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Topic: eCommerce

Big Obstacles for eCommerce Retailer

Inventory management is a vital part of a retail business. When you’re selling products via eCommerce platforms, it is even more important to make sure your inventory is under control. There are still a significant amount of retailers who run a stock take manually to manage their inventory, which leads to many problems on how […] ... Read More

  October 11, 2019     

The Importance of Sales Reporting to Successful Inventory Control

Every retail, eCommerce or business owner should be familiar with financial reports because they are dictated by legislation and require the disclosure of financial results. These reports are usually released quarterly or annually and include the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equity of the organisa ... Read More

  August 29, 2019     

Mastering the Art of Backorders

With eCommerce sites, you can be selling product 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s a powerful retail option for businesses. Your online eCommerce presence can lead to a significant increase in sales. However, what happens if that increase in orders becomes hard to stay on top of? You want to fulfil orders, […] ... Read More

  August 26, 2019     

Pinjarra Bakery: How we saved $30k-$40k a year with the B2B Store

One of the biggest benefits of upgrading to Unleashed is the flexibility you get: from the software itself, our range of integrations and the B2B Store. So we were excited to hear about how one of our customers, Pinjarra Bakery, took the flexibility they achieved with Unleashed one step further by using the B2B Store […] ... Read More

  July 22, 2019     

Bringing Back Personalisation to the B2B eCommerce Arena

B2C businesses have long recognised the need for personalisation in new lead generation and converting leads to sales. In layman’s terms, this is encouraging new customers to enter the store or browse the website, and to convert their generic interest to a sale so the company makes a profit. Traditionally, personalisation is easy through the [&he ... Read More

  June 20, 2019     

How Customers are Changing the Face of eCommerce

Customers’ expectations and shopping habits are changing eCommerce, causing implications to the way retailers are conducting their businesses. Among today’s demanding consumers, changes have led to retailers closing unprofitable stores and to invest in digital platforms. The insights we present to you about consumers shopping habits below is a ... Read More

  June 12, 2019     

Great Customer Experiences are Driving Sales in B2B eCommerce

B2B clients are increasingly heading online to undertake purchasing activities, making it crucial for wholesalers to start utilising digital technologies and eCommerce platforms to take advantage of this shift by implementing B2B eCommerce strategies to stay competitive. The important first step in achieving a successful B2B eCommerce business is t ... Read More

  May 28, 2019     

The Why and How of Personalising B2B eCommerce

You have invested in developing a B2B eCommerce platform and now you want to position yourself as a wholesale leader. This means implementing a smart digital strategy that provides B2B shoppers with a personalised experience. Why personalise B2B eCommerce? Personalisation vastly improves your customers’ shopping experience and not only do cli ... Read More

  May 11, 2019     

Best Practice Inventory Control Techniques for Online Retailers

Successful inventory control enables retailers to meet customer demand by avoiding stockouts and reducing the risk of overstocking to free-up cashflow. It is crucial in the world of eCommerce, for even the smallest online retailer to have effective inventory control. Following are best practice inventory control techniques to help online retailers ... Read More

  May 9, 2019     

Making it as a Multichannel Merchant: 4 Steps to Implement for Tangible Results

Being successful in today’s retail market is no easy feat and, in fact, can be quite daunting. However it is certainly not impossible, and with some careful thought and consideration, embarking on the right steps at the right time and committing to some hard work can get your brand off the ground. In this article, […] ... Read More

  May 1, 2019     

Does Personalising Your B2B eCommerce Store Really Drive Sales?

As consumers in this data-driven world, we now expect personalised shopping experiences that are tailored to our needs. Similarly, B2B buyers increasingly expect similar online shopping experiences to what they experience in B2C digital commerce — they expect round-the-clock availability and a personalised approach. Companies who have fully inves ... Read More

  April 30, 2019     

How Enhancing Customer Experience Can Enhance B2B Sales

The wholesale eCommerce industry is in its infancy, but the market is already worth trillions of dollars. As the scope of B2B eCommerce expands, this means B2B sales will grow with it. However, will B2B eCommerce sales follow the lead of B2C? Though it might share some similarities to B2C, the customer relationships within B2B […] ... Read More

  April 29, 2019     

Consumer Shopping Preferences are Driving Changes in The eCommerce Sector

In the last few years, the eCommerce sector has seen a shift in what drives buyer behaviours. Where previously consumers looked for quality packaging and fast delivery, they are now prioritising convenience, experience and quality when making online purchase decisions. The ever-changing perspectives on how consumers shop and interact with your bran ... Read More

  April 26, 2019     

Why Your B2B eCommerce Should Use Personalisation

In the context of eCommerce, personalisation is taking what you know about a customer and using it to make a unique and more valuable experience tailored for that user. Personalisation for B2Bs coming through your website is far more effective than giving visitors a flat and generic experience. The end results for a business is […] ... Read More

  April 25, 2019     

What a Multichannel Strategy Means for your Supply Chain

A shift in consumer shopping preferences and behaviours is driving the growth toward multichannel retailing. This multichannel strategy has a direct impact on a business’ supply chain and creates different priorities for both retailers and their suppliers. For retailers, supply chain priorities include increasing on-shelf availability while reduc ... Read More

  April 23, 2019     

The Secret to an Online Retailer’s Success Lies in Great Inventory Management

For online retailers, inventory management can be a real challenge, especially as a business grows. Business owners and inventory managers must ensure the stock levels recorded online correspond to the actual physical stock levels in the warehouse; stock discrepancies can have far-reaching consequences. Inventory management for online retailers can ... Read More

  April 22, 2019     

How to Drive B2B eCommerce Sales With Great Customer Experience

With more and more B2B buyers moving online, B2B businesses need to start adopting smarter eCommerce and digital technologies to stay competitive without sacrificing great customer experience. A majority of B2B buyers actually prefer the convenience of a self-service portal over face-to-face interaction, however, 76% of B2B buyers still find it hel ... Read More

  April 19, 2019     

Managing Multichannel Orders

eCommerce has turned the world of order management upside down. Emerging eCommerce trends have reshaped the way consumers interact on their purchasing journey and how businesses respond to this new way of shopping. A multichannel business has the challenging task of managing inventory stock from a variety of online channels and offline platforms. A ... Read More

  April 18, 2019     

Understanding the Power of the Consumer in the eCommerce Sector

Retail is driven by the consumer and always has been — the eCommerce sector is no different in terms of its susceptibility to consumer preference. This article considers how consumer choices have changed the eCommerce landscape, and how e-tailers (eCommerce retailers) must adapt. Timing is everything With the dawn of new, consumeristic generation ... Read More

  April 16, 2019     

Identifying the Key Differences Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain

There are two broad categories of business relationships for facilitating the sale of goods and services. B2B is the business to business category and B2C the business to consumer category. In B2B, transactions take place between one business and another business, whereas with B2C the transactions happen between the business and the consumer. B2C b ... Read More

  April 15, 2019     

The 3 Key Stages of Multichannel Order Management

Order management is as an ecosystem of sorts that incorporates every task and activity involved with taking and filling orders, including the many interrelated functions that must work together for the entire order management process to run smoothly. Customers expect a seamless shopping experience from your brand and from the moment they hit the bu ... Read More

  April 13, 2019     

Centralised Inventory Management: Is it right for you?

Inventory management is a game changer when it comes to retail profitability. When your inventory is managed well, other parts of your business reap the benefits. However, the importance of inventory management isn’t always appreciated and can be overlooked by business owners. This is interesting because, from a financial point of view, inventory ... Read More

  April 11, 2019