Good news for Netsuite users! As a result, x2x eCommerce has launched an amazing tool. Therefore, with x2x eCommerce Netsuite and RMH (Retail Management Hero) integration, you will be able to:
- Enter cash sales
- Create customers
- Enter credit sales invoices
- Enter invoices with multiple payment options
- Add items
- Update customer credit limits
- Update inventory quantities and much more!
Our team at x2x eCommerce has built a Point of Sale solution with NetSuite for solving chronic issues of application slowdown faced by NetSuite customers while using the solution or compatible POS applications.
It is impossible to think about a slowdown while customers checking out their products online. Therefore, it is a notable issue where web based POS solutions cannot meet the needs of a retail company. Certainly, NetSuite, being an online software, it has issues with the processing speed needed at a retail organization.
Likewise with x2x eCommerce NetSuite and RMH (Retail Management Hero) integration, it allows its customers to follow desktop based Point of Sale application which is closely integrated with NetSuite in the backend. Even more, it ensures higher speed of processing retail transactions and updating NetSuite in parallel (real time activity).
As a result, NetSuite integrations can also be connected with several applications that needs the ability to send/receive data to NetSuite.
In contrast, thanks to x2x eCommerce, these are the integration capabilities with NetSuite:
- Download Items
- Item quantities
- Serialized Inventory quantities with serial numbers
- Item prices
- Customer Information
- Credit limits
- Available balance
- Create Cash Sales
- Invoice with multiple payments
- Customer Payments
- Sales Orders
- Similarly, bring Customer Deposits against Sales Orders
- Payment Methods
- Sales Reps.
- Tax Groups
- Shipment Methods/Carriers
EXPANDING TO OTHER APPLICATIONS
Finally, x2x eCommerce or is not limited to the POS integration with NetSuite. We have in-house competence to integrate applications with Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce and Amazon (under development) to name a few.
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITLESS
x2x is more focused on its core competence. However, x2x aims to integrate as many applications with as many eCommerce solutions as possible.
HIGH DEMAND FOR NETSUITE INTEGRATION
There is a high demand for integration with NetSuite. The customer for whom we developed this solution was in the market for more than a year until we took the project and solved their problem.
The next blog will feature more about Zapier, the logical choice for x2x eCommerce in integrating wider ranges of applications available today!
It is very important to have a featured packed webstore to succeed online today. In contrast, even the minute details really counts and makes a big difference!
Similarly, have you read our previous blog on 2019 Must-Have features for your eComemrce Webstore? If not, click the link below to read:
You really need to work hard towards customer satisfaction by bringing in additional features, which aids conversions, and improving overall eperience of the webstore. Your eCommerce portal needs to stand ahead from other’s ensuring a competitive edge in the market.
As mentioned earlier in the previous blog, these must haves are for any size businesses. It is very imperative that your webstore complies with the requirement that you are investing into for generating business. Every customer that visits your eCommerce site should visit with a particular interest, finding the required information, potential lead for conversions. You also need to get required notifications and reports in order to optimize your webstore continuously.
The trend goes with webstore designs. In fact, they are over focused towards it. I do admit the fact that a neat design will attract visitors but if your site does not generate sales for your eCommerce business, it is not worth the money you have invested. On the other hand, eCommerce solutions providers do not offer all the features for your site to be successful. SEO, Search Media Optimization and lead conversions aren’t add-ons; they need to be the mandatory features for any webstore project.
- Managing content and creating latest content pages
- Adding and managing images in image library
- Editing pages with a user friendly content editor
- Setting pages to active or inactive state
- Image cropping and editing feature
- Setting up page URLs and SEO features
- Easily manage your blog posts.
- Managing the blog posts
- Setting posts to active or inactive state
- Setting the publishing date for posts
- Adding & managing images in image library
- Add blog summary and complete blog post using user friendly content editor
- Add the blog posts to the product listings
- Setting up page URLs and SEO features
- Choosing blog categories and authors
- Managing the homepage banners
- Set the banner view orders
- Setting up the banner URLs or unlinking them
- Setting up banners to active or inactive state
- Managing main navigations which includes headers, sides and footers
- Adding the drop down to main navigation
- Managing SEO on the links. For e.g. Link title
- Redirecting links to open in same or new window
- Managing the main email template for auto response emails
- Setting auto email for order status emails
- Setting auto email for thank you emails on product reviews and blog comment postings
- Managing all product reviews
- Setting reviews to approved or discarded state
- Managing blog comments
- Setting comments to approved or discarded state
Are you excited about 2019? On the other hand, are you not sure?
