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Take a look at our helpful library of ecommerce articles: giving you the information you need to work smarter, not harder. You’ll find articles on everything from B2B and B2C to product data, supply chain integration, order fulfillment and more.

28 May 2024

The Amazon Product Identifier Field Explained [VIDEO]

The Amazon Product Identifier is a unique code that distinguishes one product from another within the catalogue. Let's explore its various types, and how to use it to determine whether your products are already listed on Amazon Marketplace.

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29 April 2024

User's Guide to Amazon Seller Central

Learn how to use Seller Central to effectively manage your sales, inventory and customer interactions on Amazon Marketplace.

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23 April 2024

Create Listings on Amazon via the API

Amazon listings are the virtual storefronts that assist customers with product discovery and purchase. Find out which listing fields can be automatically updated with Stock2Shop.

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23 April 2024

Sync Offers on Amazon via the API

Amazon offers represent a seller’s proposition to sell a specific product on the marketplace. Find out which offer fields can be automatically updated with Stock2Shop.

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23 April 2024

Sync Your Products to Amazon via the API

Adding products to Amazon Marketplace can be a challenge. However, with integration, the process has become more streamlined and accessible than ever before.

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18 April 2024

Embrace the Amazon Selling Partner API

Integrating your company database with Amazon helps you to stay competitive and efficient. With Stock2Shop, you can harness the SP-API without needing to be a developer.

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18 April 2024

Selling on Amazon Marketplace: What Are My Fulfillment Options?

Choose the right Amazon fulfillment method for your business, and use Stock2Shop to integrate with the Seller Partner API.

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18 April 2024

Understanding Amazon Automate Pricing

You can set dynamic pricing rules that automatically adjust your product prices based on various factors, ensuring you stay competitive on Amazon Marketplace.

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18 April 2024

What Is Amazon Easy Ship?

Amazon Easy Ship offers you the convenience of leveraging Amazon's logistics, while letting you retain control of your inventory.

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18 January 2024

Get Your Pricing Right for Profitable Ecommerce

Your pricing stragegy amounts to a balancing act between staying competitve and maximising profitability. Here are some factors to consider when setting your ecommerce pricing.

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16 January 2024

Make In-Store Products Available for Sale Online

With Stock2Shop you can keep your ecommerce stock on your shop floor, safe in the knowlege that if a customer purchases an item in-store, your website will be automatically updated.

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27 November 2023

Guide to Dropshipping Automation

With Stock2Shop, you can accept dropship sales with confidence while knowing that your online sales channels reflect stock levels as per your supplier's inventory database.

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27 November 2023

Inaccurate Stock Is Costing You Money

Inventory inaccuracies in ecommerce threaten customer satisfaction, brand reputation and the financial health of your business.

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6 November 2023

Online Marketplaces: Unlocking Opportunities for Sellers

Online marketplaces such as Amazon offer tremendous opportunities to sellers looking to access a wider customer base at a lower barrier to entry. Here are some factors to consder before listing on such platforms.

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6 November 2023

Step by Step Guide to Selling on Amazon in South Africa

Get an overview of the five steps (and a bonus sixth step) to getting ready to sell on Amazon in South Africa.

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1 September 2023

Guide to Reconciling Ecommerce Payments in Your ERP

The money your customers pay for each order is subject to credit card and payment gateway fees. These deductions must be accounted for in your ERP.

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1 September 2023

The Importance of Item Categorisation in Your ERP

Effective item categorisation in your ERP system is crucial for a number of reasons. We explore some of them in this article.

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11 July 2023

Empower Your Sales Reps With a Mobile Ordering Tool

Maximise the productivity of your sales team by giving them a mobile ordering tool, integrated with your ERP. Their efficiency will increase and their customers will be happier.

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11 July 2023

The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Ecommerce Website

With most people accessing the interet on handheld devices, you are hurting your chances of ecommerce success if your website is not optimised for mobile.

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23 June 2023

How to Start an Online Business

The internet offers a vast array of opportunities to achieve financial independence. If you put business principles at the heart of your operation, you give yourself the best chance of success.

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23 June 2023

What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a profound shift in the way businesses operate. Find out what this means for ecommerce.

