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Topic: eCommerce

How Can Manufacturers Navigate eCommerce?

eCommerce essentially describes commerce that is conducted virtually, where its very core is mobility, accessibility and convenience. Studies have shown that B2B eCommerce sales are ever-increasing. How can manufacturers embrace this new purchasing trend to optimise sales and increase profits? Get to know your buyer The B2B buyer has changed in rec ... Read More

  July 17, 2018     

5 Benefits of Using B2B eCommerce

B2B eCommerce is used to describe transactions that occur between businesses on an electronic platform. Most notably, this refers to B2B portals that allow for the advertising and purchasing of inventory or services between businesses in a similar industry. The benefits of conducting business in this way are numerous, including increased reach, inc ... Read More

  July 16, 2018     

B2B eCommerce: An Introduction for SMEs

In a nutshell, business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce is how businesses manage and carry out their relationships with each other in an online setting. But it’s evolving rapidly. To stay ahead of the game, here’s what your business needs to know. Business-to-Business A B2B relationship simply refers to commercial dealings between two or more compa ... Read More

  July 16, 2018     

Optimising eCommerce Workflows

Businesses both big and small can manage online store fronts, granting them access to markets that they might otherwise struggle to reach. Of course, the eCommerce industry has some large competitive giants. Companies like Amazon have a strong presence in the market and can command pricing and shipping rates that other eCommerce retailers may strug ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

Getting Started with eCommerce

Every business is unique, with different needs for their eCommerce strategy. Some businesses focus on business-to-business (B2B) sales, others focus on business-to-consumer (B2C) sales that can be conducted through brick-and-mortar stores or online. When B2C companies look to enter the eCommerce world, it can be an intimidating step. Online shoppin ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

7 eCommerce Trends NZ Businesses Should Know

Make sure you stay ahead of the curve this financial year. Find out about the fastest growing eCommerce trends in New Zealand. New Zealand consumers increasingly use online shopping Each year, more and more New Zealanders are shopping online – as much as 12-15% per year for the last few years, according to the Bank […] ... Read More

  July 14, 2018     

Why Wholesale Businesses Need a B2B eCommerce Strategy

In our increasingly digitalised world, B2B digital sales have increased dramatically over recent years. In fact, B2B digital sales are expected to top $1.1 trillion by 2020, outpacing B2C growth twice over. That’s a huge 41% increase in the next four years. Wholesalers and manufacturers are expected to outspend online retailers in eCommerce techn ... Read More

  July 12, 2018     

How Multichannel Retailing Can Help You

Consumers are now shopping in more ways than ever, and they respond well to having the option to shop on multiple platforms, a trend that hasn’t escaped retailers. In this article, we explain what multichannel retailing is and how it can help you boost sales. What is multichannel retailing? Multichannel retailing is a selling strategy [&helli ... Read More

  July 12, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #40

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Indicators of Wealth How will you know if you’re rich? Economists at the University of Chicago recently published a paper that examined the best indicators of wealth over the last few decades. In the […] ... Read More

  July 11, 2018     

What’s Trending for B2B eCommerce?

B2B eCommerce is a fickle and an ever-changing game, which can be daunting to play if you do not know the rules, however it can be well worth your while to learn quickly. In doing so, you can bring your best game and experience some business wins. This article considers B2B eCommerce trends in the […] ... Read More

  July 10, 2018     

5 Benefits of B2B for eCommerce Wholesalers

B2B eCommerce is the new thing for wholesalers. Research has shown that the B2B eCommerce industry in the US alone is headed for a $1.2 trillion net worth by 2021 so it seems to be something definitely worth investing in. The drivers behind this shift to eCommerce for businesses are the tech-savvy attitudes of buyers […] ... Read More

  July 10, 2018     

A Closer Look at B2B and the eCommerce Industry

The business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce industry is growing opportunities for both business sellers and business buyers around the globe. Through the use of online sales portals, products and services are being sold on the internet at a tremendous rate. The eCommerce industry has opened large doors for B2B sales, as the internet provides a streaml ... Read More

  July 9, 2018     

Understanding the Difference Between B2B and B2C

The eCommerce industry is growing rapidly, leading us into a realm of digital transactions for both consumers and businesses alike. Business-to-consumer transactions, otherwise known as B2C, is the common term used when goods or services are sold directly to the consumer. Conversely, business-to-business transactions, or B2B, is the interaction bet ... Read More

  July 9, 2018     

Emerging eCommerce Trends in Australia

The Asia-Pacific region has seen an online boom over the past decade, particularly in eCommerce. This part of the world has the largest online market globally and high levels of growth in the Australian eCommerce market have had a lot to do with this. With global eCommerce sales set to reach $4.5 trillion by 2021, […] ... Read More

  July 6, 2018     

3 Inventory Management Best Practices E-Tailers Shouldn’t Ignore

Having sound inventory management practices is crucial to any online business that deals with goods. Tracking, measuring and forecasting inventory stock should be a primary focus. It can be challenging to fulfill orders on time if your inventory stock is disorganised or difficult to track, which can result in lost profits. Having too little of [&he ... Read More

  July 6, 2018     

eCommerce Strategies for the Manufacturing Sector

eCommerce is a major driver in shaping the way consumers shop and what they expect from that shopping experience. A considerable sales shift has seen consumers move away from brick-and-mortar stores, preferring to make purchases online via eCommerce platforms. Digital eCommerce has radically altered the face of retail but this is hardly news to ret ... Read More

  July 5, 2018     

What does eCommerce Mean for Distributors?

The rise in multi-channel fulfilment adds an ever-increasing complexity throughout the distribution supply chain with the emergence of digital commerce a disruptive force for both manufacturing inventory wholesalers and distribution companies. Traditionally, distribution companies are known for their great customer service, and industrial wholesale ... Read More

  July 5, 2018     

World Wide Web Wednesday #39

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! 5 eCommerce Myths Debunked Will malls really be wiped out by online stores? While the force of online retail is undeniable, here are five things many often get wrong about eCommerce. Amazon tidying up […] ... Read More

  July 4, 2018     

How Manufacturers are Overcoming the Challenges of eCommerce

Until now, retail has been the predominant sector when it comes to online sales and digital eCommerce. However, manufacturing and B2B are more readily embracing online technology and eCommerce platforms, with early adopters gaining significant market share. While many manufacturers and B2B organisations understand the value of utilising digital pla ... Read More

  July 4, 2018     

Inventory Management for Your E-commerce Business

To create or maintain a sustainable e-commerce business, entrepreneurs need to have a strong understanding of the complexities of inventory control. To avoid overstocking or stockouts they should have some idea of the demand fluctuations specific to their business and know the time it takes to replace inventory stock. Automate To build a scalable e ... Read More

  June 22, 2018     

The 7 P’s of E-commerce Software

Delving into the e-commerce world is an exciting adventure albeit somewhat daunting. You need a ‘shopfront’ – somewhere you can show off your wares to customers. Here we review some points to consider when choosing your cloud-based e-commerce software. Price The price of the product you are signing up for is obviously extremely important, ... Read More

  June 22, 2018     

4 Top Tips to Selecting E-Commerce Software

Selecting best-in-class e-commerce software for your business can be a daunting task. There are many factors to be considered, such as pricing, plugin support, SEO capability, mobile suitability and customer support. Here are four top tips to help you evaluate your options. List out business requirements As tempting as it is to begin searching imme ... Read More

  June 21, 2018