Celerant’s Cumulus Retail platform offers eCommerce with pre-loaded products, images and live inventory from Ingram & Educators Resource
Staten Island, NY (March 28, 2019) – Celerant Technology, a leading provider of innovative retail point of sale and eCommerce solutions for the museum shop and gift industry, today announced that their powerful, yet simple, eCommerce platform, Cumulus eCommerce™, now offers access to books, audiobooks and gift products from Ingram® for retailers with a subscription to Ingram Data Services, which includes enhanced bibliographic data, publisher marketing and images. Celerant also offers an integration of educational toys and related products from Educators Resource allowing museum shops to launch their website and start selling online with ease. In addition, Cumulus eCommerce offers flexible options allowing retailers to import products and drop ship through their distributors; utilize in-store kiosks to access available products from vendors; and add new web pages on-the-fly in order to stand out from the competition.
Display products from vendors simultaneously via ‘online data feeds’
Through Celerant’s vendor integrations, museum shop retailers can easily display products from multiple vendors simultaneously, plus their own physical inventory– all in a centralized view; and prioritize which vendor’s products to sell first. Cumulus eCommerce can pull ‘data feeds’ from each vendor, consisting of product descriptions, images and available stock levels, and immediately display those products online in nearly real-time– giving the impression of an ‘endless aisle’ of inventory. Cumulus also offers the ability for retailers to optimize and make any changes to the data that comes from their distributors to further differentiate their website.
Set pricing rules, manage vendors and customize the website with ease
Cumulus eCommerce allows museum shop retailers to easily manage their pricing strategy, and offer promotions, coupons and loyalty programs. Pricing rules can be based on each vendor; specific categories, departments and pricing levels; a percentage increase; or a dollar amount over cost. In addition, museum shop retailers can easily change their vendor’s product descriptions while in edit mode on their website.
With an easy-to-use drag-and-drop editing tool, museum shop retailers can make cosmetic changes to their website on-the-fly; change the color scheme of the site, change the order of their departments and the positions in which their products are displayed; create product collections for their home page or new landing pages; and update specific product descriptions and images. While in edit mode, retailers can click on any product to view which distributor it comes from, their real-time on-hand availability, and the cost for that product- all with just a few clicks.
Take advantage of in-store kiosks to offer more products, in-store
When a customer comes into a store looking for a product the retailer doesn’t carry, the retail associate can use an in-store kiosk or mobile device to access their vendors’ available product data, search for the brand and item, and then complete the sale in-store, via their website’s shopping cart. Celerant’s retail system will automatically send the order to the distributor to fulfill, allowing customers to have it shipped to their own homes or the store.
“Our new integration with Ingram into our ‘Ready-made’ eCommerce websites, brings the smaller merchants access to valuable data that was otherwise not made available to them. Our new easy-to-use eCommerce platform is designed specifically for smaller merchants, and through partnerships with companies such as Ingram and Educators Resource, we are enabling these retailers to create and launch eCommerce sites, full of products with images and descriptions, in virtually no time at all.”- Ian Goldman, CEO and President, Celerant Technology
Visit Celerant/CAM Commerce at MSA Forward
As an active software provider for the MSA, Celerant will showcase its premier solution, Stratus Retail, as well as its SaaS solution designed for the smaller merchants, Cumulus Retail, at MSA Forward 2019 in San Diego. Visit Celerant/CAM Commerce at Booth #433 to learn how museum shop retailers can get their first month of SaaS free. To learn more how MSA members can get their first month free of Celerant’s SaaS retail software, please visit: https://www.cumulusretail.com/msa
The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.