Automate Your Online Stores With Make.com formerly Integromat
Do you have an online store for your business, but it's too much work for you? Automate it now with Make.com and save time and money.
Automate Your Online Stores With Make.com (formerly Integromat)
Online stores can be hard to manage sometimes but not when you have Make.com to make your life easier.
Here are the benefits of using Make.com for your e-shop:
It will help you track your traffic: it's essential to know how many people have visited your online store. If it's low from a certain benchmark, then Make.com will inform you so that necessary action can be taken to improve the traffic.
Send bulk emails to your customers: with Make.com, you can connect your mailing list, and every time there is a new product, the information will be sent to everyone on the mailing list.
Rechecking the payments with invoices: you don't need to check if the payment is made or not manually, Make.com will help you associate the payments with the invoices automatically.
Create invoices: have you been creating your invoices manually every time an order is received? Make.com will do that for you whenever a new order is made on an online store.
Connect your e-banking with your accounting program: rechecking the payments with the orders received can be a hectic and tiring job which you don’t have to do if you are using Make.com.
Updating the stock: imagine a customer placing an order, but the product is out of stock. For this purpose, you either have to message everyone that this particular product is sold out, or you can update the stock on the web. Make.com will inform everyone when there is a relevant change.
Marking orders into a table: this can be a tedious job because every time a new order is received, you have to enter it manually but not when Make.com can take over your boring, tedious work.
Good in stock: send a notification to your customers in your mailing list about a product that is in stock now, and you want them to grab it as soon as possible.
Notifies you when a new order is placed: you don’t have to open your web for updates when Make.com can send you notifications every time a new order is made by a customer.
Cloud Integration, iPaaS, SaaS, BPA… Ough, hard to keep track of all these terms. They are currently used frequently (and increasingly) in the context of automation, and it is sometimes difficult to make a clear distinction and distinction. We have already written blog posts on the terms iPaaS, SaaS and BPA, but we’ll take them up again here to make the difference.
But let’s start with cloud integration, because that’s the central umbrella term in which we embed all the other technologies in this blog post.
To illustrate these advantages, an example is suitable that we know well from our everyday work as an automation agency:
The central data to be used here is the data of a major customer. This can be the simplest information, such as the address. This address is required in numerous but completely different processes in the company: on the one hand, for correct invoicing in accounting. On the other hand, in the CRM system, where all the data of the large customer is also stored. But the address is also important in sales, for example, when employees go to the sales meeting on site.
Now the customer announces that the address of the company has changed after a move. This information will reach you by e-mail. There are now two options:
01. The e-mail is forwarded to all affected departments, accounting, sales, customer service, marketing… All persons open their corresponding program, CRM, accounting software, marketing tools (such as newsletter marketing) and change the data already stored there of the customer. This means that in multiple applications, different people do exactly the same thing: change one address. 02. But there is also an alternative: By connecting your applications, thus by integrizing them, the customer’s e-mail, or rather the information it contains about the address change, is automatically passed on to all affected applications: CRM, accounting, marketing, ERP. This does not require any clicks, because the cloud integration detects a trigger, i.e. address change, and thus automatically starts the process.
What sounds unimpressive in a single process becomes more effective when such a process occurs several times a day or weekly. Because there is a lot of data that is available in different applications and should always be correct. If these applications are cloud applications they are suitable for cloud integration.
But cloud integration doesn’t just happen. There are now a variety of applications that enable and implement this. Such tools usually allow us to link the relevant cloud applications on a central platform and define clear rules on when, how, where, how much data should be passed on and what happens to them.
IPaaS, SaaS, BPA, ABC – who can still see through it?
To realize cloud integration, there are various applications and technologies that are sometimes used interchangeably.
Cloud integration cannot be done without SaaS, iPaaS and BPA
Cloud integration is rather an umbrella term that includes numerous technologies, such as SaaS, iPaaS and BPA, and this is also absolutely necessary. Cloud integration is a concept that is made possible by appropriate technologies.
However, all terms share the commonality that they are cloud-based and thus offer enormous potential for growth and scaling. In addition, they are often cheaper to implement and maintain because changed requirements are easy to implement.
As an independent automation agency, we implement cloud integration according to your requirements. We use a variety of SaaS tools and iPaas (strictly speaking BPA) software. Together we find individual solutions that are flexible and scalable.