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:
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.
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.
NetSuite Integration Made Easy
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?
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:
Integrate 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.
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.
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
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:
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!
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.
6 Helpful Tips 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
Why You Should Become an eBridge Partner
Friday, November 25, 2016Lauren Macdonald
Our channel partner program here at eBridge Connections has grown significantly in the past few years and we’re feeling confident that 2017 will be our biggest year yet. We’re constantly looking for new, unique businesses to join our partner family and reap the numerous benefits of being an eBridge Connections channel partner.
Why Our Customers and Us Love Sage
Thursday, November 24, 2016Lauren Macdonald
When our CEO visited sunny California last month and stopped in at Sage’s head office, he was blown away by the innovative thinking he witnessed. There is no shortage of intelligent and hardworking folks over at Sage—it’s no wonder their accounting/ERP packages are among the very best!
So what exactly are we discussing now at eBridge Connections?
What its like to be a Canadian on American Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 24, 2016Lindsay Hampson
The coffee maker is bubbling in the office kitchen. A co-worker is having a coughing fit. The lights are flickering. I can actually hear the freezing rain hit my window. No phone calls. And, an empty inbox.
American Thanksgiving is an odd-duck-day for Canadians. Actually, the perfect way to put it is American Thanksgiving is… just… well, its just Thursday.
While we Canadian eBridgers wait for our friends to finish their turkey, we collectively wrote this blog for your enjoyment.
Microsoft Dynamics AX & CRM Integration Solution
Wednesday, November 23, 2016Lauren Macdonald
MS Dynamics AX 7 brought with it a multitude of changes and new features. Click here
for a full breakdown of the updates in areas such as cost management, inventory management, financial management, procurement and sourcing, etc.
While these changes might be great for your business and helpful for your accountant, they could pose a challenge for your integration provider who carefully coded a solution to connect your previous MS Dynamics AX accounting package with your eCommerce platform, CRM application, or EDI trading partners.
Real Questions From Real WooCommerce Merchants
Wednesday, November 23, 2016Lindsay Hampson
“With 18,270,562 downloads, WooCommerce powers over 39% of all online stores
.” Now that is one very impressive statistic via BuiltWith.
Us folks over here at eBridge are most certainly feeling this growth. Countless WooCommerce merchants reach out to us every day. And, that number has been on the rise over the past few months.
So, why Woo? And what questions do they often have for eBridge about order processing?
How to Own Your Omni-Channel Strategy
Monday, November 21, 2016Lauren Macdonald
As merchants lean into the mobile world, many are met with the challenge of creating an experience that not only aligns with their existing web presence, but complements it. Optimizing the balance between mobile, desktop and in-store channels is a vital step for savvy retailers, as an omni-channel existence is quickly becoming the benchmark by which consumers measure the digital value of their favorite brands, whether they realize it or not.
We’ve sat down with Vishal Wadher, CEO of atmosol, a company with 11 years of eCommerce experience, hyper-focused on the end-to-end processes & digital marketing strategies for eCommerce retail businesses. atmosol clients include Tupperware, Comedy Central, Red Bull and many more. Read on for Vishal’s take on how omni-channel can affect your customer experiences, and how to make sure your channels are aligning in the most productive ways.
How Integration Pays for Itself
Thursday, November 17, 2016Lindsay Hampson
Discover how eliminating manual data entry by using an iPaaS integration solution can save you time and monay.
Partner Profile: Bold Commerce
Wednesday, November 16, 2016Lauren Macdonald
Helping tens of thousands of eCommerce stores increase their online sales every day, Bold Commerce
is Shopify’s largest Expert Development partner worldwide. And now? They’re also a brand new partner of eBridge Connections! Whether clients are looking to get started with setting up their first online store, transitioning to Shopify from a different platform, or looking for a complete custom design and development solution, Bold Commerce can help. We’re proud to partner with their team of over 100 Web Designers, Developers, Online Marketers, and dedicated Client Success Managers.
We recently hopped on a call with Kevin Wild, Bold’s Partner Manager, to get the 4-1-1 on this company and its efforts. Read on to learn more: