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, graphics, strips, store decor - you name it! Our first custom webstore launched in 2005. Today, we have over 40 custom websites fulfilling orders.
Our webstores provide ordering convenience, accuracy, consistency and security.
- Access via a pre-authenticated secure login from a designated website or password protected login from a custom URL supplied by The Howard Company
- Accepts variable data input for specific items
- 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!
Options to access your webstore include a protected user name and password selection, or we can collaborate with your company IT guru to link directly from your corporate site into your company store.
Your store customized to YOUR brand!
Once in your webstore, you will see your branding at the top of the page. Item selection options can be accessed from a left navigation list, or we can customize a pictorial view of your products (as shown below). The right navigation area is customized to your needs: place your layouts here, Installation instructions, link back to specific areas in your store - it's up to you!
Need customization on a product? No problem!
When you have selected your item, a detailed product description and picture helps to determine if this is what you need. 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.
Shipping made easy!
Shipping information is collected and entered into our ERP system. Most orders are pre-pay through PayPal, but we can set you up with terms also. We tailor our webstores to function as you need them to be!
Visual ordering option
A pictorial-style webstore can eliminate any confusion for users as they can see exactly what they need to purchase at a glance. Text and pictures are linked to the items in the webstore.