ERP stands for enterprise resource planning, and it's somewhat similar to a customer relationship management software, yet it provides additional functions we will outline below. The idea behind an ERP is to expedite certain processes to clear up time for other tasks and to save your company money.
When thinking about an ERP to power your business, it's not particularly essential for you to find one that integrates directly with an ecommerce platform, but if you plan to move your online store to the next level we highly recommend you go with Shopify Plus (see my full review here), since it's extremely scalable, powerful, and still easy to use with some of the most popular ERP solutions on the market. What does matter is how you feel about the pricing and interface for each ERP, and if it meets your needs in terms of sales, order management and other functions. So let's dive in!
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As mentioned quite a few times on this site, Volusion is one of the top ecommerce solutions for those who are looking for a quick way to build an online presence. The prices are reasonable, the support is unmatched and even the website templates work nicely for webmasters without much experience. However, scaling up your site is often a tricky situation with Volusion, since source code isn't all that accessible and you tend to get stuck with the cookie-cutter features provided by Volusion.
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Have you started to gain a profit with your online business? According to Forbes, over 23,000 online stores make at least $100k in revenue, and this number is growing every year.
Fortunately for you, this gives you a chance to catch up with the big dogs and make some solid cash from your online business. It really just takes some hard work, the right tools and even a little luck. It all starts with a solid ecommerce platform which helps you get your products uploaded onto a storefront and presentable for your customers.
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Forget about ecommerce for a moment! Imagine trading one of your prized cattle for a piece of land to raise your family in 7000 BC. That’s how it was done back then. Boy how times have changed. Now think about the first ATM in 1972, and how remarkable it was for people to walk up to a magical machine that spewed out physical cash after a few button clicks.
The history of ecommerce is truly amazing, so we compiled a story of 11,000 years in 30 seconds, by using another modern marvel: animated GIFs. Have a look below and scroll down for the full infographic.
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One of the best free data analysis tools out there is without a doubt Google Analytics. It's also a favorite topic of conversation, so, before we proceed further, you might want to check out our previous “discussion” about how to use analytics and research before and after opening an online shop.
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After researching for more than two weeks, it's finally done! Here are the best 100 business blogs about ecommerce, SEO, conversions and marketing, and the most popular articles from each one. It's a comprehensive list of tremendous resources, so please make sure you bookmark it for later reference if you don't have 48h straight to binge it right now. Also, please consider to tweet or share it on Facebook if you think it's a valuable resource.
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On the web, many developers and technology enthusiasts will remember April, 2014 for the rest of their lives, as will millions of webmasters all across the world. A global security breach in an public open-source library called OpenSSL was discovered, and it shook everyone who crossed its path.
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A few days ago I've stumbled upon this simple but amazingly effective overview of the Ecommerce process by Nathan Ingram. Take a look and let me know what you think
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