The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-12-08T13:26:06Z stockinstore Named BigCommerce Certified Partner 2020-12-08T13:26:06Z stockinstore-named-bigcommerce-certified-partner stockinstore offers Contactless Click & Collect / BOPIS to help fast-growing businesses drive sales online and instore. stockinstore announced it has been named a BigCommerce Certified Technology Partner, providing more than 60,000 BigCommerce customers access to stockinstore’s affordable, flexible and fast to implement BOPIS solution. Beginning today, BigCommerce customers can integrate stockinstore’s solution suite through the BigCommerce App Marketplace. “We’re thrilled to make our solution suite available to BigCommerce merchants. BigCommerce are a leading eCommerce platform with a continued, singular focus on platform enhancements and features that provide value for merchants. We share this customer-first commitment and develop SaaS solutions to benefit both merchants and their customers.” said Gil Blackstone, Co-Founder, stockinstore. Built for all types of retailers and franchises, stockinstore designed and developed their BOPIS / Click & Collect solution knowing it needed to be incredibly flexible too. Below are the specific components that make them stand out from the crowd: 1. Website Widget 2. Order Allocation System 3. Store Collection Manager 4. Retail POS Integration 5. Fulfilment Integration Wondering what the benefits are of having BOPIS / C&C? Customer Benefits · Save money on online delivery costs · Abide by social-distancing rules with a ‘Contactless’ approach/ ‘Curbside Pickup’ · Flexibility of when the order can be picked up · Convenience in choosing a store/location that suits them · Assurance the product they want will be there upon arrival Retailer Benefits · Increase sell-through of floor stock · Upsell opportunities – once a customer comes into store to pick up goods, your sales team can cross sell · Data – our reporting suite will give you the insights you’ve always wanted but never thought you could get · Meet customer safety expectations during the COVID-climate “Our partnership with stockinstore further illustrates our commitment to providing merchants access to the highest-caliber technologies and service providers available in the industry,” said Russell Klein, chief commercial officer for BigCommerce. “stockinstore shares our desire to help merchants sell more and grow faster to maximize success, and we look forward to working together to mutually support customers.” BigCommerce Certified Technology Partners are selected for offering best-in-class technologies, value and superior customer service. For more information, visit: https://www.bigcommerce.co.uk/apps/bopis-click-collect-by-stockinstore/ About stockinstore Created in 2016, stockinstore is transforming how retailers use their stores. Developed for retailers, franchises, wholesalers and manufacturers; stockinstore creates an exceptional shopping experience for customers while providing highly valuable insights into customer demand for products across store networks. Since launching, the award winning technology has continued to bridge the gap between online and in-store through a myriad of ‘Find In Store’, ‘Click and Collect / BOPIS’, Google Local Inventory Advertising Integration & ‘My Nearest Store eDM Widget’ solutions. Join a growing list of businesses choosing stockinstore including: Sportsgirl, Aquila, Alice McCALL, Scanlan Theodore, Scotch & Soda, YETI, 2XU, T2, Adairs, Sheike, Triumph, Sussan, Suzanne Grae, Early Settler, PETstock, Kookai, Florsheim, MyHouse, Bevilles, Pillow Talk, 99 Bikes, Intersport, Nique, Billini, Toyworld and Tentworld. About BigCommerce BigCommerce is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2B and B2C companies across 120 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Skullcandy, Sony and Woolrich. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney and London. Learn more at www.bigcommerce.com. “We’ve actually done Christmas numbers through March, April, May. It’s absolutely nuts!” 2020-06-17T03:45:50Z we-ve-actually-done-christmas-numbers-through-march-april-may-it-s-absolutely-nuts The impact of the pandemic for retailers around the world has been disastrous but for Franco Godinich, CEO of Toyworld NZ and his members, a swift response and implementing an accelerated rollout of Click and Collect (C&C) turned the situation into a growth strategy for the franchise. “We’ve actually done Christmas numbers through March, April, May. It’s absolutely nuts!” Franco Godinich, CEO of Toyworld and the independent buying group, Associated Retailers Ltd, was confident that rolling out C&C earlier than initially planned would return dividends for his members, but even this highly experienced retailer was astounded by the response. “e-Commerce has been growing faster than bricks and mortar but what COVID-19 has actually done is accelerate e-Commerce to another level. And I’d say that a lot of people that weren’t comfortable or weren’t in the habit of buying online have been forced to. The numbers are just astronomical,” he says.  Toyworld NZ previously partnered with stockinstore to onboard their Find In Store solution in October 2019 and during lockdown reached out to the company to undertake the mammoth task of getting C&C services to their 25 independent, owner-operated New Zealand retailers.  “From that first conversation to the end it was about ten days and we got it up and running. It was phenomenal,” says Godinich. He continues, “The leadership provided by Andrew (Maven, CEO stockinstore) dictates that they’re all highly committed and very passionate about what they do. There’s no cutting corners and they’re very understanding and negotiable and sure – certain things have their limits but  - Andrew is always looking for solutions.” The Toyworld CEO understood the complexity of the task ahead saying “we don’t have a centralised database system, a centralised POS system or ERP system across the group. It’s not like a corporate where everything is centralised, [and] managed in one place and you just plug it in and off you go.”  Crucially, this type of intricacy and complexity is an area that stockinstore have spent considerable time developing and were already on the front foot when Godinich called.  