Central Florida is Becoming a Key Hub for eCommerce

Central Florida is Becoming a Key Hub for eCommerce

Monday, January 30, 2017Lindsay Hampson It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it.  Looking through the eyes of a merchant who’s been in business for 50 years, you’d hardly recognize today’s buyers. Today’s buyers are opening their internet browsers rather than turning on their cars to shop.  While this shift is apparent around the world, there is evidence that Orlando, Davenport, Lakeland, Jacksonville, River City, and Tampa are at the center of the eCommerce shift in the US. Read More
eCommerce integration for your business in Texas

eCommerce integration for your business in Texas

Friday, January 27, 2017Lauren Macdonald In the United States, online sales are expected to grow more than 17 percent this year, according to eMarketer. One area seeing significant eCommerce growth is Texas. UPS spokesman Dan McMackin has said that the company plans to add about 3,370 workers in Houston to keep up with the growth in shipping from online shopping.

 As the eCommerce industry expands in Texas, more and more retailers are looking at integration between their eCommerce websites and their accounting packages as a means to make business easier and more efficient. Read More
Beyond accounting: Epicor presents best practices for eCommerce

Beyond accounting: Epicor presents best practices for eCommerce

Wednesday, January 25, 2017Lauren Macdonald Running an eCommerce business requires smart thinking in order to get your online store and your products in front of eyes that would be interested in what you have to offer. Doing so, requires connecting with your customers in places that they already frequent, whether that be on social media, blogs, online forums and communities, or popular websites.

According to The Connected Retailer: Meeting Customers Where They Want to Be, a blog and webinar series by our friends at Epicor, in this day and age it is consumers who are dictating how, where, and when they do research and make purchases. In order to meet the demands of consumers, you have to be present on the areas that your target market is searching.  Read More
121eCommerce: How Magento Features Can Boost Your Sales

121eCommerce: How Magento Features Can Boost Your Sales

Friday, January 20, 2017Lauren Macdonald Our new friends at 121eCommerce wrote a killer blog about Magento features. Read on to learn more.
 
Magento is one of the most powerful platforms, we have all heard that many times. But what does that mean to you? Does that really have an effect on your business or is it a software thing your developer likes to say which has no real connection to you.

In the world of eCommerce, your website is your salesman and Magento's features help make those sales. You don’t get to meet the people you are trying to sell to, that means no matter how good your sales skills are, they won’t make an impact. Instead your site needs features.

Magento is full of really cool features for all aspects of your business, here are some features that can be used to help boost your sales:
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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Shopping Behavior All eCommerce Owners Should Know

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Shopping Behavior All eCommerce Owners Should Know

Thursday, January 19, 2017Lindsay Hampson Last night, I went to an eCommerce Meetup about Black Friday/Cyber Monday Behavior and learned stuff!  Imagine that.  Shopify graciously loaned their space to eCommerce Toronto, a Meetup group and about 100 of its members.  The topic was Black Friday / Cyber Monday (BF/CM) Shopping Behavior All eCommerce Owners Should Know.  The house was full.  Here are my notes. Read More
Partner Profile: CR Endeavors

Partner Profile: CR Endeavors

Thursday, January 19, 2017Lauren Macdonald Exciting announcement today, folks! We’ve just signed CR Endeavors as our latest channel partner.

We’re eager to do business with this awesome and smart eCommerce marketplace consulting agency. And by the sounds of it, they’re excited for us to help their customers as well! “We’re grateful for the eBridge partnership as we continue helping brands gain control on Amazon and grow their business beyond!” said Caleb Roney, President of CR Endeavors.

Here’s some more info about CR Endeavors that Caleb was kind enough to share with our team: Read More
We have a lot of Microsoft Dynamics customers (and we mean A LOT)

We have a lot of Microsoft Dynamics customers (and we mean A LOT)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald At eBridge, we make life easier for our Microsoft Dynamics customers, each and every day, by connecting their accounting packages to their online stores, CRM applications, or allowing them to do business with EDI trading partners.  Read More
Our top 5 eCommerce, EDI, and CRM-related reads of the week

Our top 5 eCommerce, EDI, and CRM-related reads of the week

Monday, January 16, 2017Lauren Macdonald We’re always on the lookout for great blogs and articles from thought leaders in the eCommerce, EDI, and CRM industries. We thought we’d share with you a few great pieces that we’ve given the ‘eBridge stamp of approval’ to this week: Read More
ChannelAdvisor is a great tool for your growing business, but it's even better when coupled with eBridge

ChannelAdvisor is a great tool for your growing business, but it's even better when coupled with eBridge

Thursday, January 12, 2017Lauren Macdonald Once upon a time you were a young, bright-eyed entrepreneur with a big idea to launch an eCommerce business.

