October AAE Recap

Episode 29: Integrations Overview


Most likely you’ve heard a co-worker toss around the term integration before but you might be a little foggy on what an integration actually is and how they work.

At the most basic level, an integration allows two systems, not connected to each other, to communicate and share data. Why would you want your Company Store to communicate with other programs you use day-to-day as a distributor? There are a few reasons, but one of the main reasons distributors integrate their stores is to create efficiencies by preventing the need to re-key store and order information.

To find out more reasons on how an integration can benefit you and your client’s Company Store, watch the full video above or read our blog on Company Store Integration Capabilities.

Episode 30: Payment Gateways


Most Company Stores are internal facing, employee stores that allow shoppers to check out using payment methods like a Purchase Order, Employee ID, or GL Code. However, if your client is requesting that shoppers pay using a credit card you can easily add a payment gateway to your store. Payment Gateways allow you to securely accept credit cards online with Stripe, Authorize.net, and Square. Plus, when using a payment gateway a shoppers credit card info is tokenized so their private information stays safe and secure.

Curious about what other integrations we offer? Click here to find a full list of offerings!

Episode 31: Order Management Integrations


Things like Purchase Orders can take time to put together and oftentimes the information will contain errors caused by manually re-keying or copy and pasting information. If you are looking for better alternative, an Order Management System like Bright Orders might be just the thing.

You still need to do your due diligence up front, but once all the information is in the system you can create POs with the click of a button using Bright Orders. You can also create proposals, estimates, and communicate back and forth with your client all in the same system.

Bright Sites Company Stores integrate with two Order Management Systems, Bright Orders and ASI SmartBooks. However, by utilizing web services and APIs our stores can integrate with most Order Management systems on the market today.

Ready to integrate? Send us an email and we’ll help you get started!

Interested in learning more about Bright Orders? Click here.

Episode 32: Integrations Webinar – Key Takeaways


We get it, being a distributor can make it hard to step away to attend a webinar. That’s why we do everything we can to make sure whether you have one, five, or thirty minutes to spare, you can get the information you need and hopefully learn a thing or two about Company Stores.

This months webinar went over how integrations can enhance your Company Store and the various types of integrations available with Bright Sites, which we’ve listed below.

Bright Sites Integration Types:

  • – Sales Tax Integrations
  • – Payment Gateways
  • – Shipping Integrations
  • – Order Management Integrations
  • – Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • – Punchout
  • – Web Services/APIs
  • – 3rd Party Integrations

These integrations can help you create efficiencies, enhance security and order management, and create accurate order totals at checkout by pulling in real-time sales tax and shipping rates.

Interested in learning more? Watch the webinar when it’s most convenient for you by clicking here.



This post was written by Lucy Taylor