posted on December 15, 2014 08:47
Web solutions firm launches ecommerce storefront for locally
owned manufacturer, providing complex shipping and order boxing solution
spanning multiple warehouses.
(Victor, NY) December 15, 2014 – equaTEK Interactive
announced the launch of a new ecommerce portal for Kwik-Covers, a local
manufacturer of fitted table covers, fitted garbage can covers, table skirts
and other related products. www.kwikcovers.com launched as a
replacement to their prior website which was a static html website. This new portal took their existing look and
feel, and turned it into an online ordering portal for their business clients.
equaTEK Interactive developed a custom solution for this
ecommerce storefront, enabling the company to create some efficiencies in the
order fulfillment and shipping processes.
Kwik-Covers ships orders from both east coast and west coast warehouses
depending on the customers receiving address.
The new store front application leverages customized web technology to
not only determine which warehouse an order will ship from, but also solved the
problem of calculating how the order will be boxed based on the items ordered. KwikCovers.com
is a B2B company, selling only to businesses and organizations in bulk
“With the myriad of
products sold and the rules of how the items can and cannot be fit into the
same box, Kwik-Covers wanted the website to calculate the shipping cost as
accurately as possible so that they were not overcharging their customers,”
stated David Madison, President and Co-Founder of equaTEK Interactive.
This new order fulfillment module, developed by equaTEK
Interactive, calculates the number of boxes and each box’s weight based on
attributes set on each product in the catalog system. It then interfaces with UPS to get real-time
shipping quotes for each box and the total order. The solution enables Kwik-covers to configure
the weights, items per box and how items can be boxed through the catalog
manager, allowing them to make quick changes to the storefront as the needs arise.
Until now, Kwik Covers was processing all their orders
manually, primarily by telephone. This
new ecommerce storefront also integrates directly with QuickBooks using a “Cloud
Cart Connector”. This enabled the
company to transition easily into web-based ordering for their customers
without having to install and learn new software and eliminated manual order
entry into their accounting system.
equaTEK is known for their custom web applications, and the
new Kwik Covers ecommerce store front their latest example.
equaTEK designs, builds, and markets world-class websites,
ecommerce store fronts, and custom software applications. Their work includes
software-as-service (SAS) solutions and custom applications for government
entities, educational institutions, health care organizations, and companies in
the agriculture and rail transportation industries. equaTEK has designed and
developed websites for hundreds of small to mid-size businesses across the U.S.
Wendy Emerson, Director of Digital Marketing
(585) 924-8680 ext 206