The Truth About EDI
Wednesday, August 2, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Guest post by Marc Darmon
By now you likely already know what EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is. Essentially, EDI is an electronic exchange of standard business documents between two companies. Which means if you want to stock the shelves of Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, etc. you need to meet their strict EDI requirements for doing so.
The trouble is… EDI sucks. No one in their right mind wants to do it, but unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil in doing business with the “Big Box” stores. Even more frustrating is that every store seems to have their own unique requirements for compliance.
Missed the big news from ebay Open 2017? Here's what ebay's fashion retailers can soon take advantage of...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017Lauren Macdonald
There were many big announcements and lots of helpful information shared at ebay Open 2017 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. But possibly none more exciting for ebay’s fashion retailers than the announcement of new technology that will change the way customers shop for clothing and accessories.
Partner Profile: Kadro
Friday, July 21, 2017Lindsay Hampson
We are excited to welcome to our newest partner, Kadro! Kadro builds scalable, enterprise-class software from their headquarters in North Carolina. Whether you are building your first e-commerce website or migrating your existing platform to Magento, Kadro can help you succeed. We sat down, over email, and asked kadro a few questions to help you get to know them better.
How to integrate Salesforce with Sage X3
Friday, July 21, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Our Salesforce Sage X3 integration solution is built for enterprises. Synchronize the data from one system to another, quickly and automatically. Why? An integration between hybrid systems makes processes simpler, reduces the manual data entry work required, and can even speed up the flow of new customer acquisition.
Selling Science Fair 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Are you a seller wondering what vendors and apps can better support your sales growth? Or, do you have an app or platform that makes online selling simpler for businesses? This September, eBridge Connections is proudly opening up the virtual gymnasium doors for Selling Science Fair
How do I connect SAP Business One with my Shopify store?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Tired of manual data entry between your Shopify eCommerce store and your SAP Business One accounting system? Consider an accounting integration solution to eliminate the need for re-keying data and speed up order processing.
Partner Profile: Spark Inc.
Thursday, July 6, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Our newest partner, Spark Inc., is an ad agency from Jacksonville, FL, who prides themselves on being about “great work, great results, and great long-term relationships.” By adding them to our channel partner family, we’re excited to provide our customers an agency that offers value to their clients in the form of results.
We recently chatted with Jim Leland of Spark Inc. to learn a bit more about them. Find out what he shared with us below:
Never be penalized by Amazon for slow order processing: Connect your Amazon store and your NetSuite ERP, today.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Every Amazon seller, regardless of whether they choose an Individual or Professional Selling Plan
, knows that there’s a list of Amazon seller criteria
they must oblige by in order to sell their products on Amazon.
Failure to meet the criteria could result in penalties for things like:
- Running out of inventory
- Processing orders too slowly
- Not meeting shipping deadline expectations
- Receiving negative feedback from customers
Too much of any of these things could even result in your Amazon seller account being revoked. Yikes!
Happy 150 Canada
Friday, June 30, 2017Lindsay Hampson
eBridge Connections’ headquarters is based in Canada. If you open a Google search for the word Canada, you will find pictures of snow and low-to-medium-grade groomed men wearing red uniforms, and big hats. Google images will call the white stuff snow, and it will call those guys Mounties. We call it precipitation, and we call them Greg and Andy.
This scene plays out frequently in cities and towns across our lovely country. But, Canada is about far more than that. Visit us and you’ll see.
How to choose a Sage-Magento integration solution
Wednesday, June 28, 2017Lindsay Hampson
The job of working out how best to link hybrid systems together is a common, but complicated, one. Often Operations Leaders, or IT Managers preparing or upgrading their Sage ERP are given the goal of Magento integration, with little timeframe, little guidance, and a lot of pressure from upper management. The reason behind the task is a good one – disparate systems must be connected in order to provide one version of the truth, and easy access to data – but it is a logistical nightmare.
So what are helpful hints when outlining a Sage-Magento integration project?
Could Amazon Prime Day 2017 actually be Amazon Prime Week 2017?
Monday, June 26, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Amazon Prime Day is an annual sales event by Amazon.com
that some say offers big enough deals to rival Black Friday.
The event first started in 2015, when the online retail giant marked two decades since the day it first opened, and the sale was so successful that Amazon decided to make it an annual affair.
The exact date for this year’s Prime Day hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s predicted that it will be sometime between July 10th
and July 16th
, with much speculation that it will fall on Tuesday July 11th, 2017
Unlike past years when it was a 24-hour event, this year Prime Day will run for 30 hours (from 6:00 PM to midnight PDT on the day before Prime Day, plus the 24 hours of Prime Day itself). Essentially, we’re talking about a day and a half of deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members.
Even more exciting, Amazon has also alluded to the possibility of a “Prime Day Week”
this year, which might mean they have plans to promote more than just a single day of deals.
eBridge Connections + Infront Webworks
Friday, June 23, 2017Lindsay Hampson
It’s not enough to have a website. You must have a great
website - a website that converts. Perhaps more vital in the eCommerce space, website usability and performance must be on point. Anything less than optimal directly impacts the bottom line.
Enter our newest partner, Infront Webworks.
Partner Profile: Kensium Solutions
Friday, June 23, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Hey eBridge readers—we have an announcement to make! Our channel partner family has just grown again with the welcomed addition of Kensium Solutions
Kensium Solutions are experts at integrating Magento and Acumatica and will work closely with eBridge Connections so that we can “bridge the gaps” for each others’ clients by offering our unique and distinct integration options.
