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…)
Over the next few weeks, we will be upgrading all Smallfish stores to the improved product variation management and file management systems.
Many stores are already on these systems — we received numerous requests to upgrade at the time of the release, and these systems have since been automatically applied for newly created stores. For customers that are yet to make the change, this upgrade will make it easier to manage your products and files and also open up new features that you can take advantage of.
Read on to find out more about each of these upgrades. (more…)