Certainly, you will have noticed that it is the same way at the end of every year! (Seriously, this happens to everyone every year!)
Our recommendation is to follow the right strategy, which you are always following: creating the best products your customers love, high customer engagement and adding new products to keep your users excited.
Ohh, almost forgot, building long-lasting relationships to grow your business higher.
We are just 2 weeks away from Christmas! You can hear Jingle Bells ringing if you listen well. Santa Clause is on his way with his friends. Merry Christmas folks!
Same goes with the promotions. I am sure everyone has their emails flooded with offers, promotions and deals. You get to experience many X’mas marketing strategies. This blog will cover couple of tips to enhance your online sales and trust me; you are going to see at least 40% increase in sales for your webstore!
#1. Setting up your Marketing Strategy
Google Analytics and Google Adwords: After you have setup targeted deals page for X’mas, you will see an increase in the quality score compared to the ones who haven’t created any. You can minimize costs when it comes to bidding for coveted keywords.
Keep track of your page reach, clicks and other engagement data using Google Analytics. This way, you will be able to change your strategy based on the current situations.
Emailers: Most of the webstores follow email campaigns as a marketing practice. You can create Christmas deal specific email campaigns and send them at regular intervals to attract visitors to your website.
Social Media Adverts: You should be focusing on Pinterest, Instagram along with Facebook. These social media platforms are recommended due to higher traffic and visual appearance. Get in touch with your graphics team to come up with pretty GIFs, videos and target them towards your potential customers.
#2. Setting up a dedicated Seasons’ Greetings Page
Focus on the categories/products that will generate top deals from your webstore for Christmas. You can add snippet or overlays to relevant pages from your website to boost user engagement. Come with attractive page designs and offers and get benefited by creating search advertisements (Google AdWords, Facebook Ads etc.)
#3. 360-degree content based campaigns
On your website/deal page, theme the page with Christmas designs powered by infographics, videos and definitely, posts. You can bring in gifting tips for family audience, fashion, food and beverages etc. Bring in a techie-Christmas feeling to everyone out there!
Once you are done with the page/site, start promoting it via email campaigns and social media pages. It can be added as snippets in your email campaigns and videos/banners can go in social media channels.
#4. Diverting web traffic from the main site
You have already setup SEO for your webstore’s mail page isn’t it? When it’s Christmas, you need to design banners diverting the users to the Christmas deal page. Adding overlays and banners will surely bring in more traffic to such pages instantly.
#5. Website Performance – 100%!
If you were a customer, wat do you feel if the webstore is a morosely loading platform? Especially during those busy sales like Black Friday, it’s going to be the biggest issue that you should have resolved earlier. Inorder to ensure that your webstore is steady and got higher performance, add a plugin which actually popups a survey in the screen. You will be able to evaluate the website performance better with visitor survey information.
#6. Transparency and Trust
Since it’s X’mas, customers do know very well that you won’t be able to deliver the orders within a day. What disappoints customers is that you have given a false promise and them expecting for it. It’s like you give a tiny asterisks during such announcements. Trust me, it’s a very bad idea!
Instead, run a footer message in the website saying you won’t be able to fulfill the order delivery. You may lose some of the orders, but it won’t compromise customer loyalty and satisfaction.
#7. Choosing the right Integration tool for your webstore and ERP
You got your webstore ready and probably running an ERP in the backend to file the invoices and inventory details. How about exploring a revolutionary solution combining the power of top-notch ERP solutions and Enterprise eCommerce suite? Well, see the benefits for yourself!
- Your top-notch ERP suite integrated eCommerce module
- Live in 4 weeks
- Supports top notch e-commerce platforms such as Magento, WooCommerceand Shopify
- Start selling right away with Amazon and other Marketplaces
- Supports Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Retail Management Suite and Retail Management Hero (RMH)
- Fully secure, PCI DSS enabled checkout
- Multi-device compatible
- Warehouse Management System compatible
- Custom eCommerce app for iPhone/Android
That’s all folks! Wish you a Merry Christmas and a fantabulous year ahead.
