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Why You Need an Order Management Solution for Your Magento eCommerce Site

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Posted by:  Megan Castillo

magento Why You Need an Order Management Solution for Your Magento eCommerce Site You’ve built your eCommerce business using Magento software and it’s a powerful solution that meets your unique shopping cart needs. But if you want to streamline and automate your business processes, seamlessly update your inventory across all channels, increase efficiencies, and drive new sales, you need to implement a cloud based inventory and order management software solution that integrates seamlessly with Magento.

Freestyle Commerce® allows you to effectively handle order import, inventory management, order fulfillment, and order processing automation while synchronizing communication between Freestyle Commerce, Magento, and your other systems. Without this Magento integration, your employees will have to take the time to manually transfer orders entered in your eCommerce store to your inventory management system, then to your accounting system, and again to your shipping system. Implementing Freestyle Commerce avoids the tedious manual work for each order as well as issues caused by mistakes made while transferring information.

Looking ahead for eCommerce growth will help you anticipate the needs of your business and allow you to plan accordingly. You need a solution that is scalable, integrates with Magento, and improves your business. Without a complete integrated solution, you’ll quickly run into business limitations with your online shopping cart platform. Magento’s integration with Freestyle Commerce provides you a complete eCommerce solution that is suitable for small to mid-sized businesses at the right price, and will be a valuable investment as your business expands.

Click on the link to learn more about Why You Need Freestyle Commerce.

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Solution Spotlight – ‘Kit’ aka ‘Bundled’ Products in Freestyle

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Posted by:  Megan Castillo

Freestyle supports the online inventory management and order fulfillment of ‘Kit’ aka ‘Bundled’ products!

Kitting Solution Spotlight – ‘Kit’ aka ‘Bundled’ Products in FreestyleFor those of you who aren’t familiar with these types of products a ‘kit’, or what Magento refers to as a ‘bundled’ product, is a product that is made up of various components or items and are sold as a set or group.  Managing the inventory associated with each kit can be difficult, especially when one item is used as a component in more than one kit.  However, with Freestyle, managing the inventory and order fulfillment process of kit products just got easier!

Benefits of Using Freestyle to Manage Your ‘Kit’ Products

  • Create & Edit Kits Easily:  Setting up kits in Freestyle is easy to do and manage.  At any time, you can switch, add and/or remove a component.
  • List One Item Multiple Times:  Sell one item in multiple ‘kits’ and on its own?  Freestyle allows you to connect all of those different listings to the inventory of a single item. One sale on any of the listings automatically updates the quantity on all other listings for you.
  • Manage Inventory Automatically:  Freestyle automatically publishes the ‘Available’ inventory back to Magento, which is a sum of the ‘Can Be Assembled’ & ‘Pre-Assembled’ inventory levels. These levels are calculated based off the inventory of the lowest component.
  • Avoid Shipping Mistakes:  Freestyle recognizes the SKU of the entire kit, and also knows each of the individual items that make up the kit. This insures all of your items get shipped out correctly.
  • And more…

How Selling Kits Can Increase Your Sales

There are a number of ways you can increase sales by adding kits to your product mix.  First, you have more opportunities to sell each product.  Not only can the product be listed on its own for sale, but now you can add that product to one or more kits, increasing the number of listings you and your chances of selling that particular product.  Plus, each kit is made up of multiple items, so your sales price is higher.

Some other advantages of selling kits include:

  • Offering Unique Products: Your kit is a combination of whatever products you choose, offering you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition.
  • Opportunity Offer Discounts: Since your customer is buying more than one product with each kit, you may decide to offer a discount on the price.  Everyone loves a deal!  This can be a strategic way to drive more sales.

To learn more about Kit Products and how Freestyle can help you manage the inventory and order fulfillment processes associated with each kit product:

Watch the recording from the Freestyle Commerce Solution Spotlight:  Kitting product demo.

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Managing Inventory During Peak Selling Periods

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Dydacomp Santa 2014 1 Managing Inventory During Peak Selling Periods

Inventory management can be a time-consuming and error-prone process for multi-channel eCommerce businesses.  The quality and accuracy of inventory management is especially critical during the peak holiday selling season, which can be can be the single most important time of the year for these retailers.  According to the NRF, nearly 20% of retail sales happen from Black Friday through Christmas with close to 40% of sales taking place between November 1 and December 15.  Having the right amount of inventory on hand to meet consumer demands can make all the difference in the success of a retailer’s holiday season.

