When you need an extra set of hands to handle the growing demands of your online store, you know you’re on the right track. Cheers to all business owners building their online store from the ground up!

Every business is unique, yet all employees share a common need. Whether they are store managers, designers, developers, or marketers,—they require access to your online store to carry out their responsibilities effectively.

But you don’t want to give away full access to your store to everyone as it can become difficult to manage–what should you do?

Keep reading to discover how to onboard staff or any external contractors efficiently while limiting access to your store’s sensitive information.

The Importance of Managing Staff Permissions

In the US, there are 33.2 million small businesses, but only 16% of them have up to 19 employees. So, it’s not surprising that when a business owner starts hiring, staff permissions are not their first priority. However, just granting full access to an online store is probably not the best idea.

How to Manage Staff Permissions Efficiently in Your Online Store

In the US, just 16% of small businesses have 1-19 employees (Source: Forbes Advisor)

For an online store owner, one of the most important parts of onboarding new hires is managing their individual store access. For example, if you were to hire a marketing assistant and an accountant, it would make sense to grant them different permissions to your online store.

Having unique employee access levels is essential for several reasons:

  • Security: Ensure that only authorized employees can access sensitive information and critical functions, lowering the possibility of unauthorized actions.
  • Efficiency: Streamline workflows and reduce administrative work by granting specific permissions to team members based on their roles. Each employee can strictly focus on their designated tasks without being overwhelmed by unnecessary information or functionalities.
  • Control: Maintain control…

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