve. 

In response, some retailers have pivoted the way they do business in order to better serve the needs of their customers, and to ensure the most efficient sales approach for the stock that they have available.

Click here to read this article.

Getting Your Business Ready for Christmas

While there's no official Christmas shopping period in New Zealand, it would be fair to say that consumers are already busy adding things to their shopping carts. So if you haven't already, now is the time to take action and get your business ready for Christmas!

Click here to read this article.

Welcome to Alice to Our Support Team

A warm welcome to Alice Holloway as a member of the Website World support team. Alice is a web designer specialising in using the Website World platform, with an expansive knowledge of our eCommerce capabilities. Alice will be rostered on for some mornings each week.

You can also enquire directly with Alice through her business Wild Paradise Design for paid web design and training services.

Learn more about Alice and contact her here.

Christmas Shopping at Our Market

If you haven't yet explored Our Market, the time is just right for you to do so. With over 500,000 products on offer, you can get all of your Christmas presents in one place. We'd love for you to share Our Market with your friends, family and customers too please.

Start your Christmas shopping at Our Market here.

Site of the Month

Alice has recently designed WildCoast Waders, an eCommerce store focused on selling waders for hunters. She has taken advantage of some of the image sliders to showcase her client's products beautifully.

Both the Home and Shop pages contain various image sliders, all of which are available within the ContentBox editor. 

You can view the site here.

Video of the Month

In this video available through our YouTube channel, we demonstrate how the appointment scheduling system (already built into Website World) works.

View the video here.

Posted: Tue 23 Nov 2021