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HOW TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND BENEFIT YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS‌

TURN YOUR SHOPIFY TRAFFIC INTO SALES

JULY 2021

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Whether your business is large or small, it is possible to takes steps that will save you money while also helping to save or improve the environment.

Be a green online business

If you want to make your business practices greener by using an eco-friendly approach then it’s important that any marketing company or third party involved in your supply chain has also adopted a green approach and shares your eco-values. If you make the right choice of those involved with your business then this will save you time and money from the very start so you need to establish this at the beginning of your working relationship.

Obviously running your business online is a much greener option that operating from a physical brick building that takes up space on our overcrowded planet but there are, however, still certain negative environmental impacts of the internet.

To avoid these and to continue on your mission to be greener online, you should look for those hosting providers using renewable energy to fuel their servers. Having done that, you should then seek out a Shopify Agency to create an online store that aligns with your mission and values and that puts green shopping at the top of the agenda.

So, what can you do to make sure your online business remains eco-friendly whilst also saving you money at the same time?

  • When you’re away from devices such as computers and printers for lengthy periods of time, make sure you turn them off
  • When you’re not using devices for shorter periods, ensure that you have activated the snooze, sleep or energy saving option
  • Select a renewable energy company that will help you to save money on the energy you use to power any devices 
  • Avoid printing unless you absolutely have to – almost all documents can now be signed digitally
  • Even if you’re not interested in the emails you receive, they still use up time and energy so simply unsubscribe from them 
  • Make sure you use  eco-friendly packaging and always try to reuse packaging whenever you can
  • Instead of destroying any goods that are returned, try selling them on an online marketplace to not only increase your income but to also make sure they don’t end up in landfill
  • If you accurately describe your products in detail and add clear photos of them then this will reduce the likelihood of customers returning the goods they have received and thus cause less damage to the environment and save you energy, time and the cost of processing returns.

How can your recycled waste make you money?

Most businesses often use a recycling or waste disposal company to remove and recycle waste but by separating your recycling yourself, you could actually make money.

Here at The Green Alchemist you can sell your recycled waste such as glass bottles, cardboard and paper on our unique marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of recyclable or recycled material.

You can access information about buyers and sellers by checking their profiles to see where they are based and what they are looking for or offering for sale.

For example, being an eCommerce business often involves much cardboard waste after goods have been delivered and on The Green Alchemist you can find lots of companies who will buy this cardboard waste from you.

Like what you hear? Contact us to get the ball rolling.