Every industry faces certain operational challenges. For distributors, these may include providing a physical or online catalog that can be easily navigated to find products, offering fast and affordable shipping options, and implementing efficient fulfillment processes all while keeping operational costs at a minimum. Further, in a time where the demand for eCommerce is more apparent than ever, these challenges become even more evident.
There are many businesses that already use the Internet as an outlet for selling. This means that if your competitors are selling online and you are not, your once loyal customers may be swayed based on convenience alone. The good news is, taking your business online doesn’t have to be stressful and can actually lead to cost savings. It also delivers greater market reach; an online store will allow a business to reach more clients over time and also provides access 24/7/365.
The best way for a distribution business to start selling online is with an eCommerce solution integrated to their existing ERP. An integrated eCommerce solution will connect a business’ ERP database with their web store to provide customers with real-time pricing and inventory information. k-eCommerce is an integrated eCommerce solution for Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM platforms that does just that while providing a list of features that consumers expect in a web store and several different ordering environments to best fit any business model.
- Link all business functions; connect logistics and warehousing with finance, production, human resources, and more.
- Provide an up-to-date product catalog with real-time pricing and inventory information; easily add or remove items in that catalog.
- Allow customers to choose between FedEx, UPS, Canada Post, USPS and Purolator. Also allow them to choose how fast they want their items. Costs can be displayed prior to checkout.
A web store from k-eCommerce is fully customizable making this online selling solution the complete package. With k-eCommerce, your business can accept orders online and process payments all from a secure environment.
The demand for eCommerce is greater than ever today and will continue to grow in years to come. As a business in the distribution industry, selling online may seem like a big task to take on, but the benefits outweigh any concerns. Provide your customers with a web store that offers real-time product information, is easy to browse, and allows them to add items to a shopping cart and then proceed through checkout without any issues.
Don’t miss out on sales or lose customers to your competitors that are already selling online. Learn more about the k-eCommerce solution when you visit our website,