How can you increase the points of sale for your products in the internet? How can you get to know your customers better? How can you bind your dealer network closer through new service offerings? How can you better control the e-commerce activities of your dealer network?
With ePages Multistores, you give your dealers preconfigured, simple to run affiliate shops which can exchange data with your centralized database. Your dealers set up their individual online shops in just a few steps – and you implement a theoretically unlimited sales network online.
You can not only reproduce your existing dealer network, but also set up a whole new affiliate network. Using ePages, several business models are possible with the main difference lying in the order-handling process.
In the e-retail model, you leave the order-processing to your dealers, who have often built up good customer relationships and allow picking up the ordered goods in their stores.
The dropshipping concept is implemented without any physical contact by the dealers with the ordered goods. The shopping cart is transferred to your central e-commerce system and your infrastructure handles the further steps in the process.
Here is an overview of the various options available with ePages Multistores:
|Dropshipping Model||E-Retail Model|
|Customizable business web sites and online shops||yes||yes|
|Selective product offers for the Multistores by the Multistore provider||yes||yes|
|Integration of the platform in existing IT landscape||yes||yes|
|E-commerce features from ePages Base in the Multistores||limited||optional|
|Limitation of design customization features||optional||optional|
|Product choice via drag-and-drop by the Multistores' operator||yes||optional|
|Creation of own products||no||yes|
|Editing of standard texts by the Multistores' operator||no||optional|
|Overwriting the edited texts by the Multistores' provider||not applicable||optional|
|Central ordering- and payment-handling after automated shopping cart transfer||yes||optional*|
|Delivery management via the logistics of the Multistores' provider||yes||optional*|
|Integration of a provisioning system||yes||optional|
* Wholesaler-to-client sales agreement prerequisite
The Multistores solution will be implemented by an ePages-trained and certified-partner.
With ePages Multistores, you offer real added value: making use of the internet, your dealers can acquire new customer groups and bind existing customers closer to them. Your dealers will appreciate the constant availability of ePages – but above all the fact that they can adjust and run the application themselves.
You empower companies and people who might never have considered it, to get started in e-commerce. Your dealers can lastingly boost their clearance sale results, and concentrate on their core business without wasting their time learning to program, or handle installations, updates and maintenance.
For you as a wholesaler, Multistores offers you the opportunity to get to know your customers better. You can optimize your special offers and even run and control them centrally. With ePages, you can standardize your dealers’ various e-commerce platforms. Time-consuming, individual integrations into your ERP system are no longer necessary.
At the same time, you make sure that the product information which your dealers publish online is current and correct, and that their Multistores reflect the CI-guidelines set out in your reseller contracts.
Every IT-system is different. Hardly any two reseller networks are exactly alike. And your Multistores solution is just as unique.
The price of the Multistores platform is based on the costs of deploying the solution as well as the rental prices for a central database and the desired configuration of your meShops themselves. Additionally, costs for integration, developing, hosting and managing the platform must be added.