Virtual Logistics' Ecommerce Data Integration Blog

Ecommerce Integration Three Case Studies Diagnosed by Dr. VL

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Jan 22, 2015 10:24:00 AM

For our latest blog installment in the Dr. VL analysis series, we decided to present you with three unique stories of first-hand experiences with eCommerce businesses whose customer experiences point to issues with data integration, customer experience mapping, and a reliance on manual processes. 

After each story, Dr. VL will provide an analysis of what, where, and why things likely went wrong. 

Have a similar story you'd like to share or have any additional comments? Post them in the comments section or share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinikedIn, or Google+!

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Topics: Walmart, Data Integration, Integration, ecommerce, Dr. VL, manual integration

How To Keep Your Business Healthy [Infographic]

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Jan 19, 2015 9:09:21 AM


Building on our last blog post, Dr. VL has put together an infographic outlining the top 10 ways to keep your business healthy! In this infographic, you'll learn that:

  • Investing in eduction for your company provides an average 1:30 return
  • One (of many!) advantages of integtrated applications is that you can cut order processing time by up to 66%
  • Businesses who invest in their online presence see an 82% positive return
  • And more!
Scroll down for the full infographic!
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Topics: Dr. VL, business health

The Top 10 Reasons Businesses Get (And Stay) Sick

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Jan 14, 2015 9:54:14 AM


Over the past two weeks we have been blogging around our "Holiday Hangover" theme, introducing the concept of what it means for a business to be 'sick' or 'hungover', how to self-diagnose your business' health, and discussed the issue of business health in light of a real-world case study.

In these articles, VL hopes that your business' health care - the ongoing minding and tuning up of your business' systems to ensure maximum functionality - is hopefully now an item on your radar. In this blog post, we've furthered our venture down the diagnosis tunnel with outlining some common things that can adversely affect your business' health over the long run. 

Have a story, want to share your own experiences, or curious if your business' health is waning? Follow VL on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and discuss!

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Topics: business intelligence, Integration, business health

Why Integration Matters and Matters A Lot: The Aran Sweater Tale

Posted by Robin Smith on Jan 12, 2015 3:19:27 PM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed and so has Christmas. All over the world the ecommerce engine chugged along like the engine on the polar express. The ecommerce feeding frenzy of this past year was a little tempered from the reports I read on the internet. So in our hangover theme I felt it was appropriate, as we start the new year, that we talk about why ecommerce integration matters, and matters a great deal. What I am going to go through is a real experience; it happened and in my estimation is the result of a lack of integration and a reliance on manual processes. The etailer was aware of one of the situations, but the second event had a down stream effect on customer service of which I am sure they were totally unaware of. Before I tell you the story you can look up a blog article from 2013 we published on a similar experience with Corkcicle.

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Topics: e-commerce integration, Opencart

Does Your Business Have A Holiday Hangover (Infographic)

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Jan 8, 2015 3:01:02 PM


Are you still feeling the pain from the 2014 Holiday Season? Is your business? 

Was the 2014 Holiday Season awesome or not so great for your business? Did you know that if your business is still reeling from its holiday hangover, it might be a symptom of larger underlying issues?

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Topics: business intelligence, Data Integration, Shipping, Dr. VL, business health

Paging Dr. VL, The Data Integration Specialist!

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Jan 6, 2015 10:12:00 AM


Happy 2015! Have you made any resolutions? What about for your partner data integrations? Dr. VL is in the house to help get your business healthy and in tip top shape for 2015!

With the busiest shopping, shipping, and ecommerce season blissfully in our rear-view mirrors, we would venture a guess that a few of us are reeling from the 2014 Holiday Season. Personal holdiay hangovers aside, your business may still be seeing double from the holidays as well. Is your business still hung over from the holidays? 

No matter your business' niche - retail, logistics, grocery, ecommerce, marketing, distribution, and so on - if your business is still reeling from 2014, this might be a symptom of larger underlying issues with your business. Have you ever stopped to think your business might be sick? Luckily, Dr. VL, Data Integration Doctor, is here to help!

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Topics: Data Integration

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 from Virtual Logistics

Posted by Robin Smith on Dec 24, 2014 9:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Merry Christmas

Virtual Logistics Chosen for Food Logistics FL100 2014 Tech Providers

Posted by Jessica Thiele on Dec 22, 2014 4:30:00 PM

 

Mississauga Ontario, December 18th, 2014: Virtual Logistics Inc. announced today that they have been selected as one of Food Logistics FL100 Software and Technology Providers for 2014. Virtual Logistics is proud to be included on the tenth annual FL100 list which will appear in the November/December issue of Food Logistics. Virtual Logistics was also chosen for this prestigous award in 2013. Read the full press release below:

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Topics: Data Integration, Logistics, Supply chain, Food Logistics, FL100

7 Questions eCommerce and Supply Chain Data Integration: Thea Earl

Posted by Robin Smith on Dec 19, 2014 12:12:00 PM

The 7 Questions Interview Series: eCommerce and Supply Chain Data Integration “The 7 Question Series” is an investigative content series where we seek out key leaders in a specific industry and/or subject matter expertise area and ask them 7 key questions that “enquiring minds want to know”. There is a twist however to these questions. We provide the person being interviewed with a hypothesis for each question. This helps to frame and set context for their answer.

eCommerce and Supply Chain Data Integration Series Objectives: The objective of the ecommerce series is to establish direct connections with eCommerce experts across the globe and ask them the same set of 7 questions regarding e-commerce data integration in the supply chain. We want to derive insights from their direct experiences and expertise that will help e-commerce companies, both B2B and B2C at all stages of their evolution. We are also curious to see if their answers are similar or different. These interviews will be featured on this website as a series.

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Topics: 7 Question Series

Logistics and Supply Chain Data Integration: Michael Stevens

Posted by Robin Smith on Dec 16, 2014 10:11:00 AM

The 7 Questions Interview Series: Logistics and Supply Chain Data Integration “The 7 Question Series” is an investigative content series where we seek out key leaders in a specific industry and/or subject matter expertise area and ask them 7 key questions that “enquiring minds want to know”. There is a twist however to these questions. We provide the person being interviewed with a hypothesis for each question. This helps to frame and set context for their answer.

Logistics and Supply Chain Data Integration Series Objectives: The objective of this series is to establish direct connections with Logistics and Supply Chain experts across the globe and ask them the same set of 7 questions regarding e-commerce data integration in the supply chain. We want to derive insights from their direct experiences and expertise that will help e-commerce companies, both B2B and B2C at all stages of their evolution. We are also curious to see if their answers are similar or different. These interviews will be featured on this website as a series.

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Topics: Fulfillment House Integration, Logistics, 7 Question Series

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