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2 June 2023

Driving Business - B2B Ecommerce for the Automotive Industry

Wholesalers in the automotive industry are primed to benefit from selling online, particularly if stock availability is accurate and delivery is fast.

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2 June 2023

Pros and Cons of Accepting Back Orders

The decision to allow back orders in your ecommerce business should depend on a variety of factors. It's important to assess the pros and cons before deciding whether it’s right for you.

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15 May 2023

Challenges to Running a Wholesale Business

Running a business-to-business (B2B) enterprise comes with its own set of challenges. If you are considering opening a wholesale business, here are some you are likely to face.

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12 May 2023

How and Why Should I Take My Wholesale Business Online?

Wholesalers that don’t have an online Trade Store risk being left behind. Find out how to set up a digital sales channel that your customers and reps can use to place orders directly into your ERP.

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28 April 2023

How to Prevent Overselling Online

For any company looking to extend its reach to online customers, overselling is a big no-no. Here are some tips on how to avoid disappointing your ecommerce customers.

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28 April 2023

Sage X3 - An Introduction

Sage X3 is a powerful tool used by mid-sized to large enterprises to control the various facets of their business. If you are looking for a short introduction to this ERP, then this article is for you.

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13 April 2023

What Is ERP Integration for Ecommerce?

What is an ERP, what is an ecommerce sales channel, and why should they 'talk' to each other?

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12 April 2023

CapeTalk Talks to Stock2Shop About the Future of Ecommerce

CapeTalk chats to Stock2Shop about the future of ecommerce, and how companies can harness technology to make their lives easier.

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28 March 2023

The Cost of Not Integrating Your ERP for Ecommerce

Integrating your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system with your ecommerce store is vital for streamlining operations and reducing costs. And with the rapid increase in B2C and B2B transactions happening online globally, can you afford not to integrate?

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27 March 2023

Benefits of SYSPRO Integration for Ecommerce

If your company sells online and you are running SYSPRO as your ERP, integrating it with your ecommerce stores has never been more important. The good news is that it’s also never been easier.

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26 March 2023

Why You Need ERP Integration for Magento

If a company has ambitions to sell physical products online, workflow automation is key to efficiency and data accuracy. This is especially true for companies using Magento.

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7 December 2022

Amazon Marketplace to Launch in South Africa

Amazon Marketplace is coming to SA. Find out why syncing your products with Amazon Marketplace will help you harness the selling power of the world’s largest online retailer.

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11 November 2022

Prepare Your Business for Black Friday

Retailers who go into Black Friday without a plan to leverage ecommerce will miss a golden opportunity to cash in. So what can you do?

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8 November 2022

ERP Integration for Efficient Ecommerce

Use the information that already exists in your ERP (or accounting system) for a more efficient, profitable business.

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11 February 2022

Omni Channel Selling Made Easy

Stock2Shop is an efficient way to selling on more than one channel, thereby exposing your products to multiple markets for increased revenue.

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4 June 2021

B2B Ordering for Franchises

Give your franchisees a central portal where they can login and easily order supplies from head office.

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10 May 2021

Integration – What to Expect

If you are thinking about getting your systems synced up, here is some insight on what to expect and on how to get tremendous value from your integration.

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29 April 2021

Selling From Multiple Brick N’ Mortar Branches on One Ecommerce Store

When selling from multiple branches on one retail ecommerce website, don’t burden your customers with your logistical challenges.

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17 December 2020

What to Consider When Choosing Your ERP

Here are a few highlevel pointers to consider when making the deep financial dive into a new accounting system.

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15 December 2020

Products and Variants - When and How to Use Them

When is it a good idea to configure multiple variants to reflect as a single product on your website? Click here to find out.

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9 November 2020

Black Friday 2020: No Time to Buy

A worldwide disease has made it really difficult for people to get to the shops. They need a hero to help them fulfil their consumer needs. You can be that hero (licence to kill not included).

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9 November 2020

Integration Workflow - Keep It Simple

When it comes to systems integrations, all too often a vital ingredient of a successful implementation is overlooked – a simple, consistent workflow.

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9 November 2020

Why Sell on Takealot Marketplace?

