Partner Profile: Cowlick Studios

Partner Profile: Cowlick Studios

Tuesday, September 6, 2016Lauren Macdonald Southwestern Ontario is home to a web development and graphic design studio called Cowlick Studios, and we are proud to announce today that we’ve just partnered with them!

Cowlick Studios is committed to seeking out visually pleasing, creative solutions for their clients’ advertising needs. With expert programming and graphic design knowledge, combined with innovative ideas and solutions, Cowlick studios brings their clients’ vision to life!
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Integrating Shopify and MS Dynamics

Integrating Shopify and MS Dynamics

Tuesday, September 6, 2016Lauren Macdonald If you’re running a Shopify website and using Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, or SL as your accounting package, why not integrate the two systems and make your life a whole lot easier? Read More
Returns keeping you up?  Four best practices.

Returns keeping you up? Four best practices.

Friday, September 2, 2016Lindsay Hampson When business picks up, so does the number of returns you need to process.  It is estimated that 20-30% of all online orders will be returned. 

While many eCommerce platforms provide options when processing returns (manual or automated), without a doubt, even automated returns can be cumbersome. 

Here are a few ways you can make the job of processing returns easier on your business, and in return (…speak of the devil) easy on your customers.   Read More
Great news Shopify Retailers! The eBridge Sage 50 Shopify integration solution is here

Great news Shopify Retailers! The eBridge Sage 50 Shopify integration solution is here

Thursday, September 1, 2016Lauren Macdonald 4 minutes. That’s roughly how long it will take for you to set up the new eBridge DIY integration solution and bid farewell to your integration headaches for good.

eBridge facilitates bi-directional order automation between Shopify and Sage 50 (US only). Read More
New eBay feature from eBridge

New eBay feature from eBridge

Tuesday, August 30, 2016Lindsay Hampson We are proud as punch to be releasing an updated “eBay adaptor” within our eBridge universal connector.  "Use suggested categories," a new feature in eBay's API, is supported with this new release.  

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You pick the eCommerce platform. Let eBridge do the rest.

You pick the eCommerce platform. Let eBridge do the rest.

Thursday, August 25, 2016Lauren Macdonald Some integration companies out there are best suited for clients operating on specific eCommerce platforms. These companies might even encourage you to migrate your store from one platform to another in order to serve you better.

Here at eBridge, however, we have a universal connector that can connect virtually ANY eCommerce platform with the accounting/ERP package of your choice. In other words, you can trust your gut and keep your current eCommerce platform because our technology works great with any of them!  And, if your needs change down the line, it’s an easy move to a new ERP or eCommerce platform – all the while keeping eBridge as the connector.   Read More
Partner Profile: Beapartof

Partner Profile: Beapartof

Wednesday, August 24, 2016Lauren Macdonald Be A Part Of is an agency that designs strategies to drive client growth and profit, and we’re happy to announce they just became a new partner of ours! Since starting as a three person team, Be A Part Of has grown to over ten full-time staff whose work ethic has allowed the agency to develop into the full-service web firm that it is today.

We decided to get to know our new friends at Be A Part Of a little better as we welcomed them into the eBridge Connections partner family. Here’s what we found out: Read More
Our Unbiased Comparison of Salesforce and MS Dynamics CRM

Our Unbiased Comparison of Salesforce and MS Dynamics CRM

Tuesday, August 23, 2016Lauren Macdonald Are you trying to decide which CRM application is right for your business? We want to help! Here’s an unbiased comparison of Salesforce and MS Dynamics—two of the leading CRM applications in the world: Read More
Wondering what Walmart Marketplace is all about?

Wondering what Walmart Marketplace is all about?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016Lauren Macdonald Did you Google “Walmart Marketplace” and find this blog?  Well, good!  You see, we Googled that too, about a month ago, and found nothing.  We wrote this blog for folks like you.  
  