Putting time into some advance planning can better prepare you to meet the unpredictable demands that your business will face, especially this year with only 26 shopping days.  Without proper planning, this peak holiday selling season can create a perfect storm of inventory management challenges.  By recognizing problem areas likely to cause problems, you’ll be better equipped to weather the season. Avoiding stockouts, fulfillment bottlenecks and meeting delivery demands can make the season merry and bright for you.

So how do today’s multichchannel retailers address these challenges?  Here are suggestions based upon our research and our customers’ experiences:

  • Get an Early Start

Synchronize your schedule of marketing campaigns with the availability of products featured in promotions. Actively manage merchandise assortments in conjunction with marketing plans to know what items you’ll need to keep the demand plans balanced. Get areas of your warehouse or store ready to receive the products you’ll need and have a logistics plan to efficiently move these items. If you’re drop shipping, coordinate schedules with drop shippers and/or warehouses that store and distribute your products.

  • Create a Holiday Sales Forecast

Analyze previous holiday sales, consider anticipated consumer trends and, if the research is available, evaluate recommendations in your industry segment.  Determine what worked and what areas are in need of improvement.  Consider orders from your best shoppers and look at their buying behaviors during peak selling periods. Look at impulse or fast moving items that tend to sell out quickly and be sure you can readily restock these items to meet demand.

  • Have Accurate Information

Accurate inventory and sales data enables you to make efficient and effective decisions before the season starts and throughout your busiest holiday times. And don’t forget to manage your customer list along with any mailing lists you may purchase.

  • Automate the Inventory Management Function

An inventory management system allows you to track and control your inventory across all sources. Inventory management software that integrates data across multiple selling channels adjusts your inventory levels when an order is placed or a sale is made. Inventory management software allows you to track your inventory status and will make it easy to manage and fulfill orders from shopping to shipping all year long.

  • Connect with Suppliers

Your vendors have holiday sales goals just like you and are likely to be looking for ways to get their customers to buy from them. Don’t be afraid to negotiate prices or delivery terms which can help you save money and keep you stocked with the items you need.

  • Don’t Overlook the Details

If you ship your own merchandise, in addition to having the right amount of inventory available, you also need to be sure that you are well stocked with other retail holiday essentials including gift wrap and bags, gift cards, bows, special holiday packaging, extra shipping boxes, packaging tape and other supplies.  You can’t move your inventory if you don’t have the packing and shipping supplies you need.  If you work with a drop shipper, drop shipping transfers the pick, pack and ship tasks to the shipper.

  • Think Ahead

Give some thought to how you’ll handle returns and the impact anticipated return levels will have on your inventory levels.

Take the necessary steps now to ensure you have the inventory on hand meet your shoppers’ demands.  For additional tips to help you have a great holiday selling season, access our on-demand webinar, “The Top 5 Insights to Help Prepare for Seasonal and Holiday Rushes”.

Happy & Successful Holiday Selling!

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Dydacomp to Exhibit as Gold Sponsor at Magento Imagine eCommerce Worldwide Conference 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Posted by: Dydacomp Staff

(Parsippany, NJ) -Dydacomp, a leading provider of business technology platforms for small and mid-sized eCommerce and multichannel merchants, will be exhibiting as a Gold Sponsor at the Magento Imagine eCommerce Worldwide Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The company will be showcasing Multichannel Order Manager (M.O.M.), the leading integrated eCommerce and PCI compliant commerce management solution.

M.O.M. provides Magento users with the ability to synchronize inventory, pricing and orders while ensuring their online business and offline operations seamlessly work together. It integrates with Magento Go, Community and Enterprise through the BizSyncXL extension from ChannelBrain or users can build their own integration through M.O.M.’s open API. Magento users will then be able to import orders, handle point-of-purchase or telephone orders, automate order workflow, track and manage products and inventory data as well as track, organize and access customer information for improved levels of service.

“The Magento Imagine Conference is an excellent opportunity for us to show merchants of all sizes how they can integrate the leading order, inventory and customer management solution to successfully operate in the competitive multichannel market,” said Fred Lizza, CEO of Dydacomp. “In addition to meeting with leading merchants, we are also looking forward to connecting with other Magento partners, developers, and solution providers to build strategic relationships for the Magento community.”

