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.
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:
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.
Partner Profile: CR Endeavors - Helps Your grow Your Amazon Presence
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:
Why Our Customers Love Their Microsoft Dynamics ERP
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.
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.