HOW TO MAKE DYNAMIC PRODUCT PHOTOS ON A START-UP BUDGET

HOW TO MAKE DYNAMIC PRODUCT PHOTOS ON A START-UP BUDGET

Tuesday, June 16, 2015Global Administrator Did you know that 67% of consumers considered image quality to be very important when purchasing a product online (Bigcommerce)?

That is over half! This means that as a start-up, you should be spending some serious energy on these images. You want to focus on quality and, more importantly, knowing your audience. The questions remains, however, how does a start-up afford professional photography? Read More
FROM CONVERSATION TO CONVERSION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROCESS AS AN ONLINE RETAILER

FROM CONVERSATION TO CONVERSION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROCESS AS AN ONLINE RETAILER

Monday, June 15, 2015Global Administrator Every online retailer values their customers and can appreciate their role in the growth of their business. The online realm brings a lot of opportunities to show that appreciation. With that being said, conversation with those customers has proven to be even more vital to your company’s growth. With social media at our fingertips, word of mouth can spread with a click of a button. With a customer’s opinion spreading exponentially, it’s no surprise that what your customers talk about is paramount! Read More
WHAT IS EPORTAL?

WHAT IS EPORTAL?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015Global Administrator ePortal provides one solution for the exchange of business data by managing connectivity, data transformation, storage, and EDI compliancy functions (if required). In addition, ePortal acts as an interface to display the flow of data resulting from your eBridge integration solution. Read More
7 BEST PRACTICES TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CRM

7 BEST PRACTICES TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CRM

Friday, June 5, 2015Global Administrator Simply put, a CRM system is an investment; here are a few best practices to ensure that you get everything you need out of it. Read More
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS WHEN SELECTING AN ECOMMERCE PLATFORM

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS WHEN SELECTING AN ECOMMERCE PLATFORM

Thursday, May 28, 2015Global Administrator If you polled a group of consumers, what percentage would you assume had purchased something online in their lifetime? Read More
WE'RE KEEPING IT GREEN AT EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS

WE'RE KEEPING IT GREEN AT EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS

Wednesday, May 27, 2015Global Administrator We’re big believers in working online and saving paper. It’s one of the reasons why we’re proud of our integration platform and what it offers.

We wanted to provide you, our readers and customers, with an idea of how much paper we’ve saved on our current integration platform. Read More
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN ERP PLATFORM

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN ERP PLATFORM

Monday, May 25, 2015Global Administrator Regardless of what size your business is, the ERP system that you select for your back office solution can have a significant impact on the success of your business. That being said, it is clear that the process of choosing the right ERP is very important and should not be taken lightly.

As a business owner or representative, there are many questions you will need to ask yourself when making this decision. We have narrowed these down to the main ones that you’ll need to answer before you decide which solution to go with. Read More
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN EDI SOLUTION

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN EDI SOLUTION

Thursday, May 21, 2015Global Administrator EDI or Electronic Data Interchange can be an intimidating concept for some business owners. Some trading partners of yours may make it a requirement for you to do EDI with them before you can conduct any sort of business with them (See “Why am I Required to do EDI with my Trading Partners”). For some business owners, who have never had to perform EDI at all, you may not know what to look for at all. Read More
OUR LATEST UPDATES AT EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS!

OUR LATEST UPDATES AT EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015Global Administrator At eBridge Connections, we are constantly working towards improving our products. Like any technology company, we are constantly evolving through customer feedback, ongoing maintenance and product development. Read More
OUR FAVOURITE QUOTES ABOUT ECOMMERCE

OUR FAVOURITE QUOTES ABOUT ECOMMERCE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015Global Administrator t should come as no surprise to anyone that eCommerce is growing rapidly across the world. It is fiercely competing with brick and mortar stores for consumer share of wallet and changing how products can be bought and sold. If you’re reading this blog you’ve probably jumped into the world of eCommerce or planning to do so soon. Need some additional inspiration to stake your claim in this frontier? Here are some of our favourite quotes from the experts: Read More
REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO INTEGRATE YOUR ERP AND YOUR CRM SYSTEMS

REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO INTEGRATE YOUR ERP AND YOUR CRM SYSTEMS

Friday, May 8, 2015Global Administrator As a well operating business, you most likely have ERP and CRM system in place to manage different functions. These systems work together in the sense that they both perform important, but mostly dissimilar tasks and provide invaluable tools that benefit your business. However, it’s important to understand they are still two entities that operate… Read More
HOW TO DELIVER WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

HOW TO DELIVER WINNING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

Tuesday, April 28, 2015Global Administrator In today’s market, if you’re not selling online, you’re already behind. Consumers are fierce, have high standards, and can be extremely disloyal. With the rise of social media and eCommerce giants, there’s not much standing between you and a competitor. So how does one stand out? Read More
WHY AM I REQUIRED TO DO EDI WITH MY TRADING PARTNERS?

WHY AM I REQUIRED TO DO EDI WITH MY TRADING PARTNERS?

Thursday, April 23, 2015Global Administrator Most trading partners will require you to implement a solid EDI solution before they begin conducting business with you. This could be for a number of known reasons, but doing this will benefit your company as well. Read More
HOW TO PREVENT SHOPPING CART ABANDONMENT

HOW TO PREVENT SHOPPING CART ABANDONMENT

Monday, April 20, 2015Global Administrator Did you know that nearly 68% of shoppers abandon shopping carts on average? Or perhaps those retailers lose $18 billion annually due to shopping cart abandonment?