Tyler Mullen, Marketing Manager at Kensium Solutions, took a few minutes to describe in detail who Kensium is and what makes them a successful integration company. See what he had to say:
Investing in technology and innovation to create a seamless customer shopping experience
Thursday, June 22, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Flipping through a magazine this morning by Internet Retailer
I came across an article by Salesforce
that caught my eye about online shoppers and how today, more than ever, they want to be connected and in control.
Shelley Bransten, senior vice president of industry solutions (retail) at Salesforce, says that shopper expectations are at an all-time high and every experience should be seamless, personalized, and convenient, but many retailers are struggling to do that.
eCommerce is booming in Boulder, Colorado, and the surrounding area, but which companies are leading the pack and why?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Boulder, Colorado is known as one of the main ‘bicycling centers’ in the US. This means Boulder, and the surrounding Colorado areas, are home to numerous merchants who sell biking gear, equipment, accessories, and more, both online and in-stores.
But biking equipment isn’t the only driver of Colorado’s immense eCommerce industry. Technology companies and health/wellness companies are growing rapidly as well, and major companies like Gaiam
are leading the pack when it comes to putting Boulder, Colorado ‘on the map’ as a key eCommerce player.
Why Utah Merchants Are Selling Online
Wednesday, June 14, 2017Lindsay Hampson
While many Salt Lake City and area merchants are opting to sell their wares on marketplaces such as ebay and Amazon, others are standing up their own eCommerce stores using BigCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, or MIVA, to name a few.
Learn more about selling, local resources for entrepreneurs, and the prospect of data integration to save you time.
How to win the 'Buy Box' on Amazon: Tips and Tricks
Thursday, June 8, 2017Lauren Macdonald
If you’re an Amazon seller with a Professional selling plan, you may have heard of a little thing called the ‘Buy Box’. For those of you that don’t already know, the Buy Box is the box on a product detail page where customers can begin the purchasing process by adding items to their shopping carts.
A key feature of Amazon is that multiple sellers can offer the same product. If more than one eligible seller offers a product, they may compete for the Buy Box for that product. Beneath the Buy Box are Additional Seller Listings of merchants that offer the same product but did not ‘win’ the Buy Box.
Partner Profile: ShopCreatify
Monday, June 5, 2017Lauren Macdonald
In order to get the most out of Shopify’s extensive eCommerce platform, hiring an expert to get you up and running, or simply improve what you’ve already built, can add enormous value to your online Shopify store. Our newest channel partner, ShopCreatify
, can help you build and customize beautiful online stores using Shopify’s platform.
ShopCreatify takes your eCommerce needs and converts them into well researched, planned out and executed functionality and visuals. Their team produces great work and results for Shopify eCommerce merchants across the globe, and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with this great group of people and offer their clients Shopify integration solutions that will further simplify their selling process.
We recently chatted with Ross Allchorn, Founder & eCommerce Specialist at ShopCreatify. Here’s what he had to say about his business:
The Top 5 Industries Seeking ERP Integration
Tuesday, May 30, 2017Lindsay Hampson
Brands that sell more than 200 gloves, shoes, necklaces, seeds, or fidget spinners every month are the most likely to prioritize a project that links together their disparate business systems.
Why? ERP to eCommerce integration saves brands time doing manual sales order data entry, of course. (Order data entry is just as horrible as it sounds)
Read the article and review the infographic now.
Here's why we recommend an SAP ECC integration solution:
Thursday, May 25, 2017Lauren Macdonald
SAP Enterprise Central Component (SAP ECC) is one of the most recognized products that SAP owns. Previously called SAP R/3, SAP ECC is an enterprise resource planning software (ERP) which consists in several modules that provide organizations who use it with superior control over their key business processes.
An SAP ECC integration solution
, like those offered by eBridge Connections, can eliminate the need for manual data entry by enabling bi-directional data transfer to and from your SAP ECC accounting/ERP package.
Growth Spark Guest Blog Series Part 2- A Developer's Pitch on Upgrading to Shopify Plus: Apps
Wednesday, May 24, 2017Lauren Macdonald
This week, we bring you Part 2 in our 3-part series, where we look at Shopify Apps and explore how being a Shopify Plus merchant will gain you access to a number of exclusive Apps that will empower your business.
Partner Profile: Admiral Consulting Group
Thursday, May 18, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Allow us to introduce Admiral Consulting Group
—based in New Jersey, Admiral Consulting Group provides business software solutions to growth, midsize, and small enterprise clients who are evaluating a transition to SAAS, hosted or on-premise solution. These folks combine innovative thinking and industry experience with the latest technology and a commitment to process improvement and operational excellence—all to deliver results and value.
Growth Spark Guest Blog Series Part 1- APIs: A Developer's Pitch on Upgrading to Shopify Plus
Thursday, May 18, 2017Lauren Macdonald
offers unparalleled support, infrastructure and security for your e-commerce business, but, these are all table-stakes in the world of enterprise e-commerce. If you really want to understand the benefits of upgrading or migrating to Shopify Plus, you need to take a closer look under-the-hood. Given that eBridge Connections
lives in the world of APIs and data management, we decided to put together an article that explores the many unique benefits that your e-commerce development team might find when using Shopify Plus and how those translate to potential growth for your business.
This week, we bring you Part 1, which analyzes Shopify’s plentiful API library and the benefits this brings for developers building on the Shopify and Shopify Plus platforms.
New Whitepaper: Choosing The Right Business Systems For Your B2B Business
Wednesday, May 17, 2017Lauren Macdonald
Are you a brand new business? Or a tried and true business? Regardless of the stage you’re in, using the right tools can make (or break) your business.
Spend 15 minutes reading up on tools and trends in business-to-business platform selection.