With a solid background in eCommerce from our sister company, Web Solutions NYC, we've had a lot of exposure to different kinds of problems that eCommerce companies typically had. These problems extended beyond the web, though. They were problems and issues that affected brick-and-mortar retailers, omnichannel retailers, and everyone in between.
Some companies were using one tool to manage shipping, one for inventory, another for eCommerce, and connecting them all manually. Some companies were getting purchase orders and customer purchases from email. Both of these types of operations were relatively inexpensive, but required time to manage the nuances.
On the flip side, larger commerce businesses were purchasing large enterprise resource planning softwares at very high costs, and customizing them beyond what they were meant to do. This was very expensive, but provided a fully customized workflow.
It was an expensive, outdated system with mandatory customization, or a handful of softwares taped together to handle the job.
We started developing SkuNexus to fill that niche, and to make running commerce operations a pleasure, not a pain.
Here are some of the key reasons that an open source solution might be the perfect fit for your business operations.
We want to get to 100% automation. It's a lofty goal, but we've done it before. We've heard stories of some operations being 40-50% manual, which is a symptom of not having the right tool for the job. We can help.
We've all been there. You make one compromise on business critical software, then another, and another. Before you know it, your operations technology stack is a Frankenstein monster.
An enterprise resource planning platform is a huge investment, in both time and money, and can take half a year or more. If that's overkill for you, then SkuNexus might be the right fit.