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.
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.
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:
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.
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
are leading the pack when it comes to putting Boulder, Colorado ‘on the map’ as a key eCommerce player.
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.
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.
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:
The Top 5 Industries Seeking ERP Integration
Tuesday, May 30, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Brands that sell more than 200 gloves, shoes, necklaces, seeds, or fidget spinners every month are the most likely to prioritize a project that links together their disparate business systems.
Why? ERP to eCommerce integration saves brands time doing manual sales order data entry, of course. (Order data entry is just as horrible as it sounds)
Read the article and review the infographic now.
Here's why we recommend an SAP ECC integration solution:
Thursday, May 25, 2017Lauren Macdonald
SAP Enterprise Central Component (SAP ECC) is one of the most recognized products that SAP owns. Previously called SAP R/3, SAP ECC is an enterprise resource planning software (ERP) which consists in several modules that provide organizations who use it with superior control over their key business processes.
An SAP ECC integration solution
, like those offered by eBridge Connections, can eliminate the need for manual data entry by enabling bi-directional data transfer to and from your SAP ECC accounting/ERP package.
Growth Spark Guest Blog Series Part 2- A Developer's Pitch on Upgrading to Shopify Plus: Apps
Wednesday, May 24, 2017Lauren Macdonald
This week, we bring you Part 2 in our 3-part series, where we look at Shopify Apps and explore how being a Shopify Plus merchant will gain you access to a number of exclusive Apps that will empower your business.
Partner Profile: Admiral Consulting Group
Thursday, May 18, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Allow us to introduce Admiral Consulting Group
—based in New Jersey, Admiral Consulting Group provides business software solutions to growth, midsize, and small enterprise clients who are evaluating a transition to SAAS, hosted or on-premise solution. These folks combine innovative thinking and industry experience with the latest technology and a commitment to process improvement and operational excellence—all to deliver results and value.
Growth Spark Guest Blog Series Part 1- APIs: A Developer's Pitch on Upgrading to Shopify Plus
Thursday, May 18, 2017Lauren Macdonald
offers unparalleled support, infrastructure and security for your e-commerce business, but, these are all table-stakes in the world of enterprise e-commerce. If you really want to understand the benefits of upgrading or migrating to Shopify Plus, you need to take a closer look under-the-hood. Given that eBridge Connections
lives in the world of APIs and data management, we decided to put together an article that explores the many unique benefits that your e-commerce development team might find when using Shopify Plus and how those translate to potential growth for your business.
This week, we bring you Part 1, which analyzes Shopify’s plentiful API library and the benefits this brings for developers building on the Shopify and Shopify Plus platforms.
New Whitepaper: Choosing The Right Business Systems For Your B2B Business
Wednesday, May 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Are you a brand new business? Or a tried and true business? Regardless of the stage you’re in, using the right tools can make (or break) your business.
Spend 15 minutes reading up on tools and trends in business-to-business platform selection.
What does Magento's Digital Commerce Cloud announcement mean for you?
Tuesday, May 16, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Between hosting Magento Imagine 2017 and making a BIG announcement for B2B businesses, April was a busy but exciting month for Magento!
In case you missed the announcement, Magento revealed that it will now support B2B capabilities through the launch of its Magento Digital Commerce Cloud
for B2B offering.
Looking for some alternatives to selling on eBay? Look no further.
Friday, May 12, 2017Lauren Macdonald
There’s many features that make eBay a top choice for merchants who want an independent online selling platform where they can sell their products, fast.
The advantages to selling on eBay are:
- eBay has brand recognition and built-in trust
- The ability to auction off products makes it the best place to sell rare items or items for which you aren’t sure of the value
- They offer seller and buyer protection
- Many eBay users means the ability to easily get your product in front of a lot of potential buyers
If you like these features but want to sell in more places and are looking for some eBay alternatives, here is a list of some of the most popular eBay competitors:
Partner Profile: oBundle
Monday, May 1, 2017Lauren Macdonald
At eBridge Connections, we’ve helped so many clients integrate BigCommerce with their accounting and ERP systems that we consider ourselves experts in the integration realm when it comes to the BigCommerce platform. However, having smart web development agencies that specialize in BigCommerce allows us to offer our clients access to a company that can help them make the most of their online store. Whether it be designing and developing a BigCommerce store, or improving branding and search engine optimization, our brand new channel partner, oBundle
, can help our clients maximize their profits on their BigCommerce stores.
We recently spoke with Andrew Riggins, Project Manager at oBundle, who provided us some insight on oBundle and what makes their agency stand out. Here’s what he told us:
Selling on Amazon for beginners: A 'cheat sheet' for getting started
Wednesday, April 26, 2017Lauren Macdonald
If you’ve decided to sell your products on Amazon, you’ve made a wise choice. Over 50% of consumers begin their search for a product on Amazon.com
, which means that your products will be on one of the highest-traffic eCommerce websites in the world. But with that, comes a lot (and we mean A LOT) of competition.
The key to being successful on Amazon is ensuring that your products stand out amongst the others, because there will be many, and consumers will only scroll through products for so long looking for the right one to buy.
But, there’s so much more to selling on Amazon than just ranking high in the search results, so we’ve created a short ‘cheat sheet’ for those of you who are new merchants on Amazon (or for existing Amazon merchants that want to get better at selling).
Here’s what you need to know…
What Is The Best B2B eCommerce Platform To Sell On?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017Lindsay Hampson
There is no shortage of options for eCommerce carts or platforms out there – that’s for sure. The problem is there isn’t much written about successfully PICKING a B2B platform for selling.
Spend 7 minutes reading about the platforms options out there, and the experts’ top 10 capabilities or features smart businesses should look for.
Your On-Site, No Bull Guide to SuiteWorld 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017Lindsay Hampson
While the conference site is packed with good info, who has 20 minutes to navigate it in the midst of packing, and checking-in?
Let me help. I’ve listed the ‘nuggets’ you should take in while at SuiteWorld 2017. Take a screen grab of my list and pull it back up when you arrive.
Heading to the Shopify Unite Partner & Developer Conference? Here's what we recommend:
Monday, April 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Our team is super excited to be heading to San Francisco for Shopify Unite this week.
After looking over the schedule and exploring the conference’s Unite 2017 App, we can’t wait to hear the keynote sessions from Shopify’s CEO, COO, VP of Product, Director of Apps & Theme Partnerships, and more. We’re also looking forward to attending a few of the breakout sessions and connecting with other Shopify partners at each. Here’s some of the breakout sessions on our radar:
Time well spent (for the busy seller)
Thursday, April 13, 2017Lindsay Hampson
The last decade has been a pleasure. It really has. Technology has really improved human relationships. Friends across oceans seem like friends across cities. Retail has grown up a lot too. Its change can be attributable to the goal of simplifying people’s lives.
Here are some interesting apps that could save your time as a seller.
When 'life happens', accounting integration is there to keep your business running smoothly...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017Lauren Macdonald
One thing we often hear from sellers (even the most organized ones), is that when life throws unexpected curve balls, or just flat out gets busy, keeping up with orders and maintaining happy customers can become a tricky task.
The reality is things come up and sometimes you need the ‘magic answer’ that will offer peace of mind in knowing that your business can carry on without you when ‘life happens’.
The good news is a magic answer actually exists.