E-commerce is one of the fastest moving markets in the world today. According to Statista in the UK alone governmental figures placed the value of UK e-commerce sales at 586 billion British pounds in 2017. https://www.statista.com/topics/2333/e-commerce-in-the-united-kingdom/
Whilst a profitable marketplace, operating an e-commerce business is not without its difficulties. Building and maintaining your online presence, retaining customers, adapting to changes in technology and legislations and not to mention managing finances are some of the challenges faced by many in this growing market.
The aspect of managing and operating multiple systems and platforms can become a time-consuming and tiresome task when faced with the challenges of running an e-commerce business.
This factors majorly when controlling your accounting through Sage 50 and online orders through commonly used platforms like Magento. Transferring data between both platforms leads to hours of manual input which brings with it issues of its own.
Performing hours of manual data transfers is not a process many businesses can afford. The more time invested in these manual processes the less time you have, to focus on driving your organisation forward. Failing to integrate your accounting system with your e-commerce platform could leave your business stagnant.
Data entries done manually are also susceptible to human error which could impact on business performance and customer retention. For instance, incorrectly entering a customer’s details in Sage 50 from your e-commerce channel could be the difference between your customer receiving the goods or not. An error like this will not only be costly to rectify but could potentially have lost you a return customer.
Having continually accurate inventory data without automation is perhaps the greatest challenge for an e-commerce business. This can become particularly apparent during periods of high demand, for instance Black Friday or Brand sales. A sudden influx in orders could lead to you overselling a product-due to manual stock inputs not being reactive enough-leading to customer promises regarding delivery time not being met.
By integrating Sage 50 with your Magento website, all the above can be avoided. Processes that were previously manual can be automated, removing the risk of human error, whilst saving you valuable time and money.
The task of integrating your Magento platform with Sage 50 appears a daunting one, however there is a simple solution!
Cloud Data Exchange is a fully cloud-based integration tool that will seamlessly and securely connect Sage 50 to your Magento platform as well as other well-known ecommerce sites like WooCommerce, Amazon, eBay and Shopify.
With our ready to use plugins, Cloud data exchange will get your platforms connected in mere minutes, removing any harsh implementation fees.
Transfer your data continually, or at customisable intervals removing human errors and giving you more time to focus on what matters, your business and customers.
Magento and Sage 50 users can experience the automatic importing and exporting of customers, payment, invoices and more from as little as £50 per month.
If it sounds like Cloud Data Exchange could be the perfect solution for your business, contact us today, and we will get you up and running.