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Weebly to Sellers: Ditch the Desktop


WeeblyWeebly launched new ecommerce tools on Monday to help sellers manage their stores from their mobile devices. Weebly, which was acquired by payments firm Square on May 31st of this year, emphasized the convenience factor that allows sellers to run their businesses from wherever they happen to be – or as the company puts it, “ensuring that crucial back office tasks can also be accomplished with the swipe or tap of your thumb on mobile.”

Sellers can fully edit their store – from product listings and pricing to photos – from any device.

The new ecommerce enhancements include being able to manage shipping and print labels directly from the Weebly app; approve customer reviews as soon as they are submitted; and create marketing campaigns on the fly. “Effortlessly create branded coupon codes from your phone to help capture a new audience, bring back former customers, or give a discount to your friends, family or favorite barista,” Weebly explained.

To make answering shoppers’ questions easier, Facebook Messenger is now embedded into Weebly sites, so sellers can instantly respond to customer from their mobile phones and answer questions about products – “like color, size or delivery options.”

Weebly knows many small merchants travel with laptops in order to manage their online stores. With those sellers in mind, it wrote, “imagine, there was a time when running your own online business “on-the-go” meant crouching for an outlet at a crowded coffee shop. Now it’s as simple pulling your phone out of your pocket.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

One thought on “Weebly to Sellers: Ditch the Desktop”

  1. I will always keep my desk top. Had a hard time with a laptop.
    BUT there has been talk about the mobile security flaw SS7. It makes it easy to hack cell phones, so why would you want to use it for all you business and buying needs.

    I do sell online using a PC. (A few shops)
    I have one simple website and accepts only checks and it does fine.
    I do very little buying using a PC.
    I prefer purchasing in brick and mortar stores and see what I am buying.

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