CIMcloud Blog

Google Maps API Keys Are Now Required

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 20, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Google is now requiring any website using the Google Maps API to have a unique API Key for the website domain name, and are charging the account owner based on the usage of the API. This change in Google’s policy will require action on your part to continue using the map on your CIMcloud website. Continue reading for information on the impact this change in Google’s policy has on your website, and next steps for you to take.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News, Customers

North Carolina to Tax Out-of-State Sales Starting November 2018

Posted by Jack Evans on Sep 5, 2018 3:42:34 PM

Starting November 1, 2018, out-of-state sellers will have to start collecting and remitting North Carolina sales tax. This does not exclusively apply to North Carolina, however, as they join 23 other Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) member states. The 24 states are: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News

CIMcloud & GDPR: What You Need To Know

Posted by Jack Evans on May 17, 2018 10:39:38 AM

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. Stronger rules on data protection mean EU citizens have more control over their data.

Let’s start with a short disclaimer. We are not lawyers. This blog post is not legal advice and is for informational and/or educational purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Essentially, please seek legal advice about GDPR compliance if you haven’t already done so. Only qualified legal professionals will be able to give you and your business the best advice.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into what GDPR is and what CIMcloud is doing in response to it.

The great thing about e-commerce is that it’s easier than ever to grow your business beyond your borders—but when you’re selling in multiple countries, you need to know a bit more about how they do business and what's required to comply with their laws.

There’s a new regulation coming to the European Union in 2018, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The rest of this blog outlines important information on the GDPR and what this new regulation means to your business.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News

So you think you need E-commerce?

Posted by Ted Goudie on May 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM
"You should put your products on the web."

"Why can’t I buy from you online?"

"Magento has been great for us - you should try it!"

If you own a business and don’t let your customers order online, you’ve probably heard one or more of these before, from your employees, your customers, your suppliers, or a fellow business owner.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Customer Interaction Management

8 Powerful Ways to Increase Conversions for B2B eCommerce

Posted by Ainsley Smith on Mar 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This blog post is brought to you by our partners in e-commerce, Nextopia.

You could have tons of products on your website, but if your website isn’t properly optimized for conversions, chances are you’ll barely see site visitors convert.  

By properly optimizing your site, you’ll find you have more visitors taking the action you want them to take, whether that’s subscribing to a newsletter, downloading content, filling out a form to become a lead, requesting to speak to a sales representative, or putting products in a shopping cart and completing their purchase.

Here are eight proven ways to increase B2B eCommerce conversions that won’t break the bank.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce

Lodge Cast Iron Joins Relief Efforts For Victims of Tennessee Wildfires

Posted by Jack Evans on Dec 15, 2016 3:05:00 PM

Website Pipeline customer, Lodge Cast Iron, is joining the cause to help victims of the Tennessee wildfires and is producing a special skillet stamped with the Great Smoky Mountains and the year 2016. These skillets are being offered at a discounted price and half of the proceeds from each skillet sold are being donated to the Dollywood Foundations “My People Fund”.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Company News, Customers

Fawcett Boat Supplies Launches New Customer Site

Posted by Jack Evans on Dec 14, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Fawcett Boat Supplies, a company dedicated to providing the most extensive selection of marine and boating supplies, has been working hard in recent months to implement new changes to their customer website.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Customers

AMW Industrial Supply Launches New Portal For Customers

Posted by Ashley Fenlon on Oct 19, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Industrial package suppy company, AMW Packaging/Construction Supply, has recently been working hard on a new website project to expand their online offering. 

This new website expansion, launched in September 2016, will allow their customers to log in, browse product lines, view order and payment history, track shipments, and more.

The company also worked with Website Pipeline to create a customizable ordering platform that is unique to each client, allowing maximum flexibility and ease of use for their customers.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Customers

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs Launches New Customer Site

Posted by Ashley Fenlon on Oct 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, a company specializing in wholesale herbal formulas and accupuncture supplies, has recently made some exciting new changes to their website. 

Working with ERP-integrated website developer, Website Pipeline, Golden Flower is now able to provide a superior level of customer service through an online customer portal.

The portal allows their customers to log in, view their current orders and order history, payments, invoices, shipping information, view frequently ordered items, and make purchases from their account.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce, Customers

Does Website Pipeline Offer SEO Services?

Posted by Ashley Fenlon on Sep 30, 2016 10:15:00 AM


Many current and potential customers of Website Pipeline are thinking about Search Engine Optimization for their new website. 

And rightly so - search engines like Google can either be your worst enemy or your best friend, depending on how much effort you put into optimization.

Ignoring best practices like keywords and metadata can bury your website in rankings, making it very difficult for potential customers to find you.

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Topics: B2B e-Commerce