The long established B2B ecommerce provider Williams Commerce are delighted to announce the launch of their subsidiary business B2Bcloud.net, offering a starter ecommerce solution for wholesalers, suppliers and distributors who are looking to establish their business online.
The global B2B ecommerce industry is big and predicted to reach double the size of business-to-consumer (B2C) online market, with a 2015 report from Frost and Sullivan predicting revenues of $6.7 trillion by 2020 due to the rapid migration of wholesalers and manufacturers from dated, costly legacy systems to open, online platforms.
Robert Williams, creator of the b2bcloud.net platform discusses why the time is now right for a subscription based B2B ordering portal in the cloud for wholesalers and commercial businesses.
“We’ve been creating B2B trade sites from 2005 where the early pioneers were looking to create a convenient self-service ordering portal for their trade customers. Our first websites were custom built as there was no pre-built platform that really catered specifically to the needs to of B2B. Nowadays there now exists a number of suitable B2B ecommerce platforms for trade businesses to adopt, but for many new start-up ventures, the costs have been prohibitive. Our new B2B Cloud platform is unlike anything else on the market today; truly affordable, fast and easy set-up and 24/7 support and we’ve taken our 10 years’ experience of working with B2Bs across dozens of industries and created a best in breed, fit for purpose, B2B cloud based ecommerce platform. Feedback from our first customers has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Wholesalers, Manufacturers, distributors and trade businesses can enjoy a wide range of features with their new B2B Cloud ecommerce website.
• Extremely low set up costs – tens of thousands of pounds cheaper than a traditional server based website.
• Once set up, instead of paying hundreds—sometimes thousands—of pounds for hosting, support, maintenance and ongoing development, you pay a monthly fee that starts from £150 per month that is all-inclusive.
Great usability for trade businesses and their customers.
• Mobile-friendly and fully responsive.
• A self-service trade portal with a complementary online sales channel.
• Trade customers will be able to place bulk trade orders quickly, efficiently and 24/7.
• A choice of payment terms, i.e. credit/debit card, PayPal or on account payments.
• User-friendly Content Management System makes running your trade ecommerce business completely hassle-free.
• The system features an easy-to-understand dashboard with clearly displayed reports and data insights.
Companies can choose from a number of templates, choosing the most suitable layout to match the needs of their businesses. Businesses can upload images, logos and written content, along with changing banners, fonts and colours to match your brand guidelines, through the intuitive user friendly content management system.
When it comes to set up, the new B2BCloud platform promises to have the website up and running and taking transaction in less than 4 weeks. Setup will include a product CSV upload for easy data migration to your new site. The trade portal can also easily and seamlessly integrate with your existing systems, such as CRM, ERP, order management and back office systems.
“The often asked question is what does it mean to be in the cloud,” says Robert. “The cloud based platform means that you never have to worry about expensive hosting or upgrading costs – it’s all done for you. As the platform continues to evolve, new functions and options will be added onto the system automatically, becoming immediately available to all our subscribers on the system – at no extra cost.”
Subscribers to the system also receive 24/7 support from the B2B Cloud helpdesk team, all part of the fully inclusive monthly subscription system.
For start-up B2B companies looking for a cost effective introductory solution to ecommerce, the B2B Cloud portal is a breath of fresh air. A simple and efficient B2B ecommerce solution without the fuss, time and complexity enabling staff to focus on growing the business, letting B2B Cloud take care of the technology.