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It has been identified that Ibcos customers often need to overcome the following GENERAL challenges:

  • Require a new website with ecommerce capabilities
  • Be able to add, edit and manage static pages and products on their website
  • New website to look more professional and aesthetically pleasing
  • Improve the user experience
  • Provide a number of payment method options
  • Integrate the website with IBCOS and provide streamlined automation
    • Part Codes, Sales Order Processing, Delivery Labels Printing, Order Editing and Templates
    • Back order process
    • Stock and inventory product data sync from IBCOS to website
    • Allow users to order on account (IBCOS)
  • Provide high capacity website hosting with alerting for unforeseen downtime
  • Implement Organic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tactics
  • Implement a Google Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign

Outline of WooCommerce Integration with Ibcos – Developed by Ampology

Parts and Wholegoods Stock and Inventory Synchronisation

  • Synchronised over night using the Ibcos API or XML feed
  • Products categorised using Ibcos prefixes or other values

Automated Orders from Website Back to Ibcos

  • Linked by advice note number

Order On Account at Checkout

  • Automated order sent to correct Ibcos account

Spare parts search

  • Search large datasets on the website

Quick stock level lookup

  • Rapid inventory look up from website (admins only)

Typical E-commerce Website Development Project Timeline

Month 1

Website Installation 

Site Design & Build

Month 2

IBCOS Date Migration

Inventory Integration

Month 3

IBCOS Automation

Training & Handover

Month 4

Go Live

1.

WordPress and WooCommerce Installation / Configuration

  • Install and configure new hosted virtual server
  • Setup latest versions of WordPress and WooCommerce
  • Setup theme and design homepage
  • Client sign off design
  • Install and configure updates and plugins
  • Copy existing static content to Homepage and other non ecommerce pages
  • Configure WooCommerce layouts
  • Deploy payment gateway for testing
  • Configure stepped payment process
  • Setup delivery options and VAT
  • SSL configuration (HTTPS)
  • Form testing
  • 301 redirect ALL pages from existing sites
  • Website handover and training

1.

2.

IBCOS Data Migration and Import

  • Map current IBCOS database to WooCommerce database
  • Test import product data
  • Sync all product data from IBCOS
  • Test all ecommerce functionality
  • Test checkout process
  • Prepare dataset for IBCOS>Website mapping and automation
  • Finalise data migration and test ecommerce systems
  • Configure Google Analytics
  • Configure Google AdWords merchant feed
  • The day before go-live re-import all data and test again

2.

3.

IBCOS Integration and Website Automation

  • Test order process with IBCOS
    • Sales Order Processing
    • Delivery Label Printing
    • Live Order Editing – insert to IBCOS
    • Customer Email Templates
    • Backorder process and automatic email alerts to clients
    • Commence IBCOS automation work
  • Test all IBCOS and website automation
  • SIGN OFF and GO-LIVE!
  • Broadcast email to all clients – announcing new site and login credentials

3.

4.

Training & Handover Support Time

2 days onsite training to include:

  • Product creation and management
  • Order processing and payments
  • IBCOS Integration

2 days remote training and support to include:

  • General website editing and management

4 days technical support and consultancy time

4.

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