Americaneagle.com and Amla Commerce form strategic partnership
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Americaneagle.com and Amla Commerce Announce Strategic Partnership

New strategic partnership will provide customers with a broader spectrum of ecommerce software solutions and services.

 

Des Plaines and Milwaukee – September 11, 2018 – Today, Americaneagle.com, an industry leader in website design, development, hosting and digital marketing and Amla Commerce, parent company to ecommerce software products Artifi Labs (“Artifi”) and Znode, announce a partnership to expand the portfolio of ecommerce products and services available to each company’s customer-base.

 

“The new partnership with Amla Commerce is a great benefit that complements our dedication to provide customers with the best possible ecommerce solutions.” said Jerry Boduch, director of strategic alliances at Americaneagle.com. “Thoroughly evaluating ecommerce platforms so we can make recommendations best suited to each client is a critical component of our success. Adding Artifi Labs and Znode to the ecosystem of products we recommend adds tremendous value to the depth of our ecommerce implementation services.”

 

Boduch added, “Given our extensive experience implementing .NET ecommerce platforms, we’re particularly excited to add Znode to the list of products we’re now able to recommend to our clients.”

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with Americaneagle.com and combine their expert design, strategy, development, and hosting capabilities with our ecommerce software product offering,” says Tom Flierl, vice president of marketing and business development at Amla Commerce. “Americaneagle.com has a history of successful ecommerce implementations and companies looking for a partner to assist with implementing Artifi and Znode will have a great option with Americaneagle.com.”

 

About Americaneagle.com

Americaneagle.com is an industry leader in website design, development, hosting and digital marketing—essentially a one-stop shop offering a full range of solutions for any organization looking to succeed in their online endeavors. With over 400 professionals, Americaneagle.com is a family owned, privately held company with a long history of profitability and stability. Since 1995, Americaneagle.com has completed more than 12,000 Web projects for nearly every type and size of organization in nearly every industry, including small companies, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, and manufacturers of niche products. Americaneagle.com, Inc., founded in 1978, is based in Des Plaines, Illinois, with offices throughout the country including Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Ft. Lauderdale, and Washington D.C.

 

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7 Questions B2B Buyers Should Ask When Vetting a Platform
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6 Considerations for B2B Buyers When Vetting a Platform

Consider the following questions often overlooked when selecting an ecommerce platform.

  1. Explain the upgrade process.
    Many B2B buyers ask about the implementation process when vetting ecommerce vendors, but neglect to inquire about the upgrade process. Discuss the complexity involved when it’s time to upgrade, and ask if the platform offers regularly scheduled updates in lieu of upgrades. This question could save hundreds of thousands of dollars over time, and countless headaches.
  2. How does the platform scale over time?
    Understand the framework and technology stack the platform is built on in order to identify if it has the ability to grow as more customers transact online and ecommerce sales contribute to a higher percentage of revenue. If the technology is already dated, expect an expensive upgrade process in three to five years.
  3. How is the platform optimized for speed?
    Page load times have a huge impact on SEO and customer experience. Identify page load times and consider if additional costs for hosting bandwidth or a content delivery network (CDN) are necessary. A platform developed on modern architecture that caches pages and APIs will create a faster experience at a lower total cost of ownership.
  4. What are the integration capabilities?
    Integrations are typically the highest risk and most expensive portions of an ecommerce implementation plan. Inquire about platform connectors and APIs to ensure a smoother integration process. Consider a platform with headless architecture and pre-built APIs.
  5. How much customization is necessary?
    Rarely does an out-of-box implementation of any ecommerce platform meet all requirements at any given business. Understanding how customizations occur and if they impact future upgrades is crucial when understanding total-cost-of-ownership over time.
  6. How is the product roadmap determined?
    A product roadmap provides clear direction and prioritization of feature development. A customer-centric approach on behalf of a platform is a must for both planning and maintaining relevancy in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
multi-store architecture
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Znode’s Multi-Store Architecture Enables Scale and Growth

Quickly launch and manage multiple stores while significantly increasing speed to market

Znode’s multi-store functionality enables admin users to easily create and manage multiple stores without duplicating databases or catalogs. Admin users can upload products to a master catalog and assign the catalog globally, or create sub-catalogs which can be applied globally, to specific stores, or to one store. When a business needs to launch a new online store, the admin simply applies a catalog or catalogs to a store. Catalogs are simply virtual collections of products.

This architecture makes catalog management much simpler than traditional ecommerce platforms. It also makes Znode a much lighter and faster platform.

Highlights of Multi-Store:

  • Full control over all ecommerce stores in one central location
  • Improve speed to market by launching stores faster
  • Efficiently create and manage sub-catalogs from the master catalog
  • Apply catalogs and categories globally or at a store-level, allowing for greater flexibility
  • Provide a more personalized shopping experience with the ability to create custom stores
  • Efficiently manage pricing, shipping, tax, and promotions at a store-level
  • Boost store rankings with SEO management and the ability to create specific and unique URLs for stores

Improved speed to market + efficient store management = a perfect formula for growth

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2016 eCommerce Trends

With 2015 coming to a close, it’s already time to start getting your eCommerce site ready for 2016.  Trends have come and gone, but the following are going to reign next year…and likely stay for good.

1. Mobile shopping.  We’ve said it time and time again: mobile shopping is as prevalent as shopping on a desktop or laptop.  Our culture now dictates mobile devices as a must-have item, making it a key component of eCommerce.  It should be noted that we’re not talking about mobile apps.  We’re talking about mobile sites.  A report from Kissmetrics found that 7 in 10 consumers would rather use a mobile website over an app.  The same report concluded that mobile phone users are the most valuable segment of customers because their conversion rate is so high.

2. Marketing automation.  You might be thinking email automation with this one, but it’s so much more!  Ventureburn notes that “customized landing pages, tailor-made discounts and promotions, easily accessible shopping carts, and automatic display of related recommended products for customers” fall in the realm of marketing automation as well.

3. Product customization.  You’ve probably been online recently and seen options to customize or personalize products.  This is a growing trend in B2B and B2C spaces because everyone wants their products tailored.  What’s better than designing exactly what you want?

4. User interface improvements.  No one wants to shop on a clunky eCommerce store.  Simplistic design and an easy check-out process will be king.  Practical Ecommerce also notes that striking photographs and videos will be popular in 2016.

Keep these trends in as we round out 2015.  eCommerce is booming in B2B and B2C spaces, so a look at upcoming trends will help keep your site relevant.  It’s a game to play –getting conversions– but it can be done with the right insight.