Happy Christmas Marketing!
x2x eCommerce comes with a full blown eCommerce integration suite powered by Microsoft RMS, Retail Management Hero and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Furthermore, it is facilitated for top-notch webstore solutions available today, our customers have been using x2x eCommerce to boost their webstores built on Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce.
Therefore with x2x eCommerce, you can always start selling right away. So let your retail application manage and keep your webstore updated in real time!
In contrast, today users are not just looking for options; they are demanding. Due to higher competition, webstores are compelled to go with appealing content and designs, faster page performance and user-friendly experience.
Whether you are kick starting an eCommerce business or looking forward to upgrading your existing solution, x2x eCommerce is the perfect choice. Furthermore, our team provides invoicing and inventory management features which deeply integrates with your top-notch ERP suites. It will assist you in managing frontend selling and backend processes from a single roof.
How x2x eCommerce can help?
x2x eCommerce helps you to build your webstore with user-friendly architecture to manage/create content in several formats that connects with popular keyword searches. Your webstore is also integrated with leading web analytical tools for measuring effectiveness.
Consequently, a popular webstore starts with a full-blown webstore customized according to your brand. Therefore, with design flexibility and great feature options of any software available, x2x eCommerce will empower your brand in no time.
#3. Product Catalog
Thanks to x2x eCommerce – It’s inventory management feature assists you to manage product catalog without any hassle. You an easily optimize product searches, promotion, presentation, channel placement and of course, pricing inorder to boost your online sales.
#4. Expertise in Retail Industry
x2x eCommerce has served various B2C companies across the world. With over 19 years of software and domain expertise, as a result, we know what features businesses are looking for. So, what is our strength? We deliver our solutions in less than 2 weeks’ time!
#5. Order Processing
Consequently, it doesn’t matter if you are selling products on a single website or several marketplaces or branded websites. Above all, your transactions and related information are processed centrally and available real time.
#6. Your Options
x2x eCommerce for Retail is available in two variants.
Retail eCommerce -Standard
- Order download
- Inventory Items
- Categories and subcategories
- Items assignment to categories
- multi-tier price levels
- Product images
- SEO information
- Item quantities
- Shipment information
Retail eCommerce -Lite
- Easy to use
- Works from the POS screen
- Choose the order type (Paid/Unpaid)
- Choose the order status
- Use generic customer to save orders
- Ship and invoice orders from POS
- Complete activity tracking
- Syn POS and eCommerce items
The digital commerce solutions have grown to a state due to enhanced vendor choices, feature offerings, service offerings and attractive pricing models.
Above all, why the mid-market retailers choose WooCommerce today? Find out by reading our blog:
It is predicted that by 2020,
- The smart personalized engines will be used for recognizing consumer intent that will enhance business profits to 15%.
- 50 percent of the web stores will list or sell products via core commerce websites
- 25 percent of top online sellers will have first generation powered e-commerce capabilities.
- Seems like 10 percent of the companies following digital commerce will grow to a business platform that transforms into digital businesses.
- Consequently, 60 percent of companies will use open ecosystems for scaling the growth.
The Market Definition
Let’s take the case of Gartner. Certainly, their view of digital commerce environment is based on transformation technology or delivering on the users’ future needs. It isn’t focused on today’s market.
As a result, Gartner’s view of the digital commerce market is focused on transformation technologies or approaches delivering on the future needs of end users. It is not focused on the market as it is today. In contrast, Gartner defines digital commerce market as buying and selling of goods & services with the help of digitization technology, which results in the value transactions to customer.
The features of digital commerce solutions are:
- Shopping Carts
- Pricing, merchandising and promotion management
- Country specific storefronts (Like Amazon)
- SEO/Digital Marketing features using mapping and tagging.
- Fully functional search features for inventory in the webstore.
That’s not all, solutions with integration capabilities also play a great role for their webstores and ERP suites. The core back-office requirements, distribution channels as well as customer facing apps are successfully integrated using solutions like x2x eCommerce.
Most of the e-commerce platforms have similar functionalities (not identical though). For instance, various platforms provides support for business to business sales, digital goods but not all solutions follow the same set of functionalities for these features. The digital commerce solutions help in supporting the seller and buyer relationships. It could be B2C or B2B customers. In some cases, it also support continual buying via automation features like auto replenishment or subscription based services.
Furthermore, the digital commerce capabilities found in platforms are for:
- Offering simplified purchasing process.
- Anticipating consumer’s needs.
- Personalized consumer experience complying respect and privacy.
