Do you have a website that sells products online? A website that sells products usually has a supply chain/inventory system that should be integrated well with an e-commerce system.
Below we’ll discuss the importance of integrating your supplies with your website and creating an e-commerce solution to do that and list a few systems that help make it easier.
E-Commerce integrates the product supply chain right into the vendor website. Examples of this are Amazon.com or eBay.com. These websites provide users with an interface to a complete and accurate database of products, updated in real-time with current stock levels.
A fully-integrated e-commerce solution is much more functional and reduces problems. These sorts of systems experience a lot less overhead and administrative costs, as well as making the entire process of purchasing easier and more efficient for your clients, leading to a better vendor-client relationship. Product heavy websites that lack this type of integration usually cause the company many man-hours to administer it correctly ultimately affecting the bottom line.
Below is a small selection of e-commerce solutions out there and their benefits:
CoreCommerce provides a highly customizable template for your online storefront, even allowing for purchases to take place on the go, with their mobile commerce solution. Price plans start as low as $19.99/month, with higher-priced options for larger online stores.
Offering a free plan that includes almost all of their features, Avactis has solutions small businesses to large, offering options such as memberships, gift certificates, and packaging slip generation.
Having an online e-commerce solution is one thing, but driving traffic to your store is another. Volusion offers Search Engine Optimization as well as Pay-Per-Click advertising as just two of the advantages that puts Volusion’s solution as one of the best in the business.
Whilst having your online store attached to your own website is important, having a presence on such shopping websites as eBay and Amazon has the potential to drive massive amounts of traffic to your site and your store. All but the basic solution offered by Vendio’s gives you integration with both of these leading online stores, giving you the ability to reach a substantial, untapped client base.
If you are not sure which system will work best with your website, consult web development experts who will make sure that you have the best solution for your requirements.
About Jim Wong
Jim is a digital veteran with over 10 years of experience driving digital strategy and leading multi-discipline teams for national & local brands in over 20 industries. His expertise is in leveraging digital marketing to market businesses smarter and better through a data focused, performance ROI driven approach.