When, why, and how to integrate BigCommerce and SAP Business One: A 'real-life' example...

When, why, and how to integrate BigCommerce and SAP Business One: A 'real-life' example...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017Lauren Macdonald We’ve helped many clients integrate BigCommerce and SAP Business One over the years. We’re also getting dozens of new requests every day to integrate these two important business systems.

To help you decide if a BigCommerce and SAP Business One integration is right for your business, we’re summarizing when, why, and how, one eBridge client decided to ‘take the plunge’ and implement an integration solution that would better their business forever.  Read More
The Top 5 Applications Online Sellers Can't Live Without

The Top 5 Applications Online Sellers Can't Live Without

Monday, August 21, 2017Lindsay Hampson What tools do businesses selling their wares online use to get and keep their customers?   Read on for 4 more minutes as we share the top 5 applications online sellers can’t live without! Read More
Different Currencies Or Languages Across My Online Stores

Different Currencies Or Languages Across My Online Stores

Friday, August 18, 2017Lindsay Hampson “Hey eBridge, 

Does your customer with 8 online stores use multiple currencies?

An issue that came up with our customer was SEO.  They wondered about having 3 stores with effectively the same content the only difference being 3 currencies.  Do you guys have any insight on that?

Thanks appreciate the help here!” Read More
How a CRM integration solution can empower your sales team...

How a CRM integration solution can empower your sales team...

Thursday, August 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald Often when we talk about CRM integration with back-office accounting/ERP systems, we think of it in terms of the value it creates for our accountants and bookkeepers. When we look at CRM integration as a time-saver for these people, we often think about benefits such as invoices populating directly in the CRM system, customer data always being accurate and updated immediately, billing addresses being shared across business systems, etc.

While these are all great things and will certainly save our accounting/bookkeeping teams a lot of headaches, there’s other important people that will benefit from CRM integration as well… our Sales team! Read More
Our partnership with Yappn is a valuable one for our clients (and for Selling Science Fair attendees!). Find out why...

Our partnership with Yappn is a valuable one for our clients (and for Selling Science Fair attendees!). Find out why...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017Lauren Macdonald Every day at eBridge Connections we interact with dozens of smart and talented web agencies, app developers, ERP VARS, ecommerce solution providers, ecommerce platforms, CRM consultants, and more. 

One company that sellers can look forward to learning about at this year’s Selling Science Fair is Yappn. Yappn approaches the challenge of real-time language translation by offering a complete customizable set of tools to engage consumers in in over 60 languages. Read More
The top 10 reasons to attend Selling Science Fair 2017

The top 10 reasons to attend Selling Science Fair 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017Lauren Macdonald On Sept 20th, 2017, those that sell their wares online will be attending a complimentary virtual "Science Fair" to get a peek - straight from the horse's mouth - at top apps & vendors.

Here's why you should attend, too: Read More
Your Business & Selling Science Fair 2017

Your Business & Selling Science Fair 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017Lindsay Hampson What is this thing, and what do you have to do?  Learn more now! Read More
The Truth About EDI

The Truth About EDI

Wednesday, August 2, 2017Lindsay Hampson

Guest post by Marc Darmon

By now you likely already know what EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is. Essentially, EDI is an electronic exchange of standard business documents between two companies. Which means if you want to stock the shelves of Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, etc. you need to meet their strict EDI requirements for doing so. 

The trouble is… EDI sucks. No one in their right mind wants to do it, but unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil in doing business with the “Big Box” stores. Even more frustrating is that every store seems to have their own unique requirements for compliance. Read More
Missed the big news from ebay Open 2017? Here's what ebay's fashion retailers can soon take advantage of...

Missed the big news from ebay Open 2017? Here's what ebay's fashion retailers can soon take advantage of...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017Lauren Macdonald There were many big announcements and lots of helpful information shared at ebay Open 2017 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. But possibly none more exciting for ebay’s fashion retailers than the announcement of new technology that will change the way customers shop for clothing and accessories.  Read More
Partner Profile: Kadro

Partner Profile: Kadro

Friday, July 21, 2017Lindsay Hampson We are excited to welcome to our newest partner, Kadro!  Kadro builds scalable, enterprise-class software from their headquarters in North Carolina.  Whether you are building your first e-commerce website or migrating your existing platform to Magento, Kadro can help you succeed.  We sat down, over email, and asked kadro a few questions to help you get to know them better.   Read More
How to integrate Salesforce with Sage X3