WooCommerce is the best customizable product for growing your online business for Free. Yes, you read that right; it’s free and powered by WordPress. Woocommerce powers over 28 percent of the webstores across the world (Stats from Builtwith). It has support teams across the world and if you have purchased plugins to enhance your webstore capabilities, it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are looking to customize your webstore, first have a sneak peek at the WooCommerce extensions.
WooCommerce platform offers extendable, open-sourced and adaptable interface. They will be able to build a webstore as per your desire. There are over 350 contributors for WooCommerce where you can join one of the fastest growing open-sourced communities on the web. Why not use the platform you are already familiar with (WordPress) and upgrade to WooCommerce to build your webstore? Sounds like a great plan, right?
Why x2x eCommerce
You can always start a webstore by choosing a top-notch e-commerce platform for your business. But, what if your business grows rapidly? Hiring several employees won’t be a better solution. x2x eCommerce is the one-stop suite to manage Retail and eCommerce stores. Available in various integration variants such as Retail Management Hero, Microsoft Retail Management Solution and Microsoft Dynamics GP etc., x2x eCommerce helps you to:
- Download orders; and upload items, prices, quantities, and catalog.
- Similarly, sell on eBay, Jet and other marketplaces.
- Multi-device compatible.
- Warehouse Management System compatible.
- Custom eCommerce app for iPhone/Android
Above all, you can start selling right away using top-notch e-commerce suites. Likewise, let your retail solution manage and keep your e-commerce store updated at all times.
All right, we have been talking a lot about Retail Management Hero with Magento and Shopify. As per the requests from our customers, we decided to work on x2x eCommerce with WooCommerce integration with top-notch ERP suites like Microsoft Dynamics GP and Retail Management Hero.
To the WooCommerce users out there, if you are looking for an integration platform that helps you manage Inventory and Invoices within a click of a button, x2x eCommerce is the right choice!
Have you updated the latest 3.5.0? We believe that you are all delighted to experience the latest features running on your webstore. Perhaps, you need to check out the update process again and make sure things are running perfectly.
Thanks to the WordPress environment (80% of the websites are on WordPress), the open source platform has given everyone to create virtually to enhance their websites/webstore. The only con that you can find that it is difficult to predict the future when thousands of new add-ons are created in different environments under different scenarios.
How can you gear up for this latest update? In addition, it is advisable to choose an integration suite to handle your inventory and invoice management without any hassle.
Tests for every release/major release
After the first stages, you will have the automated backups functional and a test environment for testing. You can prepare your production/live environment as your real-time data or customers are not affected by the changes. You will also learn on how you can handle the obstacles that you face during the testing period.
The plan depends on how to see your webstore’s future. Check out the following checklist for a perfect plan:
- Preparing test site and checking out each releases
- The testing environments – is it only the test site or other sites?
- The testing period
- Stakeholders who will be involved in the process
- What sort of requirements requires testing?
Well, you might feel natural and less awkward when it comes to including bug fixes, plugins/extensions setup when not working well together and working on the dev site.
The role of integration suite – x2x eCommerce
x2x eCommerce is a revolutionary solution that combines the power of top notch ERP solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, Retail Management Hero and Enterprise eCommerce for a feature rich, fully optimized, responsive and multi-device friendly web store that can be managed all within your ERP systems.
Features that you can benefit from:
- Powerful eCommerce Platform
- Multi-Level, Easy to Navigate Catalogs
- Live Product Integration
- Multi-Tier Customer Centric Item Pricing
- Webstore <-> ERP Order or Invoice Integration
- Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Consumer (B2C) eCommerce
- Sell 3 times more than lower TCO
- Top notch Business Analytics and Reporting
- Powerful and Personalized eCommerce Marketing
- Product Image Integration (Easy to update product Images in bulk)
- Mobile and multi-device compatible
Well, a webstore has got various processes and components that an eCommerce solution streamlines via easy interface where a regular business user can work on. Hence, future upgrades depends on the flexibility of eCommerce platforms to integrate on other solutions like CMS, ERP, CRM, email marketing solutions, payment gateways, social media tools, accounting solutions etc.
As you are aware, the eCommerce industry is massive! eMarketer predicts eCommerce business to drive in sales worth $4 trillion by the year 2020. Hypermarkets and Supermarkets are losing its popularity these days as users prefer to buy online. For the very first time, 51% of the shoppers prefer online platforms rather than going with traditional shopping means. Certainly, thanks to the growth in eCommerce sector that has boosted the growth in eCommerce solutions as lot of businesses are setting up online stores or collaborating with 3rd party providers to take advantage of their brands online.
