How Aspidistra’s Shopfront ecommerce solution boosts business performance

Ecommerce is changing the way businesses in the food and drink sector sell to trade customers, providing the flexibility, efficiency and 24/7 service levels necessary to win competitive advantage. Aspidistra’s Shopfront solution enables businesses to fully capitalise on the benefits of doing business online, leveraging the power of their Sage systems to deliver the real-time information customers need, exactly when they need it.

“According to recent research by Forrester, most business-to-business ecommerce companies trail well behind their business-to-consumer counterparts in terms of online customer experience,” commented Paul Dorey, Managing Director of Aspidistra. “Today’s, B2B customers want the kind of service they get from leading B2C sites, and that’s where Shopfront, our comprehensive website and ecommerce solution, can add real value.”


Streamlining business processes

With online order processing costs typically ten times less than traditional offline methods, Shopfront helps increase sales, reduce administration, retain customers and improve margins. It integrates with Sage 50, 200 and 1000 systems to import all products, pricing, customer discount structures and stock levels into an online store, eliminating the need to re-key data.

Camilla Bridewell, Marketing Manager at Vigo, leading suppliers of drink processing and bottling equipment, added: “Shopfront provides an excellent ecommerce framework, fully integrated with Sage 200. It automatically generates web orders in Sage and our website displays real-time stock information, allowing sales staff to focus on customer support. We have full content management control with the added benefit that Shopfront’s design aids search engine optimisation.”

Aspidistra offers a solution for every kind of B2B or B2C business, whatever the budget. Shopfront for Sage 50 is delivered using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model with affordable monthly payments, while solutions for Sage 200 and Sage 1000 are offered on a purchase model with support and hosting contracts.

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