How Leading Brands Are Processing Orders This Black Friday/Cyber Monday
Friday, November 9, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Busy online brands and merchants find themselves in a major bind on Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, when they’re forced to bring in staff and pay overtime to handle the spike in order volume. Each order made by a customer needs to be processed, picked, packaged, and shipped. And, many of these orders come back as returns.
The holiday season can be a logistical nightmare for the warehouse, the finance team, the IT team and operations.
., seller of toys that teach, is one such brand that was in this bind a year ago. Every order that came into their online toy shop kicked off manual human intervention. Because of this painful experience – when everyone had to work over the holidays – they made the decision to join the ranks of leading brands who have a much easier and faster method of processing their orders – with an integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
We're Set On Record Growth In 2019, And We're Looking For New Channel Partners!
Tuesday, November 6, 2018Lauren Macdonald
For 25+ years, eBridge Connections has been helping retailers sell in-store or online. Today, we proudly support hundreds of merchants, by passing their data back and forth between their ERPs and the places they sell. In 2019, we have our eyes (and hearts) set on growing our customer base and helping even more retailers with ERP integration for eCommerce, CRM, EDI, and more. But, we need your help!
We’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to businesses who help retailers sell online or in-store. If this sounds like you, reach out anytime to join our Channel Partner family and reap the numerous benefits of being an eBridge Connections referral partner.
Become an ERP master | Creating invoices in NetSuite
Monday, November 5, 2018Lindsay Hampson
We have a merchant that fulfills sales orders outside of NetSuite but uses NetSuite for their financial reporting.
Instead of creating a Sales Order, it made more sense to simplify the processing of an order within NetSuite. We made their integration flow 'create an Invoice' instead of 'create a Sales Order.'
Easy, simple and smart.
Reduce Your Shopify Plus Merchant Fee
Tuesday, October 30, 2018Lindsay Hampson
While in the weeds with a Shopify Plus merchant, we learned that displaying a data point commonly known as “Shopify Plus merchant fee” on every inbound invoice to the accounting system or ERP would save this Shopify Plus merchant some time during their month-end finance reconciliation process.
Sell Bundles with Ease on Your eCommerce Site
Tuesday, October 30, 2018Lindsay Hampson
A lesson from technical eCommerce integration experts on why you should create bundle codes within your ERP or eCommerce site, not through customized integration business rules after the fact.
How Canada Post Helps Canadian eCommerce Companies Succeed
Thursday, October 18, 2018Lauren Macdonald
If you’re a Canadian looking to start an online store, or you have an established eCommerce operation that you’re looking to elevate to the next level, Canada Post
makes it easy to deliver a better shopping experience to your customers.
How Magento Merchants Are Using ERP Integration To Prep For Holiday Order Overload
Thursday, October 4, 2018Lauren Macdonald
It's National Poetry Day! To celebrate, we're sharing how Magento merchants, including our customer Everlast, are using ERP integration to prep for Boxing Day order overload.
Enjoy the poem!
Sage X3 got a facelift, and a new name! Meet Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management
Tuesday, October 2, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Sage X3 was a solid and robust ERP application. But Sage realized that its users wanted more than just an ERP.
So, they decided to transform Sage X3 into a new product that offers everything for managing accounting, payroll, payments, and a business’s lifeblood – it’s people!
They also decided that a product that could do so much more than the original Sage X3, deserved a new name. And voila, Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management
Ten Best Practices for Smooth eCommerce Integration
Monday, October 1, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Keep the following ten best practices in mind to ensure that your eCommerce integration runs smoothly:
Integrating Shopify to Your Back-Office MS Dynamics ERP to Save Time and Money
Friday, September 21, 2018Lauren Macdonald
- Tips of the waves’ on your current tools
- What to do when manual data entry becomes too big of a burden
- When and why integration makes sense
- How to get started with your own integration solution
- Answers to FAQs surrounding Shopify and Microsoft Dynamics Integration
Elevate Black Friday and Cyber Monday Plans To The Next Level!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018Lauren Macdonald
For many merchants and online sellers, the looming rush of Black Friday/Cyber Monday can be daunting. Is your site ready for the rush? Do you have a solid returns process in place?
It’s hard to know where to begin.
I recently asked some of our fantastic eBridge Connections partners (i.e. web agencies and eCommerce solution providers) for their top Black Friday/Cyber Monday tips for merchants.
Below you will find a fantastic mix of responses/tips from some of the best in the business: EYStudios
, Bold Commerce
, & Jasper PIM
- Marc Darmon, Partner Manager, eBridge Connections
How to get listed and become a Home Depot or Lowes supplier?
Tuesday, September 4, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Learn how to set up EDI services and meet EDI compliance standards
Do you have a product that would be perfect for the shelves of Home Depot or Lowes? Have you ever wondered what it would take to become a merchandise supplier and have your product sell in their stores?
If so, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve been helping vendors like you sell their products in Home Depot and Lowes for over 25 years now. Here’s our quick breakdown of 2 important steps you should take to get started:
News for Amazon Sellers: Groceries, Office Supplies and Shopify
Friday, August 31, 2018Lindsay Hampson
3 crutial updates for those selling, thinking of, or helping others sell on the world’s biggest marketplace; Amazon. As well as the impact Shopify currently has.
Powerful B2B eCommerce Success Tools - Guest blog by Hawksearch
Friday, August 24, 2018Lauren Macdonald
As more B2B companies start selling on the web, their on-site search engine has replaced the paper catalogue as the primary way to organize and index their product lines for customers. The right search engine can be an incredibly powerful tool for B2B sellers to not only help customers find products, but also increase sales revenue through conversions.
