In the dynamic world of e-commerce, every second counts. So when you get bogged down in the quagmire of manual data input and data management, you’re already behind.
This happens more than you’d think! A survey conducted by Zapier found that 76% of respondents spend up to three hours of every workday manually moving data. It’s headache-inducing work, with its endless updates, mind-numbing copy-pasting, and painstaking verification. To put this into perspective, consider the effort required for e-commerce: for a typical e-shop, it takes an astounding three full months of full-time work to enter product specifications for just one season. This is a clear illustration of the sheer volume and intensity of such manual tasks. Furthermore, 55% of respondents to a recent survey by Smartsheet found this type of work to be the least productive part of their jobs.
Not only is this process time-consuming and tedious, but it also opens the door to things like human error and outdated—or just plain inaccurate—info. When that happens, customer experience shutters, business efficiency drops, and your bottom line takes a hit—up to 25% of revenue, according to MIT Sloan.
The need for a streamlined and accurate approach to data management has never been more pressing. So what can be done?