Walmart has recently launched Walmart Marketplace where you can sell your products alongside Walmart products, thereby exposing them to a massive online audience.  The trick is that it is not a separate website.  Walmart Marketplace is just a clever add-on at www.walmart.com.   Read More
Get your eCommerce website geared up for some important dates

Get your eCommerce website geared up for some important dates

Monday, August 22, 2016Lindsay Hampson Is it just us or is this year flying by? September is just around the corner and back to school shopping is already in full swing. And before we know it, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will have come and gone as well, and the holiday season will be upon us.  

All of these dates are HUGE for online retailers which is why it’s important to start preparing early in order to make sure your eCommerce website is ready for the busy season. Read our tips for getting your store prepared.
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Why connecting Southware to your online store makes a whole lot of sense

Why connecting Southware to your online store makes a whole lot of sense

Monday, August 22, 2016Lindsay Hampson

Calling all online retailers. Do you wish SouthWare was integrated with your eCommerce store?

Your orders are coming in and you’re making money. Life is good. But is the data exchange between your eCommerce platform and your accounting platform manual and slow? Missing an order, forgetting a shipping notice, or sending a slow invoice causes upset customers, bad reviews, and a drag on your bottom line.

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Infographic: Connect Salesforce to your accounting system

Infographic: Connect Salesforce to your accounting system

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Our Unbiased Comparison of Amazon and Shopify

Our Unbiased Comparison of Amazon and Shopify

Friday, July 22, 2016Lauren Macdonald Last year we shared with you our Unbiased Comparison of Amazon and eBay and it was a huge hit! But what about the up and coming little guy from Canada that’s starting to gain some serious momentum as an eCommerce platform? That’s right, we’re talking about Shopify!

Today, we’re going to show you a side-by-side comparison of the e-retail giant that is Amazon, and see how Shopify measures up against it, so that you can decide for yourself if one of these eCommerce platforms is the right choice for you! Read More
Partner Profile: Arwood Information Systems

Partner Profile: Arwood Information Systems

Thursday, July 21, 2016Lindsay Hampson Michele and the team at Arwood Information Systems are smart.  You can tell after 2 minutes on the phone with them.  They care.  You can trust them.  And, they know Exact-Macola EPR in and out (after all, they are Gold partner).

Lucky for us, they’ve just become our newest eBridge Connections partner!  Read on. Read More
Hey ecommerce and EDI folks.  Watch Part 2 of our video.

Hey ecommerce and EDI folks. Watch Part 2 of our video.

Thursday, July 14, 2016Lindsay Hampson Manual data entry can be beat. Check out a universal connector in Part 2 of our video.

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Partner Profile: EYEMAGINE

Partner Profile: EYEMAGINE

Wednesday, July 13, 2016Lauren Macdonald Exciting news today here at eBridge Connections! We’ve just partnered with EYEMAGINE, an eCommerce development agency founded in 2003 by President and CEO Andy Etemadi. With extensive knowledge and capabilities in eCommerce design, development, integration, mobile applications, conversion optimization, and inbound marketing, EYEMAGINE has succeeded in transforming online businesses and increasing revenue for many eCommerce merchants.

We recently sat down with our new friends at EYEMAGINE to learn a little bit more about them. Ready for the inside scoop? Read More
Overwhelmed by data entry from all your Amazon Prime Day orders? We can help!

Overwhelmed by data entry from all your Amazon Prime Day orders? We can help!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016Lauren Macdonald Hey Amazon e-retailers! It’s Amazon Prime Day today and we’re sure your products are already flying off the virtual shelves!

In fact, last year on the first ever Amazon Prime Day, customers broke records with 398 items ordered per second. That’s a lot of sales to keep track of! So, rather than overwhelm yourself and your staff with tedious data entry between your Amazon store and your accounting/ERP package, why not let us do the hard work?  Read More
Grab this free workbook if you're spending the summer building an eCommerce website

Grab this free workbook if you're spending the summer building an eCommerce website

Monday, July 11, 2016Lindsay Hampson Are you building an eCommerce website?  Congrats!  Do you know how it will connect and communicate with your back office systems? Get out ahead - decide how your systems will integrate early.  This free e-workbook will help. 
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Are you an independent retailer struggling to increase sales? An eCommerce marketplace could help!

