Ever wonder why your patients order from other websites when you offered the exact same price in office? Perception and convenience are the two factors that keep your patients engaged with other onlin...
One of the greatest advantages of being registered on Dr. Contact Lens is that you can provide your customers with a variety of shipping options to help increase your sales and loyalty. Dr. Contact Le...
Perception and convenience are the two factors that keep your patients engaged with other online retailers. Here are some things that online competitors do to snag that sale before you have a chance:
One of the greatest advantages of being registered on Dr. Contact Lens is that you can provide your customers with a variety of shipping options to help increase your sales and loyalty.
Dr. Contact Lens is a platform and marketplace for practices to create an efficient ship to home system. Shipping orders saves you 325+ hours of staff time for every 1,000 orders. It also sends a very clear message to your patients: We offer convenience.
In small business, it is easy to get caught up in the cents and dollars of cost. When shipping gives you the ability to scale and grow in volume, the benefits outweighs this cost. Dr. Contact Lens gives you the tools to sell to more, making shipping costs a worthwhile expenditure.
We have put together a run-down of the shipping strategies and cost analysis to keep your customers coming back and building your revenue.
Shipping costs & options
What does a consumer want when they shop on an e-commerce site? You guessed it, free shipping. Online stores offering free shipping will widely see more orders. Aside from allowing customers to track their orders, we offer fast, premium shipping options that enable you to improve the customer experience by communicating a clear delivery day. So what does it cost the average practice to ship all their orders home? Let's take a look at a typical practice.
The average practice does 500 orders a year
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