Znode Launches Multifront 8.1.2

Znode’s Latest .NET eCommerce Software Release Adds New B2B Features

MILWAUKEE (April 12, 2016) – Znode, a provider of the .NET eCommerce platform Multifront, launched version 8.1.2 today.  The feature release comes with a number of new B2B functionalities.  The next release is due out in the 4th quarter.

“For 8.1.2 we really wanted to focus on enhancing our B2B features,” explains Brett Lindstrom, Director of Sales and Marketing.  “We’ve listened to the requests from clients and partners, and decided to make B2B the focus point.  Our account management is now much more intuitive.”

Upgrades in Multifront 8.1.2 include:

  • Enhanced account management
    • New UX to manage B2B and B2C account via the Site Admin
    • Ability to do B2B2C accounts
    • Enhancements to customer base pricing for B2C, B2B, and B2B2C setup
  • Enhanced user role management
    • Restructure and enhancements for the following roles in a B2B account: company admin, manager, and buyer
    • Budget management at the role level
  • Quoting workflow
    • Simplified access and management of quotes via My Accounts
    • Ability to configure rules to activate quotes
    • Improved quote workflow management for B2B accounts
  • Improved product pricing
    • Ability to configure unit of measure (UOM) at the product level
    • Support for the following UOMs: piece, gram, inch, ozt, kit, and cubic feet
    • Workflow to configure tier pricing either manually or rule based, amount, or percent off

Multifront 8.1.2 will be featured at IRCE (booth #1441) from June 7-9 in Chicago.  You can also visit www.znode.com to download the Multifront Product Sheet or call 888-755-5541 to schedule a demo.

About Znode:

Znode provides an enterprise .NET eCommerce platform, Multifront, which enables companies to fully customize and personalize the online shopping experience.  The highly scalable and flexible solution features rapid speed to market, full access to the source code, enterprise system integrations, and is adaptable to the unique requirements of B2B and B2B eCommerce.  The platform contains a comprehensive and robust feature set out of the box but truly differentiates in the ability to extend functionality, provide capability for multi-tenants, customize to unique requirements, and get to market quickly.  Learn more at www.znode.com.


SEO Series: Links

You’ve made it this far in our SEO blog series!  We admit that SEO is not the most glamorous topic to discuss, but it’s crucial for your eCommerce website.  Now, we’re diving into the importance of links in SEO.  Catch up on our last posts on keywords and content if you need a refresher; they’re vital in the discussion of links.  We’re piggybacking here!

We started with the keyword discussion because it’s important to establish what your customers are searching for.  This then makes is easier for them to find you based on your content.  The next step is getting other sites to link to you thus signaling to Google that YOU are important.  People link back to your site thus creating link juice.  Example: you sell apparel on your eCommerce store.  You’ve written some blog posts about upcoming spring fashion and styling.  People interested in these topics then start to share your content with friends or other people online.  What you’re doing is adding more links to the web and making your content shareable.

Now let’s pose this question: what’s better — The New York Times linking to you once or 10 sites with very domain authority each linking to you?  Most likely it’s the former.  This is because The New York Times has incredibly high domain authority.  Multitudes of websites link to it in contrast to the other sites with low domain authority.  Moz describes this as a site’s trustworthiness.

We’re not stopping with external links.  Internal linking is the icing on the cake.  It’s important to link to other pages on your website because it forces users to stick around and it helps them navigate to other relevant pages.  It’s a value added benefit for the reader.  Remember how we said you should write and generate content for people?  Note that you can find the previous two posts in our SEO series above.  Voila, internal linking!

Stay tuned for one last post in our SEO series.  In our last one, we’ll be discussing long term SEO and how to continuously improve your ranking.

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