Archive: August, 2015

6 Reasons Why InOrder is Ideal for eCommerce

You already know that InOrder is a high-end enterprise management system with functions found in systems that cost thousands more. With real-time inventory and order tracking, a single database to keep all of your information in one place, InOrder also integrates with everything you need to manage your business.

Here are 6 reasons why InOrder is ideal for attracting new customers and keep them coming back to your online store.

1.  Product Browsing Features

A search engine optimized design, allowing additional edge over the competition. InOrder supports mobile browsing (and shopping), graphics, dimensioned inventory, item personalization, and Facet Filtering. AddThis allows your web customers to share pages from your website on social media websites.

2.  Product Pricing Features

Extended price breaking information, reflecting special prices and most discount scenarios, is shown as customers add inventory to the shopping cart. InOrder’s eCommerce module also supports volume discounts, wholesale ordering, and special offer-driven pricing and promotion line items. International shopping is also supported, allowing customers to view prices in their preferred currency.

3.  Shopping Cart Features

InOrder’s eCommerce shopping cart provides flexible login for customers, including soft logins, which allow web customers to be remembered across shopping sessions, guest checkout, and pre-login requirement option based on owner.

Customer acquisition cookies are supported, as well as open order resume cookies with expiration timer to clean up abandoned carts.

You can keep your customers informed with shipping charge computations, estimated shipping, estimated number of days for delivery, and rate shopping. When real-time stock allocation is used, backorder notifications are presented as items are added to the shopping cart.

4.  Checkout and Payment Features

Ship via and payment pages may be skipped to support one-click checkout. Customers may always return to add or edit information on these pages. InOrder’s eCommerce module supports many forms of payment, including:

  • Gift cards and gift certificates
  • PA-DSS credit card processing, including the re-use of saved credit cards
  • PayPal
  • Installment payments
  • COD
  • Saved payment methods
  • Cash payments
  • Intranet/inter-department orders by G/L account with budget tracking
  • Purchase orders
  • Credit memo application to new orders

Real-time address verification using calls to your InOrder Address Validation interface subscription enhancements, as well as tax computation interfaces, are supported.

5.  Customer Account Features

InOrder eCommerce provides full support for multiple ship-to addresses, browsing history, address books that can be maintained by Customer Service Representatives, and support for multiple customers using the same Email address. Give your customers the best features with control over their own information. Here is a list of what they can do:

  • Check gift card balances and loyalty point history
  • Set Email preferences to improve deliverability
  • Sign up for back-in-stock notification when an item is out of stock
  • Check order history and real-time order status
  • Repeat orders for seasonal gift reordering
  • Manage their address books
  • Set payment methods and preferred payment method
  • Add feedback, ratings, product Q&A
  • Set ordering  preferences
  • Request catalogs; sign up for mailing lists & interest groups
  • List subscriptions, continuity series, standing orders, and memberships
  • Maintain Wish Lists

6.  Marketing Features

Marketing is crucial to the support and growth of your business, and there is a lot involved. From the way you display your products to measuring the success of your efforts, InOrder eCommerce has what you need.

  • URL specification of owner/order class/click-through ad promotion key code
  • Navigation bar with special promotions that are displayed based on inventory browse criteria and customer purchase history. Promotions continue randomly throughout the checkout process.
  • Loyalty Programs and promotional shipping charges
  • Support for the Simple Fade Slideshow plug-in.
  • Multiple item relationships for additional cross-selling and up-selling opportunities
  • Multiple carousel displays on home page for different types of cross sells
  • Display and selection of related items, including:
  • Items related to items in the cart
    • Items related to the current item
    • Items from the customer’s Wish List
    • Items other customers bought
    • Items related to previous purchases
    • Items related to/replacing a discontinued item
  • Items related to a discontinued hierarchy
  • Integration with the InOrder Email Marketing Enhancement and the Email Communication Enhancement.

For more information about eCommerce with InOrder, contact

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InOrder ERP’s Export / Import Saves Promotion Setup Time

While setting up InOrder Promotions isn’t complicated, you probably don’t want to be setting up the same filter lists on multiple promotions that you offer over time. With InOrder, you can quickly transfer Promotional Shipping data from one promotion to another using InOrder’s export and import functions.

InOrder ERP Promotions Export OptionsUsing InOrder’s Export function to gather all the data together is quick and easy.

InOrder ERP Promotions Import ValidationSimply import to another promotion, and InOrder does all the hard work!

InOrder ERP Promotions ImportedFor more information about InOrder and any of its features, please contact

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InOrder Enterprise Management Software Version 9.9 is a PA-DSS Validated Payment Application

We are proud to announce that InOrder version 9.9 has been successfully validated according to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) v2.0, and may be used by merchants who are PCI-DSS compliant.

The PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection.

InOrder has been successfully revalidated annually since it was originally certified in 2012. To achieve PA-DSS validation, a report documenting software changes since the previous validation was provided to Trustwave, a PA-DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) who audited compliance of the software, and submitted the report with the InOrder PA-DSS Implementation Guide to the PCI Security Standards Council. These reports are also available for our clients and their PCI-QSAs.

Trustwave is a security company that provides services and solutions that include security for compliance and risk, SpiderLabs, and managed security, as well as network, database, and application security services and products. For more information about Trustwave, please visit their website.

For more information about PCI-DSS and PA-DSS, please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website.

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InOrder Packing Verification Provides Heads Down, Hands Free Data Entry

With the InOrder Packing Verification Enhancement, your warehouse personnel can scan and pack items to record and verify the contents of individual shipments. As items are scanned, InOrder compares what was packed with what was ordered and allocated.

InOrder reports to the packer with distinct audible signals throughout the process. This speeds the verification process by not requiring the packer to constantly view the results on the screen. When the order is complete, the shipment is accepted.

InOrder Packing VerificationPacking is at the shipment level and recording is at the order level. InOrder can check for unprinted / ready to print orders that are shipping to the same customer as the shipment currently being packed.

Picker and packer initials are recorded, along with carton details and shipment summary.

InOrder Lookup Packing InformationThe InOrder Packing Verification provides three different packing verification methods:

  • Single Scan – Each unit in the shipment is individually scanned. This method is used when line item quantities are typically low enough to scan each unit.
  • Multi Scan – This method is used when line items often have higher quantities, so the process is streamlined for keying in the quantity when a line item has more than one unit to ship.
  • High Quantity – This method allows quicker packing verification when the quantities are unusually large and difficult to count during packing. Each SKU is scanned once, regardless of quantity to be packed in a single carton.

The Packer Analysis Report provides at-a-glance analysis of packer productivity.

InOrder Packer Analysis ReportWhen you pack your shipments with InOrder, you can assemble all available items for the shipment at the packing station, use picking forms or produce separate packing slips, pack cartons for EDI orders, and track lot or serial numbers. You can even control if a shipment can be posted without packing verification.

For more information about the InOrder Packing Verification Enhancement, contact

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