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We are about to launch the best underwear brand in the world – the fundamental layer of confidence. It's about time, because the last time something really interesting happened in this category was when Bjorn Borg launched. That was back in the 1980's.

Anyway, I am considering Shopify or Bigcommerce as an eCommerce platform, but we still need the whole ERP and Accounting at the back end. So far, we don't have anything, which means everything is possible in that sense. We want to think in a modern way.

The solution should be easy-to-use, intuitive, with a seamless user interface, one that works on every platform and uses the Cloud. Monthly fee is preferred. There are a few existing alternatives, but  personally, I don't know any of them. And since I am not technically oriented, it's better that I focus on my core competencies, branding and sales. We are open to suggestions.

Also, we need assistance on set up. Our site looks like shit now, and even though we don't have the products ready yet to sell, we'd like to have the site on Shopify or Bigcommerce platform already now.

Can you help recommend the right ERP system and eCommerce platform for our business?  Can you help get everything set up for us, including designing and building the website?

 

Answer

We can certainly help you build an amazing website for your business. We can also get it integrated with your ERP system and get everything seamlessly working with your website (we’ve been doing that for 10 years).  Doesn’t sound like you have any sort of ERP system today.  While we integrate with a bunch of POS/ERP systems, we’re not a consulting company that helps companies pick the perfect ERP system for their business.  Frankly, it will be very difficult for me to tell you which is the “best” system for you because “best” is relative to you and your needs.  It is sort of like buying a car – I would have the same trouble picking out the make, model, color, interior, etc. for you.

However, we have compiled a list of ERP systems you might want to take a look at:

Given what I understand about your requirements, you'll probably want to look at a "cloud-based" ERP system.

Regarding Shopify, while we love Shopify, we don’t find it is the right fit for people using ERP systems.  The following article is somewhat long, and a bit complicated, but if you read to the end, you’ll see we’re recommending Bigcommerce over Shopify:

The combination of a cloud ERP system with Bigcommerce as your cloud e-commerce platform and Modern Retail (of course), would eliminate much of the complexity around running and managing your internal systems and website because everything would be "hosted," freeing you up from having to manage and run your internal systems.

Please let me know what you think and if you want to set up a call. Thanks.

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