Webstores (Online Ordering Systems)
OVERVIEW OF WEBSTORES
The Howard Company offers customized ordering portals designed to meet our customers' specific needs, whether they are looking for a quick supply option for their franchisees, or a full "Store to Door" option for new stores to include indoor and outdoor menu boards and drive-thru array, graphics, strips, store decor - you name it! Our first custom webstore launched in 2005. Today, we have over 20 custom websites fulfilling orders.
Our webstores provide ordering convenience, accuracy, consistency and security. Only your franchisees see your selected products offered at your pricing. Whether you want only one item posted, a special roll-out to franchisees, or a full store stocked with your products, we can do it all.
- Access via password protected login from a custom URL supplied by The Howard Company
- Accepts variable data input for specific items (custom pricing or text on images or products)
- Automated order status email communication
- Access to our On-line Order Information Center for 24/7 real-time account status and history
- On-demand, customized reports exported directly from our ERP system
Secure Access to YOUR custom store!
In this age of website hacking and accessing personal information, it's important for your store users to have secure access to their webstore. Our webstore platform provides a protected user name and password login portal from a protected link your IT department can send directly from your corporate site to your company store.
Your store customized to YOUR brand!
Once in your webstore, you will see your branding at the top of the page. We have several options for item categories selection, using drop-downs or tabs accessed from a left navigation list. Documents of all sorts can be added so your franchisees can access installation information, layout preferences or whatever you feel might be useful to the store. Customize portal information to provide updated materials to your stores or suggest ordering instructions.
See items listed with actual images of your products. Eliminate any confusion for users as they can see exactly what they need to purchase at a glance. Additional product details are seen when the "Learn More" button is clicked.
When you have selected your item, a detailed product description and larger picture helps to determine if this is what you need. Adjust your quantity and add to the cart.
Need customization on a product? No problem!
Have a graphic that needs customization for pricing? A dynamic "notes" area allows customization of the product if needed. Our Customer Service department receives the order and is able to have the item produced with those details important to you.
Or maybe you have a list of product items that are all the same; we now
offer a drop-down list you can click on and add an individual item to your cart.
Here's an easy to edit shopping cart!
Edit, add or delete an item after it's placed in the shopping cart. Most orders are pre-pay using your credit card, but we can set you up with terms also.
Shipping and Order Confirmation -
Shipping information is collected and entered into our ERP system. Once your order is placed, you will receive an order confirmation email detailing your order and when it will be expected to ship from our warehouse. Tracking information will follow once the order is on the truck. We tailor our webstores to function as you need them to be!