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(This post was last published on on October 27th, 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Many Shopify merchants don’t realize that operating with siloed software systems is holding their online business back. While having an ERP like NetSuite is an important investment in your operations, so is integrating it with Shopify and Shopify Plus. Without integration, your NetSuite implementation is likely costing you more than you realize.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you operating as efficiently as you can?
- Are you able to focus on your customer and selling instead of bookkeeping?
- How much data do you manually enter between Shopify/Shopify Plus and NetSuite?
If you don’t have a satisfactory answer to all three of those questions, it’s time to look at integrating Shopify and NetSuite.
This post discusses why you need to integrate Shopify and NetSuite and how to pick an integration approach that’s best for you. (more…)
(This post was originally published on March 10, 2015. It has been updated for accuracy and completeness.)
You don’t have to sell all your products the same way on a single eCommerce site. You can (and some retailers should) diversify your brands or products by selling them on separate webstores.
Managing multiple webstores sites has distinct advantages, but also comes with added complexity. In this post we’ll dive into what you need to consider when operating multiple webstores and how to overcome challenges.
(This post was last published on March 11, 2015. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Installing an ERP like Sage is a crucial step for growing online businesses. ERPs are necessary tools to help manage inventory, purchasing and financial reporting. Even though necessary, adding another system to your technology stack complicates your business processes.
Instead of just working out of your eCommerce system like Magento, you now must worry about sharing that same data from Magento to Sage and vice-versa. This often requires you to hand-key online orders, inventory counts and shipping/tracking data between the two. Even during normal selling times, manual data entry can take employees several hours daily, slow down processes, and be error-prone.
When considering implementing an ERP like Sage, it’s important to consider how it will integrate with Magento. Integration eliminates manual data entry to ensure operational efficiency and data integrity across your organization. This article will provide a quick comparison of Sage’s various products and the best way to integrate with Magento. (more…)
(This post was originally published on February 24, 2015. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Since 2006, Shopify has evolved from a start up to one of the fastest growing eCommerce platforms with over 800,000 active stores. However, Shopify isn’t the only platform that’s turned heads over the past several years. It’s easier than ever for merchants to set up online storefronts and there’s a multitude of shopping cart software options to choose from – whether you can write code or not.
Choosing the right eCommerce platform for your online business can be a bit overwhelming. So, we’ve put together this guide for merchants considering Shopify for the first time or looking to move elsewhere. (more…)
(This post was originally published in April 2015 and updated in November 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
We spend a lot of time talking about things that build our eCommerce business; things like marketing and SEO and data analysis. But, most people who expand their business to the web forget about some of the fundamental ethical issues at hand.
Josiah Stamp, an early 20th century economist, said, “It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.” That was a century ago, but in a modern world, which is more transparent than ever, business ethics remain extremely important.
If you run an eCommerce business, you need to understand the ethical implications of your business. Ethics are good for the soul. But, they’re also good for the bottom line.
This post dives into the ethical issues in eCommerce that you should be thinking about.