How to get started with a B2B e-commerce solution

Last Updated on January 18, 2021 by Dan Christoffersen

So you are looking for a B2B e-commerce solution? Great! Not really sure how to get started? No problem – we got you covered! In this blog post, we are going to show you just how simple it is to get started with Turis’ B2B e-commerce solution. Just 4 small steps and you are good to go.

Before we get into that, however, we are briefly going to tell you, why you should invest in a B2B e-commerce solution in the first place.

Why should you invest in a B2B e-commerce solution?

The concept of B2B eCommerce or the digitization of wholesale processes is something that most companies and business owners can see the benefit of. After all, it is automating some of the most tedious tasks (converting spreadsheets into actual orders, managing stock, etc.) internally in your business. At the same time, it is making the buying process for your customers so much more pleasant.

In fact, a digital wholesale platform can offer you and your buyers an experience – and with Turis, it’s a positive experience. Why is that important? Well, up until now you have probably been asking your customers to order by filling out a form, calling you up, or writing an email. If you have been able to actually generate orders (maybe even repeating orders), that’s great! But try to take a minute to think about this process from your customers’ point of view. Then you’ll probably feel lucky that you were able to get any orders in that way.

Now, imagine instead, that you had the easiest process for buyers shopping wholesale implemented in your company. What impact do you think it would have on the number of orders you would be able to get? Or on the volume on the individual orders?

How to get started with a B2B e-commerce solution

Most companies that use Turis experience that their amount of orders increase. But not only that; the value AND volume of each individual order also increase dramatically.

Why is that?

Well, it all goes back to the buying experience and the ability to efficiently manage products, retailers, integrations, and overall platform settings.

Having the best possible buying experience means that your customers will be able to place an order for exactly the products they want in minutes (if not seconds). At the same time, you will get the chance to automatically present them to new products that they might not have come across otherwise. This is what positively impacts your order volume.

The efficiency and simplicity of the buying process make it so much easier for your buyers to specifically order your products (instead of the products of another brand/vendor). This is what positively impacts the order frequency of your customers.

So, how do you get started?

Getting started is probably the main barrier for any company that is doing wholesale the old school way. It can seem complicated, comprehensive, expensive, and in general, just overwhelming. Nobody really likes that and neither do we here at Turis. It’s actually one of the reasons why we decided to develop Turis in the first place. We wanted to create a B2B e-commerce solution that’s accessible, available, and implementable to most companies (and yes, also companies without internal IT resources).

With Turis, you can get started in just 4 simple steps:

1. Sign up to Turis

Turis comes in Free and Paid plans. If you’d like to have a look around, we suggest signing up for Turis Starter (Free). Here you’ll be able to browse a bunch of features for your new B2B eCommerce platform. During the sign-up process, you even get the opportunity to set your very own subdomain for your wholesale webshop.

Sign up here, or schedule a live demo if you want a personal walk-through of everything Turis.

2. Customize your wholesale shop to match your company’s visual identity

All (at least most) brands are unique. And so should your online platform for wholesale be. We offer multiple customization options to ensure that Turis gets dressed in your brand’s visual identity.

Everything can be configured without writing any code!

3. Use our convenient uploader to import your data (which you can export from your accounting/ERP system)

New digital platforms and tools are great. But some can be quite complicated to get started using. However, with Turis, getting started is simple. You can do everything one-by-one, or you can use our bulk importer tool to get your data on Products, Retailers, Buyers, Delivery Addresses, and Stock Levels to create thousands of entries in a few minutes.

So, how do you obtain this data in a somewhat structured format? We’re sure your company already has an accounting system or ERP. And from most of these (depending on the vendor) you can do an export of the existing data in different categories. Once exported, it’s just a matter of pasting this data into the Turis template.

You’ll be up and running in no time!

If you need help, we are always available via our on-platform chat ready to assist you.

4. Invite your retailers to start shopping wholesale the easiest way they’ve ever tried

Now that you have imported all your data, it’s time to get some orders in! As part of the data import process, we ask if you want to send invites to all your buyers so they can start shopping immediately. If you decide to do so, we send email invites to all your buyers allowing them to start shopping your products in a 2-click process.

If you aren’t ready to push the invite button just yet, you can do it at a later point whenever you’re ready.

That’s it! Now you are live with a B2B e-commerce solution and giving your customers a digital wholesale experience. No more manual order inputs to a dreadful accounting system, no more huge backlogs of paper-based orders when returning from trade shows and finally no more waste of manpower on tasks that should be performed automatically.

Do you want to see just how easy it is with your own brand and products? Sign up here (Free plan available):

or book a live demo with us:

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