Every small and medium sized online retailer is a multi-tasker with many business owners managing the end-to-end process from procurement through marketing, sales and fulfilment. Billing is a crucial part of every sale and it’s tempting to think in those early days that all you need to do is take an online payment and leave PayPal to manage the administration. But it’s not long before the lack of a proper invoicing process starts to hurt and the avoidance of administration today causes headaches tomorrow.
The simplest solution that many small business owners employ is to create manual invoices in Excel or Word but sequential numbering, calculation of taxes due and assignment of transactions to the correct accounts quickly becomes challenging. The introduction of accounting software brings with it its own advantages and disadvantages for the small retailer.
In general, small online retail business invoicing methodologies work against them in many ways, including the lack of a professional appearance, facilitating timely payments, and optimising cash flow. All of which are critical to a small business owner because they help sustain and grow results.
ChannelGrabber’s Billing Solution
ChannelGrabber solves these problems by providing a single, fully-integrated system with one user interface, and one location from which you can manage billing for orders taken through all of your outlets.
That’s because ChannelGrabber integrates seamlessly with your webstore, eBay, Amazon and many other sales channels. It enables you to manage the billing process holistically, with speed, efficiency and accuracy.
Choose one of our pre-designed templates and give it a personal touch. Control the look of your invoices by adding your own details and logos and by removing and adding different elements.
Easily setup different invoice templates for each of your trading companies and sales channels such as your own webstore, Amazon and eBay to tailor the look and feel for each channel.
Create invoices as PDFs which you can print or send by email from within the software. Or have the PDF invoice sent automatically to the customer direct, using eBay and Amazon.
Turn Billing into Marketing
Your invoice may be your one chance to communicate with your customer so why waste that chance by simply billing them? Turn your invoice into a marketing tool by adding a few brief marketing messages related to new products, promotions, special offers, loyalty programs, a link to your website or a customer survey to help you gather feedback or any other other information to help you to improve the customer experience.
Multiple sales channels, one system
Invoicing and shipping orders from multiple sales channels using multiple couriers from one location reduces your dispatch times.
Build your Brand and Market
Creating customised invoices by combining pre-designed templates with your own branding adds that personal touch whilst building your brand identity and recognition and extending your marketing reach.
With one orderbook, one system, one interface, one workflow and one invoicing process, costly and time consuming shipping mistakes are avoided.
Save valuable time
ChannelGrabber delivers significant improvements in time efficiency with our customers reporting >70% reduction in time spent dealing invoice-related administration.
Improve customer satisfaction
Improve your customer feedback and build your seller reputation by automatically creating and then sending your receipts the moment you dispatch an order.
More than just a Billing System
ChannelGrabber is a complete end-to-end solution for all online retailers, also handling listings, inventory, orders, shipping and messaging across multiple sales channels.
There’s more to ChannelGrabber than Invoicing
Invoicing is just one of the many great features of ChannelGrabber. It is a suite of tools designed to manage every aspect of online retail administration.
ChannelGrabber integrates with all your sales channels, couriers and more, and helps you with product listings, stock and order management, shipping and messaging. With ChannelGrabber, you’ll feel like you’re managing one business again – not many. It saves you so much time, it will feel like you have a new, and very efficient, member of your team!
Size doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out, a few years down the line or shipping orders by the boatload, ChannelGrabber grows with your business and its adaptive, intuitive processes ensure that no matter how many orders you have and no matter how many invoices you produce, we can make it more manageable.
Substantial time savings can be achieved no matter how big you are. Think of us as an extra member of staff, but at a fraction of the cost!