Do you own a Swiss Army knife? Have you used every one of its tools? Probably not… yet.
Just because the tools are there, doesn’t mean that they are right for your needs right now. But of course, they may come in handy in the future.
It can be the same with your website. Storbie provides lots of features, including ecommerce. But if you feel that your business isn’t ready for that step yet, no worries. It’ll still be there when you are, and in the meantime there are lots of ways to benefit from its Swiss Army features, including having a catalogue website which showcases your products without online sales.
Let’s take a look at the top five benefits to having a catalogue website with Storbie. (more…)
A social media account or an online listing is no longer enough, your pharmacy needs its own standalone website. It’s now expected that customers can find you online and access information about your products and services wherever they are and at whatever time of day.
Pharmacies are especially of interest to shoppers in New Zealand, with an 18% growth in online search via Google in the first quarter of this year, compared to the previous year. But what type of website your pharmacy needs depends on what you want to get out of it. (more…)
Wellington-based ecommerce platform, Storbie, is proud to have been named Supplier of the Year at the 2018 Pharmacy Awards held in Auckland on Saturday evening, 28 July.
In just 18 months, Storbie has become the leading ecommerce provider for New Zealand independent pharmacies, with over 20% using the platform. Storbie is recommended to pharmacies by the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand.
Storbie is helping community pharmacies engage with the changing generation of shoppers as well as prepare them for the influx of overseas discounter chains. With the option for a catalogue website, click and collect, or full ecommerce, pharmacies can choose the level of online sophistication they need to help their customers make informed decisions. (more…)
One of the leading suppliers to the beauty industry for over 34 years, House of Camille has award-winning Skindinavia makeup and Brush on Block sun-care products available to sync directly with your Storbie pharmacy website.
House of Camille products will automatically update with the latest changes, images and compliant descriptions. Price and stock levels can also synchronise with pharmacy POS systems.
Storbie is the website and e-commerce platform recommended for pharmacies by the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand.
We know through our work with the Guild, and the hundreds of pharmacy owners we deal with throughout New Zealand, that one of the biggest challenges pharmacy owners face in managing a website is time.
That’s why we’ve created the Storbie Pharmacy Supplier Network, which allows pharmacies to load products to their Storbie website faster than ever with compliant descriptions and quality images direct from suppliers. (more…)
Storbie is pleased to announce our partnership with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for the Supplier Network for Pharmacies.
The global force in health, hygiene and home, RB has numerous trusted brands including Nurofen, Scholl, Strepsils, Durex, and Gaviscon. All will be available to sync directly with pharmacies on our Professional Plan from April 2018. (more…)
Many consumers won’t even consider transacting with a company that doesn’t have a strong online presence to go with their physical store. A website should serve as a company’s central hub in today’s modern marketing world.
If your pharmacy does not have an adequate online presence, you could in fact be missing out on sales through your physical store.
Many business owners think a website or online store is just another channel to make money. Don’t think of it that way – think of it as much more integrated to the buying habits of your customers. (more…)
Storbie is proud to welcome New Zealand company Te Arai BioFarma to our Supplier Network.
As a pharmacy owner, you’ll soon be able to add Te Arai BioFarma products to your website in just a few simple clicks. All products will be loaded with the latest images, compliant descriptions and be updated as required automatically. Stock levels and pricing will also synchronise with POS systems. (more…)
Over the last 12 months Storbie has quickly grown to be the biggest supplier of ecommerce-capable websites to independent pharmacies in New Zealand. During that time, we have spoken to hundreds of pharmacies, come to admire the important work that they do and appreciate the way that they manage a complex and challenging business.
Pharmacies are not only delivering an important health service – that many of us take for granted and takes years of training, focus and attention to detail – they are also managing a complex retail business, bringing together products from hundreds of suppliers into a busy store. It’s no wonder that pharmacies often struggle to find the time to get their pharmacy and product catalogue online even if they appreciate the importance of doing so.
Identifying the challenges of online product catalogue management for pharmacies
At Storbie, we are a practical bunch. We are always striving to identify and solve our customers’ real challenges. We have also always been the champion of the independent retailer. While working with pharmacies, we have come to learn that the biggest challenge facing the independent pharmacy in New Zealand regarding setting up and managing a digital channel is the product catalogue. (more…)