If your business is in the food and beverage industry and you have selected a Microsoft Dynamics ERP platform that best suits your organization, choose Azox for your eCommerce solution and start selling online.
There are several challenges distributors, manufacturers, and retail businesses in the food and beverage industry face when it comes to conducting business online. First, the online environment must be able to adequately meet consumer demands. These might include quick, accurate adjustments to product line information in order to keep up with consumer tastes and industry trends or efficient technology that allows supply chains to be managed properly. Further, with distributors who often employ outside sales reps, having access to an online environment with inventory and product information that also allows orders to be placed so customers can be better served onsite is also a need.
Azox develops several different eCommerce environments that can help businesses in the food and beverage industry grow through selling online. These include eSource B2B, eSource B2C and eSource Sales Portal. These can be read about in greater detail
- Real time inventory and pricing information
- Access to customer account information with the ability to place orders
- Stronger communication across different channels
- Convenience on the go
- Increased market reach with 24/7/365 accessibility for customers
Azox has already helped several food and beverage businesses grow online with web stores that integrate to their Microsoft Dynamics ERP platform including Selected Brands, Goldine Distributors and JWSeig Wines. Read more about the solution Azox developed for Selected Brands in this
eCommerce sales have been continuously growing year-to-year since the idea of selling online took off. Consumers have become more comfortable with online transactions as security measures have been increased and the appeal of convenience has grown. According to a the Adjusted Estimated Quarterly U.S. eCommerce Retail Sales, put together by the U.S. Census Bureau, eCommerce sales were $164.6 billion in 2010, $193.4 billion in 2011 and $224.6 billion in 2012. Further, eCommerce sales for the first half of 2013 were $126.5 billion, which means this year is on track to break another record high when it comes to eCommerce retail sales.
This data shows that selling online opens up the potential to reach new markets and grow as a business. So, for those not using the Internet to sell goods and services, it might be time for a change.