Benefits for Manufacturers and Wholesalers
Powerful Commerce, and its Powerful Commerce B2B version in particular, is a great solution not just for online merchants but for Manufacturers and Wholesalers (distributors).
Integration with ERPIt is possible to integrate Powerful Commercewith SAP, NetSuite, Epicor, and other solutions. Such integration will ensure automatic synchronisation of product, sale order, purchase order, invoice, customer data, eliminate typos and mistakes, and cut costs on data entry.
Custom groupsWith Powerful Commerceyou can group customers into several different groups, each with discount, product availability, credit terms, login requirements.
Tier pricingProduct price could change depending on customer group. It is possible to set price levels for different quantities of products. It is also possible to set price of units, packs, and pallets (if applicable) if your customers are likely to order in larger quantities.
Suppliers and purchase ordersIt is possible to import one or several supplier product feed into Powerful Commerceusing as CSV or XML files, or the built in API. Products can be linked with supplier products, and product price can be automatically calculated based on the net or recommended price from the supplier feed. Purchase orders could be automatically created based on the Sale orders and sent to suppliers via FTP, email, or API.
Payment and shipping methodsIn Powerful Commerceit is possible to assign payment and shipping methods to be available to users of certain front end or customer group.
Quick order featureThere exists a special product listing view to allow adding of multiple products to the Shopping cart simultaneously. It is also possible to enable CSV file upload for quick ordering.
QuotesFor businesses where customers can submit a request for quotation and receive final price through the negotiation process, Powerful Commerceoffers the Quotes feature.
Private cloud solutionThe main benefit for manufacturers and wholesalers (distributors) is the ability to quickly and easily create Ecommerce sites for clients (online merchants), helping those sell your products. Each website could have its own domain, design, product catalogue. Each website will be managed by your client (online merchant), however as the super user you will have access to some data. It is possible to pre-populate the website with your product catalogue, and also automatically create purchase orders and import them as sale orders into your own Powerful Commerce. Contact us about Powerful Commerce Private Cloud if interested.