Are you an independent retailer struggling to increase sales? An eCommerce marketplace could help!

Thursday, July 7, 2016Lauren Macdonald It’s Independent Retailer Month and we at eBridge Connections would like to recognize all of the e-retailers out there who are selling unique products on their own independent webstores!

But what about those of you that are having trouble driving traffic to your website? Or perhaps you’re lacking the resources needed to maintain your webstore and keep it running smoothly and efficiently? Maybe you don’t have the skills in-house to market your products effectively? Whatever the case, an eCommerce marketplace might be the perfect solution for you! Read More
Canada Post lockout got you worried? Here's how to prepare your eCommerce store!

Canada Post lockout got you worried? Here's how to prepare your eCommerce store!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016Lauren Macdonald Uh oh e-retailers! Looks like Canada Post has just issued a 72-hour lockout notice warning Canadians that postal service may come to a halt by Friday. Here’s our top 3 suggestions for how you should prepare: Read More
Hey eCommerce and EDI folks.  Is data entry getting you down?

Hey eCommerce and EDI folks. Is data entry getting you down?

Monday, July 4, 2016Lindsay Hampson You had ‘the big idea’.  Your product is flying off the shelf.  The online world is your oyster!  But, you’re spending your time inputting orders into and out of your accounting package. Read More
Website Running Slowly? Your eCommerce Sales Could Be Suffering!

Website Running Slowly? Your eCommerce Sales Could Be Suffering!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016Lauren Macdonald According to KissMetrics, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load, and a 1 second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. This means that if an eCommerce website is making $100,000 per day, a 1 second page delay could potentially cost $2.5 million in lost sales every year.

Don’t miss out on potential sales and revenue because of a slow site! Here’s our top 4 suggestions for boosting your eCommerce website’s speed: Read More
Boost Your Mobile Device Sales: An Easy Mobile Checkout Process Can Help!

Boost Your Mobile Device Sales: An Easy Mobile Checkout Process Can Help!

Thursday, June 23, 2016Lauren Macdonald How many times have you looked at a product on your mobile device, but rather than purchasing it then and there, decided to wait until you had a computer in front of you? We’ve all been there! Most mobile device checkout processes are time-consuming and frustrating compared to the simplicity of checking out on a desktop computer. This is a shame if you think about it because we are already on our phones all the time!

As an eCommerce business owner, think of how many potential customers you’re losing that probably forgot all about your product before they had a chance to get on their desktop computer. Having an easy-to-use mobile checkout process could easily solve this problem! Here’s what you need to consider: Read More
A How-To Guide for Increasing Average Order Value (AOV) on Your eCommerce Website

A How-To Guide for Increasing Average Order Value (AOV) on Your eCommerce Website

Wednesday, June 22, 2016Lauren Macdonald As we’ve mentioned earlier, boosting customer retention rates is one great strategy for increasing profit, but today we want to discuss another profit raising technique—increasing Average Order Value (AOV).

So what exactly is AOV? In simple terms, it is the average dollar amount spent each time a customer places an order on an eCommerce website or mobile app. Note: To calculate average order value, simply divide the total revenue by the number of orders.

In order to help you out, we’ve put together a simple How-To Guide For Increasing Average Order Value, so that you can easily increase your AOV and drive in more revenue: Read More
Finding Your Niche: Is There a Suitable Market for Your Product?

Finding Your Niche: Is There a Suitable Market for Your Product?

Thursday, June 16, 2016Lauren Macdonald So you’ve decided the eCommerce marketplace is the right business model for you—Terrific! But now you need to think about the products you’re going to sell and ensure they are products that people are interested in and willing to spend money on.

The best way to make your eCommerce business a successful one, is to make sure you find your Niche Market. This means determining a small market segment that your product features will be aimed at satisfying. You’ll want to take into account the specific market needs of your target consumers, such as price range, production quality, and the demographics that your product is intended to impact. Read More