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B2B e-commerce Platform - Brand Footwear

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by Dmer, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Dmer

    Dmer

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    We are developing B2B platform for selling brand footwear (sneakers) that will allow European online fashion stores to synchronize our warehouse inventory with their platform: Opencart, Woocommerce, Magento or custom made.
    We are looking for good advice from persons involved in related areas (e-commerce, footwear retail, online fashion retail, logistic service - European fulfillment) of their past/current experience.
    Thank you for support.
  2. Dmer

    Dmer

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    Thank you Marek for details. I do fully agree catalogue synchronisation is key factor in b2b e-commerce. I will get in touch with you.
  3. Marek Bober

    Marek Bober Banned Member

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    No problem, business is about recurrent purchase and relaibility of partners. I do not mean that piercing is not important but the smoother business is the more likely there is chance for concequent orders. IAI Downloader is an additional application which solves wholesaler and distributors issue. Both of you can be focus on your main business- selling instead of database updating. There is nothing more disapointing than not partner who you cannot relate on. With 15 min synch interval your distributors stay on top of your inventory (sometime 15 min is not enough to synch 2000 products)- you can chose which product subcategory you wish to push/synch- this way all of your distributors have the most update product feed within minutes.

    3rd. footwear distributor in Poland use it on daily basis to provide product feed to his distributors manly in Europe. They use it as key element of distribution and marketing strategy.
    Any question- ask- I might help.
  4. Marek Bober

    Marek Bober Banned Member

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    BTW Who use data collectors for warehouse inventory and PO management? Is it integrated with your e-commerce solution?
  5. Marek Bober

    Marek Bober Banned Member

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    Do you use XML/CSV or IOF exchange? What can be delivered by suppliers/producers?
  6. Dmer

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    Do you mean retailers, when you refer to distributors of 3rd footwear distributor in Poland?
  7. Dmer

    Dmer

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    We do not have this feature. Usually, e-commerce solutions on the market do not include warehouse inventory and PO management.
  8. Marek Bober

    Marek Bober Banned Member

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    Thanks for replay, I meant wholesaler/retailer with rapid product feed sharing- really pro setup. They have wholesale offer available only for aprooved wholesale customers. They work this way that wholesale customers gets feed and orders instantly online. They synch their products catalogue and pricing every night so they stay on top of supplier inventory and pricing. Wholesale trough mobile application works fine with them.
  9. Marek Bober

    Marek Bober Banned Member

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    Marriage with solution is like being in restaurant you are happy with what you got till you notice what is on neighbour plate.

    Usually Saas based solutions are, are for startups not for professional sellers- due limited features and scalability.
    Working on semi Frankenstein solution- one provider cuts off responsibility ping pong. It is like operation system of your business, I cannot imagine professional system setup where you have to jump like flee from panel to panel and finally get invoicing after the third panel.

    This is a waste of time and money, what about the scalability of such solution? There are complex Saas based systems on market- targeting professional sellers.
  10. John Nelson

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    Magento ecommerce platform is an equally great choice for B2B and B2C online enterprises. Due to its extensive product management configuration capabilities and a variety of marketing and promotion options, Magento will be the best solution in your case
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