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ETIM 8.0 is here: All changes of the classification model

Version 8.0 of the ETIM standard classification model was published at the end of 2020. In this blog post, we look at what the changes are and how they affect product information management systems such as Perfion.

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7 reasons why a mobile app makes sense for e-commerce strategy

The overwhelming majority of online transactions now take place via mobile commerce. This is hardly surprising: according to statista.de, about 82 % of people over the age of 14 owned a smartphone in 2019. Consumers are permanently connected to the internet via mobile devices. Therefore, the desktop is obsolete for most of them – even when shopping on the World Wide Web. In this article, we clarify other reasons besides this one why a mobile app is an extremely useful addition to your online shop.

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IDS interface: Link between craftsmen’s merchandise management and wholesale seller

The procurement of materials is an everyday process in the skilled craftsmen where electronic data traffic offers great potential for time and thus cost savings. These are realised with the help of the so-called IDS interface, which enables, among other things, paperless order processing and the transfer of the shopping basket from order creation to the final order. ESYON offers an IDS interface for OXID eShop.

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Stationary and online trading in one system with OXID eShop and Microsoft Dynamics 365

E-commerce has created completely new opportunities for companies to interact with customers and operate in international markets. However, the changes are also having an impact on the stationary trade, which has not always been the beneficiary of new technologies in the past. The current situation, in particular, is putting local businesses under additional pressure, which is why many of them are currently making the leap into e-commerce in addition to their retail outlets. To create a successful combination of stationary and online trade, ESYON relies on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and OXID eShop. Our blog article explains how so-called omnichannel commerce can be implemented with this solution.

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The new Product Configurator from ESYON – individual solutions for your customers

ESYON’s new Product Konfigurator enables the integration of individually adaptable products, which can be particularly useful for companies in the computer & software, automotive or furniture industries. Customers can choose between available specifications and select them according to their needs. The Product Configurator is directly integrated into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and is suitable for any shop system.

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Amazon FBA vs. FBM: What retailers should bet on in the current situation

If retailers sell their goods through the Amazon marketplace, they will sooner or later have to opt for a fulfillment system. On the marketplace, the retailer can choose between Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM).  Over the years, Amazon’s fulfillment method has established itself among marketplace retailers. However, Fulfillment by Merchant, especially in the current situation, is gaining more and more interested parties and supporters.  As Amazon announced, the in-house capacity for warehouse and logistics is no longer sufficient and it is advised to rely on FBM. We have summarized in our blog which fulfillment system now is the best for merchants and how to perform successfully on the marketplaces through automated solutions.

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