As an online business owner, manual methods will slow down your growth and success. Third-party integrations can automate your workflow, making buying goods faster and smoother for your customers, and helping streamline your operations to meet customers’ needs and stay ahead of competitors.
To operate an eCommerce store, a safe and secure online payment gateway is essential. Several options are available:
Stripe provides secure and easy credit card transaction verification and quick payouts and checkouts. Small businesses and startups will find Stripe ideal, and they offer a variety of packages, including financial reports, protection tools, and special service packages like the Radar fraud prevention program and the Atlas concept startup service. The pricing of each package is different and is available on their official website at a pay-as-you-go rate of 2.9% + $0.3 per active card fee.
- Checkout for Magento 2:
Checkout for Magento 2 is the payment gateway included with the Magento 2 eCommerce platform. It offers shipping and payment information and can be personalized with custom payment methods, shipping carriers, confirmation, and order validation. The cost depends on your net profit and the solutions you choose, making it best suited to medium-to-large-sized businesses starting at about $22,000 per year.
Authorize.net offers billing, mobile and MOTO payments, online services, fraud prevention, and protection, for a cost that depends on the nature and scale of your company, at $25 per month plus a 2.9% processing fee and $0.3 per transaction to set up the site.
Once a product is purchased, a shipping gateway helps automate the delivery process, manage orders and inventory, print packing labels, track shipments, and compare courier shipping rates. The following options are available:
Inventory Management System
Managing eCommerce inventory can be a significant time investment, but inventory management systems can automate the process. Consider the following software:
Veeqo is cloud-based inventory management software that enables simple order management and ensures that you always ship the correct item. It allows you to synchronise your inventory through all of your distribution channels, making it easy to manage your inventory. It costs between £120 and £200 per month for each package.
ChannelGrabber is an inventory management system that enables you to track and control your inventory, dispatches, and orders, and helps design and submit invoices to your clients. It costs at least $150 per month for the base package.
- Finale Inventory:
Finale Inventory allows you to easily analyse price and product information, track and sort your orders and purchases, produce barcodes, and track inventory. It is available in various packages starting at $99 per month for the bronze kit, which includes a maximum of two users and 1,000 monthly orders.
Invoice Management System
To draft, submit, and track invoices to clients efficiently, accounting management systems are critical to the success of your eCommerce business. Consider the following software:
Scoro enables you to set up recurring payments, create and customise invoices, and send out overdue reminders to clients. It’s an excellent tool for managing invoices, clients, and projects all in one place. It costs at least $26 a month and includes a 14-day free trial.
QuickBooks allows you to create orders, track transactions, and send custom invoices to your clients. It’s available for a base price of $10 per month and is reasonably priced, making it popular among small business owners.
FreshBooks combines invoicing, time tracking, and cost-tracking into a single application. You can customise and submit an unlimited number of invoices to your clients, accept online credit card payments, and set up notifications for late payment. Its cost starts at $15 a month.
Email and Marketing Automation Integrations
Email and marketing integrations significantly reduce your workload by automating your messaging. Consider the following platforms:
SendinBlue includes a variety of features like low-cost plans, email automation, SMS ads, and a landing page editor. They offer a free trial with 300 emails per day, after which pricing starts at $25 a month for the smallest kit, including 40,000 emails.
- Constant Contact:
Constant Contact is an excellent platform for small and medium-sized businesses. It includes an intuitive GUI, and its entry-level package costs just $20 a month, with a 60-day free trial.
Drip is an email automation platform that can be customised to fit your business’s specific needs based on its scale. Its pricing is determined by the number of subscribers, with a cost of $49 per month for the first 2,500 subscribers and can reach $308 per month for around 20,000 subscribers.
Selecting the appropriate third-party integrations for your eCommerce store is crucial to reviving your business’s full potential. Our experts can further assist you in completing these tasks through our comprehensive online and offline services. Don’t hesitate to contact us.