Did You Know?

Did You Know?

VSG has created or enhanced several Oracle Commerce Cloud widgets to provide additional functionality to clients.  Let us enrich the performance for your clients.

VSG Commerce continues to build additional developments to the OCC functionality.  Let us enrich the capabilities for your clients like we did for our client Videojet, where we implemented the following enhancements:

  • Integrated to an external SSO system for login with OCC
  • Real Time Price calls to EBS
  • Special quote functionality that locked in pricing for 30 days
  • Saved credit cards (add/edit/delete)
  • Integration to Vertex/Oracle Tax to handle both US and Canadian taxes
  • Invoice payments – where the existing invoice is pulled from EBS and the user is able to pay the amount directly from their account page

Please contact us for more information or a demo at (847-854-5990 ext 232).

Stripe Unveiled

Stripe Unveiled

Want to look under the covers at our solution to support 2 models for selling subscriptions plus saving credit cards through Oracle Commerce Cloud?

VSG Commerce has created a solution that allows Oracle Commerce Cloud clients to sell subscriptions through OCC by managing subscriptions and taking payments through Stripe, a leading payment method provider.  The subscription process is streamlined by creating a customer profile on both systems and by adding a new profile attribute on the OCC side to store the Stripe customer profile ID.  The Stripe customer profile is used to save credit cards as well as subscription information.

The Credit Card Management includes the:

  • Ability for the customer to save credit card(s) under their customer profile
  • Ability for the customer to view saved credit cards
  • Ability for the customer to set a credit card as the default payment method
  • Ability for the customer to delete a credit card

The Subscription Management includes:

  • Order submission and subscription creation on Stripe that allows the user to select a subscription and proceed with checkout, specifying the shipping address, shipping options and payment details
  • A REST service API call to create the subscription on the Stripe side with the necessary information which will be used to process the subscriptions and authorize the credit card transaction for the initial subscription fulfillment

This solution supports 2 subscription models:

  • Pre-paid subscriptions that allow the customer to pre-pay for subscriptions
  • Non pre-paid subscriptions where the customer will be billed an amount based on the selected subscription billing cycle

These models include the ability:

  • To create a subscription including multiple products, quantities and frequency of delivery
  • To apply promotions/coupons which may discount the initial subscription billing cycles based on the configured promotion discount type
  • Of the system to create the subscription on the Stripe side and authorize the transaction
  • For the customer to pre-pay the subscription and for the system to settle the subscription’s full amount in the initial billing cycle

Please contact us for more information or a demo at (847-854-5990 ext 232).

Enabling Commerce with Oracle Commerce Cloud

Good things come in 3’s! 

VSG is excited to announce that we launched 3 new Oracle Commerce Cloud sites in the past month!  Our spotlight this month is on a client where integrating an IBM I5 ERP system with OCC was essential to the project.

Enabling Commerce with Oracle Commerce Cloud

BCI OCC

THE CLIENT

Bradley Caldwell, Inc. (BCI) is a wholesale distributor selling B2B exclusively through its 3,000 accounts.  The company offers full product lines in 8 different categories:

  • Pet
  • Home & Lifestyle
  • Pest Control
  • Tools & Fencing
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife
  • Veterinary
  • Equine & Livestock

With 23,000 stocked items and an annual introduction of 6,000 to 8,000 new SKUs, BCI strives to meet the needs of the customers quickly and efficiently.  Additionally, the company has 65,000 items it sells through various Drop-Ship programs.

THE PROJECT

The bradleycaldwell.com site was launched on Oracle’s Commerce Cloud (OCC) platform to quickly and easily:

  • Update the company’s online presence
  • Grow their customer base
  • Implement commerce
  • Enhance content management functionality
  • Integrate between the IBM I5 ERP system and OCC

During the project, category lines were condensed into 4 top categories:  Pet, Equine, Lawn & Garden and Farm & Home for clarity and ease of search.  Additionally, while developing the integration between the OCC and I5 ERP systems, VSG Commerce™ (VSG) and BCI worked together to ensure catalog and account data was efficiently organized and consistent.

THE SOLUTION

BCI partnered with VSG Commerce to design, develop and implement the Oracle Commerce Cloud solution.  With the source of truth for both data and functional processing being an IBM I5 ERP system, BCI worked with VSG to develop the needed integration between the I5 and OCC.

VSG Commerce was engaged to:

  • Enable commerce functionality with Quick Order capabilities that allows dealers to place orders quickly and easily
  • Rework the catalog taxonomy for greater clarity and organization as BCI condensed their 8 main categories down to 4
  • Introduce Mobile scanner functionality to allow dealers to use their smart phone cameras to scan codes of items and add them to their cart
  • Enhance search capabilities including type ahead search and refinements on listing and search pages
  • Enable a registration process for BCI dealers and vendors, helping to grow the business
  • Create project list and project list share functionality for easy re-ordering of repeat products by BCI dealers
  • Build REST services on the I5 ERP that communicate with the OCC for catalog and account data such as actual account information, account-specific pricing, order and invoice history.

Please contact us for more information or a demo at (847-854-5990 ext 232).