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B2B Ecommerce Solutions for Manufacturers & Distributors of Construction & Industrial Products

Integrate with your ERP system and give your customers the ability to easily check your inventory and purchase your goods online 24/7

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Every industry has its own special requirements, which change their B2B ecommerce priorities. For construction businesses, the delays and costs of mistakes made when manually entering orders is one of the biggest concerns. Streamlining administration throughout the business can improve profitability and efficiency.

Buyers can have wide-ranging product needs, depending on their current projects. Having a complete view of your buyers’ purchasing history can be a challenge. Holding all their purchasing history in one place is an important starting point.

One of the biggest barriers can be legacy IT systems. These might work well in their own right but are difficult to integrate into a single seamless system. Creating a single, reliable view of your product range and buyer needs can seem like a big problem.

However, the construction industry increasingly expects to make purchases online. To be ready for this challenge, a strategic approach to business systems and online self-service need to be business priorities.

KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESS

Modernization

Building information modelling (BIM) solutions now allow for information-rich 3D plans that can be integrated with project management tools. And machine to machine interfaces that can automate the ordering and timing for delivery of construction materials is not far off. For construction businesses that want to be ready for these developments, business systems integration are a must. Embracing this new way of working will help to boost existing product sales and predict demand for new products too. Cloudfy's modern solutions can help you get ahead of the curve.

Product Information Management

While a typical home do-it-yourself store might hold a few thousand products, an online construction product catalog could easily comprise hundreds of thousands. With this volume of products, intelligent online search options can improve buyers’ shopping experience. Improving the efficiency of managing this volume and variety of products will deliver important benefits. Cloudfy can help you provide a single, accurate view of product descriptions, stock levels and pricing.

Business System Integration

Your construction business could grow, simply by offering round-the-clock ordering and easy search options to boost your online conversions. With easy repeat order options you will also improve you buyers’ experience. Automation can eliminate the risks and costs of manual order entry. Direct integration with your other business systems will improve your overall efficiency and profitability. Cloudfy includes integration with all the major ERPs and has flat file and API options as well.

CONSTRUCTION & INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDIES

Industrial Vacuum Manufacturer Adopts Online Ordering for their B2B Customers

This industrial vacuum supply company turned to Cloudfy to setup a B2B ecommerce checkout process with Vertex tax calculations and ShipperHQ integration. Learn more online. … Read More

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Construction Industry Supplier Shifts from Hard Copy to Online Catalog

This construction industry supplier wanted to improve their customers’ ordering process by shifting away from hard copy catalogs to an ecommerce catalog format. … Read More

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C.I.T.B. Launches B2B Ecommerce Portal with License Keys for Material Downloads

The Construction Industry Training Board works with third party APIs in order to provide subscription services and both ebook and hard copy publications to members. They needed to design a B2B ordering portal that could apply license keys to each individual purchase. … Read More

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If you’re in need of a comprehensive B2B ecommerce solution to fit the complexities of your construction or industrial supply business, contact us now to request your free Cloudfy demo.

EASY API CONNECTIVITY

Done-for-you ERP Integration

Cloudfy comes pre-built with integrations to many major ERP systems, so launching your connected ecommerce webstore is just a routine configuration task (done by Cloudfy), not a big scoping and development project you’d otherwise have to hire a 3rd party for. This turn-key dynamic keeps your costs low and expedites your time-to-launch. All Integrations >

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THE CLOUDFY DIFFERENCE

ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SCALE

Comparable to a Swiss Army Knife, your Cloudfy-powered webstore provides you the premier slate of b2b ecommerce features you can switch on as your business grows – all bundled together in an easy, fast, scalable one-stop-shop solution. Though advanced features like EDI ordering, invoice portals and mobile apps may go beyond your initial requirements, as a fast growing company it’s best to prepare so you can avoid a costly replatforming project in the not-too-distant future. What’s more, Cloudfy’s ability to integrate with virtually any ERP, CRM, e-procurement platform, 3PL or 3rd party software is second-to-none, allowing you to easily pivot when you inevitably upgrade your back-office software.