Maybe you decided to start small by selling in one place on an eCommerce platform like Shopify, Magento, or BigCommerce. But as time went on, you decided it was time to expand to online marketplaces and other digital shopping channels as well.

Today, you’re the proud owner of multiple eCommerce websites, and are happy to be selling on marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and Newegg, as well as on digital channels like Google and Facebook.

But now you’re feeling the pressure that comes from attempting to keep track of orders, inventory, and product data across multiple platforms at once. Luckily, an old friend just told you about ChannelAdvisor.
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Connect MS Dynamics NAV to your BigCommerce store: Integrate orders, shipping, inventory, and more

Connect MS Dynamics NAV to your BigCommerce store: Integrate orders, shipping, inventory, and more

Tuesday, January 10, 2017Lauren Macdonald Connecting your MS Dynamics NAV accounting system with your BigCommerce webstore has never been easier than it is now, using eBridge Connections’ universal integrator.

How our integration works:

A universal connector sits in the middle of your two business systems and seamlessly transfers data, back and forth between the two. When it comes to eBridge Connections, it’s the universality of our integration solutions that makes us unique. This means we can connect virtually any eCommerce platform with any accounting/ERP system. The way we do it, is by sitting in the middle of two business systems, where we configure data so that it can be passed back and forth effortlessly. Read More
Integrate with NetSuite

Integrate with NetSuite

Monday, January 9, 2017Lindsay Hampson We get it. There are plenty of vendors out there that can integrate NetSuite’s ERP into EDI, CRM and eCommerce systems.  How do you pick a vendor that gives you the most benefit? Read More
Top five plug-ins you should try out for your WooCommerce store in 2017

Top five plug-ins you should try out for your WooCommerce store in 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016Lauren Macdonald If you have an eCommerce store or are thinking of launching one in 2017, WooCommerce is a great choice to build your business with. There’s so many useful plug-ins for WooCommerce that you may not even be aware of. To help you out, we’ve listed 5 things you can try on your WooCommerce store this year to help your business grow and succeed: Read More
Connect your Sage X3 ERP with multiple EDI trading partners using eBridge Connections

Connect your Sage X3 ERP with multiple EDI trading partners using eBridge Connections

Thursday, December 22, 2016Lauren Macdonald In order to work with specific trading partners, vendors and/or suppliers, you may be mandated to perform Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in order to start or continue a business relationship. By setting up an EDI integrated solution with your Sage X3 ERP system, you can automate the process of electronically exchanging these documents. 

We’re hyper-focused on creating integration solutions for Sage X3 these days at eBridge Connections. Why? Because we recognize that Sage X3 is a faster, simpler, and more flexible business management solution and at eBridge, we’re all about making life easier for our customers.
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NetSuite plays ball with the world of EDI, eCommerce, CRM

NetSuite plays ball with the world of EDI, eCommerce, CRM

Thursday, December 22, 2016Lindsay Hampson

Passing NetSuite data to and from your customers, vendors and 3PLs in order to trade and sell can speed up your business and create happier customers and vendors.  Find out more about NetSuite to EDI and NetSuite to eCommerce intergation and its all-star benefits.

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Partner Profile: Growth Spark

Partner Profile: Growth Spark

Tuesday, December 20, 2016Lauren Macdonald Hey eBridge fans—we have an announcement to make! Growth Spark, an award-winning boutique design agency specializing in creating successful, data-driven eCommerce solutions, has just joined the eBridge Connections Channel Partner family!

