10 Benefits of Outsourcing Product Data Entry Services

rohit@suntecindia.com eCommerce Product Data Entry July 12, 2014
Product data entry services

Outsourcing product data entry has a range of benefits.

Data entry, among many, is one thing that is best left to the experts. To validate our claim, we have shortlisted 10 benefits that will prompt you to outsource it rather than doing it in-house.

Data entry is one of the fundamental steps of building and maintaining an eCommerce website. You need to constantly update your database or inventory with the products that you sell to make it complete and keep it up-to-date. Also, whenever any online business scales up, the scale of this job increases as well. Most businesses take the wise step to outsource their product data entry services to a company that excels in it. For others who are still thinking, and the ones who are set to start an online business, here are 10 strong reasons why you should go the offshoring route too.

  1. Increased focus on core competencies
  2. Product data entry is a very important process for eCommerce websites. But it is not your area of expertise. This only means you’ll have three options. First, you hire a special in-house team for it. Bad option. That means increased pay load, great infrastructure costs, and other formalities. Second, you could make the guys already there do it. This is even worse. Because you’re making people do something that they weren’t hired for in the first place, and you’re also making them feel less relevant and important. The third option is certainly the best – outsource.

  3. Improved productivity
  4. Digressing to data entry may prevent you from fully satisfying customers through various channels. This could result in a serious loss of business. But when you offshore data entry to the experts, you can engage your customers better by focusing on better user experience and interaction. This way, both the needs are taken care of better.

  5. Better data management
  6. The experts have read every book of the trade. They not only know how to digitize your data but also how to manage it better through systematic storage across multiple platforms. This way, your data becomes more organized, more available and more helpful through efficient indexing.

  7. Cost saving
  8. Needless to say, outsourcing these services to a company that specializes in it is much cheaper than trying to do it in-house. You can invest the saved money into a richer user interface or more engaging social media activities like contests.

  9. Better accuracy
  10. Data entry is a complex and redundant task. Therefore, expecting an exceptionally high level of accuracy from your in-house team would be asking for too much. Outsourcing the job makes it more convenient and even cent percent accurate.

  11. More flexibility
  12. You can easily scale up your website or a particular project if you hire a company to do the job for you, because they generally have that kind of available bandwidth. In doing it yourself, you add many constraints that do not allow you to be flexible and therefore hinders your business’ growth.

  13. Enhanced data security
  14. Outsourcing companies go to great lengths to ensure that your data is safe with them through proper security measures. They make employees sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, conduct regular audit trails, restrict access to authorized users only, and regularly check the performance and security of their servers through penetration testing.

  15. Experienced personnel
  16. Reputed companies are cautious in their hiring process and choose only the most skilled workforce to do the job for them. So even at an affordable cost, you get experienced personnel who know how to get the job done better.

  17. Saves time
  18. When qualified, trained and experienced professionals do the work, they do it faster. They know the issues that are faced on the journey and they know how to overcome them in the shortest time possible. They know how to clear the bugs sooner. They also know the best methodology that will suit a particular project.

  19. Quality support
  20. Should you get stuck somewhere doing it all by yourself, you will again need to hire professionals or consult them to make it work for you. Also, during and after the project, there are many intricacies that arise. Offshoring the work also brings with it quality service and support, that stays with you during and after the process.

    Outsource the product data entry of your eCommerce website now and avail the benefits mentioned above. Do you know of more benefits that data entry outsourcing offers? Share with us in the comments below.

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