Typical features for your E-commerce Software to kick start your business!
For your eCommerce platform to function smoothly, you will need the below components:
Most of the eCommerce solutions offer web services as default for hosting your webstore with all the necessary features to go with it. As a result, it is important to have a good online store which is easily accessible, having a great bandwidth (handling larger web traffic) and faster load time.
This is the key for any eCommerce business. Your online customers are going to view and learn about the products that you have put for sale. Compared to a printed catalog, it is made up of pages, products and information where your customers can browse. It is very important to have a flashy and attractive designs to capture your customers in addition to adding value to your brand and organization.
From our experience with customers, having glitches with your shopping cart is going to be a nightmare. Never ever comprimise on the final checkout area page as this is where customers think twice before making a purchase. Also, If things go wrong here, its more like having a department store with nobody walking in! Different payment options needs to be enabled for smooth payment transactions.
Also, marketing solutions these days are integrated with the shopping carts, so reminder emails can be sent to the customers that has atleast 30% chances of converting a sale from an abandoned sale. It needs to work smoothly and optimally.
As an eCommerce business provider, it is equally important to setup Vendor Dashboard/Interface along with Customer and Administrator Dashboards/Interface. Similarly, please note that the vendor user interface needs to be flexible, robust and definitely, customizable. You don’t have the luxury to keep training your vendors and instead, that time can be saved for something else.
Along with payment processing areas, inventory management is equally important in a webstore. This needs to be updated live as you might expect thousands of customers making transactions in seconds. eCommerce businesses hire a lot of personnel just to manage inventories. However, for smaller businesses, hiring lot of employees is going to be a cost overhead. Solutions such as x2x eCommerce helps you integrate their tools with your top-notch eCommerce platform for automating inventory management areas, that will eventually cut employee overheads.
Order acceptance and logistics
You will have to deal with various 3rd party logistics providers to ship your items to different locations ensuring faster delivery. Your eCommerce platform should support these functionalities ensuring smooth handling of logistics and order fulfillment. SMS services used for efficient tracking of shipments for both employees and customers are perfect for a webstore. Having an integrated tool like x2x eCommerce will help you manage your webstore from end to end seamlessly.
x2x eCommerce with Retail Management Hero (RMH)
As a result, x2x eCommerce platform integrated with Retail Management Hero offers amazing features such as:
- One place to manage Retail and eCommerce stores.
- Integrates with Microsoft RMS and Retail Management Hero (RMH).
- Download orders; and upload items, prices, quantities, and catalog.
- Connects with Magento and Shopify.
- Above all, connectivity with Woo Commerce and Amazon will be coming soon.
- Sell on eBay, Jet and other marketplaces.
- Multi-device compatible.
- Warehouse Management System compatible.
- Custom eCommerce app for iPhone/Android
We, x2x eCommerce have worked with several retailers both as consultant and as solutions providers for the past 3 years. First of all, we learnt that there isn’t a single-fit ecommerce team and often, the team structure keeps changing based on the business conditions. Let’s take a typical example of a shoe retailer that has focus on branding and photography. These organizations will have top-notch CRM suites and data/digital analytics team. Above all, the number of people required for an eCommerce team will keep changing depending on the SKU’s that are available. The marketing budget also plays an important role too.
Typical departments for an online retailer
1. The Executive Team
Well, it seems like mostly the team is run by the Vice President of eCommerce or eCommerce Head. Similarly, in some organizations, the Chief Digital Officer or Chief Marketing Officer takes care of this department.
The Marketing team will be involved in the following tasks:
1. Customer Relationship Management
4. Digital Marketing
Also, for larger organizations, they will have dedicated team to work on Email Marketing, Social Media support and even Search Engine Optimization.
3. Inventory Management
There will be several roles in this team which includes buyers that work on sourcing the products. Visual merchandising or web merchandising roles are brought in for specific categories. The analytics team and buyers work together for managing the featured products in the eCommerce portal.The eCommerce websites follows manual interventions instead of personalzation tecnologies/recommendation engines where the team sizes are large.
However, solutions like x2x eCommerce has comeout with a fantastic suite that helps users to manage inventory with ease!
