As a family butcher, you know the importance of providing high-quality products and top-notch customer service. Your customers rely on you for their daily meals, and you take pride in providing them with the best possible experience. But with the world changing rapidly, it’s important to adapt your business to stay ahead of the curve.
Most people think of butcher shops as small businesses that sell only over their local meat counter, but that is no longer the case. Thanks to the internet and the digital revolution, small businesses all across the country are expanding their market and using technology to their advantage. That’s where Mercury Order comes in.
Mercury Order is an effortless online ordering system that gives your customers home delivery and/or click and collect services. It’s an effortless solution that eliminates the pain points of manual administration, accounting errors, and lost customers due to inability to offer easy online ordering. Mercury Order can easily connect to your existing website. Setting up is free, and if you don’t sell online, you don’t pay anything. When you do sell, you benefit from the lowest percentage per transaction available. Simply upload products, set collection or delivery slot availability, and you’re ready to start fulfilling orders online.
The Future of Selling Meat: Going Online
With the UK beginning 2023 on the brink of recession, many businesses are struggling to stay afloat. This is especially true for butchers and meat sellers who have traditionally relied on in-person transactions to make a living. However, there is hope for those who are willing to embrace the future of selling meat: going online.
With an online ordering system like Mercury Order, setting up a butcher online shop has never been easier. You can offer home delivery and/or click and collect services to your customers, making it convenient for them to get the meat they need without leaving their homes or having to wait in a queue. And with the COVID-19 pandemic just behind us, many consumers are looking for safe and convenient ways to shop, making an online presence even more essential for your business.
Why Selling Meat Online is Essential
As a butcher or meat seller, you may wonder why you should offer online ordering to your customers. After all, your business has been operating for years without it, and you may feel that your loyal customer base will continue to support you. However, in the current economic climate, it’s crucial to adapt and evolve to meet changing customer needs. Here are some benefits of offering online ordering that you may not have considered:
Increased Sales and Revenue
By offering online ordering, you can reach a wider audience and make your products available to customers who may not be able to visit your physical store during your opening times. You can offer delivery or click and collect services, which can attract busy customers who value convenience. With Mercury Order, you can begin selling online on the same day as setting up, and you’ll benefit from the lowest transaction fees available, which means more revenue for your business.
Reduced Administration Time and Increased Efficiency
One of the biggest pain points for butchers is the time and effort it takes to manually process orders and keep track of inventory. With Mercury Order, all orders are clearly displayed, and you can easily track inventory levels, set up customised delivery or click and collect slots, and manage your orders from one central platform. This frees up more time for you to focus on other aspects of your business.
Furthermore, taking orders over the phone or via social media can lead to mistakes, such as incorrect orders or missed delivery times/dates. This can result in dissatisfied customers and lost revenue. With Mercury Order, all orders are processed automatically, and customers can select their preferred delivery or collection slot at the time of purchase. This reduces the risk of mistakes and ensures that customers receive their orders on time, every time.
Supermarkets are offering delivery and click and collect services, and it can be hard for smaller businesses to keep up. But with Mercury Order, you can compete on a level playing field. You can offer the same convenience and flexibility as the big players, without the need for a large investment.
Futureproof Your Business
Consumer buying behaviour has changed, and it’s unlikely to go back to the way it was before. People have become accustomed to the convenience of online ordering, and they expect it from all businesses. If you don’t offer this service, you risk losing customers to competitors who do. With Mercury Order, you can meet those expectations and futureproof your business. Our easy-to-use platform enables you to sell online and reach new customers, without the need for costly bespoke systems or high commission fees.
Mercury Order also makes it easy for you to offer your customers the option to purchase meat boxes and bundles. These pre-packaged selections are an excellent way to increase your revenue and offer your customers a convenient, cost-effective way to buy meat. With Mercury Order, you can create custom meat boxes and bundles, set prices, and offer delivery or click-and-collect options.
Additionally, Mercury Order makes it simple to offer specialty meat products such as organic meat, sustainable meat, or halal meat. If you are a local butcher looking to expand your reach, Mercury Order can help you tap into new markets and connect with customers who are passionate about high-quality meat.
So, is it worth it to invest in an online ordering system for meat delivery? The answer is a resounding yes! By offering your customers the convenience of online ordering and home delivery, you are not only future-proofing your business but also staying ahead of the curve in an increasingly digital world.
At Mercury Order, we are passionate about supporting local butchers and meat sellers. Our platform is designed to make it easy and affordable for you to start selling meat online, expand your customer base, and grow your revenue. With our intuitive interface, comprehensive reporting, and easy integration with your existing website, Mercury Order is the perfect solution for local butchers who want to offer online ordering and delivery.
See how it Works
If you’re interested in learning more about Mercury Order and how it can benefit your business, we invite you to join our free 15-minute one-to-one webinar demonstration. During the webinar, you’ll see just how effortless Mercury Order is to use, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We understand that every business is unique, and we’ll work with you to create a customised solution that meets your specific needs.
To register for the webinar, simply visit https://mercuryorder.com/webinars/. You’ll be asked to provide your contact information and select a time that works for you. We look forward to showing you how Mercury Order can help you grow your business and reach new customers.
Online ordering is no longer a luxury but a necessity for butchers and meat sellers who want to grow their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Mercury Order offers a simple and affordable solution that can help you automate your operations, reach new customers, and increase your revenue. Don’t let the fear of change hold you back – sign up for our free webinar demonstration today and see for yourself how effortless online ordering can be.