Whether selling online, in store, on social media, or in a pop-up shop, Shopify delivers the eCommerce solution you need to run your business. However, as your brand grows and you explore introducing new products to your site things could get tricky. In the age of brand stores and competing with Amazon, many brands seek to open up a ‘brand marketplace’ to offer their customer a one-stop shop and greater variety of goods via drop ship. Vendor compliance, onboarding time, and manual data entry can complicate the attempt to open up a brand marketplace, but fortunately there are solutions available to remedy the technical hitches.
Democratizing digital commerce relies heavily on flexibility. Brands and retailers are exploring other means of connectivity and data exchange, but this does not mean a complete abandonment of the tried-and-true methods of old. EDI has been around since the 1960s and was heavily adopted in the 1980s, so it is safe to say EDI is here to stay. However, companies searching for an easier approach and immediate validation of files are seeking out EDI alternatives.
EDI is the choice solution for order documentation exchange. Whether you have a handful of partners or you are working with thousands of them, choosing the right provider is crucial in defining the future of your business. Selecting the wrong solution for EDI will hold you back, as seemingly quick integrations can drag on for months, costing you money, time and resources. This is why we are pioneering the concept of Lean Commerce.
Have you ever tried putting a long number (i.e. product identifier) in an Excel sheet, only to have Excel say “I don’t like your value, I am going to put it into scientific notation”? I’ve been there as well, and it may just be one of the most frustrating things you can encounter.
An Inc. article states that drop shipping is the future of retail, yet it’s often overlooked. Despite the growing popularity of ecommerce, many brands have not yet taken advantage of selling online. Research shows that 72% of consumers are not fully satisfied with their current online shopping experience offered by their favorite brands (ecommerceplatforms.com). Odds are, if your site is non-transactional or hard to navigate and lacks product assortment, this is contributing to a higher level of customer dissatisfaction. So, what’s the solution?
Interested in becoming a supplier for Nordstrom? EDI integrations can take a lot of time, but fortunately Logicbroker has already certified Nordstrom’s drop ship and replenishment programs. What does that mean? It means that Logicbroker has successfully mapped the Nordstrom EDI specifications, and simply connecting to Logicbroker is all that is needed to begin trading EDI documents in their spec.