Managing a successful ecommerce business has become increasingly complicated as more online platforms emerge. With so many options, retailers can struggle to make the right decisions regarding where to sell and how to sell.
Since its inception in 2001, ChannelAdvisor has been committed to helping ecommerce sellers connect their products to as many channels as possible and stay on the cutting edge of ecommerce technology offerings. Let’s take a closer look at how ChannelAdvisor can help your business grow and what you need to do to maximize sales and operational efficiencies.
ChannelAdvisor: What you need for success
ChannelAdvisor was named the #1 marketplace management provider by Internet Retailer by making it easy for sellers to connect to multiple ecommerce platforms. Retailers only need to enter their information once, and the ChannelAdvisor engine harmonizes the data across more than 100 supported marketplaces, including Amazon, Walmart, and Jet.
Integration with new ecommerce channels helps retailers expand sales quickly and efficiently. But integration cannot stop there. When selling across multiple platforms, inventory and order management become even more critical.
Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software must be kept up to date in real time so you don’t risk selling an out-of-stock item. Manually updating your ERP with sales made across multiple channels is time-consuming and error-prone. Updates need to be done quickly and accurately.
The optimal approach is to integrate ChannelAdvisor with your ERP. Research has shown that many small and medium-sized businesses are choosing SAP Business One for their ERP needs. While this particular ERP system remains a popular choice, we have found that many businesses have struggled to integrate SAP Business One and ChannelAdvisor. Expensive projects requiring custom consulting work drag on for months. You lose out on sales and waste precious dollars on what seems to be a never-ending consulting engagement. Our goal at Alluvia was to create a new solution to this all-too-common problem.
Cloud-based automated integration: The perfect pairing of ChannelAdvisor and SAP Business One
The result is automated integration through a cloud-based managed platform. SAP Business One and ChannelAdvisor integration is now possible in a few simple clicks.
Automated integration enables ecommerce retailers to:
- Eliminate manual data entry—Manually entering data from multiple sales channels results in duplicate entries and errors. Automated integration does away with these errors and creates more time for your employees to focus on higher value-added tasks.
- Synchronize inventory and data in real-time—Managing sales across multiple channels requires a real-time view of orders and inventory. This ensures you do not make a sale you cannot fill and helps you properly manage inventory.
- Faster order fulfillment—Automated data synchronization allows your employees to fill and ship orders faster.
- Improve the customer experience—When orders are filled faster and with fewer errors, customers are more satisfied. Happy customers become loyal and are more likely to refer your business to others.
The cloud-based, managed Alluvia integration platform is both affordable and easy to use. A mapping wizard provides pre-built templates that allow you to match your data elements to ChannelAdvisor in less than a day. A cloud solution means you do not need to worry about software or IT maintenance requirements. Changes and updates to the data in the system are simple and can be done in-house. Of course, if you need assistance from an integration specialist, it is always available.
ChannelAdvisor opens many doors for ecommerce retailers who want to leverage multiple sales platforms. But to truly grow your sales and optimize your operations, you need to integrate ChannelAdvisor with SAP Business One. Only then can you unlock the true potential of your ecommerce business and efficiently manage your orders and inventory across multiple channels. The automated integration solution from Alluvia makes what has often seemed impossible—or too complicated—a reality for ecommerce businesses of all sizes.