Recognising how the adult market is evolving in the UK, leading adult product distributor, Net1on1 Wholesale starts unique initiative to bring more physical stores – some with decades of trading history – to the online world.
We’ve all been there – you spot a shop that looks right up your alley but you don’t have the time to go in or you would simply prefer to browse the store’s selection from the comfort of your sofa. So, you head home, excitedly type in the shop’s name into Google but find that they don’t have a website.
For many customers, the journey ends here as they will find other ways to acquire the items they were after. And unfortunately, all of this is even more likely to happen to adult stores where more timid customers may be too afraid or shy to enter the premises.
Net1on1 Wholesale, the UK’s leading adult product supplier would very much like to disrupt this narrative that may lose dozens of UK adult shops numerous customers and sales every day. So, from as little as £300 (+VAT) spent on stock with the wholesaler across six orders, physical stores can now get a WooCommerce website for free.
During our sales trips up and down the country, we’ve been noticing that many brick-and-mortar shops don’t have websites or are in serious need of an online upgrade – said Sebastian Gonzalez, Net1on1’s Sales Manager. Many of these stores have been around for decades, they have a loyal local customer base who return again and again for the personable customer service and discretion. In our eyes, these kinds of shops form the foundation of any country’s adult industry, they’ve been trading way before the internet and eCommerce took over.
In our effort to support these stores, we wanted to come up with a service that offers an accessible and hassle-free option to shop-owners to create an online presence and start reaping the benefits that eCommerce has to offer.
This latest initiative from Net1on1 builds on the already widely successful Shop in a Box service that offers customised, fully stocked and automated website packages to start-up companies and entrepreneurs at an affordable price. Using WooCommerce as the platform to build dozens of websites, the wholesaler says that the Shop in a Box service is optimised for ease of use and overall convenience so new business owners can focus on marketing, SEO, social media and customer service without having to worry about stock, logistics and the massive initial investment that usually comes with building a website from scratch.
We’ve been doing the Shop in a Box service for a couple of years now and have helped dozens of new business owners get started in online selling – explained Gonzalez. All websites come with an API-client that keeps stock levels automatically updated, and pulls through any new orders into our system, so all they need to do is keep an eye on the payments and build their online community, if they wish to do so. The website works with our dropship service so we would send all orders directly to the customer with a packing slip that would have the store’s logo and information on it.
This system could work wonders for brick-and-mortar store owners who may have steered clear of online selling because they didn’t feel confident enough in their IT skills or were afraid that running the website next to their store would require too much time and effort. With our newest offer, we can set them up with a well-functioning, easy to use website, all they have to do in return is spend a minimum of £1500 (+VAT) on stock with us. Basically, they can stock their shelves to the brim from our outstanding product catalogue and within 2-3 weeks they’ll receive an eCommerce site that will generate further profit and exposure for them.
Of course, we realise that spending £1500 in one go is not in everyone’s ballpark, so we created various payment plans where shops can, instead, place a series of smaller orders to qualify. This means that, for example, they can place six orders for £300 (+VAT) each and once they reach £1800, we’ll start working on their site.
We really hope this service will appeal to store-owners as we would love to work with as many of them as possible – concluded Sebastian Gonzalez. They only need to bring their custom to the table, while we offer our friendly customer service, our unique and well-priced product catalogue and our convenient eCommerce solution to them. So, please don’t hesitate, give us a call or drop us a message, we would love to help you lay the next building block of your business empire!