B2B features of your ePages shop – part 2/2
In the first part of the article “B2B features of your ePages shop” we took a look at the possibilities how to make customers individual offerings by using your ePages online shop. The second part of the article deals with handling gross/net-VAT, how to make it easier for your business clients to set orders by using the order form and shopping lists and what you can do to connect your ePages shop to ERP and CRM software of your choice.
Gross/net – VAT in your ePages shop
Do you want to use gross- or net-prices? Or do you prefer to present net gross prices only to particular customers. Your ePages online shop gives you a choice of tax models.
To change the tax model for the whole shop, choose the „Settings/Tax calculation” menu item. Choose the “Tax model” tab.
If you wish to exclude particular customers from viewing/paying VAT, you can do this individually. Change to the “Customers/Customers” menu item and click on the desired customer number from the list. In the “General”-tab, click on the “Customer account” link. Here you will find the various business-oriented settings for the customer, including the choice of tax model, as described above.
Simplified ordering via order forms and shopping lists
Especially useful features for business customers are those that simplify ordering and re-ordering. Your shop has two features to assist with this.
Ordering via an order form:
|There is a link to the standard order form from the “shopping basket overview with product line items box”. A simple link to the order form can also be assigned to any navigation bar in the “Design” menu. You can add up to 10 products into the order form by entering their product numbers and amounts.|
|If you want to add a separate link to the order form page, go to either the menu item “Quick design” or “Advanced design”. Click on the button to “Insert page element” at the desired location. In the resulting list, choose the “Shopping basket and order” group, and then the entry called “Link to order form”.|
Ordering from shopping lists:
If your customer regularly re-orders the same group of products, he can do this with just a mouse-click, using shopping lists. To do this, he just needs to save an existing order as a shopping list for later visits. This can be done directly from any basket page, or from the customer’s “My account” list of old orders. If, later, a re-order is necessary, he can click on the link to “Manage shopping lists” in his “My account” page, and re-order any shopping list. This allows bulk ordering with just a mouse click.
Connecting third-party systems via web services
Last but not least, we have designed new shop products especially for B2B online merchants, ePages Flex and ePages for SAP Business One.
With ePages Flex, you get an inexpensive rental shop on a virtual dedicated server, with activated web services. These web services allow you to connect any desired third-party systems to the ePages shop. Extend your shop functionality via a connection to a CRM system, an ERP system or any other financial system. With ePages Flex, it’s all possible.
Our second new product, ePages for SAP Business One, is aimed at companies using the SAP Business One ERP system, who want a simple and economical start in E-Commerce. The inexpensive rental shop is pre-configured with a connector to SAP Business One.
Do you want to know more about ePages Flex and ePAges for SAP Business One? Our sales team would be pleased to advise you at email@example.com or on the phone at +49-40-350 188-0
Volker Schwarz studied German, History and Politics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as a freelancer for several marketing and communications companies in Hamburg, including e-commerce companies. Between August 2009 and December 2011, he worked as an online editor at ePages.
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