nopCommerce E-Commerce Solution
E-Commerce technologies can improve business-to-business (B2B) relationships by reducing paperwork and supporting online transactions between business partners. We have been in business since 2001 and have worked with many different e-commerce solutions during our tenure and fully understand the importance of choosing a solution that can deliver on all of your needs. Because of this, we are now a nopCommerce Solution Partner and regularly recommend the platform to our customers.
nopCommerce shopping cart software provides a complete state-of-the-art e-commerce storefront. All store operations can be managed with an easy to use web-based control panel. This feature-rich online merchant software includes a robust built-in shopping cart and content management system. Because of its modular design, it can easily be modified and customized, however, with functionality already included in the system there is not much of a need for customization.
Our expert developers will implement your shopping cart to ensure the proper provision of all necessary features. Below are the out of the box features included with nopCommerce.
nopCommerce Code Base
The backbone of your new website will be built on the nopCommerce code base. nopCommerce is an unsurpassed way to begin on the lifelong path of online selling success. It serves early-days companies, as well as established companies with catalogs of any size and is in use by more than 1.5 million stores.
The beauty of using an established and proven shopping cart code base is that at the end of the day, you receive a feature-rich and bug tested store at a fraction of the cost of building it from scratch. nopCommerce software has thousands of configurable settings and if that's not enough, it also comes fully delivered with 'code behind', so that we can modify out of the box functionality to significantly change the way the site functions and the pages look. Source code is available as well for total functionality changes.
Foremost Media is an experienced e-commerce partner and has developed hundreds of successful fully customized stores. All resources Foremost Media uses to build your site must pass our own set of criteria that include WC3, CSS, XHTML, validation. Usability must also be consistent across different Operating Systems, (i.e. XP, VISTA, Windows, LINUX, MAC OS, GOS), and different browsers, (IE7.0 / 6.0, FireFox, Safari, Opera, and more). All designs and functionality are verified on www.browsershots.org, as well as through internal testing. nopCommerce is also PCI DSS compliant.
Business to Business (B2B)
nopCommerce's robust out-of-the-box B2B feature set is complemented by features such as: discreet pricing by customer group, the ability to restrict product purchases and visibility, configure discounts, create shipping, tax and coupon rules, the re-order of common items, ability to track shipments, and view order history online.
- Create customer levels that allow you to filter which products different users see, and even set different prices for each level.
- Wholesale-only mode lets you restrict sales to just the users you approve.
- Purchase orders make invoicing your larger clients easy!
- Optional Web Services Automation Interface (WSI) allows you to automate inventory updates, order notifications, product uploads, and more. (Note: Additional coding may be required)
- Customers can one click re-order any prior order.
Create as many attributes for your products as you like, such as size and color, each with its own SKU, price, weight, image, and stock level. Customer can add text options on products for customers to fill in, such as initials for monogrammed products. Customer can even upload files such as print photos.
Comparing products, options, and features side-by-side removes the guess work away from the customer, and facilitates its research, improving the time, and odds of adding the selection to cart.
Our inventory management allows store owners to discern physical stock and available quantities. You can easily manage back order and pre-order status for each product. Multiple warehouses supported. Partial deliveries are also supported, as is stock management by product.
Individual prices can be specified for individual customer groups. You can allow customers to enter product price, (e.g. donation products), or allow store owner to hide prices for non-registered customers. nopCommerce also supports sale prices and "call for price" options.
Selling downloadable products, such as music files and eBooks can be a great enhancement to your online store. nopCommerce supports license attachments and user agreements for such products. A store owner can choose a download activation type: "When order payment status is paid" or "Manual activation."
Product Reviews and Ratings
Product reviews are one of the best forms of marketing. Asking for feedback on products gives customers a voice and lets others know what people think about your products. nopCommerce also supports review helpfulness feature, (i.e. "was this review helpful for you?").
- Supports categories and manufacturers
- Rental products
- Bundle (e.g. Build your own computer) and grouped products
- Recurring Products
- Product tags
- RMA (return management)
- Supports multiple images per product
- Featured products, sale products, or new products
- Disable buy buttons for specific products
- Product specifications (e.g. processor, memory, graphic card)
- Related product and cross-sells
- Security. ACL (access control list) on products, categories, and manufacturers.
- "Email a friend" feature
- Products can require that other products are added to the cart (Product X requires Product Y)
- Catalog mode (based on customer role)
- Real-time currency exchange rates (ECB)
- Configurable measure weights and dimensions
- Import and export
- Bulk editing
Multi-Vendor and Drop Shipping
Multi-vendor and drop shipping support enables you to sell online without having to stock inventory or ship orders. When drop shipping is enabled, each product is assigned to a particular vendor whose details, (including email address), are stored.
When an order is placed an email is sent to the vendor of each product in the order. The email includes the products, quantities, etc. The vendor then ships the item to the customer on behalf of the merchant, who typically pays each of their vendors at the end of the month.
Products from multiple independent vendors appear in the common product catalog and your website visitors can shop at one web store even if your products are supplied by hundreds of different vendors from all over the world. Each vendor could be provided with an administrator panel access to manage their products, review sales reports, and order details regarding their products. Vendors do not interfere with each other's activity.
hen a sale is made, all money will go straight to your account. Afterward, a store owner will manually distribute a payment to each vendor according to the order history.