To celebrate their partnership with us, we sat down with Ross Beyeler, Founder of Growth Spark, to learn more about the work they do and how they do it. Read on to see what we discovered: Read More
eCommerce (and other) conferences you should definitely be attending in early 2017

eCommerce (and other) conferences you should definitely be attending in early 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016Lauren Macdonald We’re breaking down the conferences your business should seriously consider attending in the first half of 2017. We hope to see you at some (or all) of these events! Read More
Sync SAP Business One and Magento: Process orders faster and more accurately

Sync SAP Business One and Magento: Process orders faster and more accurately

Friday, December 16, 2016Lauren Macdonald Tired of manual data entry between your Magento eCommerce store and your SAP Business One accounting system? If so, I’m happy to tell you that you’ve landed on the right blog.

eBridge Connections is proud to boast the only universal integrator that can connect virtually any accounting/ERP system (i.e. SAP Business One and other products by Sage, MS Dynamics, Epicor, NetSuite, and more), with the leading eCommerce platforms (like Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, Amazon, eBay, Miva, etc.).

It’s time to learn how an integration solution between Magento and SAP Business One can save your business time and money. Read More
6 Helpful Workarounds To Help You Manage An Online Store

6 Helpful Workarounds To Help You Manage An Online Store

Friday, December 16, 2016Lindsay Hampson

Guest blog by Patrick Foster.  Running a successful online store is not without its glitches and boring admin tasks. As every ecommerce entrepreneur will know, a lot of work goes into maintaining and managing an online store. However, while certain tasks require an investment of time and attention, others can benefit from being outsourced or approached in new ways. Here are 6 workarounds that could help to save you time and increase the effectiveness of your ecommerce marketing strategy. 

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Fact or Fiction? Recognising the truth when it comes to QuickBooks and Salesforce integrations

Fact or Fiction? Recognising the truth when it comes to QuickBooks and Salesforce integrations

Tuesday, December 13, 2016Lauren Macdonald A quick Google search for material regarding QuickBooks and Salesforce integrations reveals that there’s a whole lot of information out there. Some useful, some a bit misleading. To make it easier, here’s a quick breakdown that will help you understand the truth when it comes to integrating QuickBooks and Salesforce: Read More
Start 2017 off on the right foot with our free integration project planning workbook

Start 2017 off on the right foot with our free integration project planning workbook

Monday, December 12, 2016Lauren Macdonald Did your eCommerce store take off in 2016? Congrats!

But, if a high volume of sales from your online store had you buried in manual data entry back and forth from your accounting system this year, 2017 might be the perfect time to connect your business systems so that they communicate with one another seamlessly.

This free workbook will help you sort out your integration needs.  Read More
The Magic of Holiday Shopping is Changed, But Still Magical

The Magic of Holiday Shopping is Changed, But Still Magical

Friday, December 9, 2016Lindsay Hampson Though I didn’t trek to the mall, the magic of Holiday shopping is alive and well in a new and exciting way. Read More
Connect NetSuite to Your Shopify store: Integrate orders, shipping, inventory, and more

Connect NetSuite to Your Shopify store: Integrate orders, shipping, inventory, and more

Wednesday, December 7, 2016Lauren Macdonald Syncing your NetSuite ERP with your Shopify webstore has never been easier than it is now, using eBridge Connections’ universal integrator. Learn more... Read More
Sync MS Dynamics 365 to your webstore to delight your customers

Sync MS Dynamics 365 to your webstore to delight your customers

Monday, December 5, 2016Lindsay Hampson In July 2016 Microsoft launched a strategy that combines both CRM and ERP services into one offering on the cloud.  Pick and choose what areas of your business are pulled into 365.  Fast.  App-backed.  And, adaptable.  The offering is slick and their message is truly compelling.

While many of you are familiar with Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV, GP and SL, 365 is an extension of these – but up, up and away in the clouds.  eBridge is proudly equipped to support Dynamics 365 customers with their integration needs - through 2016 and beyond. Read More
Shopping carts abandoned after Cyber Monday? Here's how to win those sales in December:

Shopping carts abandoned after Cyber Monday? Here's how to win those sales in December:

Thursday, December 1, 2016Lauren Macdonald No doubt you sold a ton of items this Cyber Monday. In fact, here at eBridge, we know our clients were selling items like rapid fire, seeing as we transferred over 450,000 order documents back and forth that day between eCommerce platforms and accounting packages.

But what about all the items that got left behind in abandoned shopping carts?  Read More
Nextopia: 6 Mobile Search and Merchandising Tips for the Holidays

Nextopia: 6 Mobile Search and Merchandising Tips for the Holidays

Monday, November 28, 2016Lauren Macdonald Our friends at Nextopia share their tips on getting the most out of your mobile shoppers this Holiday Season.

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