Brightpearl with OSCommerce
Brightpearl™ is a commerce management platform for retailers. Brightpearl helps you to sell more and sell better, wherever you are. A single point from which to manage all aspects of the business - in the shop, online, in the office or even in the warehouse. Now you can use Brightpearl to process your OsCommerce orders, track your inventory and communicate with your customers!
Why add Brightpearl to OSCommerce?
The Oscommerce/Brightpearl integration has been extremely helpful and time saving to our business. Graith Internet have also been extremely helpful and patient with all out questions, as some of the first to use this integration. We would recommend to anyone with an Oscommerce shop who wants to accurately track inventory and sales.
You've had your OsCommerce site a while and you're happy with it, but you really want to sell more.
You'd like to sell on eBay too, but you only run with minimum inventory levels so
there's a risk you might sell out on one channel and not be able to stop customers ordering from the other channel in time,
resulting in unhappy customers.
Maybe you've got a bricks-and-mortar shop too. Brightpearl provides Point-of-Sale services using any device PC, Mac, iPad so you can check your stock levels while you walk around the shop and talk to customers.
It's always been a bit awkward to properly manage your accounts and you probably dread doing it. Brightpearl gets told about every order and every payment and maintains double-entry book-keeping so you'll be able to do your accounts online.
Amazon - Coming soon
If you are an Amazon seller who is new to Brightpearl, it's the most comprehensive back end business management software currently available. Here are some of the benefits you can realise:
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You can use this addon to tell Brightpearl about every Brand/Mfg, Category, Customer, Order, Product and Option you've got and set the stock count up if you want to. Once you're set up, every customer interaction is communicated to Brightpearl, so new customers details will be available to you in Brightpearl. Stock is checked on Brightpearl to see if you've still got stock to sell. This is essential if you've got multiple sites or an eBay store all selling from the same stock inventory.
If you sell clothes (or anything with options), the stock level can be controlled properly so if you run out of red size 6, customers on your OSC site will know they can't buy that variation. (Brightpearl calls these variants).
Anything bought on your OSC site will be sent to Brightpearl once the order status says it's paid for so you'll be able to use their accounting software to do your accounts. Handle the despatch of orders using Brightpearl and the order status will be updated on your OSC site.
If you have a bricks-and-mortar shop too, which sells a whole load of other products that maybe aren't cost effective to sell online, you can add them to you Brightpearl account and then take advantage of the Point-Of-Sale software to integrate your sales with your stock management and accounts. Having products that aren't on OSC on your Brightpearl account won't affect the operation of your website.
Which versions of OSCommerce?
We've tested it with quite a few versions of OSCommerce and we want it to be able to run with all but the very oldest versions of OSCommerce
The site needs to be set up for VAT already (it won't do it for you). It also expects to use SKU codes and you need to have unique SKU codes for every unique product.
We've got a generic solution to discounts, so they should be carried into your Brightpearl account too.
What does the server need?
Click on this link to download PHP software that checks your server and communications requirements if you're at all unsure. Just
upload it to your server and run it.
Isn't it difficult to Install?
This is one of the easiest modifications you could make to your OSC site. A lot of effort has been made to ensure it runs with
multiple versions of OSCommerce and automatic detection of the facilities available. It helps you configure itself and diagnoses
problems if you're not up and running yet. If you don't use variants, there's only one change you'll need to make to the customer
pages and even that is very easy. Each purchase comes with an hour of free support if it's needed.
The process is automatic. You'll be sent an automated email, but you can reply to a real person and you can
converse by email if you have problems or questions.
Note: You are not buying Brightpearl here so you need to get that separately from Brightpearl.com.
This was a bespoke e-commerce site having problems customising. We converted it to OSCommerce maintaining the same look and feel and functionality but providing more features and possibilities for the future.