Working with growing sports retailer INTERSPORT Australia, stockinstore’s first C&C customer, helped ensure that the stockinstore solution was up to the range of challenges put forward by Toyworld. “What’s interesting,” Godinich continues,“ is that we turned it on at about 6 o’clock on the Friday night and by 8 o’clock we had Click and Collect orders. People are just expecting it. They go to the Cart or the Product page and see (the Click and Collect delivery option) and they just go, “Click and Collect? My local store has got it? Okay. Awesome. Done!” Toyworld NZ continues to exceed their customers’ expectations, recently moving to one-hour Click and Collect - with no issues. “I think we could almost go to 20 minutes. We could probably even go to 15 minutes if we really pushed ourselves!” Godinich sought a solution that was, as much as possible, easily transferable from Magento to Shopify. The NZ rollout will serve as a test for implementation in Australia, which will likely occur later this year.  Toyworld didn’t have to advertise or promote Click & Collect. Toyworld NZ now reports 40% of all transacted sales are C&C orders and his members are “stoked”. “What Covid-19 has done is changed how people shop. From getting in your car and going somewhere, getting into malls, standing in crowds, I think it’s going to change behaviours. We’ve seen it through our sales - online numbers have gone through the roof.” Toyworld is the largest specialty toy retailer in Australasia. Check out their new integrated Click & Collect service at www.toyworld.co.nz Find out more at www.stockinstore.com.au - END – For more information please contact: Catherine McKay, marketing@stockinstore.com About stockinstore Created in 2016, stockinstore is transforming how retailers use their stores. Developed for retailers, franchises, wholesalers and manufacturers; stockinstore creates an exceptional shopping experience for customers while providing highly valuable insights into customer demand for products across store networks. Since launching, the award winning technology has continued to bridge the gap between online and in-store through a myriad of ‘Find In Store‘, ‘Click and Collect / BOPIS‘ solutions, and most recently their innovative ‘Nearest Store eDM widget‘ solution. Join a growing list of businesses choosing stockinstore including: Scanlan Theodore, YETI, 2XU, T2, Adairs, Sheike, Triumph, Early Settler, PETstock, Kookai, Florsheim, MyHouse, Bevilles, Pillow Talk, 99 Bikes, Intersport, Nique, Billini, The Upside, Toyworld, Bags to Go and Tentworld The Re-Opening of Retail: substantial discount for a Contactless Click & Collect solution from stockinstore 2020-05-06T05:31:17Z the-re-opening-of-retail Winners of the NORA ‘Best in Store Retail Technology’ Award in 2019, stockinstore are at the forefront of innovative technology development for the Retail industry. And whilst retailers are amidst the current grapple of when and how they can re-open, stockinstore are showing their support by offering retailers and franchises a huge 40% off set up  + 25% off the monthly license for 6 months on all Contactless Click & Collect solutions.     Contactless Click & Collect is set to be the way forward for retailers in the coming weeks and months. Not only does this offer flexibility in how customers can shop, it encompasses the safety measures of social distancing set to carry on being a part of our ‘new normal’.    Whilst acknowledging the current situation, stockinstore said they are still planning for a future that can and will support driving traffic back into store through a myriad of technologies and solutions.    “We’re confident that the product we have developed is the most flexible, affordable and fast-to-implement Contactless Click & Collect solution available on the market - plus it’s suitable for retailers of all sizes. Something not seen often in the retail tech space. Given the hardship retailers are facing now more than ever, we wanted to do our bit and offer our support with this special discount” says stockinstore®‘s CEO Andrew Maver.    Click & Collect underutilised by Australian Retailers    Whilst Click & Collect (C&C) might not be a new concept, it’s certainly underutilised by retailers given the adoption by local consumers. Research suggests Australian shoppers have had a high level of Click & Collect usage: 45% of C&C users choose this delivery option to avoid home delivery charges while 37% find it more convenient than home delivery. (Patrick Viney, Vice President of Retail Industry Strategy in Australia)    Despite its popularity, only 42% of Australian retailers offered Click & Collect in 2017, but that number was already steadily rising pre-Covid. In 2015 it was just 24%. (KPMG, 2017). Statistically, Australia had been lagging when compared to the number of retailers offering C&C in the UK and USA, and in doing so missing out on real opportunities for growth. Now, there is no choice. The Covid-climate is set to force retailer’s hands in needing to offer Contactless/Click & Collect in a bid to succeed among tough times.    How does Contactless Click & Collect Work?    stockinstore has recognized and resolved the key challenges faced by retailers seeking to implement Contactless Click & Collect. A lack of flexibility integrating with existing POS/ERP systems and complex rules, conditions and scenario-mapping have created road-blocks for many retailers, delaying roll-out of this increasingly popular ‘delivery’ service.     Working with growing sports retailer INTERSPORT Australia, a stockinstore Click & Collect customer, helped ensure that the stockinstore solution is up to the range of challenges faced by retailers. The NORA winners have already successfully integrated with many leading POS/ERP providers. A large stable of existing clients utilising their location-based ‘Find In Store’ solution has also helped them gain insights into what retailers are looking for in a C&C solution.     By using stockinstore’s Contactless/Click & Collect solution retailers can gain crucial access to customer demand data gleaned from the SaaS solution’s much-lauded reporting suite too. These reports show a myriad of insights and are used by a range of departments from eCommerce and marketing to merchandise planning and allocations. A feature that has stood stockinstore out from the crowd since day one.     stockinstore’s latest offering comes at a time when retailers may have the time to not only asses their omnichannel strategy, but address the importance of their stores re-opening by offering a fast, convenient and safe Contactless/Click & Collect solution.      Find out more here https://www.stockinstore.com/promotions/click-and-collect-special-offer/  Offer valid until 31/05/2020    - END –    For more information please contact: Catherine McKay, marketing@stockinstore.com       Created in 2016, stockinstore is the only solution suite focused on changing how retailers use their stores. Developed for retailers, franchises, wholesalers and manufacturers of all sizes, stockinstore creates an exceptional shopping experience for customers while providing highly valuable insights into customer demand for products across a business’s store network.