If you are already running a retail business, whether it’s a bricks-and-mortar store or exclusively online, the real question is, Why not?

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18 September 2020

Attracting Ecommerce Traffic

If you think a well-designed website is good enough to succeed in ecommerce, you’re in for a shock.

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18 September 2020

When to Consider Integration

A sharp rise in turnover is one sign that integration may be your next smart business decision. In this article we discuss a few other scenarios that should prompt you to consider it.

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18 September 2020

WooCommerce vs Shopify

WooCommerce and Shopify differ in a few fundamental ways. We briefly look at factors that may sway you in one direction or the other.

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30 March 2020

Product Attribute Templates

Create attribute sets that can be applied to a specific group of products. This is an efficient way of enriching your data without having to clutter your ERP with additional fields.

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27 March 2020

B2B Trade Store Bulk Ordering

If one of your customers wishes to order a large number of products, they can do so easily by uploading a spreadsheet to the Stock2Shop B2B Trade Store.

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22 October 2019

B2b Trade Store Promotions Feature

Create promotions and generate coupons that your customers can redeem at checkout on your B2B Trade Store.

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4 October 2019

Retailers - Are You Ready for Black Friday

With Black Friday nearly upon us, retailers have a great opportunity to boost revenue. Sales such as these can be used to move old stock, grow your customer base or increase brand awareness, but you have to be ready.

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1 August 2019

Stock2Shop B2B Trade Store: Accept Upfront Payment

It’s one thing to have a long list of debtors, it’s quite another to get the money in the bank. That’s why when a customer shows a willingness to pay upfront, it’s wise to take their money.

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1 August 2019

Track Recent Product Changes With the Stock2Shop Audit Feature

It is a dark and stormy night. You log on to your website and notice that the title of one of your products has changed! How did this happen, and when? Who was the perpetrator?

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6 June 2019

Automatically Mark Your Shopify Orders as Fulfilled Once Completed in Parcelninja

Stock2Shop has brought the Parcelninja integration full circle by automatically updating order statuses to “Fulfilled” in Shopify.

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4 June 2019

Wholesalers - Send Product Feeds Directly to Your Resellers' Channels

You’ve sourced your products, you’ve developed relationships with online resellers and you’re ready to do business. Now what?

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30 March 2019

Guest Article the 5 Shortcomings of Dropshipping in SA

When reading international websites it seems that the drop shipping business model is the best and easiest way to start a business these days. But why then are there so few successful drop shippers in South Africa?

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7 February 2019

Names for Sage Accounting System

The main purpose behind the rebranding of the various Sage accounting products is to consolidate them into suites. This will make it much easier to identify the software best suited to your needs.

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23 October 2018

Sell on the Takealot Marketplace With Ease

Automatically update your important product information on the Takealot marketplace with Stock2Shop. No more sending manual csv files with with updated pricing and stock levels.

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19 October 2018

Spreadsheets, a Useful Tool for Managing Your Product Data

Running a successful online store is not as simple as ‘build it and they’ll come’. View our six steps to building a spreadsheet with meaningful data.

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24 August 2018

Understanding Online Order Fulfillment

Seamless order fulfillment will make your business – and your life – much easier. Here’s what you need to know, and how to think through order fulfillment.

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13 August 2018

Building a B2B B2C Ecommerce Platform for Your Wholesale Business

Everyone knows that a website is as essential as a business card – if not more so. But what does your website do for you? It could be an e-commerce solution for wholesale.

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2 August 2018

Should Wholesalers Sell Direct to Consumer? Pros and Cons

If you’re a wholesaler, one of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make in the future is whether to sell directly to the consumer or not. We outline the Pros and Cons.

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26 July 2018

Online Supply Chain Integration 101

If you have an ERP and you have a ecommerce website, they should be talking to each other. Online supply chain integration makes your business work more efficiently, with fewer errors.

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18 July 2018

How to Categorise Products: Layered Navigation

Categorising products correctly is a major pain point for many ecommerce websites. Layered navigation is the solution: find out how – and why – to implement it

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5 July 2018

Product Data: What You Need to Know

Understanding product data is essential for a successful ecommerce business. Here’s an overview of the most important elements of product data you need to understand.

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