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Looking for an eCommerce Solution

May 9, 2008 is looking for a new ecommerce solution.  We are currently using NetSuite, and it just doesn’t fit our needs in many ways, and seems to add unnecessary work to every task we want to do.  Here’s the basic rundown of what we need in our next solution (above and beyond your basic eCommerce necessities):

Event Registration

We host workshops throughout the year, as well as the increasingly popular Innovate Conference.  We need to be able to not only sell the registration, but also collect info from the customer at the time of purchase (info on each person who will be attending, etc).  We also need to be able to see reports on the attendees (easily see how many are coming/where they’re from/etc).

Tiered/Group/Bundle Pricing

We need a simple way to add “early-bird registration” pricing, as well as group pricing for each product or workshop.  It would also be nice to have bundle pricing (i.e. register for Innovate together with the pre-conference workshops at a discounted rate).


Ideally, would could store large (very large) files within the system, to be made available for immediate download after purchase.  If absolutely necessary, they can be stored separately, but we need to at least track who bought what.

Great Plains Integration

It would be amazing if it also integrated well with Microsoft Great Plains.


I’m actually just doing the research for this project, there are some very hard-working and talented people who will be using the system on a day-to-day basis who may want to add other items.  You know who you are, just email me or reply to this post.

We’ve already got some possible solutions we’re looking into, but if you’ve got any ideas on this topic, we’re still very open to suggestions.  Tell us what works and what doesn’t.  Thanks!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. daynamite permalink
    May 9, 2008 4:45 pm

    i got nuthin.

  2. shadowsofblue permalink
    May 9, 2008 9:03 pm

    Don’t use Everest

  3. May 11, 2008 11:46 am

    I forwarded this post to a friend of mine that does some stuff like this. He may be in touch if he thinks it’s a good fit for his business.

  4. May 13, 2008 3:15 am

    Hi Matt,

    We undertake eCommerce/ Multi Channel commerce projects. I would appreciate if you can share some more information on your requirement.

    Prithvi Information Solutions delve into the client’s business logic and help the client to understand the key factors like:

    I. Important Elements in Your Company’s e-Commerce Program
    • Identify your company’s purchasing criticality grid
    • Identify implications and impact of B2B commerce critical in developing a customized e-business strategy
    • Build a multi-tiered B2B strategy
    • Build core functions of an e-Procurement system

    II. Develop a Successful Implementation Strategy
    • Focus on the 3S’: Service, Scope, and Systems
    • Develop an e-Commerce strategy that supports and strengthens your supply management strategic position

    III. Selection of Suppliers and Models Appropriate for Your Company
    • Establish the decision criteria in Vendor selection (Implementing a Packaged Software with Mini/ Major Customization or Building an In- house Custom built Application)
    • Identify legacy issues.
    • Identify ERP considerations (like integration with : Inventory Management/Fulfillment etc )

    IV. Manage Increased Technology Risk by tracking key Dynamics in e-Commerce Industry
    • Identify key trends affecting future B2B development
    • Identify key technology risks

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