This post is about the recently published Tamebay white paper called ‘Scaling Up Your Online Business – How to Build, Grow and Industrialise eCommerce’, which you can download here.
There’s possibly never been a better time for Tamebay to publish a white paper which guides online sellers on the ecommerce journey from single seller in the cellar to sustainable employer of people in a multichannel, multi-region business.
More than 50,000 new sellers joined eBay UK in April, doubling the typical pre-pandemic rate almost overnight. Maybe some saw an opportunity to sell protection equipment or items that had suddenly become very hot with consumers looking to make better use of their extra home and garden time. Maybe some were responding to being furloughed – a word you could justifiably say was unknown or at best obscure before March of this year – or otherwise out of work.
Established retailers without an established presence online scrambled to rectify the situation in the face of their main channel being guillotined in the space of a few days. Some online sellers closed their doors because demand for their products fell off a cliff, or their supply chain broke, or they didn’t fancy working and putting their staff to work in such challenging personal circumstances.
Other online sellers saw huge increases in demand for their products, and were faced with shoring up reliable supply and figuring out how to meet demand with a workforce that was depleted due to the non-attendance of their at-risk staff and in a way that adhered to social distancing measures and kept their staff safe.
Meanwhile, the entire delivery industry stepped up and continues to keep commerce moving at unprecedented levels. Who among us who has doubled or tripled the amount of things they’ve ordered online in the last quarter would argue that couriers are not essential workers?
Which is why, whatever circumstances sellers and their businesses find themselves in, the timing of this white paper is spot on. How can we emerge from this crazy time faster and stronger? How can we be better set-up if there’s a second wave, a third wave, or a new wave altogether?
You can download the Tamebay white paper here. We’re very pleased to be able to sponsor it. We’d also be very pleased to talk to you about your own plans and requirements, so please get in touch with us here.