Being able to manage your online store from anywhere is a key point in making your business a success. When you are your own boss, free time or days off stop being a thing for you. Regardless of where you are and what you are doing, being able to access your store and manage it at any moment is essential. Online stores don’t close, and so, neither do you. If you can’t afford to spend all day in front of your computer, there are a few apps and hardware that you can carry with you and your tablet so you can get in sales mode at any minute.
Sell from the Cloud
It’s a good idea to set up your online store with a cloud eCommerce service, so you can access your store management from any device with an internet connection, even if you don’t have any software installed. This will not only prevent disasters caused by faulty hardware or a computer malfunction, but you also can save yourself from having to deal with website or server management, among other cumbersome tasks related to hosting your store in your own domain
Use Your Tablet as Your Portable Shop
When you imagine ringing up a customer, you see the screen display, cash register, barcode reader, card reader. Not exactly something you want to carry around everywhere with you in case you meet a potential customer out in the street. It’s a good thing you don’t have to. With access to your online store and product catalog and a portable card reader, you can turn your tablet into a point of sale terminal that fits in your suitcase. Thanks to this, you will multiply the chances for sales and always be ready to show your goods at any moment
All In One
To be honest, there is little to no reason for you to not manage your online store completely from your tablet. You can already synchronize your online sales with the sales you do in person, plus controlling the stock and sales history. If you feel like going all the way portable, there is plenty of useful hardware to completely manage your store from your tablet, from stocking to sales, billing and accounting, all in one single device. As long as you are remembering the first advice and keep your shop in a cloud storage eCommerce service, you don’t have to worry about losing your precious data if you lose your tablet anyway, but the advantages of being able to carry your store with you anywhere are many and clear, so it’s worth giving it a try.
If you are not 100 percent sure, you can always manage the main sides of the business from a computer and keep your tablet as a handy extra help that will make managing your online store a little easier on you. You won’t have to worry about not being available to your customers anymore, and the freedom that gives you is already more than enough reward for going mobile.