E-commerce with an Amazon interface – simplifying the chaos

eCommerce with Amazon

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Luckily, our ERP software can assist you with this! We have an interface specifically designed to work with Amazon. It will allow you to easily optimize and streamline Amazon as a distribution channel, giving you more time to focus on other important parts of your business!

 

Is Amazon one of your distribution channels?

Multiple distribution channels not only bring you more revenue through an increased number of orders, but also more complex logistical processes and more room to get lost and make mistakes.

 

A merchandise management system for your e-commerce business would come in handy for this situation. Our Amazon interface is easy to use and allows you to get the most out of Amazon as a distribution channel. 

 

If you’re looking for ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your Amazon use, xentral’s ERP software is the solution for you!

 

What is ERP?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.

 

It’s a piece of software that aims to streamline the running of your business by finding the best use of your resources and organizing them to best suit your business. 

 

The main resources are capital, employees, and machinery. By ensuring resources are used in the most effective and efficient way possible we aim to minimize loss and maximize profit for your company. 

 

Here’s what you can expect from the implementation of ERP software:

 

  • Improved organization of company procedures
  • Faster adaptation to changes in your business or the market
  • Overall optimization of processes in your business

 

ERP software enables your company’s management to have a better overview of all business processes and to use resources efficiently.

 

What are the functions of ERP software?

The overall function of ERP is to support management in their daily tasks, speed up processes, and improve every part of your business.

 

By closely analyzing all the small parts that make up your business, ineffective business processes can be identified and individually optimized. 

 

This means you can find quick countermeasures for issues affecting the whole company, a business area, a department, or even an individual process. 

 

Our Amazon interface for your business

Amazon is an integral part of e-commerce. It’s one of the largest e-commerce platforms with an incredibly international network, allowing you to reach a large network of customers. Therefore, it’s vital that you’re using it to its full capacity. 

 

Distribution channels can be a bit tricky to navigate, especially as the number of these grows along with your business. We simplify this for you.

 

Your first option is a multichannel software. This software helps you keep a clear overview of all your distribution channels and allows you to control incoming and outgoing orders in one central software for a seamless transaction.

 

The second option is our more focused Amazon ERP integration, an interface specifically aimed towards making your use of Amazon as a distribution channel easier, smoother, and more effective. 

 

We will show you an example of our Amazon interface so you can see for yourself just how xentral’s ERP software could work for your business. 

 

Amazon interface in xentral’s ERP

xentral is an ERP software that’s especially helpful for start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SME). We will also make a distinction between various industries, such as:

 

  • Service provider
  • E-commerce
  • Retailer
  • Wholesaler
  • Fulfillment service provider
  • FBA retailer

 

You can then select an Amazon interface to help you whenever you need it. 

 

Central to our Amazon interface is the live monitoring of Amazon KPI’s for your business. These include:

 

  • Key sales figures
  • Stocks
  • Charges
  • Revenue
  • Turnover
  • Checkouts
  • Pending orders with Amazon

 

You can keep an eye on all these KPIs and act accordingly. 

 

Specific functions of xentral’s Amazon interface include:

 

  • Automated logistics 
  • Automatic invoices
  • Article maintenance (existing and new listings)
  • Management of credit notes
  • Amazon Prime Label Support: Merchant Fulfillment Network (MFN)
  • Central storage of all contacts in xentral’s own CRM
  • Efficient purchase planning with article forecast
  • and much more

 

The ERP software relieves you of all administrative duties and simply allows you to keep track of numbers and processes in one easy-to-use interface. 

 

Bonus: The Amazon seller app

xentral’s ERP software also integrates with the Amazon seller app for even more seamless use of the distribution channel. 

 

Information such as article data, categories, and sales can be entered into the Amazon seller app. You can then easily view or edit them in xentral’s ERP software. 

 

This information includes:

 

  • Shipping data (address of the seller center, shipping service provider, shipping costs)
  • Stock log (stock levels in real-time)
  • Creation of invoices and credit notes and sending them by email
  • Integration of Amazon’s invoicing service including possible transmission to your tax advisor

 

Could an ERP with an Amazon interface help you?

Once your business reaches a certain size, especially if you’re using multiple distribution channels, it’s very handy to use an ERP system to help you keep track of your business activities. E-commerce is used by many businesses, and customers have come to expect a standard of service set by big retailers like Amazon. 

 

It’s therefore in your best interest to keep up with Amazon and efficiently use its platform to your advantage!

 

While our Amazon interface is specifically aimed at helping you navigate Amazon as a distribution channel, our ERP software can help you with other distribution channels too. 

 

xentral’s ERP software allows you to control all your distribution channels from one central software to simplify the entire process. 

 

You can use your own warehouse or leave that up to Amazon as an FBA merchant, the choice is up to you. Our ERP software is designed to be as flexible to your needs as possible, changing with your business as it grows. 

 

If you’re looking for a way to optimize your work with Amazon, ERP software with an Amazon interface is the perfect choice for you!

 

If xentral’s ERP software sounds like the solution for you, reach out to us for a free trial and more information about our product. 

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E-commerce with an Amazon interface – simplifying the chaos

Written by Janina Horn

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