Most product ranges can easily be fitted into a range of shopping carts in the marketplace, but for a duct component supplier, their product range prevented them from joining the 21st century, causing them to remain reliant on phone and fax ordering, as no neat online solution was available to cater for the complexity of their product range. That is until recently when they launched their own custom designed shopping cart at National Manufacturing Week to make ordering duct online a breeze.
Anybody who works with ducting parts will let you know, it’s surprisingly hard to set up an online shopping cart to sell duct parts, because there is an extraordinary array of component specifications, then on top of that each and every one has its own unique cost. Basic dimension variables consist of specific angles, diameters and also lengths and all these variables mean that regular on-line shopping carts typically aren’t able to handle the total number of variables, without resorting to entering the same product again and again, with the only variant being the dimension, which renders the use of the online store into something which is particularly complicated and unwieldy for a potential customer having a look at the product line.
Here’s an example of what we mean:
Let’s just say you wished to get some straight, standard galvanized duct, which is a fairly straight forward product, but the range of length and diameter permutations is quite significant. Firstly there is the duct length. Conventional galvanised ducting comes in 3 preferred lengths:
- 0.5 of a meter
- 1 meter and
- 2 meters
Next we should take into consideration the variety of diameters the product is available in, in this example we’ll list diameters which are the most frequently used, which are as follows:
As you can see, this means we have 3 different sizes and also 14 various diameters, so to establish an online store just for straight galvanized ductwork, it’d require 42 specific catalogue products. Which is just for straight galvanized ducting. There’s a huge selection of other items people utilizing galvanized duct could also require, like lobsterback bends, branch pieces, telescopic ducting, duct that has a door opening, gates, valves, sweeps, rings, flanges … the selections continue, and furthermore every one of them also has a variety of diameters, lengths and in some instances even more variables.
Now you may be wondering about the wide range of shopping carts out there that already accommodate products with variables like clothing or shoes for example can have a variable of both sizes and colors and while this is true, when you change the colour or size of an item of clothing the price doesn’t need to change along with it, and that’s what’s different in the range of ducting products, every variation in dimension corresponds to a different sales price and that’s the complexity that normal shopping carts don’t handle in any satisfactory way.
Could you picture being a customer trying to look through an online shopping cart to find as well as buy the ducting items that you must have to put together a full ductwork setup? Exactly how unfriendly and complex would it be to try and get through countless different ducting units, all with differing diameters and lengths?
This bewildering set of variables has actually made internet buying for ducting pieces tedious as well as time wasting! But not any longer! Since Advanced Duct Systems (ADS) have now resolved this pickle by building an unique internet-based shopping cart where a customer need only pay a visit to one solitary component web page to pick any type of variable for that part from a drop down list, as well as have the rates for any combination of variables up-date live in the web page on the shopping cart.
This makes online searching as well as buying a piece of cake, as now you are able to simply and easily get a wide range of diameters and lengths from the one web page! You can additionally obtain full specs from the shopping cart in a pdf format from the same webpage.
So if you operate in a company where you need to get ductwork pieces, I invite you to take into consideration the merits of using ADS to purchase your items online. Orders are transmitted straight to their pick and pack centers in Melbourne and Sydney and you receive an order verification sent out to you via e-mail. No more faxing or dialling through your orders along with the risk of “you verbalized one thing they heard something else” mishaps in orders is also stopped.
Advanced Duct Systems markets standard galvanized ducting, pneumatic tubing, powder-coated ductwork, pneumatic conveying duct systems, stainless-steel ducting and also flex ducting online, from the world’s easiest to utilize online shopping cart for acquiring ducting. Check it out next time you need to purchase ducting items. And remember, wholesale and trade buyers get special prices through being provided a specific pass-code which delivers them with trade buyer prices.
Advanced Duct Systems
3/11 Cooper St Campbellfield VIC 3061
Phone: (03) 8339 0894
(Ships to VIC, SA, TAS, WA & NT)
Advanced Duct Systems – Sydney
1/595 Woodstock Avenue, Glendenning, 2761.
Phone: (02) 9675 4546
(Ships to QLD, NSW, & ACT)