4. The UX Team
This business can’t run without a perfect UX Team (How are we regular users going to start using their website, if it isn’t fancy?). This team focuses on creating mockups/prototypes and generates initial customer surveys through usability testing. They will work in parallel with the software developers to comeup with a final website. Most of the mid-sized organizations outsource these divisions, however, having a dedicated UX Team is always an asset to an eCommerce business.
Apart from the above, other major departments are:
8. Customer Service
9. Finance and
Now let’s get into the actual topic as how an online retail can benefit using RMH and integration suite?
Well, the good news is that x2x eCommerce has got Magento – Retail Management Hero (RMH) as well as Shopify – Retail Management Hero (RMH) integration suites. Our participation at Retail Realm 2018 Partner and User Conference was overwhelming and received great feedbacks from stakeholders and partners of the event.
Manage your Retail and eCommerce website under one roof
How about managing your Retail and eCommerce website under one roof? Let’s check out the features that you can benefit by choosing x2x eCommerce with RMH:
- It helps you to connect your Magento and Shopify platforms easily (WooCommerce and Amazon integration suites are under development and will be available by end of Q2 2019*)
- Managing your orders? No problem! It helps you upload inventory, quantity, catalog and prices in few clicks.
- Sell your products via Jet, eBay and other top-notch marketplaces
- The solution is compatible with all your devices (PC, laptop, tablet PCs and smartphones).
- You also get to experience the Warehouse Management System in x2x eCommerce Suite.
Why x2x eCommerce – RMH integration suite for your eCommerce store?
Why x2x eCommerce? You can kick start your eCommerce sales away using your well known webstore platform. Having your retail solution like RMH and x2x eCommerce suite will keep your webstore updated at all times!
What’s the most interesting part, you don’t need to hire an extra person to take care of your website everytime. When adding items to your POS, using x2x eCommerce, you can replicate them onto your webstore in no time. You will be able to update pricing information as well as available stocks easily using x2x eCommerce suite.
Therefore, to get started, we strongly recommend you to try out our Retail eCommerce Lite version where you can manage your webstore orders to your Retail Management Hero (RMH) solution and maybe go with this only feature as a start and see the results for yourself! Consequently, you can always upgrade to more features in long run.
Why x2x eCommerce?
We come with over 18 years of software expertise in retail solutions and integration suites for the top-notch solutions available today. Hence, our software experts are always there to support you on how to manage your eCommerce webstore solution with Retail Management Hero or Dynamics RMS.
Click here to request for a “FREE” quick demo today!
We have been hearing a lot from our customers. There are thousands of options available today and I’m pretty sure sellers feel overwhelmed with the features and support offered by several vendors.
Previous Blog – Series – Choosing the Best eCommerce Integration for your Marketplace
What will be the first thing you would do when you are all set to start an online marketplace? We’re referring to the webstore with a perfect suite to handle product listings, product image integration, multi-tier and customer centric item pricing, real time web order and invoice integration complemented with mobile ready and powerful analytics features.
The good news is x2x eCommerce assists sellers with a wide range of eCommerce tools to enhance your webstore. Do you require the store inventory to sync with your webstore sales? For a start. that’s something you should be thinking about.
If you have an eCommerce Website
For sure, having a standard eCommerce website alone won’t help you sort out your invoices/stock issues. You need to consider integrating your eCommerce solution with your ERP suite. You don’t need to hire someone to work on your eCommerce website/portal. There are ready to deploy solutions like x2x eCommerce to save your time and money! This is a great solution for marketplaces who want to kick start quickly and flexibly adapt to quick changes and manage their webstore in the backend with x2x eCommerce integration tool.
How much you need to spend?
Should you pay the money upfront or pay as you go? Well, you got both the options! Now that’s really flexible for businesses that are small or larger enterprises. Let’s say you need to offer online payment gateway, but not focused on investing more time or resources on logistics or advertising to boost your business – that’s where the inexpensive pay as you go subscription works well for you. Down the line, if you reconsider your plan by implementing an expensive and a full-fledged solution that can boost your webstore such as SEO, email marketing integrations, product stock management, logistics etc., choosing a solution like x2x eCommerce will surely add value without any hassle! So, keep in mind, upgrade or downgrade, possibilities are endless!
Do you need a store inventory suite to sync with your webstore?
