How a Virtual Assistant can benefit eCommerce Businesses

Building up a profitable eCommerce business, owners of eCommerce businesses would know, takes some time and a great deal of work. Tasks include setting up the eCommerce to manage digital marketing and the store’s inventory.

Many such tasks build up and tend to be overwhelming at times. However, with various skill sets once your store is established, the benefits you reap are well worth the time spent on your venture.

At this stage, you might want more independence. Your ultimate goal might be to work less. You can then delegate some of your tasks to a virtual assistant. Such studies would include time-consuming administration that someone else can easily do, which will cost you less than doing it yourself.

Why Do You Need an eCommerce Virtual Assistant?

Simply put, a virtual assistant for eCommerce businesses, such as those that trade independently or on online platforms such as Shopify or Amazon, can dramatically reduce the time you need to spend on your business.

However, to make outsourcing work, you must be clear about your goals and needs when hiring a virtual assistant.

The best idea is to speak to an outsourcing expert who can advise you on what will work best for you and what will not. Virtual assistants can complete many tasks based on their skill sets. You want to onboard a virtual assistant with the right skill sets.

How Can a Virtual Assistant Help You? 

An eCommerce virtual assistant can assist with setting up your eCommerce store. This includes installing your website theme, arranging the site navigation and options, constructing the payment gateway, and establishing your customer/CRM system. Configure your email platform, develop sign-up and contact forms, and create automated emails such as order confirmation or a ‘thanks for subscribing’ message. Plus, to construct a ‘coming soon’ page, set up stock announcements such as an ‘out-of-stock’ or ‘back-in-stock’ notification, and develop a wish list function for your site.

Other Areas a VA can Help eCommerce Businesses

Manage the Inventory

A VA can also manage your inventory by developing product listings relative to your stock. Plus, edit the photos used to promote the products, upload new photos, and update old images. Also, place new product orders and tag and categorize your products according to style, popularity, or color. Also, refresh your inventory by adding new products and removing products that are no longer sold. Moreover, assist with sales by helping with sales prices or setting up coupon codes.

Assist with Copy and SEO

Virtual assistants can draft your copy. This can include recruiting your SEO website content, adding meta tags and optimizing your website for you, writing your product descriptions, adding the terms and conditions to your site, adding the shipping and delivery terms, the exchange and returns terms, and writing blogs and emails for you.

Help with Digital Marketing 

The remote assistant can manage your digital marketing. It will include managing the Instagram, Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn ads, creating remarketing ads, adding pay-per-click ads, and adding SEO link-building to your site. Additionally, they would be setting up your Facebook and Instagram shops, achieving the social media management of your various social media platforms, and completing the copywriting for your social media content.

Help with Customer Services

Your VA will look after your valuable customers by offering excellent customer service. This will be done by addressing client inquiries, responding to reviews, helping with exchanges and refunds, handling social media messages, and updating your website’s ‘frequently asked questions’ section.

Help with Graphic Design.

The virtual assistant can be entrusted with creating graphic designs such as logo designs, package designs, email template designs, ad designs, banner designs, and new website designs.

The Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant with Aristo Sourcing

Instead of trying to set up everything independently, you could hire a local worker to assist you. However, there are many benefits to using the services of a virtual assistant. Allow Aristo Sourcing to elaborate on the virtues.

Reliable and Skilled Applicants

Since 2014, we at Aristo Sourcing have been sourcing great virtual assistants for our clients. In the process, we have developed a reliable base of highly skilled virtual assistants. These remote assistants are mostly from native-English-speaking countries, so communication with those in the client’s own country or market is not a problem.

Comprehensive Employment System

Aristo Sourcing follows a strict and detailed recruitment process distinct from other outsourcing companies. All VAs must pass a screening before being considered for an interview by us and, ultimately, by our clients. You can discover more about our hiring process here: How it works.

Aristo Sourcing will Look After Everything.

The team at Aristo Sourcing will support you at every step of the way, including handling your employee payroll.

Team leaders

At Aristo Sourcing, we recognize that hiring your first virtual assistant can be overwhelming. For this reason, our team will conduct regular check-ins to gauge the quality of the virtual assistant’s communication and to work with you. We will address any problem and find a solution for you.

Remote Work Location

All virtual assistants work remotely, circumventing any expenses or delays associated with transport issues. In addition, the workers are flexible and can work around times that match your and your business’s needs.


As the virtual assistants are based in states with lower economic costs, a business could save half or a third on salaries compared with hiring a local employee by appointing a virtual assistant. Besides the cost savings, the money saved can be reinvested into the business to scale it up faster.


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