Each vendor has its own admin panel where he can manage his catalog and see placed orders.
Payment and Checkout
nopCommerce allows you to accept all major credit and debit cards. Every country has its own payment preference, that's why nopCommerce allows you to limit payment methods per country.
Store can be set to authorize only, or auto-capture credit card mode. You can then capture payment at shipment if desired. nopCommerce also supports refund, (and partial refund), and void functionality.
nopCommerce is integrated with more than 50 payment methods and gateways.
- Cash on delivery or pay in store
- Purchase order
- Checks / money order
- Manual gateway (collects order and payment information for offline processing)
- First Data GGE4
- PayPal Standard
- PayPal Website Payments Pro (Direct)
- Other payment methods (50+)
The multi-store feature enables you to run more than one store from a single nopCommerce installation.
This enables you to host more than one front-end store on different domains and manage all admin operations from your single Administration panel. You can share catalog data between stores, have a product in more than one store for example, and your customers can login to all of your stores using the same credentials.
With multi-store support you can launch several online stores using a single integrated system. You can create unique online stores for multiple brands, products, B2B, B2C, affiliates, co-branded stores, and more. You can also quickly launch micro-stores for promotional campaigns. Best of all, every online store shares a single database.
- Categories and manufacturers per store
- Products per store
- Content (news, blog, articles) per store
- Payments per store
- Shipping methods per store
- Tax rules per store
- Product prices per store
- Newsletters per store
- Graphical themes per store
- Order filtering and reports per store
- Almost each configuration setting can be set per store
Reward Points System
The rewards points program allows you to offer points per dollar spent in your store. The customer can then redeem the points for additional products at your store.
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Supports Related Products
Displaying related products is a wonderful tool to "up-sell" customers while they browse a product's page or before checkout.
Discounts and Coupons
Discount amount can either be a fixed value or a percent off, (e.g. $10.00 off or 20% off). You can specify a start date and an end date when the coupon is valid. Discounts can be assigned to products, entire category, shipping, or order total. Discounts can be filtered by a customer role. We also support quantity discounts, (tier prices), 'one time only', and 'one time per customer' discounts. We also support various discount requirements, (e.g. 'had purchased one of these product variants' or 'spent amount').
nopCommerce allows your customers to subscribe to newsletters. nopCommerces offers a tool for creating your own custom newsletters and email campaigns. It can also be integrated with third-party newsletter services, (e.g. MailChimp).
nopCommerce supports news, blog, forums, polls, and custom page topics.
Gift card functionality is something that every merchant needs, no matter if running an online or offline business. nopCommerce supports two types of gift cards, gifts cards delivered via e-mail (virtual) and classic gift cards to be sent via post office (physical).
Product Reviews and Ratings
Product reviews is one of the best forms of marketing. Asking for feedback on products gives customers a voice and lets others know what people think about your products. nopCommerce also supports review helpfulness feature ("Was this review helpful for you?")
Product Comparison Sites
nopCommerce is fully integrated with all major products feeds like, Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, Yahoo Shopping, and become.
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a a store owner rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.
Mobile Commerce and Notifications
Mobile Commerce, also known as M-Commerce or mCommerce, is the ability to conduct commerce using a mobile device, such as a mobile phone.
There is no question that mobile web use is on the rise. It is time to make sure that you have a mobile strategy in store that will give you maximum exposure across all platforms. The possibilities of this sector are enormous to take things head-on and be at the cutting edge of mobile e-commerce development.
nopCommerce allows you to create a mobile version of your website through an intuitive and user-friendly graphical user interface with just one click. Best of all, nopCommerce Mobile is free and available out of the box.
nopCommerce Mobile works on any connected device, without requiring extra development or add-ons, regardless of device type. The application, which renders a device-aware shopping experience, delivers a compelling, feature-rich and graphically pleasing storefront, and provides a means for retailers to immediately deliver relevant offers, promotions, and products to increase sales and drive business across all channels, no matter what device the consumers are using.
Store can be configured for free shipping over $X. A store owner can configure shipping rates based on order weight or order totals. A store owner can also specify additional shipping charges per product. A store owner can create shipping discounts, (percent or fixed amount). Customer groups can be marked as free shipping.
nopCommerce allows you to limit available shipping methods per country. Also we support "no shipping required" products (e.g. services).
nopCommerce also allows your customers to give two different addresses for billing and shipping, so they can easily send items as gifts.
It helps customers to estimate shipping cost before the checkout process starts. Customers just enter country, state, and zip code information, and it will show available shipping options and each estimated cost.
A store owner can define custom shipping methods, (e.g. Ground, Next Day, 2nd Day, etc.), or use popular shipping carriers, (e.g. UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.). nopCommerce is integrated with major shipping carriers. Your customers can choose their preferred carrier based on experience, price, or destination.
- Australia Post
- Canada Post
Also multiple shipments per order are supported. Tracking numbers are supported, so customers can easily track where shipments are located right now.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today for a free consultation on how we can help with your ecommerce needs.