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Solve the ERP + eCommerce Disconnect

No technology is having a greater impact on wholesale distribution than eCommerce.  Differentiating your company from the competition requires a system that is highly capable and fully implemented in your ERP software.

The new Inform eCommerce Pro is a flexible eCommerce platform and PIM (Product Information Manager) that delivers an exceptional customer experience. You gain full control over the look and feel of your webstore and customer portal, combined with real-time data from Inform ERP. 

The mostly widely-deployed eCommerce system on the market, Magento Open Source is seamlessly connected with Akeneo PIM and Inform ERP. This platform provides exceptional SEO and content management, real-time customer-specific pricing, branch-level inventory, and ERP transaction inquiries.

Inform eCommerce Pro gives distributors an unrivaled ability to customize and leverage a vast marketplace of extensions and content providers.

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Consumer Grade eCommerce meets B2B Functionality

Inform eCommerce leverages the power of Inform ERP to digitally connect with your web-savvy customers, getting you online in days, not months.

  • Live inventory and pricing with dynamic synchronization for enriched product content including attributes, specifications, related and substitute products
  • Inform eCommerce follows all Inform ERP pricing, product certification, and business workflow rules
  • Control individual users access to sensitive information including Accounts Receivable and permission-based cart submittal
  • Build RFQ's and convert quotes to sales orders
  • B2C capabilities automate sales tax, shipping charge, and credit card payment

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The Most Powerful Sought-After Features

Connected Content

  • Real-time ERP customer-pricing
  • ERP transaction inquiries
  • Reorder from sales history
  • Attribute filtering/searching
  • Online invoice payment (4th qtr)

Images and Product Information

  • Multiple images
  • Multi-branch inventory
  • Quantity Break suggestions
  • Product ratings and reviews
  • Multiple saved product lists

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Site Metrics for Customer Analysis

  • Frequent searches & popular pages
  • Expired shopping cart notification
  • Who's been where on your site
  • Best practice dashboards
  • Easy-to-use report building tools

Expand Your Business Offering with B2C eCommerce

Use your website to grow your business, reach out for more revenue from new accounts

B2C sales are prepaid orders, often from new shoppers without an established account. Your eCommerce platform must automate sales tax and shipping charges. 

  • Preprocess shopping carts to validate against ERP order acceptance rules for quantity multiples, shippable product, and required buyer certification.
  • Identify and calculate sales tax. Store new sales tax jurisdictions and automate sales tax reporting
  • Shipping calculation by fixed rate, table rate, or package weight via FedEx, USPS, UPS gateway
  • Accept payment from customers using a selection of providers including Authorize.net, PayPal, Braintree Payment, and TSYS

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Content and Data Integration

Inform helps distributors solve product content challenges with the powerful PIM (Product Information Manager) Akeneo. Build extraordinary content that elevates your eCommerce presence.

  • Enhance organic search engine results and create superior product experiences
  • Organize images, descriptions, search categories, specification sheets and more, from nearly every source
  • Use enriched content including images and spec sheets in ERP order entry, quoting, and documents
  • Import product data spreadsheets from manufacturers
  • eCommerce content partnership with providers like TradeService, UniLog, BLUE HAWK, Omni, AD, Essendant and more. Learn more about our content provider partnerships »

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Learn More About eCommerce Pro

Expand your distribution business online. Reach out to a DDI System eCommerce specialist to learn how Inform ERP with eCommerce Pro will transform your wholesale distribution business into a digital powerhouse.

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Site & Content
Management

  • Take advantage of the large community of Magento designers and developers to enhance the eCommerce Pro site template
  • Automatically generate a Google sitemap
  • Create search engine friendly URLs
  • Bundled and grouped products
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Customer Segmentation & Personalization

  • Merchandising
  • Abandoned shopping cart report
  • Best viewed products report
  • Best purchased products report
  • See products recently viewed and purchased by customers, their wishlist items, and more to deliver better customer service
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Product
Browsing

  • Elasticsearch - offer suggestions for customer misspellings and other search capabilities
  • Define unlimited product attributes
  • Product image zoom-in capability
  • Present product videos from YouTube or Vimeo
  • Set related products, upsell, and cross-sell recommendations

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