Multi-Location Stock Management and Retail

Many companies see an ecommerce website as an add-on to their retail business and indeed it is a worthy way to garner extra revenue and sales. The usual tactic to ensure that web fulfilment is always carried out correctly is to allocate stock from the main warehouse as the ecommerce site's product pool.

Technology is always developing and with the widespread use of EPOS in retail stores there are Customer Relations opportunities available for businesses that operate both retail and ecommerce sites, thanks to new systems like the Advansys eCommerce Framework. Retail order Management has been revolutionised by Cross Channel Ecommerce, by careful design of EPOS software businesses can now pool orders from store systems with Ecommerce orders for efficient Web fulfilment. Advansys take this one step further by adding in Multi location stock management, meaning that stock available to the company can be calculated moment by moment and including not just the central warehouse but also the stock rooms of each retail store.

This geographical element can then be fed back into eCommerce fulfilment by offering further delivery options to customers; instore pick-ups can be arranged and the collection flagged on the system through EPOS. For some companies the overhead of delivery costs can be negated by allocating some stock to be delivered by shop staff to the local area, marketed as “Service with a personal touch", of course.

The Advansys Ecommerce Framework is fully scalable so these modules and innovations in Online Fulfilment can be added to any of our existing sites as part of the ongoing development of Advansys' advanced ecommerce systems.

“All of us here CS Labels would just like to say a big thank you to Agne and the team at Advansys. Our project was managed with urgency from start to finish. Agne answered every question promptly and was very detailed in how to use the CMS to get the most of our site. The CMS and website are both excellent and above the specification that was discussed at the start of the project. The artwork and design is first class aswell! When the time comes to update our site we will definitely be using Advansys for the great customer service and for going that extra mile for us.”

- Samuel Crowley - CS Labels -

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