Why e-commerce businesses should opt for smart instead
In my 15 years of creating software for e-commerce businesses, I’ve seen the industry change a great deal. Lately, I view most e-commerce software falling into one of two distinct categories — sexy and unsexy. Inevitably, the flashy side of selling seduces transfixed business owners toward tools they must have to “attract” customers, such as beautiful websites, custom-fit applications, artificial intelligence, trending social media apps, marketing automation, and the like. Because owners are convinced they need all this customer-facing software in order to sell online, they put tremendous business resources toward the sexy.
But here’s the rub: The unsexy, “boring” side of the business is what owners actually use to run the company. In fact, without it, they are sure to fail. Among dozens of other important tasks, this is the software that allows them to Continue reading
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When I poll accountants as to what they do all day they tell me that circa 80% of their day is spent “checking and processing” data. That’s a lot of time (revenue) checking and processing! However, technology exists today that commoditizes compliance.
The global Accounting profession has revenues of approximately $500 billion. It employs nearly 6 million people and more than 80% of the revenue is made up of tax, compliance, and audit services. The revenue is mainly historical-based “redundant data” services.
Why So Much Checking and Processing?
The reason there is so much checking and processing going on is that there are humans and inefficient systems involved. Humans at your client site using archaic systems like hard drive accounting systems, spreadsheets, paper, and scanned documents. The humans are not accountants so they make mistakes, like entering the wrong number in the wrong box.
Because of this, when the client information comes to you, the first thing you do is check it. And check it. And check it. And check it some more. Then you process it. And process it. And process it. I’m exhausted just thinking about all these inefficiencies!
Clean, graphical UI offers more insights, clearer calls to action than ever before
Today we unveiled a powerful new dashboard for our flagship product Unify, giving users more insights and clearer calls to action than ever before. This is the first of several product releases aimed at helping retailers like you easily take the next right steps for their e-commerce business. Unify is known to be the first e-commerce solution that connects and unifies all revenue streams and expenses so multi-channel businesses can have better perspective, make smarter decisions, and run all operations from a single view. And now it’s even easier to use.
Helping our customers conquer the challenges that come with being multi-channel and letting them run and scale their business exactly the way they want, Unify connects their financial data rather than forcing them to switch platforms. With this new dashboard, Unify users can access visualized data from across their entire company, showing quickly what is in sync and what is not across their sales channels and accounting. The Unify dashboard offers a clear call to action, suggesting next steps based on analytics and behavioral psychology insights gained from users’ past business decisions. For example, with one look, e-commerce leaders can tell if their sales and inventory levels are properly aligned, and—if they are not—receive a suggestion for how to correct the problem. Future iterations of the dashboard will propose more actions and provide additional recommendations.
By illuminating and explaining what needs to be done to move your business forward, the new Unify dashboard brings increased intelligence, engagement, and psychological motivation to e-commerce businesses. Unify is designed to gather all information to one place, and now we have taken the next step and making it easy for companies to quickly engage with and act on that data. As we reach the peak of the holiday season, this agility will be critical to our customers’ success.
The new Unify dashboard is now available to all current customers.
Migrate to Unify for 10% less
Unify offers more features at 10% less
As the leader in multi-channel e-commerce automation software, today we introduced an easy transition for former customers of Pipemonk, whose services will be shut down on October 1. For a limited time, Pipemonk users can seamlessly move to Webgility’s Unify software, enjoying a 10% discount from their Pipemonk cost, while adding a multitude of new functions and features.
Many companies rely on Pipemonk services, and while we’re sorry to hear of their decision to shut down, we are pleased to offer a quick solution. And so, with a 10% discount and upgraded features, we welcome Pipemonk customers to the Webgility family. We’ll to ensure a seamless transition and make sure their businesses don’t miss a beat.
Unlike the limited options supported by Pipemonk, Unify automatically syncs e-commerce data into QuickBooks or Xero from any store or marketplace and also integrates with many other business applications, including CRM and inventory management. Unify manages multi-channel inventory, syncs all fees and expenses, and can even handle shipping costs. Unify also enables users to generate financial reports on sales, customers and products so sellers can have better insight into the health of their business and sell strategically rather than blindly.
For more information on how the services of Unify compare to Pipemonk, and to switch today, visit http://www.webgility.com/lp/pipemonk-migration.
We’re thrilled to join the e-commerce marketplace fun
Tell all your friends—today we announced that our Unify e-commerce software is now available on Amazon, the world’s largest marketplace. We are so excited to be selling right alongside our customers as the holidays approach. Listing on Amazon will bring Unify to the biggest audience in the world, letting us help even more small businesses simplify and grow their retail business. As you know, Unify empowers Amazon Super Sellers to scale rapidly, connecting sales channels with accounting and shipping so they can save time on managing orders, inventory, and fulfillment. Unify is available as a monthly subscription of only $49/month from Amazon today, and sellers who want to experiment with the software can also sign up for a free trial.
With a 5-star rating and 98% customer satisfaction, Unify is the first e-commerce solution that connects and unifies all revenue streams, fees, and expenses so multi-channel businesses can have better perspective, make smarter decisions, and run all operations from a single view. By automating and syncing e-commerce sales data with accounting (QuickBooks, Xero, NetSuite), inventory, and shipping, Unify allows online retailers to conquer the challenges that come with being multi-channel, such as selling on both Amazon and leading shopping carts. Unify lets them run and scale their businesses exactly the way they want without forcing them to switch platforms.