WORCESTER, Mass., Feb. 21 -- Sales Online Direct (OTC Bulletin Board: PAID - news) http://www.paid.com, today launched AI Commerce, an E-Commerce storefront that offers vendors an easy turnkey solution for creating their own branded web site with full functionality from inventory and content management to automatic order processing. AI Commerce is available immediately for small- to mid-size online vendors who require a solid solution for handling the storefront and back office tasks of E-Commerce at an affordable price point.
Sales Online Direct generated stellar results with one of AI Commerce`s latest customers, PhilsCollectibles.com, is one of the world`s largest resources for Sports Illustrated magazines, college football programs, other sports publications and unique collectibles, with over 3,500 products online.
"Since updating our web site to AI Commerce, orders are up more than 30 percent, and our order processing time has decreased by about 30 percent," said Phil Glazer, President and CEO of Phil`s Collectibles. "AI Commerce has a powerful search feature, an intuitive shopping cart and secure technology that allows our customers to easily find and purchase the merchandise they want. More customers are ordering online now, rather than by phone, because the new functionality makes them feel more comfortable and secure with online ordering."
"AI Commerce also saves us time and money," Glazer continued. "We can now update our product information online ourselves, rather than having to outsource it. In addition, the system generates email order confirmations to our customers and automatically produces professional looking invoices, increasing our efficiency while improving our customer service and professionalism."
AI Commerce is a professional and secure E-Commerce storefront package, hosted by Sales Online Direct, which vendors can populate and easily update with their own inventory and branding. With AI Commerce, vendors are freed from the costly and time consuming process of researching and integrating E- Commerce functions such as CRM, shopping carts, security, reporting, order processing and inventory and image management.
"We spent over two years designing and testing a system that would resolve the online business issues we encountered within our Rotman Auction division," said Greg Rotman, CEO of Sales Online Direct. "AI Commerce reduced the time necessary to handle customer service-related activities by 88 percent, increased sales by 200 percent."
"We believe that AI Commerce is the most robust turnkey E-Commerce solution on the market for small to mid-size online retailers," Rotman stated. "This cost-effective solution can help retailers achieve similar benefits and generate a return on investment within two to four months. We understand E- Merchants need more than a toolset; they need a partner that will help them through the process."
AI Commerce`s features include:
-- Inventory management - Tracks all product and inventory items, including sale prices, specials and featured products. Allows vendors to import or export inventory data from or to other data sources or files;
-- Image management - System automatically generates multiple image sizes used throughout the site.
-- Search Engine Friendly features help to improve site ranking in external search engines.
-- Flexible order processing - Manages all your orders from one location with complete order information. Sorts orders by status for easy reviewing of pending, completed and open orders, etc;
-- Customer relationship management - communication with the customer and order handling, such as special shipping requests and order notification preferences, can be individualized to each customers needs or specifications quickly and automatically. Customer order history and status are just a few clicks away for the vendor or customer to access as needed;
-- Automated individual and bulk email notification - Automates and personalizes email notices for any part of the order process including: thank you notes, order and shipping confirmations and notices for customers who have not paid on time;
-- Shipping manifest integration - allows for easy integration with a leading manifest shipping system for automated manifest process and label printing with postage, barcodes and indicias. It also automatically integrates with UPS to upload daily logs;
-- Intelligent search function - Helps customers quickly and easily find product by name, category or key words;
-- Shipping costs - Actual shipping options and costs are shown when user selects an item to avoid surprises and shopping cart abandonment during checkout;
-- Security - Site has SSL security certification;
-- Reporting - Offers many report options for vendor to track and analyze sales, revenue, profit, individual products, outstanding orders, A/R, A/P and much more.
About Phil`s Collectibles
Phil`s Collectibles is one of the world`s largest resources for Sports Illustrated magazines, college football programs and other sports publications and oddball collectibles. The company is a certified eBay Power Seller. For more information on the Company, call 1-(877) 765-4111 or visit the website at http://www.philscollectibles.com
About Sales Online Direct and Rotman Auction
Sales Online Direct maintains and develops portals and websites for various companies and industries. The Company has focused its efforts on the antique and collectible industry, developing websites that enhances the user`s experience. Through web-hosting and managed services, Sales Online Direct has provided e-business solutions to many different companies including their own Rotman Auction division. This division sells over 40,000 items per year through auction, direct sales, and special events and is a certified eBay Power Seller. The Company has developed the Auction Inc. suite of software to increase revenues and reduce overhead through sales on the Internet, and offers these essential e-tools to other companies that they host. Through recent initiatives, Sales Online Direct is establishing itself as one of the most important collectibles portals, and online auction services and technology providers to the collectibles industry. For more information on Sales Online Direct, visit its web site at http://www.paid.com.
The Company`s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "PAID."