Retail Pro is a comprehensive point of sale (POS) software and merchandising solution that can be conform to cater to the specific requirements of retailers. It is a complete software package for automating POS, store operations, customer relationship management (CRM) and reporting & analysis.
Retail Pro and 24Seven Cart Integration
Retail Pro integration with 24Seven Cart allows retailers to share and update inventory and customer data in nearly real-time scenario. This integration enables Retail Pro to automatically and, on a scheduled basis, update the web store with the inventory information, such as pricing or quantity, changes in the store. At the fsame time, the web store is enabled to pass along completed orders' and customers' information to Retail Pro. This results in an integration of the POS (Retail Pro) and eCommerce (24Seven Cart) systems.
It also ensures order and customer information, such as “Bill To:” and “Ship To:”, is automatically populated into Retail Pro without the need for human intervention. This information is automatically populated into Retail Pro with the help of a middleware known as ‘24Seven Link’. This middleware fetches order related data from the web store and populate it into Retail Pro.
24Seven Cart integration with POS (Retail Pro) enables and enhances multiple capabilities for your business. These include: efficient catalog management, material planning, purchasing, order processing, fulfillment and payment processing, managing inventory stock levels, product attributes, multiple price levels and create the shopper records - all synchronized with the Web.
Benefits enabled by integrating Retail Pro with 24Seven shopping cart
- Automatically upload product catalog information from Retail Pro to web store
- Automatically update latest pricing & inventory information
- Update Retail Pro inventory to online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon
- Sales from the web store are automatically downloaded in Retail Pro
- Generate reports on sales, payments, backorders and shippings
- No need to do manual data entry in the system
- Connect multiple retail outlets (using Retail Pro POS) with single web store
The process of integrating 24Seven Cart with Retail Pro
The web store gets auto updates regarding product data such as inventory data, multiple prices, images and attributes from Retail Pro enabled physical stores.
Retail Pro enabled physical stores get data regarding online orders, customer's information, shipping information and information regarding the mode of payment from the web stores.
Scheduling the update process
Both the web store & Retail Pro enabled physical store get updated information on a real time basis and at a frequency that suits your business needs. Scheduling of the update process can be done on an hourly or daily basis. Since the information is updated on a real time basis, scheduler can be set down to a minute level accuracy.
This seamless eCommerce integration helps in increasing sales across for your business – not just in the store, but potentially from around the globe.
We have created an intuitive graphical interface (called 24Seven Link) that allows a merchant to easily ‘Web Enable’ items to push to the web store. Web enabling allows merchants to upload only selected items to the web store. Just as easily, it downloads website orders into the point of sale system. 24Seven Link overcomes all of the limitations faced by customers, who are using Retail Pro ECI module. For example, it can be used by unlimited users at any point of time and it utilizes the most advanced technology which avoids ‘time-outs’ faced by ECM users.
Exhibit 1: “Show Inventory” shows the inventory items that have changed since the last scheduled update.
This process can be scheduled to update every few minutes in a day
Exhibit 2: An intuitive interface allows you to ‘Web Enabled’ select items.
We offer seamless eCommerce integration with POS (Retail Pro) that removes the need to manage, update, add and delete the same information on multiple channels. It allows data to be shared easily on the web store and point of sale
Customer information | Inventory | Item information such as colors, designs, sizes | List of suppliers | Pricing | Sales & purchase orders
Retail Pro has two-layer structure where an item is displayed under either one Department or one Category. 24Seven Cart eliminates this limitation by allowing you to attach one item to many Departments and/or many Categories. It allows customer to easily track their items.
Retail Pro has several discount rules but they are all geared towards the retail store. 24Seven Cart comes with additional Discount Rules that allow you to capture more online sales.
Mobile compatibility provides full functionality of 24Seven Cart to online retailers’ mobile commerce channel which includes integration with web store’s catalog, inventory, checkout, etc. 24Seven Cart is developed to work on latest smart phones, which in turn, makes your Retail Pro inventory smart phone friendly.
24Seven integrated with Retail Pro, opens up a whole new realm of possibilities. It allows you to publish your inventory on many price comparison engines, for example, Google Shop, Shopping.com, TheFind.com, etc.
24Seven Cart is developed in non-proprietary C# code, one of the most commonly used .NET languages and uses industry standard practices 24Seven Cart offers a 100% customizable platform to any .NET developer to build on the existing flexible architecture. This, in turn, allows merchants to launch an eCommerce platform that meets their unique business requirements while staying within their tight budgets.