BeCommerce.NET is Beacon's own base software product for custom-built online stores. It was developed in-house by our software and database experts specifically to wrap marketing-friendly content management around a sturdy ecommerce platform that easily connects to your existing systems.
Originally created in 2002, BeCommerce has evolved to fill a niche for businesses that (A) do not want to replace their existing enterprise systems, (B) want to use their online store to effectively sell their products, generate orders and provide order status to their customers and (C) want a flexible content marketing platform wrapped around their online store that is easy to use and is SEO-friendly.
BeCommerce is NOT a standalone online store where you manage your products, inventory, orders, ordering, fulfillment, etc. BeCommerce is for businesses that already perform these functions and simply need a web front-end to to their existing systems that also markets their products effectively. If you are happy with the technology that manages your products, inventory and orders, don't replace it. Consider BeCommerce.
Most off-the-shelf ecommerce software products struggle with content management, which is a major frustration point for many users. So we wrapped Cascade CMS around our BeCommerce platform to provide extensive marketing flexibility around the online store and significantly improve SEO-friendliness.
This very flexible, easy-to-use architecture allows richer, more timely marketing directly on the storefront. The underlying ecommerce platform easily plugs into your existing systems to download orders, upload products and upload order status. It functions as a "web layer" over your current infrastructure, minimizing online management of your products and orders.
So what are the benefits of BeCommerce.NET?
- No licensing. You own a copy of the source
- Base product framework can be quickly customized
- Easily connects with your tools of choice for Site Search, Tax Computations, Shipping Calculations, Product Recommendations, as well as other 3rd party and existing back office systems
- Better facilitates your digital marketing strategy
- Serves both retail and wholesale businesses
- Built for small and large product offerings
Save your money! BeCommerce allows retailers and wholesalers to promote and sell products on the web and continue to leverage current technology. Avoid the cost and pain of overhauling your systems (and business processes) for your online store. BeCommerce has handled hundreds of thousands of products and processed hundreds of millions of dollars for our customers over the last 12 years. If you don’t want an ''off-the-shelf'' solution, BeCommerce.NET may be the software option that you are looking for.