Imagine eCommerce is Magento’s premiere worldwide eCommerce conference bringing merchants and technology partners together in an engaging and exciting environment. It will be held on April 23 – 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV. From inspiring keynotes by industry experts to in-depth breakout sessions on important business and technical topics to on-site training and developer certification to the powerful networking opportunities, Imagine is an important eCommerce event. Dydacomp’s Gold Sponsorship reinforces the company’s commitment to enable Magento merchants to leverage their investment to grow and become more efficient in the back office.

A number of experts from Dydacomp will be available during the event to walk merchants through M.O.M. and show how it will help them streamline processes, cut costs, and increase sales. Conference attendees, sponsors, and service and solution providers are also encouraged to meet with Dydacomp’s executive team and learn more about the company’s solutions and partnership opportunities.

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Learn How Accurate Order Management Can Enhance Your Ecommerce Site

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Posted by: Molly Griffin, Marketing Associate

To keep up with the competitive eCommerce landscape, its important to keep your eCommerce site running as efficiently as possible. Dydacomp has partnered with Freeportway to offer Magento merchants the back office order processing needed to improve order management and order fulfillment. Magento is a powerful solution that meets your unique shopping cart needs, but if you want to streamline and automate your business processes, control your inventory management across all channels, increase efficiencies, and drive new sales, you might need more.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday February 16,2012 to learn how you can implement a complete order management solution to seamlessly intergrate with your Magento eCommerce site. Learn how Multichannel Order Manager and Freeportway will help you drive business growth by integrating the most powerful order management solution for Magento. You’ll gain insight into the ecommerce landscape, discover key areas that need to be addressed by your business, and learn how M.O.M. for Magento is the right solution for you.

By attending this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively handle order import, inventory management, order fulfillment, and order processing automation
  • Steps you can take to prevent fraudulent orders from shipping
  • Ways you can ensure PCI Compliance
  • Tips for eliminating double entry of order information
  • Methods for improving customer service
  • What version of Magento to choose and the hosting requirements
  • How to connect Magento and M.O.M. to achieve seamless integration

Date:Thursday, February 16th

Time:12:00pm – 1:00pmEST
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Dydacomp Partners with Magento® Enabling Users to Improve Online Business Operations

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Posted by: Dydacomp Staff

(Parsippany, NJ) – Dydacomp, a leading provider of business technology platforms for small and mid-sized eCommerce and multichannel merchants, today announced a strategic partnership with Magento, the world’s leading open-source eCommerce platform. This partnership reinforces Dydacomp’s ability to provide Magento users with its industry-leading SMB commerce management solution, Multichannel Order Manager (M.O.M.), to automate and improve their online business operations and overall efficiency.

“Magento has quickly become the eCommerce solution of choice for merchants of all sizes, including over 100,000 small to medium-sized businesses looking for an affordable, fully functional and attractive eCommerce site,” said Fred Lizza, CEO of Dydacomp “As these businesses grow, they need to integrate an ordercustomer and inventory management solution to successfully operate in the competitive multichannel market. The addition of Dydacomp to the Magento Partnership Program solidifies our ability to provide these vital management functions to Magento users and continue to be the commerce management solution of choice for multichannel merchants.”

M.O.M. Version 8 offers the ability to seamlessly integrate with Magento Go, Community and Enterprise Editions via its open API or using the BizSyncXL extension from Freeportway available on Magento Connect. This integration provides Magento users with a PCI Compliant solution that can import orders, handle point-of-purchase or telephone orders, automate order workflow, track and manage products and inventory data as well as track, organize and access customer information for improved levels of service.

Magento allows users to create powerful and graphic-rich eCommerce sites that result in higher conversion rates. As a direct result of these increased sales, eCommerce businesses may need more capabilities than Magento’s stand-alone shopping cart. This is where M.O.M. steps in to integrate order processing, payment processing, inventory management and shipping in one efficient multichannel solution at prices small and medium-sized merchants can afford.

“We are excited to have Dydacomp become a member of our Industry Partner Program. M.O.M. enables Magento merchants to leverage their investment to grow and become more efficient in the back office,” said Phil Robinson, Vice President of Business Development at Magento.”This Extension facilitates the integration between Magento’s eCommerce platform and M.O.M.’s backend functionalities to create a user-friendly interface merchants can continually rely on to run daily business operations.”

