What and Why?

How effective is your website and what does it cost to support, maintain and enhance?
Most fastener industry websites typically display static ancillary information including the company name, logo, contact us. Product information is also limited to product categories and a line card. Your customers already know your information and have no compelling reason to revisit your website for new products or promotions.

What are Price Gridz®?
Price Gridz® are two dimensional windows to the price for products that have similar characteristics.

What if my customers won't use my online order entry?
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The only way to determine whether your customers will use your online order entry is to try the product. There is no substitute for actually putting it in front of your customers and measuring their response. If they use it, like it, and increase their business with you - great. If they don"t use it, let us know. You have the option of suggesting enhancements which be helpful, or cancelling the service. Your only cost would be the limited time necessary to provide the data which in most cases is basic information readily available. The only out of pocket expense is the $3.33 per day once the 3rd month of service has began.

What does it take to load my product list?
Email us a spreadsheet and we will load your data.

What if Foesys.com is not effective for my business?
This is a two part question. The first is determining what constitutes effectiveness for my business and secondly, what would it cost to exit this strategy?

It"s all about risk versus reward.
When considering Foesys.com you may ask the following questions:

The evolution of Order Entry and staying ahead of the curve.
"Standing still is hardly a recipe for success in today's fast-changing business environment. Successful enterprises are agile. They evolve, innovate and adapt to rapidly changing market forces." http://www.winningworkplaces.org

In most businesses too much time is spent looking up standard information to answer customer question
  • How much time is spent updating your customers as to order status?

What is the cost to trying Foesys.com?
No costs until you have been up and running for at least 30 days.

Using Foesys.com vs buying a generic order entry software package.
Do you believe to have an online order entry system, you need only buy and install a software package? This approach has several shortcomings.

Have you considered the cost of developing your own online order entry system?
The primary downside to this approach is cost. To begin with, there are sunk costs for development which include web design, programming, product artwork and other one time setup costs. There are additional ongoing operational costs which include web hosting fees, usage charges based on the number of products, number of customers, dollar volume, number of web pages served up, number of clicks and many other activity metrics. Finally, there are ongoing support costs which include upgrade and maintenance fees and the inevitable hidden costs.

Getting customers to stay on your website.
You never get a second chance to create a first impression. "Users rush through Web pages they have time to read only a quarter of the text on the pages they actually visit" and "users often leave Web pages in 10-20 seconds, but pages with a clear value proposition can hold people's attention for much longer" Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox. Foesys.com displays your specials and/or selected products randomly on your home page immediately getting and holding customers' attention. The ability to continue and place orders immediately encourages further interaction.

Why online order entry is essential to my business.
A broad range of studies have concluded that the cost of retaining an existing customer is 1/7th the cost of acquiring a new customer. With this in mind providing additional value added services to better service your customers is key.

Online Order Entry is becoming a necessary business requirement.
Not long ago having email capability was considered a differentiator and now we could not imagine doing business without it. How long before this is true for online order entry? In fact, a web based order entry system is fast becoming a requirement for doing business.