eCommerce POS Integration: Why Integrate Your Systems
(This post was originally published on June 11th, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Running a successful multichannel business takes many hours of hard work and a dedicated team of employees. There are a variety of factors that go into maintaining brick and mortar and eCommerce operations. When it’s going well, it’s hard to change things up.
But even for successful businesses, there are ways to improve operations, increase sales, and improve customer satisfaction. Through integration of your eCommerce and point-of-sale (POS) systems in store, your business can reach higher goals with ease. (more…)
Avoiding Multichannel eCommerce Challenges
(This post was originally published on October 18th, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Are you thinking about expanding your eCommerce business to new sales channels? It’s one of the best things you can do for your business. It sets your business up for wider distribution across a much larger audience.
However, running a multichannel eCommerce business does not come without its obstacles. One of the biggest challenges in eCommerce remains being able to rein in all channels to create free-flowing, accurate operational processes. (more…)
The Benefits and Advantages of Cloud Computing
(This post was originally published on July 16, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Today, people recognize two types of clouds. There’s the white puffy ones found in the sky. There’s also the cloud that we use every day to access different types of data. The latter seems to be all you hear about lately.
That’s because businesses are making the decision to move more and more of their processes to the cloud. In fact, Synergy Research Group reported that worldwide cloud computing market grew 21% to $110 billion in 2015.
We know that cloud computing is here to stay, but most of us aren’t sure exactly what it is and what the benefits are. This article will help answer those questions. (more…)
5 Business Practices That Make or Break Your Multichannel Strategy
(This post was originally published on August 6, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
To be a successful multichannel retailer, your strategy should be well thought out and planned for. It’s important that you thoroughly review your system’s capabilities. You will have to manage item, inventory, sales and customer information between your eCommerce, point of sale, accounting/ERP, and other systems that may be used in your multichannel environment.
And even though a multichannel strategy has many facets to it, simple business practices can help better ensure your strategy will be successful. (more…)
Need an eCommerce Shopping Cart Solution? Consider These Options
When running an online retail business, you need a reliable eCommerce shopping cart solution. Luckily, there are plenty of eCommerce platforms out there to choose from.
So how do you choose the best option for your business?
There are a wide variety of eCommerce shopping carts on the market. Each one comes with a whole host of features built to make your customers have an easy and stress-free experience on your site. The key is determining which online shopping cart best suites your needs based on the technical resources you have available, how much web selling experience you have, and your web development skills.
Here are some of the top eCommerce shopping cart solutions. (more…)