About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 110,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. Magento Enterprise, the company’s premiere solution, enables mid- to large-sized merchants to build and run world-class online stores. Magento Enterprise has been adopted by thousands of the world’s leading merchants and brands. Magento Go, the company’s hosted software-as-a-service solution, provides small merchants with the tools to help them succeed online – from payments to inventory management.

In 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc. and became part of eBay’s X.commerce business unit. Magento is based in Los Angeles and employs more than 375 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.magento.com.

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Complete Order Management for Magento

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Posted by: Molly Griffin, Marketing Associate

Efficient order processing is to key to handling the influx of online orders during this busy holiday season. Dydacomp has partnered with Freeportway to offer Magento merchants the back office order processing needed to automate your business processes. Magento is a powerful solution that meets your unique shopping cart needs, but if you want to streamline and automate your business processes, update your inventory across all channels, increase efficiencies, and drive new sales, you might need more.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday December 15,2011 to learn how you can implement a complete order management solution to integrates seamlessly with your Magento eCommerce site. Learn how Multichannel Order Manager and Freeportway will help you drive business growth by integrating the most powerful order management solution for Magento. You’ll gain insight into the ecommerce landscape, discover key areas that need to be addressed by your business, and learn how M.O.M. for Magento is the right solution for you.

By attending this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to effectively handle order import, inventory management, order fulfillment, and order processing automation
  • Steps you can take to prevent fraudulent orders from shipping
  • Ways you can ensure PCI Compliance
  • Tips for eliminating double entry of order information
  • Methods for improving customer service
  • What version of Magento to choose and the hosting requirements
  • How to connect Magento and M.O.M. to achieve seamless integration

Date: Thursday, December 15th

Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST

 Click here to register now!

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Dydacomp Announces New Partnership Enabling Magento® Users to Implement the Leading Order Management Solution

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Posted by: Dydacomp Staff

Dydacomp and Freeportway Bring Multichannel Order Manager to the Most Popular eCommerce Shopping Cart Solution

 November 29, 2011 , (Pasippany,NJ) – Dydacomp, a leading provider of business technology platforms for small and mid-sized eCommerce and multichannel merchants, today announced a new strategic partnership with Freeportway, an eCommerce integration solutions provider. Freeportway’s BizSyncXL software enables merchants to seamlessly integrate Dydacomp’s industry-leading order management solution, Multichannel Order Manager (M.O.M.), with the top eCommerce shopping cart, Magento, to automate and improve their online businesses operations and overall efficiency.

“Our goal is to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses have the most flexible and comprehensive order management solution on the market. The partnership with Freeportway reinforces this by providing Magento users with the tools to implement the most powerful solution available to grow their online businesses. They now have the ability to synchronize inventory, pricing and orders while ensuring their online business and offline operations seamlessly work together,” stated Fred Lizza, CEO at Dydacomp.

BizSyncXL connects M.O.M. to the MagentoGO, Community, Professional and Enterprise Editions of Magento to give clients the features and functionality needed to compete in today’s eCommerce marketplace. It seamlessly passes data from BizSyncXL to Magento and back to M.O.M. so clients don’t have to do the transferring or importing of data manually. The data includes everything from products, prices, customers and orders to completely automate the process of updating the Magento shopping cart system.

“We are excited about this strategic partnership and the new direction of Dydacomp as the company opens up its M.O.M. solution. As part of this partnership, we have jointly worked to create, test and verify the functionality so Magento users can easily implement and begin using the solution. This helps merchants focus on growing their business, while we handle the required technical aspects. We also look forward to taking advantage of the new features and functionality incorporated into M.O.M. Version 8, including the API. We’ll integrate this with BizSyncXL to offer Magento merchants the most efficient and complete multichannel solution available,” said Gary MacDougall, CEO of Freeportway.

Dydacomp launched its new partnership program with the release of M.O.M. Version 8 to provide small and medium-sized merchants with the most robust order management solution available. By partnering with companies such as Freeportway, Dydacomp ensures that multichannel merchants will have the tools and resources they need to thrive at a price they can afford.

About Freeportway

Freeportway provides integration solutions to multichannel merchants, on-line retailers and direct marketing professionals who need to bridge the gap between their off-line and online systems. They help customers achieve end-to-end compatibility to increase efficiency in their operation, decrease operating costs and increase revenue by integrating systems within their organization to improve workflow and reduce the manual labor involved in keeping disparate systems updated.  For more information, please visit www.freeportway.com.

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