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Tag: B2B eCommerce

Be an Enabler: An Introduction to B2B Buyer Enablement

Be an Enabler: An Introduction to B2B Buyer Enablement Small business man on laptop in shop

Like most activities in the B2B world, the sales process is rapidly evolving due to advances in technology. In the past, a distributor or manufacturing businesses built solid relationships with a handful of suppliers, relied on those suppliers for product information, and maintained long-term partnerships. Today, things look very different. Globalization and the proliferation of […]

What B2B ECommerce Companies Need to Know About the New Federal Sales Tax Laws

What B2B ECommerce Companies Need to Know About the New Federal Sales Tax Laws Map of Federal Tax Nexus by State

Last June the Supreme Court decided to allow state and local governments to impose sales taxes on online businesses which sell to customers located within their jurisdictions. The case-South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.- overturned a long-standing decision which allowed state governments to collect sales tax only from businesses which had a physical presence in the state. While experts agree […]

Introducing the new CalOptix.com

Introducing the new CalOptix.com CalOptix Logo

CalOptix provides leading brands and innovative products in the optical accessories and over the counter eye wear market to thousands of optical retailers and mass channel customers. After several attempts to automate their manual, error prone sales order process, they knew they needed a low-maintenance, manageable solution. CalOptix came to Blue Fish looking for a […]

Sales Tax Nexus: Everything you want to know

Sales Tax Nexus: Everything you want to know

What is Sales Tax Nexus? Sales Tax Nexus is also called “sufficient physical presence” and is a legal term that refers to the requirement for companies doing business in a state to collect and pay tax on sales in that state. For example, if you sell goods or services in Louisiana, you must file and […]

Order Management – Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

Order Management – Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

What started out as a single channel (either B2B or B2C or both) sales approach – brick and mortar storefront, eCommerce site, over the phone Sales Representatives – has grown into an omni-channel solution. You now have an eCommerce site, several brick and mortar storefronts, and a roaming pop-up store (seasonal festivals are great business!) […]

eCommerce and ERP – 9 Questions to Ask Before Integration

eCommerce and ERP – 9 Questions to Ask Before Integration

Whether you are a business to business website, a business to consumer website, or a little bit of both – you have made a decision and are ready to integrate your eCommerce Store with an ERP system. This is a great step forward in setting your business up for success. Still having a hard time […]

Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Dummies eBook

Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Dummies eBook

Our friends at Avalara have worked with the “for Dummies” publisher to produce a fantastic eBook that all of us who operate a small business should read, the Sales and Use Tax Compliance for Dummies. Unless you happen to be a former sales tax auditor, I think you will get something useful out of this informative […]

eCommerce and ERP – 5 Signs it is Time to Integrate

eCommerce and ERP – 5 Signs it is Time to Integrate

You have invested in building a top-class eCommerce store for your business. Maybe it is a business to business website or a business to consumer website or a little bit of both. Your online store is easy to use, your brand is front and center, Mobile – you’ve got that covered, you have the best B2B […]

Subscription Payments in BigCommerce with ReCharge

Subscription Payments in BigCommerce with ReCharge

Recently, one of our clients asked us to enable subscription payments for their BigCommerce store.  We’ll often partner with other companies or find third party products that meet the needs of our clients, rather than start from scratch with custom development. Subscription Payments in BigCommerce Until recently, enabling subscription payments would have required a custom […]

Create a BigCommerce PHP App on Heroku

Create a BigCommerce PHP App on Heroku

With our focus on B2B eCommerce, many of our BigCommerce customers ask us to create customizations that expand the scope and reach of the BigCommerce platform. Typically, this means we’ll need to create a separate web app, as we often need to integrate with another system, database or third-party API. If you’ve never created an […]