Ecwid POS-to-Online enables brick and mortar retailers using the Clover solution to synchronize online/offline commerce and add an online store to any website, including Facebook
SAN DIEGO, CA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 14, 2015 — Ecwid, a leading e-commerce solution used to create online stores and add them to any web presence and multiple websites simultaneously, today released Ecwid POS-to-Online, a revolutionary new way for retailers with cloud-based point of sale (POS) systems to instantly publish products on the web and sell easily in-store and online. No matter if a customer buys a product online or offline, a merchant’s catalog, inventory, customer and transaction information always remain in sync. The solution is available immediately to users of First Data’s Clover® solution through the Clover App Market.
Prior to Ecwid POS-to-Online, merchants looking to run an online store and a physical retail store either had to 1) manage their product catalog, inventory, customer info and order data completely separately, or 2) choose an e-commerce solution that locked them into a specific POS system and/or web presence. With Ecwid POS-to-Online, retailers have the flexibility to use their preferred POS system and web presence. In one click, merchants instantly create an online store from their POS inventory and can manage both their online and offline commerce from a central location. When a sale is made either online or in-person, data is updated and synchronized automatically, providing seamless integration between online and in-store sales.
The Clover solution is an easy-to-use business management tool for business owners. It redefines the payment terminal, providing store owners with an all-in-one solution to streamline operations, expand business and customer intelligence, while facilitating payments in a safe, secure environment. Now by integrating with Ecwid and making the Ecwid e-commerce app available through its App Market, the Clover solution empowers business owners, who previously considered selling online too difficult to setup and manage, to easily open an online store and manage both in-store and online sales centrally from their Clover Station, Clover Mini or Clover Mobile.
I was amazed that I could import all of my 300+ products from my Clover Station inventory into Ecwid, and finish about 85 percent of my online store setup in less than five minutes, said Mark Lenz, owner of Smoke & Bones Woodshed in Savannah, Georgia. We now have an online store that took me only two days to build and launch, and my customers are free to shop online or in our store while I can easily manage all of my inventory and sales transactions no matter where they decide to make their purchase.
Business owners who use the Clover point-of-service solution can take advantage of this powerful offline/online integration immediately, by simply downloading the Ecwid app from the Clover App Market, said Mark Schulze, head of the Clover App Market. The capabilities offered by Ecwid are a huge win for business owners. Now our customers can grow their businesses more rapidly by managing brick and mortar and online sales together. Ecwid gains through access to the Clover solution’s rapidly-growing installed base of customers.
We are very excited to work with the Clover App Market to help merchants create a great shopping experience for their customers, whether they are shopping in-person or online said Jim O’Hara, Ecwid president. Ecwid POS-to-Online makes it easy for retailers to start selling online and automatically synchronize inventory and sales order details with their Clover solution, so they never have to worry about online or offline — just selling.
In addition to traditional in-store and online retail, Ecwid offers sell-on-the-go capability, enabling merchants to accept payments in-person wherever they go with its portable mobile POS solution that syncs data instantly with the Clover Station, Clover Mobile or Clover Mini.
Clover customers can download the Ecwid app easily from the Clover App Market at clover.com/appmarket.
Ecwid offers small businesses the most comprehensive e-commerce platform for securely creating their online store. Easily embedded into any web presence in minutes, store owners can operate, market, merchandise and sell their products and services from multiple online stores with mobile point-of-sale integration. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Ecwid is available directly or through trusted partners and has over 800,000 registered merchants in 175 countries with support for 45 languages. For more information, visit www.ecwid.com, follow us on Twitter @ecwid, or like us on Facebook.