Introduction

Aphix eCommerce is an integrated B2B or B2C web portal, known as WebShop, that provides real time access to product, price and stock levels, with the possibility of gated logins, micro-sites and more. This includes access to Aphix Management Interface, allowing you to customise and manage your WebShop. As standard, we integrate with SAP Business One, Intact iQ and Sage 200 ERPs. 

Our standard eCommerce product comes with 14 feature sets, ranging from content management, to product configuration and catalogue management through to sales order processing, shipping and delivery, pricing and stock and integrating external tools.

Some features already included in our standard eCommerce product, such as stock display features, VAT toggle, promotion and special offers, brand pages, technical specifications, related products, quantity breaks, pack sizes and more are already used extensively by our building and construction merchants. We've extended our standard product with a SmartPack add-on designed specifically with features that are used predominantly in the building and construction sector.

We've called this the Builders Merchant SmartPack. The SmartPack is an add-on with the specific features needed to power up in your industry

Aphix WebShop is SaaS product

Aphix WebShop is a SaaS product, This means that it includes all of the support, regular feature updates, and security monitoring required so that no customer is left behind on older, insecure software and you can concentrate on your core business function. Or you can opt for some additional professional services to help you with your migration and roll-out.

What's included in this Smart Pack?

In addition to our standard product, our Builders Merchant SmartPack offers the following features:

  • Multi-branch store management: allow your customers collect their ordered based on branch location and/or stock availability

  • More granular stock rule configuration

  • Split cart: allow your customers to create and place orders with different delivery and collection options

  • Calculator: tool that calculates how many packs of a product are required to cover a specified area

More detail

Multi-branch store management

Different branches of your operation may have different stock available. It is helpful for your customers to select where they wish to collect products from depending on branch location and/or stock availability. Our multi-branch store management feature allows you to display stock information per branch and gives your customer control over which branch they select to purchase their products from.

On the product listing page, your customer selects their branch, and the product listings display stock available for that branch.

On the product information page, your customer can view the stock availability per branch in a convenient and helpful table.

More granular stock rule configuration

As a merchant, (and without affecting your customers' user experience), you can configure additional stock rules about which branch you would like to use to fulfil your customers' orders. Perhaps one of your branches (Branch A) is running low in stock of a particular product, but you are aware that there is a surplus in another branch (Branch B); in Aphix WebShop, your customer can select from Branch A with the order being fulfilled and sent from Branch B without your customers knowledge.

Set up your stock rules once, and they will apply automatically to your product catalogue.

Split cart: allow your customers to create and place orders with different delivery and collection options

As a merchant, you may wish to offer your customers the option to collect some products while having others delivered to them. Our split cart feature allows your customers to specify if they wish to get delivery or collect products as they add them to their Cart. At Checkout, your customer is presented with details of the orders they’ve selected for Delivery and Collection. Existing checkout restrictions, such as minimum order quantity or value, are applied to the order.

Delivery options are configured using Shipping Services using standard functionality. Collection options are configured using Store Locator using standard functionality.

Calculator

The Square Metre Calculator (SQM) gives your customers a tool that helps them calculate how much of a certain product they require to purchase. Only visible on products where a square metre value is available for use and where the product has a predetermined pack amount. Once your customer enters the data, the amount of product required is calculated. The SQM value is listed on the product page, and is converted to the appropriate number of packs when the product is added to the Cart.