Zoey Commerce Releases B2B Features
GUEST POST BY ROBERT RAND, CTO RAND MARKETING
If you’re a manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, or are focusing on selling business-to-business, you may have noticed that finding an eCommerce platform that’s natively ready to meet your needs is not easy. Most shopping cart softwares have been built with retail business-to-consumer uses in mind. That’s why in 2016 Zoey added in a wide range of B2B features, making it easier than ever to launch an effective website with the systems that you need to address basic operating procedures.
Zoey is a SaaS based eCommerce platform built on top of Magento, an industry leading eCommerce software. With Zoey, your website hosting and support are included and you’re given a much more user-friendly control panel with lots of apps pre-installed. This allows for quick and easy setup, cut down on custom programming, leads to a speedier launch time, and much less maintenance. As Magento releases patches and upgrades, the Zoey team seamlessly upgrades their core systems just like other SaaS providers would.
While Zoey’s base platform may be great for B2C, here are some of the B2B features that make them stand out from the crowd with their Business Plus and Premier Accounts:
Restrict Access – Only allow customers that you approve to login and make purchases, and/or restrict access to specific products and categories, product pricing, or add to cart and checkout functionality.
Advanced Registration – Shoppers can share information in order to request an account, which you can then review and approve.
Manage Custom Groups – You can setup different order minimums, product pricing, discounts and sales, shipping options, and payment options for different customer groups.
Quick Orders – Allow shoppers to easily input a list of SKU’s and Quantities, and add to cart.
These features are added to Zoey’s mainstream functionalities, which include:
Freight – Through a paid subscription to ShipperHQ, merchants can quote live freight rates from a wide range of major carriers. ShipperHQ also allows merchants to set up a wide variety of additional shipping rules and predefined rates.
Payments – Support for a wide variety of payment gateways, including PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.net, Amazon Payments, Stripe, Adyen, Sage, CyberSource, and dozens more through X-Payments, as well as support for Purchase Orders, COD, and other offline payment options.
Search Filters – Zoey provides layered navigation / faceted search with all of their plans.
Design Ease – With Zoey, you can start from Free Responsive Themes, and can even use a drag and drop design tool, making adjustments more flexible to those that don’t know HTML, CSS and other coding languages. You can however utilize a knowledge of coding to address some more custom needs if you want to.
Powerful Hosting – The Zoey team provides hosting with unlimited bandwidth usage, and includes a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to help with fast loading speeds.
Gift Cards – You can sell digital gift certificates with no App needed.
Blog – You can share information with the world and grow your marketing efforts without needing a plugin or 3rd party system.
Phone and Ticket Support for all users – If you need help, or need to speak with a representative, you’re in luck because Zoey’s team is here to help.
If you’re looking to leverage the power of Magento without the maintenance headaches that Magento can create, you may very well want to consider building or rebuilding your site using Zoey.