Automating Order Purchase Processing
Buying Group Order Integration
While it is important to have product catalog information integrated, it is also incredibly important to integrate the actual orders. Whenever someone is making a purchase, the purchase can sometimes need to be set up as a quote that gets pumped back into the internal ERP system for the buying group. They may need to be able to build orders and show different members who are purchasing as a collective group when they have reached the threshold for a premier discount regarding a particular group of items. This information needs to be shared accurately and quickly into the buying group marketplace in an automated fashion.
In addition to quotes and purchase quantity amounts, the actual purchasing of items can get very complicated with automatically integrating the systems. Be sure to imagine the scenarios buying groups may go through, such as there being 20 different members purchasing items that need to be shipped to different locations. Scenarios like these can occur, and you want to make sure your platform is ready to account for it.
There is a logistical overhead associated with manually generating and placing complicated orders. For the best customer satisfaction possible, you want to leverage a highly integrated system, allowing for all business logic to be standardized and automated. This is incredibly important for long term buying groups to compete within their online space and to provide the most value to their members.