Running an online school shop might seem intimidating, but it actually saves school administrators time while improving access and convenience for parents.
Streamline administration with an online school shop
Do you sell PE kits, school uniform, backpacks, books or stationery? They’re all essential items that support student learning and crucially, generate additional income for your school. However, keeping track of stock and orders through spreadsheets, pen and paper, emails and phone calls is an administrative headache! Therefore, busy school offices need a reliable tool to handle the whole process, from managing stock to generating receipts.
- Streamline your process, particularly around busier periods, such as the start of term
- Save time manually processing orders and managing stock
- Reduce or eliminate cash handling on-site
- Increase convenience for parents
It’s not just schools that benefit! Parents can browse the online shop at their convenience via the website or app. Additionally, they can place an order and pay within moments, with our secure online payment platform.
Seamlessly manage your stock
Set stock levels – you can easily set stock levels for each product.
Use filters – show parents the items relevant to their child. For example, filter by year for appropriate revision guides or by house for correctly-coloured PE kits.
Back orders – if a parent purchases more than what is available, an open order can be created, so the school can identify any outstanding items.
Decline orders – you can choose to automatically decline orders if the stock limit has been reached. Instead, a stock warning message can be shown to the user. This is useful for limited-availability products, such as event tickets or old stock items.
Open an online school shop
If you’d like to find out more, our product specialists can help you discover how an online shop could benefit your school. Book a demo online or call 02380 016 563.