For the average online retailer, these numbers are scary and quite shocking. Shopping cart abandonment is a real problem for these business owners. This issue should not be taken lightly, and should be addressed as soon as possible. There are some key reasons for these situations, and identifying them is the first step to correcting them! Read More
YES, WE DO BI-DIRECTIONAL INTEGRATION WITH AMAZON AND EBAY!

YES, WE DO BI-DIRECTIONAL INTEGRATION WITH AMAZON AND EBAY!

Friday, April 10, 2015Global Administrator It’s no secret that we offer a number of powerful connectors that can improve business efficiency and decrease operating expenses for eCommerce merchants. Among these are integration solutions for Amazon and eBay.

What might not be known is that we can deliver bi-directional integrations with these marketplace giants! “I know that you can move Amazon and eBay orders into our ERP but I was informed that your solution wasn’t bi-directional,” mentioned an interested caller recently. Read More
4 WAYS TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR ECOMMERCE STRATEGY

4 WAYS TO LEVERAGE SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR ECOMMERCE STRATEGY

Tuesday, April 7, 2015Global Administrator More and more eCommerce businesses are beginning to adopt an inbound marketing strategy. They’re engaging on social media, providing useful and engaging content and really getting to know their customers on another level. If you’re a merchant that hasn’t adopted inbound marketing as part of your business strategy then you’re already behind. Customers crave a… Read More
SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

SPRING CLEANING FOR YOUR ECOMMERCE STORE

Wednesday, April 1, 2015Global Administrator With the snow nearly gone, and the temperature beginning to warm up (finally!), I think it’s safe to say that spring is around the corner. Many of us are breaking out the brooms, getting the dust pan ready, and starting our spring cleaning around the house. It’s a necessary step in understanding what we don’t… Read More
HOW ONLINE RETAILERS CAN TACKLE COMMON CUSTOMER FEARS

HOW ONLINE RETAILERS CAN TACKLE COMMON CUSTOMER FEARS

Monday, March 23, 2015Global Administrator It’s no secret that online shopping has become a preferred method for many consumers and businesses wishing to exercise their buying power. Just to give you an idea of how big eCommerce has become, it’s expected to grow by 20% this year to $1.5 trillion globally (Selz Blog). In addition to this, 71% of shoppers believe… Read More
EDI IN ACTION!

EDI IN ACTION!

Friday, March 20, 2015Global Administrator Recently, the eBridge team had an interesting encounter at our headquarters in Burlington, Ontario that we wanted to share with you. This just goes to show how small the world really is. Read More
BRINGING UNIVERSAL ACCOUNTING INTEGRATION TO THE SHOPIFY COMMUNITY

BRINGING UNIVERSAL ACCOUNTING INTEGRATION TO THE SHOPIFY COMMUNITY

Wednesday, March 11, 2015Global Administrator Here at eBridge Connections, we aim to make business processes easier. We believe our new Shopify app does just that. The app will allow merchants to get a taste of what we can offer!

With this first generation app, users will get a sneak peak of our universal accounting integration platform for Shopify. It automates the retrieval of orders from any Shopify storefront and brings them into our ePortal data management tool. Read More
MEET US AT MICROSOFT CONVERGENCE 2015!

MEET US AT MICROSOFT CONVERGENCE 2015!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015Global Administrator Convergence is Microsoft’s annual event for the Dynamics community and we are proud to announce that we will be one of the many exhibitors this year in Atlanta. We’re excited to be amongst the best of the best in dynamics business solutions and to have the opportunity to share some of the exciting developments we’ve been working on! Read More
OUR UNBIASED COMPARISON OF HOSTED ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS: SHOPIFY, VOLUSION & BIGCOMMERCE

OUR UNBIASED COMPARISON OF HOSTED ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS: SHOPIFY, VOLUSION & BIGCOMMERCE

Tuesday, February 3, 2015Global Administrator There are numerous eCommerce platforms out there that can help merchants create an appealing online storefront, and provide consumers with an outstanding shopping experience. eCommerce platforms are generally fall into 1 of the following groups: hosted or self-hosted solutions. In this post we look at the most popular hosted platforms – Shopify, Volusion, and Bigcommerce. At eBridge Connections, we believe that all three are great platforms, with each possessing its own unique characteristics. That being said, I will discuss the distinctive features of each platform from an unbiased point of view. Read More
EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS SHINES IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

EBRIDGE CONNECTIONS SHINES IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Tuesday, December 23, 2014Global Administrator Employees of eBridge Connections joined in the holiday spirit and organized a food drive for the 5th straight year to bring hope, relief and security to Burlington families struggling with hunger. Nearly 17,000 residents in Burlington are living below or at the poverty line, and approximately 10% of children are at risk of going to bed hungry. Read More
TOP 5 WAYS TO ENHANCE ECOMMERCE STORE PERFORMANCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND

TOP 5 WAYS TO ENHANCE ECOMMERCE STORE PERFORMANCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND BEYOND

Thursday, December 18, 2014Global Administrator Excitement is in the air as Christmas is just around the corner! The malls are packed with large crowds of shoppers trying to finish – or start – their shopping. However, there are also people who have decided to avoid malls altogether and chosen to shop online from the comfort of their home. What last minute things can you, as an eCommerce retailer, do to attract these shoppers? Fear not, I will be outlining several tactics that can be used in order to enhance your web store’s performance for the holidays…. and beyond! Read More
EBRIDGE BUSINESS RULES: A PRIMER ON PERSONALIZATION

EBRIDGE BUSINESS RULES: A PRIMER ON PERSONALIZATION

Wednesday, December 17, 2014Global Administrator eBridge Business Rules are like paint: they personalize your data integration, enabling you to meet your business needs. Like the joists and framing of a house, our Web Connectors and Accounting Application Components, provide the structure for data integration between your systems. Read More