The Commerce Cloud
Recently we have had the opportunity with several of our clients to begin moving past their web design and into implementing what we refer to as the Commerce Cloud. This is a term that makes a lot of sense to us but doing a quick Google search you’ll notice it has not taken off as much as a term like “marketing cloud”. It is essentially the same thing, the group of web based applications that allow you to perform your business operations. This cloud happens to be specific to product based companies and with the Open API Ecosystem there is a lot of exciting integration possibilities to streamline retail and wholesale operations.
The preferred applications and software in our Commerce Cloud are below, but we would love to hear yours. Tweet us @currentcommerce your favorite web based applications that help you sell more products and streamline operations.
Website (CMS) & Shopping Cart: WordPress/WooCommerce; Shopify (in certain cases)
Inventory Management: Stitchlabs
POS System: Square or Vend
Product Listing Feeds: GoDataFeed
Analytics & Reporting: Custom Google Analytics Dashboards (Enhanced eCommerce Enabled)
Email Marketing: MailChimp
Accounting: Quickbooks Online, Xero
Shipping Software: Ship Station