In this blog, we will focus on a few features of the leading on-site search solution, Hawksearch, to see how machine learning and metrics reporting can help B2B companies successfully turn more customers into loyal, repeat buyers.
Fulfill Orders Faster and Accurately By Connecting Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Magento eCommerce
Monday, August 20, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Just like it’s Back-to-School season for kids across North America, this time of year is when eCommerce merchants are looking for new material and tips for improving their online stores in preparation for the busy Holiday season to come. For that reason, we’re offering a quick mini lesson on Microsoft Dynamics ERP integration for our eCommerce friends that sell on Magento’s platform. Remember - it’s never too late to learn something new!
Five Tips To Help You Choose The Right EDI VAN For Your Business
Tuesday, August 7, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Most businesses engage with Value Added Networks (VANs) when they are mandated to do EDI by a major retailer, like Costco or target, or they want to supply a vendor with goods. They often base their VAN selection decision on basic features that fit their present-day needs and agenda, as well as initial cost.
Unfortunately, many quickly realize that large VANs will increase their fees unexpectedly and before they know it they are paying out thousands of dollars each month. The reality is that EDI VANs should be looked at carefully, considering price and reliability. VANs form a key gateway through which sellers will communicate and exchange business documents with their biggest and most valued trading partners and customers.
Therefore, a VAN should be selected on the basis of growth long into the future
Describe Amazon to John Lennon. What would you say?
Friday, August 3, 2018Lindsay Hampson
Amazon is as important to many North American consumers as their local store is. And so, sellers want to be on it. It’s a no brainer for the bottom line. To sell on Amazon, sellers need to have good products and flawless customer service. If they don’t, the world will hear about it, and they’ll slide down the search results and eventually right off Amazon entirely.
Shopify/Shopify Plus analysis through the eyes of AbleSense, Lucid Fusion, and Growth Spark. Part 3: Why Shopify and Shopify Plus
Friday, July 27, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Welcome to the 3rd and final part of my partner series and analysis of Shopify/Shopify Plus. It’s been so great chatting with AbleSense, Lucid Fusion, and Growth Spark and sharing their thoughts on Shopify/Shopify Plus with you all. To wrap things up, I wanted to share their opinions on why and when a seller may select Shopify/Shopify Plus as their platform of choice, and what they like most about working on this platform.
These top BigCommerce merchants trust eBridge with their important business data
Thursday, July 26, 2018Lauren Macdonald
eBridge Connections has grown close with BigCommerce and formed a strong relationship with many of their employees over the past couple years. Their team refer us many merchants that are in need of a smart, reliable way to connect their online store with their back-office accounting or ERP systems.
To show you what we’re talking about, we thought we’d dive deeper into 3 of the many successful BigCommerce integrations that have gone live on our platform over the past few months:
Shopify/Shopify Plus analysis through the eyes of AbleSense, Lucid Fusion, and Growth Spark. Part 2: Scalability
Friday, July 20, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Hi again, Marc Darmon here! Last week I kicked off a new partner series on the blog with my friends from AbleSense, Lucid Fusion, and Growth Spark. Part 1 featured their insights on Shopify/Shopify Plus in terms of their community and support. If you missed it, catch up here.
This week, we’re talking about scalability! Read their thoughts, below:
Spend Amazon Prime Day Buying These Hilarious Products (And Some Throwbacks)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018Lindsay Hampson
While I hear many, many people searching out Nintendo Switch deals, and mocking the Prime website for its use of 404 Puppies, I’ve decided to spend my Prime Day-and-a-half revisiting some hilarious products that are still on the market after all of these years. Many available well before customer ratings existed (and perhaps this is what let them live for a while longer). Take a silly Amazon-themed walk with me down ridiculous products lane:
Shopify/Shopify Plus analysis through the eyes of AbleSense, Lucid Fusion, and Growth Spark. Part 1: The Shopify Community and experiences with Shopify support
Thursday, July 12, 2018Lauren Macdonald
3-part partner series:
The eCommerce landscape is everchanging. The emergence of new and exciting technologies/ apps can often make it difficult to find what new avenues are best for business. So how can you decide which route is best for you? It really all starts with the Platform. One platform that many of the web agencies we come across love to work with is Shopify/Shopify Plus
What does the US Supreme Court ruling on State Sales Tax mean for you?
Wednesday, June 27, 2018Lauren Macdonald
If you sell exclusively online with no physical in-store locations, up until now you may not have been collecting state sales tax, which in some cases may have made your online goods appear cheaper than some of your competition.
However, things are about to change for merchants that have previously been in this position.
In a US Supreme Court ruling last week, a 1992 precedent that had barred states from requiring businesses with no “physical presence” in the state (such as out-of-state online retailers), to collect sales taxes, has now been overturned. Can you guess why? Yes – the online commerce tidal wave.
These smart, Summer themed retailers are taking advantage of eBridge Connections' pre-built Microsoft Dynamics GP connector to automate data and take back their Summer vacation time
Thursday, June 21, 2018Lauren Macdonald
Often people think of the Holiday season as the busiest time for retailers, and in a lot of cases, that can certainly be true! But other retailers who sell things like barbeques, hiking equipment, hunting/camping/fishing gear, bicycles, sunscreen/tanning lotions, etc., find that the Summer months are actually when they experience their biggest peak in sales.
The problem these companies and their employees often face is that manual data entry can take away from their hard-earned vacation time.