Owners, Bryan and Ruthie Dolezal of Treasure Chest Collectibles, utilize Shop Where I Live as another way to sell their in-store products, online. Though selling online when you have a retail business can difficult when you’re dealing with limited inventory, Bryan has found a way to make it manageable. Bryan adds a small tag to each item that is listed on the website that says, “This item is sold on ShopWhereILive.com”. Therefore, if a customer brings this up to the register to purchase, Bryan now knows that this item is needs to be removed from his online shop, and can do so after the in-store purchase is made.
Where you’re dealing with antiques and collectibles, there’s only one of each item. This method allows Bryan to ensure that they can manage both in-store and online, and will not accidentally sell online that which they may have already sold in-store.
Treasure Chest Collectibles utilizes both simple products that manage inventory (often just 1 in stock), as well as variable products where he may have similar items that benefit from being sold within the same product listing, but each can be bought individually. Though Bryan has gotten pretty good at listing his items, even utilizing the variable product tool, the Shop Where I Live team is still there to review his product submissions to ensure that the products are set up correctly.
An additional benefit of the Shop Where I Live platform is the built in SEO for each product. Since collectibles are sought out from all over, our platform accepts orders from all throughout the country. When someone in Tennessee is searching the internet for a collectible item that Treasure Chest Collectibles has in their shop in Marion, IA, the customer CAN purchase and buy and have the item shipped to them. Our platform has had many items bought from all over the U.S., and is an extra way to reach more customers when businesses are willing to ship their products.