WHAT THE AMAZON AND SHOPIFY PARTNERSHIP MEANS TO ONLINE MERCHANTS
Friday, October 9, 2015Global Administrator
You may have heard about Amazon’s huge vote of confidence in Shopify recently in the news. As of September 17th 2015, Amazon Webstore owners are able to migrate their businesses to Shopify. This means that owners are now able to seamlessly move their online store to the Canadian-founded eCommerce platform.
Some of the major benefits of this migration service include:
No downtime during the move from Amazon Webstore to Shopify
A Shopify 30-day free trial
Merchant technical support
In addition, Shopify merchants will now able to take advantage of other Amazon services such as Login and Pay with Amazon (US only) and FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). Merchants who take advantage of Login and Pay with Amazon will be able to simplify their checkout process for many buyers, while those that leverage FBA will be able ship product to their customers easier and faster than ever.
These are just a few of the many advantages that merchants can expect. Coming soon Shopify merchants will also be able to sell their products on the Amazon marketplace
, creating an opportunity for additional sales. You can read more about the partnership here.
So why the big push for integration?
Amazon, Shopify and the other big eCommerce giants have identified an urgency for data integration solutions as businesses are expanding into additional channels and are trying to tie it all together. With customers, orders, products and other pieces of vital information needing to be passed between systems, data integration is one of the biggest challenges that growing eCommerce businesses face today. Fortunately, with the introduction of direct integrations, such as that between Amazon and Shopify, and the availability of universal integration software
, there are more options available than ever before. Solid integration solutions will enable data to move seamlessly between systems, without costly mistakes.
Integration can provide an eCommerce business with a number of key benefits:
Expansion into additional eCommerce channels such as Amazon and eBay
Data synchronization with ERP and accounting systems
Elimination of manual data entry
A clear flow of data and insights that helps to make stronger decisions
Reallocation of resources to other areas
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