Choosing the Appropriate B2B eCommerce Software

B2B eCommerce Solutions To Enhance Your Business

In order to have a successful online business, you need more than just a run-of-the-mill eCommerce website. The ability to communicate with customers and manage sales logistics helps push your organization to new heights. Quality B2B (business to business) eCommerce software is a great tool to help your company be a truly successful online business.


Why Is A B2B eCommerce Solution Different?

Complex Trading Capabilities

When an eCommerce website is created with the intention of handling transactions between two businesses, it possesses the capability of performing many complicated tasks. Normally, these tasks include the ability to communicate with large suppliers and vendors in a way that proves both productive and beneficial.

Handles Purchaser Variants

A traditional B2C site handles customers. B2B eCommerce sites handle clients, partners, distributors, resellers, wholesellers, Silver, Gold and Platinum Partners, vendors, suppliers, drop-shipping from suppliers, customer re-ordering, split shipping, and much more.

Let's You Focus on Core Business

B2B eCommerce software is built to run these complex procedures smoothly so the company’s management team can focus on more important aspects of running the business. A good B2B eCommerce solution takes away the logistics load from the business owner. To see examples of our B2B eCommerce solutions, check out our custom work with HippoHopper, Inc.

 
 
Examples of the Different Types of B2B eCommerce Sites
 
Off-the-shelf-B2B eCommerce Software

Off-the-shelf-B2B eCommerce

One option is to incorporate an off-the-shelf B2B eCommerce solution, customizing it for your needs. This software gives the business a way to interact with others and generate sales. This software enables websites to present a catalog of available products, services, user registration, inventory, and more.

eCommerce Websites for Companies

eCommerce Websites for Companies

In most cases, the target customers for B2B eCommerce companies are other companies. For this reason, suppliers set up company websites that allow them to exhibit their products, services, options for user registration, real-time inventory, dealer/distributor locator and distributor logins.

E-procurement Sites

E-procurement Sites

E-procurement sites are business to business sites where company purchasing agents can submit a request for proposal, bid for products, and purchase products from vendors. Typically, these eCommerce websites are custom built to serve a niche market or a particular industry.

 
B2B eCommerce Broker Sites

B2B eCommerce Broker Sites

These websites act as a broker between those who want to purchase a particular product with the various suppliers in the different industries. These eCommerce websites bring together the suppliers and the buyers in each of the industries.

Industry Vertical B2B Portals

Industry Vertical B2B Portals

These websites can provide information about products in a particular industry, allow users to conduct discussions, provide product listings and serve a broader purpose compared to the other types of B2B procurement sites.

Infomediary Sites

Infomediary Sites

B2B eCommerce infomediary sites provide industry information to visitors about companies in an industry. These special sites provide search facilities as well as industry and trade standards for a particular niche.

 
 

Most business to business eCommerce websites fall into one of these categories above. Building websites that match up to the B2B model for your company can provide powerful results for your company’s bottom line. Clarity's custom designed eCommerce websites are professional, functional and help serve the needs of various businesses in the B2B eCommerce space.

 
 
 
 
 
Complex Shipping Support for Dynamic B2B eCommerce Solutions

For Brick Packaging, shipping makes or breaks their business. So when they needed to integrate a variety of shipping options including UPS, FedEx, DayTon Freight, ABF, YRC, R&L, Conway, and Super Regional, they chose Clarity eCommerce™ with Clarity Connect™ because it is built to handle this integral part of their business. However much your business depends on shipping, you can rest assured knowing Clarity eCommerce™ is the platform of choice for the businesses that depend on it the most, and can integrate it seamlessly into your custom B2B eCommerce solution.

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