"We are importers and direct distributors of Italian food products food and wine. We started this business ten years ago started with one oil and now we've got like five different oil produce representing about 15 or so different oils most of our business is direct distribution in the Bay Area. We decided to build a new website we found bigcommerce is it easy to add a product change the pricing yeah very very easy very very easy whoever what's not good or where it's really really lacking is its integration with QuickBooks. It doesn't have good integration it also doesn't carry through on shipping I mean it has the ability to do shipping but you just put it doesn't do anything this is what i'm going to do every day is i'll go to ECC to start with just to see if there's any orders okay so i get my orders. Here's somebody's going to pick up a bunch of items which is great go into ship it eat it then post two quick poke switch then they go in and I go to big commerce and print out the invoice and then that's the order that which we drop into dropbox and my warehouse person comes and picks it up and ships the order out. We just needed three people to do all of the orders for our peak season in about a two-week period. I did the entries using ECC my warehouse person did all the shipping and I had one girlfriend bless her heart came in and did all of our gift packs so that was just an astonishing how quickly we got it done. It's very easy and not painful but it has been in the past before we had complete integration between our website and quickbooks we had to manually enter each order into QuickBooks. In fact we fell behind miserably on that and because we have for this 12 month period this very very very high volume and we would just take and summarize them at the end of the year and put them all in is one one big entry so we had weren't getting any information out of it plus. It was just read your eccie made all of that go away and the integration with with UPS is really terrific because you know we just process it once touch them touch the order and it ends up in QuickBooks it ends up with the UPS labels printed and bought a woman but a baby it's all done." Read more
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Andrew Cates is the co-founder of a Napa, California-based company that sells Wine RayZyns.