nChannel now offers subscribers the ability to create and manage an unlimited number of price lists unique to each channel you serve. Apply price lists to stores, web sites, or both!
Look what you can do with this cool new feature:
– Select items manually or apply a unique price list for items by manufacturer, supplier or brand
– Set start and end dates for your price lists which will revert back to the pricing you choose when your promotion is over
– Create and store unique formulas to quickly apply a percentage or dollar amount discount
– Determine which channels youd like to apply to your price list
– Set the type of price youd like to change – sale price, regular price, supplier price
Manually managing pricing and promotions was one of the biggest challenges we needed to solve -Paul Donnelly, Ohio Mulch
In Ohio Mulchs case, they sell through 21 stores and 5 web sites. Each of their websites serves a regional market where products can differ, and weekly promotions are unique to that market. Weve heard from many companies over the years lamenting this same challenge – and were excited to announce our new pricing feature designed to help companies manage pricing promotions.
Once a price list has been published it can be edited at anytime and if you make a mistake, fixes are simple and best of all – immediate! Weve got lots more to share – Take a look at our calendar for upcoming webcast, visit our connector pages, or call us for a quick demo.
Southwest Airlines offers Internet service for just $5 bucks. Steve and I are making our way to Vegas for the Magento Partners Conference and with a 4 hour plane ride ahead of us, I couldnt resist logging on. Im writing this on Sunday from about 35,000 feet – pretty cool huh?
Heres something cooler.
Im so jazzed about our new reporting tools that I logged into one of our customers accounts just to see whats going on. This particular customer has 21 retail stores and 5 – yes 5 – web sites. From the friendly skies I can tell you what todays sales looks like in each of their stores. I can tell you which store is doing the best, which location is leading sales for the week, month, and even what their sales year-to-date are. Right now its 3:45 pm Eastern Standard Time. The stores will be closing at 6pm and I see that our customer did a little over $21,000 in Visa transactions today. Even on a crappy day like today (45 degrees in April!!) they had a healthy $55,000 dollar day. Kudos to Stores #5 and #3 too – – they had double the sales of other stores today. Woo-hoo!
So while this Internet connection is just a bit slow – how cool is it to know that if I was the business owner for this customer – I could be anywhere – on my couch, in a plane, in a car (ok maybe not in a car) and get up to the minute information on how my business is doing? I didnt mention that I could check what todays receivables look like or look at inventory across all my locations – because honestly – – Im ready to get back to playing solitaire (and my battery is about to run out). Before I sign off though, check out this weeks webcast hosted by Retail Realm which will feature our new Magento connection. Well show our new reporting feature as well as a few other goodies. Where else can you create a new Magento website and feed items to it from RMS in under 40 minutes?….only from nChannel of course!
Retail Realm will feature nChannel in their upcoming webcast series on April 26th at
10 am PST |1 pm EST. If you didnt get an invite yet, you can register
In this 45-minute webinar presentation, well give an overview of our cloud-based management platform and show you how to connect RMS to eCommerce solutions like Magento in less than a day. Our newest connector for Magento is now in General Release, putting the power of connection in your hands for a fraction of the cost, and a fraction of the time it takes to configure and install other solutions.
nChannel now offers subscribers the ability to take orders in the field and have orders routed to Microsoft Dynamics RMS (or another system that acts as the item master). For those customers that would like to be able take orders at a trade show or at a customer site, this feature provides a simple way to do so using just an Internet connection and a tablet, smartphone or laptop! Field orders are a standard feature in our platform and included with every subscription.
Heres what you can do with this new feature:
– Look up or create a new customer
– Easy search and select features to add items
– Apply and change sales tax for each order
– Add notes specific to the order (Deliver between 1-3PM or Hold for pickup)
– Add attributes – great for custom items that require monograms, logos, etc.
– Add shipping costs
– Select payment methods – including credit cards
Once the order is submitted nChannel will send it to the system and inventory location you wish to use to fulfill the order such as a specific store or warehouse. Today nChannel can send field orders to Microsoft Dynamics RMS or your AspDotNetStorefront or Magento Website if thats where you master your items. Coming June 1st, youll be able to send field orders to Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks. Well be previewing these connectors and some more new features (like price lists!!) in the coming weeks so stay tuned for details.
Comprehensive Reseller Program Offers Cloud-Based Multi-Channel Management Solution for Microsoft Dynamics RMS VARs
COLUMBUS, OHIO – April 10, 2012 – nChannel, a new, cloud-based management platform for retailers and distributors welcomes nine leading Microsoft Dynamics RMS partners to its reseller program. POSitive Technology of Maryland, Revolution POS of Pennsylvania, Retail Technology Experts of Florida, Falcons Nest Business Solutions of Georgia, IUG Business Solutions of New York, Point of Sale Advantage of Georgia, JourneyTeam RDA of Pennsylvania, Texo of Montreal, and Retail Point of South Africa, have joined the nChannel Value Added Reseller Program.
The nChannel Partner Program provides new opportunities for Resellers to deliver cloud-based connectivity solutions by easily connecting the Microsoft Dynamics RMS Point-of-Sale solution to a variety of Accounting and eCommerce solutions to the platform. Once connected, users can begin to manage and share sales, customer, item and inventory information across their existing systems. The nChannel platform will provide a cost effective and easy integration solution for customers along with improvements in efficiency and automation.
nChannel reselling partners combine their retail expertise with services to quickly and cost effectively deploy comprehensive, connected solutions to meet customers needs while building a high-margin revenue stream.
Our primary goal is to assist retailers with solutions that can help them grow and expand, said Mike Nicholson, COO, POSitive Technology. nChannel is one of the most exciting multi-channel offerings weve seen in years a simple, easy-to-use, easy-to-sell-and-support, holistic subscription service with a great team behind it. nChannel when combined with OpSuite gives our retailers a complete cloud based management framework that can incorporate all sales channels. We have numerous OpSuite / nChannel projects underway and we look forward to being part of nChannels future success and helping our customers take advantage of the benefits that cloud computing offers.