Yes! Yes! That’s a very important requirement! Imagine managing all your inventories using an integration tool right from your top-notch ERP solution within minutes? You really can’t afford to employ someone to take care of thousands of your inventory daily right (If you can afford, well, yes)? It’s also going to save lot of time and hassles.
x2x eCommerce – Innovative eCommerce-ERP Integration
x2x eCommerce is a revolutionary solution that combines the power of Retail Management Hero and Microsoft Dynamics GP and Enterprise eCommerce for a feature rich, fully optimized, responsive and multi-device friendly web store that can be managed all within Dynamics ERP. Once deployed, start selling more with lower TCO!
Ready to start setting up your webstore with x2x eCommerce Integration Suite? Get in touch with our experts to learn more!
Well, it’s a pain to choose the best eCommerce integration platform for your business. First of all, you can find hundreds of solutions across the globe. However it’s difficult on how to begin with. The first step is to see if you require a hosted/licensed application. Hosted solutions, likewise, offer lower costs with minimal IT needs, less maintenance and you can easily upscale or downscale based on your business needs. In the case of licensed solutions, you will be able to build a custom product dedicated for your marketplace. Also, maintenance costs are higher compared to the counterparts and you might consider keeping a capital investment in advance to take it forward.
As a result, here we are with a Blog Series on how to choose the Best eCommerce Integration for your Marketplace!
Once you have planned on the type of deployment for your marketplace, deep dive into the features. Top notch eCommerce solutions can offer your custom site templates, SEO, integrated shopping carts, product catalogs, email marketing solution, inventory management solution and basic analytical tools. In this century, we are in need for mobile commerce platforms and rewards management, so you can withstand the competition from others. Product suggestions, wishlist, product as a gift services will keep your customers happy for the reason that wanting them to visit your marketplace again and again.
The “top-notch” eCommerce Platforms
There’s plenty of top-notch eCommerce platforms available in the market today. Consequently, Magento has been the leader since 2011 with its great growth and reports. However, with more players in the market, the market share has gone down to 4.48% (Courtesy: www.datanyze.com)
Magento is still a favorite for large organizations due to its flexibility. It also has a Magento has a dedicated team to keep pace with the market releasing latest updates and top ongoing support services.
As mentioned earlier, Magento comes with lot of flexible implementation features. You can go with licensed, hosted or even an open source platform. The features that’s available on Magento are:
- Great search features with flexible navigation elements
- Custom UI designs (landing pages, product catalog and multi-store support)
- Dedicated App Store for marketplace enhancements
- Dedicated SEO engine
- Loaded with Marketing tools like gift cards, rewards programs, promo banners etc.)
- Customer Engagement Features like wish lists, product suggestions, customer assisted shopping experience.
To be exact, over 780,000 merchants use WooCommerce. WooCommerce is an open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product. Since Automattic’s acquisition, WooCommerce has kept gaining market share and has now become one of the leading E-commerce platforms on the Internet. The Market Share for WooCommerce recorded is 24.4%.
Shopify is an “all in one” ecommerce platform that allows user to build an online store with a great user experience.
In order to build an online store, users get a 14-day free trial. Since Shopify is based on the subscription business model, the monthly price after the trial period starts from $29 up to $299 for standard shops. Similarly, for enterprise business, users can go with Shopify Plus package. It has over 270,000 merchants as of August 2018.
Data as of August 2018 (Courtesy: Datanyze.com)
Integrating your Marketplace with RMH and Dynamics GP
With top-notch eCommerce Marketplaces as mentioned above, due to the reason that you need to be able to integrate it with your leading ERP suites like Retail Management Hero (RMH) or Microsoft Dynamics GP, the experience is going to be even better! You get a combine value of two products without any hassle!
Why you need to integrate your Marketplace with your ERP? Reason is very obvious! You need to get rid of manual interventions that kills time and error-prone too. In online businesses, order errors are expensive and chances of losing money is higher. Incorrect pricing, inventory levels, shipping address errors, good heavens, can’t even think about such situations as it’s going to be a disaster!
Therefore, how can you integrate some of the ERP-eCommerce processes to make your lives easier?
- Centralized area for syncing item catalog information
- Real-time inventory to all your sales channels
- Standard order to cash procedure across all your sales channels
- Moving your order information under one location for boosting customer satisfaction.
Above all, if you are able to achieve the above levels of integration, you are going to save lots of time and boost customer satisfaction in no time!