Have you ever considered hiring a virtual assistant for your eCommerce business but wasn’t sure what the first steps to take were? VA’s can come from many different backgrounds, many different locations, and many different companies.

Luckily for you, we have already established an up and running virtual assistant company that focuses primarily on eCommerce, and has been designed solely for helping your business get to that level of success you’ve been looking for.

Read on throughout today’s article to find out more about why hiring a virtual assistant for your eCommerce business is going to be highly beneficial in many ways.

So, You Want to Hire a Virtual Assistant?

As we stated above, hiring just any VA can be easy, but hiring a great VA can really make your business better than ever before.

When you go searching for the best VA on the web, you’re probably not even taking into consideration that there are also a handful of VA companies out there as well.

We’ll touch on their differences in a bit, but for now, let’s focus on what exactly a VA can help with as you run your business.

  1. Manage your online presence via listings
  2. Tackle the endless research required to properly describe your products
  3. Whiten backgrounds, crop images, rotate, etc.
  4. Utilize excellent keywords, Seo-friendly phrases, and smart product specifications
  5. Take care of all the cross-listing and delisting that may be necessary
  6. Price your products at the perfect price point through thorough research with comps
  7. Relist stale items when preferred
  8. Insert blurbs for your business where desired
  9. Describe additional features and benefits of each item
  10. Include the style number or name of your products

Seriously, virtual assistants can do a lot. Perhaps much more than you’d previously thought. We’d like to get into these points in more detail, so that you can make an easier and more informed decision about whether or not hiring a VA is right for you.

What’s the Difference Between a VA and a VA Company?

So, there are two different ways to go about hiring a VA. You could either hire one directly, from a website portal such as Upwork, Fiverr, or the other top hiring platforms on the web.

Or maybe you know someone who is nearby, a friend, a relative, or a neighbor perhaps that has been looking for an extra bit of cash to stash for their savings.

This person may know you well, and know your business slightly better than someone random online, yes. But, they are not likely going to know the ins and outs of managing an online marketplace, or describing your products with SEO in mind.

They’re also probably not going to know about your business, (from a business perspective), as we would, or as a trained virtual assistant might.

This kind of knowledge can only come from learning and experience of the platforms in question, years of research or skills that enhance the SEO aspect of your listings.

That means that yes, your items will still get listed, and your products may still sell. However, they may not have as great of a chance to sell, as they would if someone who is more experienced in your niche may have been able to help.

If you choose, however, to go with a VA from one of the many platforms available to hire from, you may increase your chances of having a better sell-through rate, and more accurately described listings.

Unfortunately, these folks might not always be as reliable as your mom or little sister, since they are just a stranger looking to make an extra buck on your dime.

Freelancers are great for most online gigs, but if you’re looking for someone who is going to excel in your business, and is going to stand the test of time, this may not be the best option to go with.

They can sometimes be unreliable, unruly, or perhaps they just can’t give you what you need to run your business smoothly, and in turn has made managing a VA even more work than what you’d previously set out for.

VA’s are supposed to make running your business simpler, not more complex. So, if you’re looking for the absolute best way to hire a virtual assistant for your eCommerce business, doing so through a VA Company is most likely going to be the best bang for your buck.

What All Can a VA Do?

A virtual assistant can do much more than you’ve imagined as we already mentioned. This includes making your life easier, and more efficient as well.

Hiring a VA to take on the background work can provide you with a whole lot of time you may have not previously known you could have. You may have been searching for extra pockets of time throughout your day to block off for certain tasks that you didn’t know could be automated.

Fortunately, after hiring a VA, you’ll find all the time you need to bounce back to your business and focus on putting in the time required to grow it, not just run it.

  1. Manage your online presence via listings

If you haven’t already started listing your products online, you’re surely missing out on several platforms that could be bringing you additional revenue to support your business.

Multiple marketplaces exist such as eBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Depop and Etsy that are just waiting for you to list your items for sale!

If you prefer listing on your own site however, we can do that for you, too. Or perhaps you already have an existing site, and simply want us to cross-list your inventory to the other platforms.

Whatever or wherever it is that you need us to list, we can absolutely guarantee that we understand these platforms and can list your products properly on each and every one.

  1. Tackle the endless research required to properly describe your products

Taking extra time to tackle researching every one of your items is going to be extremely time consuming, and you probably don’t have those extra minutes just lying around.
This is where a VA can come in and assist with making sure the proper research is done and accomplished before setting your listings live for buyers to view.

Making sure that products have searchable words and buyer friendly phrases is something that is extremely important to keep in mind when creating a listing.

  1. Whiten backgrounds, crop images, rotate, etc.

Again, this task can be tricky and time consuming, if you don’t already have software to accommodate this to-do, or the skills on how to get your backgrounds white, crisp and clean looking.

Great looking photos are important, as you want your business to appear just as professional as you are.

  1. Utilize excellent keywords, Seo-friendly phrases, and smart product specifications

SEO is critical to having your items rank higher in Google, and any other search engines on the web. Our VA’s will be sure to use the best keywords and phrases to describe each of your products.

  1. Take care of all the cross-listing and delisting that may be necessary

We will cover all of your bases and get your inventory cross-listed on any platform that you prefer to start listing on. Delisting can be done as well, so you can rest assured that your listings will not have the chance to double-sell.

  1. Price your products at the perfect price point through thorough research with comps

With Hammoq, your products will be drafted only after thorough research has been done to find comparable items that have sold and pricing has been properly established, based on your preferences.

  1. Relist stale items when preferred

If you’re having troubles with older listings, allow us to refresh them for you by relisting them on the same or new platforms so that they will be able to attract a new, fresh audience and different demographics.

  1. Insert blurbs for your business where desired

A business blurb can easily be inserted into each and every listing description. Just let us know what is needed, and we will be sure to add it to your listing everytime, so that your customers are always in the know of your business policies.

  1. Describe additional features and benefits of each item

If you prefer to have just a little more than the basics, we’ve got you covered! We’ll do the extra digging required to find that perfect amount of information to add to your description that describes each benefit and feature of your item.

  1. Include the style number or name of your products

Including the style name or number of your item is most often some of the most important information in the whole listing. You can count on our team of VA’s to add these to the proper locations which will allow your listing to be searched by style name or number as well as the item’s basic attributes.

Get started today with our expertly developed VA company and start listing in 12 hours or less. Sign up for Hammoq through our website or via the app store on your mobile device and stop losing the extra time you need to build your business.



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