Nextopia,a leading eCommerce solutions provider, knows the importance of preparing your eCommerce store for the Holiday season. We took a look at their article, ‘Preparing Your Store For Holiday Shoppers’ – eCommerce Conversion Tips and were seriously impressed with their advice.
At eBridge Connections, we know a thing or two about eCommerce and accounting integration solutions and are happy to share the top 3 ways we believe an eCommerce-Accounting integration solution can optimize your business during the Holiday season and help you increase sales.
#1. You’ll be able to keep up with high order volumes like never before.
If there’s one thing every e-retailer knows about the Holiday season it’s that order volumes increase FAST.
But, if you integrate your eCommerce store with your accounting package so that data is transferred back and forth between the two systems automatically, you’ll find that all those orders are really not as overwhelming as you thought.
Here’s how an eCommerce-accounting integration solution can help you keep up with higher than normal order volumes:
• Eliminates time-consuming manual data entry
• Transfers data back and forth between business systems seamlessly and in real-time
• Allows you to process more orders, faster
• Reduces the likelihood of errors being made which take time to sort out and resolve
• Creates a more efficient workflow between departments and functionalities in your organization
#2. You and your employees will be able to take vacation time during the Holidays while remaining confident that your business will operate smoothly in your absence.
Everyone wants to take vacation and spend time with their loved ones during the Holiday season. And just because you’re a busy e-retailer doesn’t mean you should be working around the clock during the Holidays—you deserve a break, too!
With an eCommerce-accounting integration solution you can rest assured that your business will continue to run smoothly if you take a few days off. And, when you return to work, you won’t be bogged down by manual data entry and overwhelmed by a mountain of orders that have been piling up since you left.
Here’s how an eCommerce-accounting integration solution can maintain your business so that you don’t have to:
• Your orders, invoices, shipping notices, tracking numbers, inventory levels, etc., will be completely automated between business systems.
• An integration solution will automatically schedule and process data without human intervention required
• Unlimited, 24/7 access to a support team will ensure that everything is running as planned
• ePortal, a web-based application for data/document management and archiving will ensure that every order passed will be available for you to view anytime, anywhere.
#3. You’ll keep your customers happy. And happy customers are loyal customers who will help you increase sales.
If you want to grow your business and increase sales, there’s no denying the importance of loyal, returning customers. And the best way to create returning customers is to make sure they are happy and satisfied throughout your entire sales process.
Here’s how an eCommerce-accounting integration solution will help you please your buyers and turn them into customers for life:
• Your inventory levels will update automatically in your accounting system as purchases are made on your eCommerce website—this means there’s no chance you’ll accidently sell something that’s out of stock, leaving your customer waiting around for you to restock an item they expected to already be at their doorstep.
• You’ll be able to process orders faster, meaning your customers will receive their purchases quickly. Not having to worry about orders arriving late for holiday celebrations = happy customers.
• Within moments of their order being shipped, your customer will have their shipping information and tracking number so they know exactly when to expect their delivery.
• Your customers will trust that you’re a business who knows what you’re doing and will feel confident in your sales cycle. They may even leave you a positive online review, and we all know that’s great for business!
What are you waiting for? Automate your business today with an eCommerce-accounting integration solution to relieve unnecessary stress during the Holidays.
About eBridge Connections
eBridge Connections delivers powerful, cloud-based ERP and accounting integration solutions that automate vital business processes and eliminate the need for manual data entry. The eBridge universal integration platform supports over 30 ERP and accounting systems. With connections to the leading eCommerce and CRM applications, plus hundreds of EDI trading partners, eBridge Connections has become the leading integration platform for choice for businesses worldwide.
Article by: Lauren Macdonald, Marketing Coordinator, eBridge Connections.