ERP integration with eCommerce store is one of the trend that has been seen in recent years as more and more manufacturers and traders are opting for eCommerce online selling via different platforms. eCommerce business is one of the most booming businesses in recent times there are companies who are concentrating more on the eCommerce selling compare to traditional selling of products. Today there are many options available for a retailer to initiate with their eCommerce business some of them are selling on different established eCommerce market places or having their own eCommerce store based on different platforms.
Although if you run an eCommerce website or sell products via different market places you can find that eCommerce can be both boon as well as bane. There are certain challenges which you need to cope up with to ensure competitive edge. And this can be overcome with the help of an integrated ERP solution that helps you to enhance your business to other platforms also. In this blog post we will showcase signs that indicate you to integrate your ecommerce store with ERP software. Below are few of the points.
Errors are one of the most important areas where you can discover having an ERP software integrated with your websites and market places as errors can be dangerous to your brand harming with negative ratings and rankings.
When you have lot many orders to process every day or even few there are chances you can face errors this can be anything from data entry, to processing or orders, re typing many words, shipment, incorrect quantity or proper time of processing the orders. These errors not only create issue with your company processes but also drop the customer satisfaction.
Implementing an ERP integrated solution with your eCommerce platforms help you to ensure there are proper understanding or orders that needs to be processes, from which platform the order has been came and other details. In other words ERP integration and software helps you to reduce the confusion and make things to be faster and quick.
- Multiple Platforms
The more number of eCommerce platforms you hold the more number of sales you get, today vendors who sell products sells on difference eCommerce platforms apart from their own eCommerce website as every platform or market places the back end is different the processes are different it can be time consuming to manage multiple logins and backend for processing the orders.
Integrating ERP software with your eCommerce stores helps you with single login or bird eye view on all the things going on with different platforms, be it eBay, Amazon or any other store you get all the details by logging in one single ERP software. It also further helps you to judge the capabilities of different platforms with the reports.
- Increase in Labor cost
The biggest advantage of integrating eCommerce with ERP is that it allows you with labor cost savings. As you sell on more and more ecommerce market places the more number of order increased and therefore you require more operators to manage each and every store. This enhances the labor cost drastically.
Case – One of our client based in USA who was selling on 4 different platforms processing around 1000+ orders everyday was having around 20+ employees for managing different task. But after implementing an ERP integration with all the stores he reduces the employees to 10 and that too for manual work. All the processing was done via ERP software only.
- Unable to handle Order Volume
An ERP integrated with your eCommerce is not necessary if you are only processing few orders as an example between 5 to 10. But if you are unable to handle the volume of your order processing then it is a time to go for ERP software integrated with your eCommerce store.
Although with few orders also you can start initiating with an ERP software after all every company wants to enhance the sales and volume of orders.
Case – Our sister concerned company initially started with only single eCommerce platform with 3 products where the orders in a month was around 40 to 45 in a month but slow and gradually when we hit the crux of the market in electronics and other categories within 1 month the number of products where increase to around 135 + and the orders we were processing was between 3000 to 3800+ including 2 eCommerce platforms and our own website.
There never than late if you want you can initiate with ERP integration from the initial stages also as the growth in eCommerce is very quick.
- Inventory issues
ERP software integrated with your eCommerce platform not just only manages your Order processing or shipping but also helps you to streamline your business process by enhancing the efficiency and eliminating the errors. The big advantages of ERP software is that it is well integrated with all your business departments such as inventory, customers, Accounting, purchase management etc. Therefore when a product or order is placed online an ERP allows it to provide proper effects in different departments.
The Benefits of eCommerce ERP Integration
The above issues can be eliminate by implementing an ERP software further creating your online business into a profitable advantage. The integration helps you to transfer all your orders into ERP from different platforms in real-time without any human errors. Be it one order or 1000+ orders processing you don’t need to increase your team size.
Globalteckz offers you with one of the leading Open source ERP software named as Odoo – We are official Odoo partners and have successfully integrated Odoo with 3rd party tools such as – eBay, Amazon, Magento, Prestashop, Woocommerce, Raukaten and many more further we have also integrated Odoo with shipping carriers and payment gateways. The biggest Advantage of Odoo ERP software is that Odoo is Open source and can be customized as per your business processes.
We have implemented ERP software for many eCommerce merchants across the globe including complex processes such as Manufacturing, Trading etc. For more information on how Globalteckz team can help you to build your own ERP software integrated with eCommerce platforms you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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