How to integrate Salesforce with Sage X3

Friday, July 21, 2017Lindsay Hampson Our Salesforce Sage X3 integration solution is built for enterprises.  Synchronize the data from one system to another, quickly and automatically.  Why?  An integration between hybrid systems makes processes simpler, reduces the manual data entry work required, and can even speed up the flow of new customer acquisition.   Read More
Selling Science Fair 2017

Selling Science Fair 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Lindsay Hampson Are you a seller wondering what vendors and apps can better support your sales growth?  Or, do you have an app or platform that makes online selling simpler for businesses?  This September, eBridge Connections is proudly opening up the virtual gymnasium doors for Selling Science Fair 2017.   Read More
How do I connect SAP Business One with my Shopify store?

How do I connect SAP Business One with my Shopify store?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Lauren Macdonald Tired of manual data entry between your Shopify eCommerce store and your SAP Business One accounting system? Consider an accounting integration solution to eliminate the need for re-keying data and speed up order processing. Read More
Partner Profile: Spark Inc.

Partner Profile: Spark Inc.

Thursday, July 6, 2017Lauren Macdonald Our newest partner, Spark Inc., is an ad agency from Jacksonville, FL, who prides themselves on being about “great work, great results, and great long-term relationships.” By adding them to our channel partner family, we’re excited to provide our customers an agency that offers value to their clients in the form of results.

We recently chatted with Jim Leland of Spark Inc. to learn a bit more about them. Find out what he shared with us below: Read More
Never be penalized by Amazon for slow order processing: Connect your Amazon store and your NetSuite ERP, today.

Never be penalized by Amazon for slow order processing: Connect your Amazon store and your NetSuite ERP, today.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017Lauren Macdonald Every Amazon seller, regardless of whether they choose an Individual or Professional Selling Plan, knows that there’s a list of Amazon seller criteria they must oblige by in order to sell their products on Amazon.

Failure to meet the criteria could result in penalties for things like:
  • Running out of inventory
  • Processing orders too slowly
  • Not meeting shipping deadline expectations
  • Receiving negative feedback from customers
NOTE: Too much of any of these things could even result in your Amazon seller account being revoked. Yikes! Read More
Happy 150 Canada

Happy 150 Canada

Friday, June 30, 2017Lindsay Hampson eBridge Connections’ headquarters is based in Canada.  If you open a Google search for the word Canada, you will find pictures of snow and low-to-medium-grade groomed men wearing red uniforms, and big hats.  Google images will call the white stuff snow, and it will call those guys Mounties.  We call it precipitation, and we call them Greg and Andy. 
 
This scene plays out frequently in cities and towns across our lovely country.  But, Canada is about far more than that.  Visit us and you’ll see.  Read More
How to choose a Sage-Magento integration solution

How to choose a Sage-Magento integration solution

Wednesday, June 28, 2017Lindsay Hampson The job of working out how best to link hybrid systems together is a common, but complicated, one.  Often Operations Leaders, or IT Managers preparing or upgrading their Sage ERP are given the goal of Magento integration, with little timeframe, little guidance, and a lot of pressure from upper management.  The reason behind the task is a good one – disparate systems must be connected in order to provide one version of the truth, and easy access to data – but it is a logistical nightmare. 

So what are helpful hints when outlining a Sage-Magento integration project? Read More
Could Amazon Prime Day 2017 actually be Amazon Prime Week 2017?

Could Amazon Prime Day 2017 actually be Amazon Prime Week 2017?

Monday, June 26, 2017Lauren Macdonald Amazon Prime Day is an annual sales event by Amazon.com that some say offers big enough deals to rival Black Friday.

The event first started in 2015, when the online retail giant marked two decades since the day it first opened, and the sale was so successful that Amazon decided to make it an annual affair.

The exact date for this year’s Prime Day hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s predicted that it will be sometime between July 10th and July 16th, with much speculation that it will fall on Tuesday July 11th, 2017.

Unlike past years when it was a 24-hour event, this year Prime Day will run for 30 hours (from 6:00 PM to midnight PDT on the day before Prime Day, plus the 24 hours of Prime Day itself). Essentially, we’re talking about a day and a half of deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members.

