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Must-Have Features In Data Feed Management Softwares

Robin Smith Posted On - May 18, 2016

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If you happen to be spread into a number of e commerce marketplaces, comparison shopping sites and affiliate platforms at the same time, the process of managing your product feed can get into your nerves faster than you can possibly think. Uploading feed manually as per the unique specifications mentioned by individual platforms of sale is a process that is fraught with inevitable and unforgivable errors. Top it up with the necessity of introducing changes time and again, and you have everything you need for your venture to collapse within a month. Data feed errors are neither entertained by the prospective buyers or the concerned e commerce platforms.

Multichannel sellers however, have been ever grateful to e commerce solution developers for introducing a range of data feed management softwares the primary purpose of which is to ensure automation of the entirety of the process. This in itself is a massive relief to the sellers as it saves days worth of time and hard work. The question though revolves around whether automation is all? Considering the fact that the very basics of feed management tools and software solutions is to minimize manual work behind the process, sellers often look for features that offer ‘more’ to the cause than stick to the fundamentals.

Improvements that followed soon after set the process of transformation of these solutions in motion at practical jet pace. So, at this very moment, while looking for functional feed management software, there are a certain must have features that users of the same must insist upon. To begin with, ‘unlimited’ is the word that you must be assured in any product feed management tools. This basically means that the providers of this solution should be willing to manage unlimited feeds across unlimited channels. Certain solutions come with limited feed upload and place a ceiling upon the number of selling platforms that they can cater to. Choosing these options can be very regressive as far as growing ventures are concerned.

Secondly, users must insist upon complete automation in comparison with partial options irrespective of how attractive they sound. The only hard work that users need to do is to upload their store feed into the software and the rest should be taken care of. Very importantly, these tools should blend in to form an integral part of any multichannel selling software that the sellers may be using. At the same time, the aspects of data filtering and analytics integration should also be offered by the softwares.

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Your Multichannel Business Can Be A Ticking Time Bomb Without These Inputs

Daniel Posted On - April 18, 2016

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The gist of the list stating why multichannel endeavors are a must for all e commerce sellers to engage in, is very arresting indeed. In simple words, which seller today would not want to be exposed to millions of unique visitors in hundreds of top performing marketplaces and comparison sites, gain a surge of orders from the same and break all barriers of profit limitations that may have been dwarfing their respective endeavors? Amazing as this sounds, the flip side of multichannel selling can weigh down on the sellers in many ways than one. And costs is only the beginning of it all.

When you have your presence over two or more different platforms of sale, you will have to carry out the same operational tasks over and over again for every single marketplace. This applies to creating listing (which is perhaps the most annoying of them all), followed by managing inventory in all the different marketplaces and then comes the hurdle of keeping track of the inflow and outflow or orders, tracking performance in every single platform of presence, following up with customers, mobile integration for each and many more. Basically, multichannel efforts may come with the assurance of some serious profits, putting the act together can pose as a major reason for sellers to collapse under pressure.

Smart sellers these days, don’t commence their spread over multiple platforms of sale without the assistance of proper multichannel selling softwares. This is by far the most important input that can prevent your efforts to sit on a time bomb that can blow up any time without warning. It may have been repeated infinite times over, but no one can say it enough that you need to use these softwares right from the beginning. The task of these solutions is to harmonize and integrate your presence over all your chosen marketplaces / comparison shopping platforms.

On integrating with these solutions, you will be able to keep a crisp control on multiple platforms through a single interface. Say for example, with data feed management software, which are a part of the multichannel softwares, you will be able to upload, import or even introduce changes to your store listing to multiple marketplaces in tune with their specifications with nothing more than a click or two. Say for example if you are present in 5 platforms, you will be able to save 4/5th of the time you will otherwise need to complete the task.

Same can be said for inventory control, pricing, repricing, tracing performance, maintaining customer information, completing orders, managing abandoned carts, integrating with affiliate sites and mobile platforms and many more without having to buy and deal with single individual tools.

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