Boost is an invisible e-commerce company. Our platform is powerful and fully featured to replace the need to build and manage a website. Add your products, establish inventory, set shipping rules and taxes - in the lightest, fastest and most shareable way. For a deeper dive on what to expect, be sure to check out Seller Dashboard. Here are the top 5 reasons why Boost is better than a website.
1) Easier: Managing a website takes a lot of time - it's like running a store - you have to "be" there. You also need to buy a domain name, pay for hosting and update the site constantly. With Boost, you can set up and sell your first product in 2 minutes. There's no website, just #shoptags for your products that you can place anywhere. We call it invisible e-commerce for that reason, it's everywhere and no where at the same time.
2) Cheaper: At this time, Boost costs $29.95 per month. Most fully functional e-commerce websites start at $39.95 and go all the way up to $200 or more per month. Plus, you still need to worry about hosting, domain names, management time and advertising costs. We'll talk more about that in point 4 below.
3) Faster: Boost is a mobile first e-commerce company. There's nothing to download, nothing to install and nothing to maintain. Instead, we leverage the most popular app in the world - text messaging. First time buyers will experience a branded express checkout (Apple Pay is supported). The second time they buy from you or any other seller on our platform, they simply reply with a YES text to buy - 3 seconds.
4) Everywhere: The hidden power of Boost is the #hashtag. Since #hashtags are readable on Google, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and more, your product hashtags, or #shoptags as we call them, will automatically surf the internet - thus creating more awareness for your point of sale. Not to mention, #shoptags are easily shareable. You can create "variations" of #shoptags and have influencers, family and friends all drive your sales. Websites require SEO and advertising, that's slow and expensive. Boost drives awareness for you.
5) Powerful: Boost is a complete e-commerce solution. We have a complete CRM to support customer profiles, plus inventory management, shipping, taxes and more. Boost is also compliant and safe with all transactional, texting and payments standards. Payments are made through Stripe and securely deposited directly into your bank account of your choosing.