Even more exciting, Amazon has also alluded to the possibility of a “Prime Day Week” this year, which might mean they have plans to promote more than just a single day of deals. Read More
eBridge Connections + Infront Webworks

eBridge Connections + Infront Webworks

Friday, June 23, 2017Lindsay Hampson It’s not enough to have a website.  You must have a great website - a website that converts.  Perhaps more vital in the eCommerce space, website usability and performance must be on point.  Anything less than optimal directly impacts the bottom line. 

Enter our newest partner, Infront Webworks. Read More
Partner Profile: Kensium Solutions

Partner Profile: Kensium Solutions

Friday, June 23, 2017Lauren Macdonald Hey eBridge readers—we have an announcement to make! Our channel partner family has just grown again with the welcomed addition of Kensium Solutions.

Kensium Solutions are experts at integrating Magento and Acumatica and will work closely with eBridge Connections so that we can “bridge the gaps” for each others’ clients by offering our unique and distinct integration options.

Tyler Mullen, Marketing Manager at Kensium Solutions, took a few minutes to describe in detail who Kensium is and what makes them a successful integration company. See what he had to say: Read More
Investing in technology and innovation to create a seamless customer shopping experience

Investing in technology and innovation to create a seamless customer shopping experience

Thursday, June 22, 2017Lauren Macdonald Flipping through a magazine this morning by Internet Retailer I came across an article by Salesforce that caught my eye about online shoppers and how today, more than ever, they want to be connected and in control.

Shelley Bransten, senior vice president of industry solutions (retail) at Salesforce, says that shopper expectations are at an all-time high and every experience should be seamless, personalized, and convenient, but many retailers are struggling to do that. Read More
eCommerce is booming in Boulder, Colorado, and the surrounding area, but which companies are leading the pack and why?

eCommerce is booming in Boulder, Colorado, and the surrounding area, but which companies are leading the pack and why?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017Lauren Macdonald Boulder, Colorado is known as one of the main ‘bicycling centers’ in the US. This means Boulder, and the surrounding Colorado areas, are home to numerous merchants who sell biking gear, equipment, accessories, and more, both online and in-stores.

But biking equipment isn’t the only driver of Colorado’s immense eCommerce industry. Technology companies and health/wellness companies are growing rapidly as well, and major companies like Gaiam and OtterBox are leading the pack when it comes to putting Boulder, Colorado ‘on the map’ as a key eCommerce player. Read More
Why Utah Merchants Are Selling Online

Why Utah Merchants Are Selling Online

Wednesday, June 14, 2017Lindsay Hampson While many Salt Lake City and area merchants are opting to sell their wares on marketplaces such as ebay and Amazon, others are standing up their own eCommerce stores using BigCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, or MIVA, to name a few. 

Learn more about selling, local resources for entrepreneurs, and the prospect of data integration to save you time. Read More
How to win the 'Buy Box' on Amazon: Tips and Tricks

How to win the 'Buy Box' on Amazon: Tips and Tricks

Thursday, June 8, 2017Lauren Macdonald If you’re an Amazon seller with a Professional selling plan, you may have heard of a little thing called the ‘Buy Box’. For those of you that don’t already know, the Buy Box is the box on a product detail page where customers can begin the purchasing process by adding items to their shopping carts. 

A key feature of Amazon is that multiple sellers can offer the same product. If more than one eligible seller offers a product, they may compete for the Buy Box for that product. Beneath the Buy Box are Additional Seller Listings of merchants that offer the same product but did not ‘win’ the Buy Box. Read More
Partner Profile: ShopCreatify

Partner Profile: ShopCreatify

Monday, June 5, 2017Lauren Macdonald In order to get the most out of Shopify’s extensive eCommerce platform, hiring an expert to get you up and running, or simply improve what you’ve already built, can add enormous value to your online Shopify store. Our newest channel partner, ShopCreatify, can help you build and customize beautiful online stores using Shopify’s platform.

ShopCreatify takes your eCommerce needs and converts them into well researched, planned out and executed functionality and visuals. Their team produces great work and results for Shopify eCommerce merchants across the globe, and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with this great group of people and offer their clients Shopify integration solutions that will further simplify their selling process.

We recently chatted with Ross Allchorn, Founder & eCommerce Specialist at ShopCreatify. Here’s what he had to say about his business: Read More