Currently running a site on WooCommerce platform that is B2C, however 70% of our business is actually B2B which we are running manually.
Can't find a reliable B2B plugin for WooCommerce, so thinking about switching over to Shopify. It's only a small business so we can't afford the heavy price tag of Shopify Plus, so I'm wondering if a solid B2B plugin exists on the standard Shopify platform?
We don't technically need online purchasing capability for these B2B customers, it's more for these types of processes:
Salesperson manually key quotes to send to clients, approve/release to ordered status if customer goes ahead
Raise drop ship purchase orders on suppliers (preferably automated, but not critical)
Special price loading for customers at SKU-level
Managing invoicing (and Backorders where applicable)
I'm basically looking for an extremely light ERP, without the Accounting package.
Thank you for reaching out and posting this question!
I understand that you're looking at migrating from WooCommerce and you need a B2B solution without venturing onto Shopify Plus. There are a number of third-party B2B/Wholesale apps that you can use to create special pricing for customers. However, you don't need an integration to create draft orders for sending quotes to clients, and clients can pay the invoice directly online.
There are a few options for sending orders to the suppliers depending on how your business is set up with the them. However, it's important to note that there could be some limitations in this area and in some instances you may need to explore integrations outside of Shopify. Here are some options for order fulfillments:
As for backorders, you can set up inventory tracking and allow certain products to continue selling when out-of-stock. From there, you can simply manage the orders on Shopify and use the Open orders list for unfulfilled or partially fulfilled orders. Orders that are completely fulfilled or refunded can be archived and removed from the Open orders list.
Since you're migrating from WooCommerce, then I'd also recommend taking a look at our migration guide. Once you've had a chance to review the resources, I'd love to hear more about your business and I'd be happy to share some more resources to help you get started. What kinds of products are you selling? Do you have a marketing plan prepared for your store?
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