Your webstore includes a built-in shopping cart and credit card processing engine all managed from your web browser. A Sophio webstore can be installed on your web server or ours. Sophio B2C is a dynamic browser-based webstore development and management system that allows you to create and administer multiple online stores utilizing multiple catalogs from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Sophio was built from the ground up using Microsoft software development platforms such as ASP, ASP.NET, Visual C++, and Visual Foxpro.
One of the best features of the Sophio B2C module is the ability to integrate a 3rd-party catalog or content database along with your own database and catalog of products. In fact this capability is available in all of our modules. Sophio is currently the exclusive integrator for several large warehouse distributors. This means that you can focus on marketing and advertising while Sophio and your distributor worry about catalog management and order fulfillment. Sell B2B and B2C at the same time from a single site. We call it b2bc. We also call it cool :)
The Sophio B2BC module now includes all features from both our B2B and B2C module.
- Pricing - All customers get the same price on every part (b2c) or you can assign pricing by account number (b2b functionality)
- Security & Simple Customer Management - Customers are not required to register or log into the site. This makes it less intrusive for an anonymous consumer to browse and shop at your site. The consumers contact information and billing information will be saved in a database and tracked with a cookie. This cookie will make it easy for them to checkout when returning to place subsequent orders. Furthermore, consumers without cookies enter their email address and password to retrieve their billing and or shipping information. The site can be configured to login, so both modes are supported. The choice is yours.
- Tax - If your customer resides in your company's home state, we will charge sales tax by default. This can be turned off, but by default is turned on. b2b customers must register and give you their tax id number for tax to NOT be charged.
- Shipping - When selling products to consumers we will use the standard retail freight prices from UPS, FedEx, Airborne Express and the United States Postal Service. Sophio dynamically updates the shipping cost based on the weight and destination zip code at checkout. In addition, you may increase or decrease the rates based on a percentage markup or markdown. In addition, if your Supplier offers real time freight quotes, we will first check with them (electronically) to be sure you do not under or over charge for shipping.
Some additional features of the Sophio B2C module are as follows:
- FREE Secure Site Certificate - 128 Bit Encryption (the strongest available on the net)
- Build your own catalog and integrate with your supplier's catalog on a SINGLE page. Unlimited items and products (with ZERO speed degradation)
- Search by Part Number, Manufacturer Number, Competitor number, brand, category, or other item attributes
- Search by Vehicle or major product category
- Use many storefronts (with different domains) with one set of store files
- Store and track Special Orders, Quotes, and contact requests
- Receive E-mail confirmation of Orders, Special Orders, and Quote Requests
- User Tracking by Cookie ID, E-mail Address and IP Address (this makes it easy for return customers to buy again)
- Extensive Sales Reports and Tracking
- Real-Time Credit Card Verification (use ours, or twenty one different processors with whom we are integrated)
- Build and maintain your own catalog data in real time (Add, Edit & Delete applications, prices, interchanges, images, etc.)
- Display images and schematics at product detail level
- Customize your Sophio Store to look like your existing website without the use of frames or any other limitation (we can use perl, php, asp, .net. etc)
- Affiliate Tracking (NEW)
- Inventory Tracking (NEW)
- Build, maintain and market your own opt-in mailing list
- Simple Administration via web browser - No software to install, no manuals to read... Just point and click.
- Download your store-related data files in several popular formats (Excel, Tab Delimited, Text, XML)
- 24x7x365 Server & Store Monitoring
- No Upgrades or Additional Maintenance Fees
- Use one of our integrated Warehouse Distributors for a 100% automated catalog and fulfillment solution. (Just worry about marketing and customer service)
- Host on our servers or your own