Think you know all about ShopMonrovia.com, our online shopping portal? Here are just ten of the many ways this service can help ramp up sales, increase foot traffic, create return customers, and introduce lots of new customers to your garden center.
1. EXTENDS YOUR SELECTION
No one can carry everything customers might want, right? (And who wants to disappoint them!) This is why ShopMonrovia.comis such a great option for your garden center. It allows you to extend available inventory to your consumers through a robust online platform with 1,000’s of their favorite high quality varieties.
2. HELPS BOOK THOSE "SPECIAL ORDERS"
You probably have a “special orders” list of customer’s wants that you need to fulfill. We consistently see more orders being delivered to garden centers that use ShopMonrovia.com as an in-store ‘special order’ system. Even if you don’t have the specific plant on the floor that a shopper is looking for, you can likely have to them in 3 weeks through ShopMonrovia.com. Win-win!
3. SO MANY NEW CUSTOMERS!
Did you know that 75% of all ShopMonrovia.com orders were made by consumers who had never been to the independent garden center where they picked up their new plants? Imagine all that foot traffic and potential repeat customers basically being delivered to your door. Plus, you know they’re going to love their new plants.
4. PROFIT SHARING IS A WIN-WIN!
Here’s some info you can take to the bank. A full 40% of each sale made through the online ShopMonrovia.com portal goes to the independent garden center where we deliver the online order.
5. ORDER TOTAL ARE (WAY) UP
While the majority of orders have always typically been substantial on ShopMonrovia.com, this year we’re seeing an average cart size of $145. That’s up 122% vs. 2018.
6. OFF-THE-CHARTS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
We know that you take pride in delivering great service and a superior experience to your customers. We do too. When asked about their experience on ShopMonrovia.com, 76% of consumers gave us a rating of 9 or 10 in 2018.
7. ShopMonrovia.com = YourGardenCenter.com
What works for you, works for us! We’ve given you the choice of promoting this online option as “ShopMonrovia.com” or, if you choose, as your very own garden centers’ online platform. To facilitate this and make it easy, here are marketing assetsfor either approach.
8. PROVEN SUCCESS
There are so many innovative ways to succeed with ShopMonrovia.com. Here’s just one winner we’re like to share. One of our top independent garden centers made a brilliant move of driving consumers to shop online at ShopMonrovia.com (through their own URL address) through this weekend promotion: “Order plants online for in-store pick up and receive 40% gift card.” The garden center received 120 orders (both new and returning customers), and $17.4K in sales over 3 days. If they can do it, so can you…
9. FREE DELIVERY
10. WE'RE DELIVERING MOMENTUM AND SUPPORT
In 2019, through a variety of marking programs, we’re driving millions of impressions to ShopMonrovia.com, and seeing record monthly sales–up 50% YTD. All orders are delivered directly to independent garden centers to connect with them with new or returning consumers.