Kadro Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

LC Industries

We hope that everyone and their families impacted by Hurricane Florence are recovering from its damage. Many people, especially in NC and SC, still need help. If you can, please consider a donation to help with relief efforts. You can visit https://www.wral.com/hurricanehelp for more information.

For the month of September, we want to give attention to one of our clients who is a leader in the non-profit sector, LC Industries.

Headquartered in Durham, NC, LC Industries is truly a unique story. LC Industries is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown and diversified over the past 80 years to become one of the largest employers of people who are blind in the United States. They provide manufacturing and distribution services for retail and e-commerce. The team here at Kadro is proud to be working with them.

LC Industries partnered with Kadro to replatform its B2B eCommerce websites on Magento Commerce, including a back-office integration to Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Introducing LC Industries

LC Industries was founded as Lions Club Industries in 1936 with the mission to provide employment opportunities and training to the blind. Over the past 80 years, LC Industries has grown and diversified to operate multiple distribution centers, six manufacturing facilities, 35 retail stores on US military bases, and the following B2B eCommerce sites operating on Magento Commerce:

Partner Spotlight

Signifyd has one very important vision: to create a safe environment for online retailers. As the world’s largest provider of Guaranteed Fraud Protection, Signifyd's 100% financial guarantee against fraud allows retailers to remove the risk of accepting and fulfilling online orders while delivering friction-free buying experiences.

Integrating Signifyd into an eCommerce site is simple and easy. Through Signifyd, sales can be increased by eliminating manual reviews and automating fulfillment for timely shipments and real-time information is available to determine the legitimacy of each order within milliseconds. Learn more at Signifyd.com

Internet Summit

Kadro is a proud sponsor of this year's Internet Summit in Raleigh, NC on November 14-15. Come visit us in the exhibit hall!

To register visit https://internetsummit.com and use promo code ISGUEST50 to get $50 off any package level. #ISUM18

August 2018 Newsletter

StayWell Krames Patient Education

For the month of August, we are celebrating the launch of the B2B site for StayWell's Krames Patient Education - www.kramesstore.com.

StayWell's Krames division produces patient education materials to medical offices, hospitals, government, and specialty organizations.

StayWell partnered with Kadro to have us replatform their existing Oracle iStore site to Magento 2.2 Commerce cloud.

Introducing StayWell

For over 4 decades, StayWell has provided health care professionals in all settings with patient education materials (brochures, workbooks, booklets, and digital content) to:

  • Engage patients throughout the continuum of care
  • Motivate behavior change and build self-care skills
  • Support shared decision making and informed consent

Partner Spotlight

StayWell selected Magento 2.2 Commerce cloud to re-platform their aging Oracle iStore implementation. They had several reasons for the change including a need for a responsive web for mobile-first user experience, PCI compliance, and finally, to allow for easier customization to meet their unique volume discount pricing requirements.

Magento is an eCommerce platform with a rich and growing feature set for both B2B and B2C markets. Magento is not only robust and scalable for high performance, but it is extremely flexible allowing for ease of use and customization to meet 100% of customer requirements. Learn more about Magento for B2B Commerce at Magento.com.

July 2018 Newsletter

Mason Jars MakerPlace

We have been busy here at Kadro and have never been happier. We want to introduce everyone to the new MasonJars.com. Mason Jars MakerPlace is a multi seller eCommerce site built on Magento Commerce Cloud. We also want to highlight one of our partners who helped in making the Mason Jars' site launch a success, Avalara.

Welcome to Mason Jars MakerPlace!

Mason Jars started off as a B2C site focusing on the reCAP brand. The new site establishes Mason Jars MakerPlace as a niche multi seller marketplace that is scalable, agile and user friendly.

Below are the key requirements:

  • Multi-site: B2C and B2B
  • Content Management with the ability for visitors to share DIY how-to videos and recipes
  • Brand and Seller Management
  • Order Payment Processing - including sales tax calculations across multiple sellers
  • Wholesaler experience with B2B features
  • Migrate pre-existing product catalog from previous eCommerce site

Partner Spotlight

Avalara

If you read the case study on Mason Jars you saw that Avalara's AvaTax extension was used to allow each seller to setup and manage their own sales tax nexus.

Avalara offers cloud-based sales and use tax management solutions. Avalara’s end-to-end solutions seamlessly integrate with hundreds of ERP, accounting, eCommerce, and retail POS systems, providing accurate sales and use tax calculation, painless exemption certificate management, and effortless filing and remittance.

To learn more about Avalara visit www.Avalara.com.