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Bookware 3000 eSolution [Overview]

The Bookware3000 eSolution is Carleton Technologies's answer to the on-line needs of your bookstore; the eSolution is a flexible tool for giving your bookstore the e-commerce edge.

Providing students and staff with an easy-to-use website, the eSolution is fully integrated with Carleton Technologies's Bookware3000 Bookstore Management Solution, which means that students can access accurate information about course textbooks and availability, and existing bookstore staff can easily maintain the website and process e-commerce orders without additional training.

Search Engines

Fast, flexible search engines are an important element of any on-line business; if your customers have to wait while locating products, they will look somewhere else. Carleton Technologies knows the importance of quick search results and as such the eSolution provides you with the fastest search engine technology available.

The "Quick Search" general product search engine provides images and product information with a few clicks of the button. Searchable by Title, Author, Keyword, Publisher, or ISBN, the "Quick Search" provides your customers with the information they're looking for. The search results pages are customizable, enabling you to provide the search information in a format which will be the most useful for your customers.

Textbook Sales

Carleton Technologies understands the important role textbook sales play in the life of your bookstore. The textbook search engine was created specifically for Canadian College and University bookstores to provide students with a quick and easy-to-access method of buying the textbooks they need, both new and used, for the courses they have chosen.

The eSolution uses a step-by-step process for guiding students through choosing their campus, term, and courses, making it easy to find the textbooks they need. Once the desired courses are selected, students are one click away from accessing all the textbook information they will need for that entire term.

Because of the eSolution's integration with Bookware3000 Bookstore Management Solution, all textbook information on the website is accurate, with in-stock numbers updated every 10 minutes.

On-Line Catalogue

The eSolution's On-Line Catalogue software provides your bookstore with the best possible solution for selling hard-to-search-for items, such as clothing and giftware. The branching folder structure of the catalogue allows for easy searching of clothing types and sizes, and with up to 99 catalogues, each with 7 levels of folders, there will always be room for every product you sell.

All catalogue information appears on the website in a standardized format; the eSolution will even automatically resize the product image to create a standard-size thumbnail image, with the larger image only one click away. The On-Line Catalogue pages are completely customizable, enabling you to create the catalogue you want for your store. Because the On-Line Catalogue software was created with your bookstore in mind, it has an intuitive user interface so that it can be easily maintained by bookstore staff.

Flexible Shipping Options

The eSolution's Flexible Shipping Options provide flexibility both for your bookstore and for your customers. The eSolution allows you to configure your shipping options using several different variables, such as customer location, number of items in the order, and maximum charge. By customizing the shipping options and enabling customers to choose the shipping option which is best for them, your bookstore can both optimize shipping costs and promote customer satisfaction.

Increased Cost-Effectiveness

The seamless integration between the eSolution and the Bookware3000 Bookstore Management Solution provides your bookstore with an easy and cost-effective way of processing on-line orders. The eSolution automatically prints a barcoded picking list as well as a barcoded version of the customer's credit card information, so that there is no time wasted with re-entry of on-line orders into BookwarePOS; and because the on-line orders are processed through your current POS system there are no extra fees for on-line credit card authorizations.

If an item ordered on-line is currently out of stock, the eSolution will automatically create a backorder for that item in Bookware3000 Bookstore Management Solution and fill that order when the product arrives. The eSolution is able to keep your e-commerce costs, and the staff time required to fill an order, to a minimum, while maximizing your on-line revenue.

On-Line Course Adoption

The eSolution is more than just an e-commerce site; through the On-Line Course Adoption Software your bookstore website becomes the connecting link between your textbook buyer and the instructors and professors who require those textbooks.

With an easy-to-understand interface, the On-Line Course Adoption Software makes it easy for remote users, the faculty members, to let the bookstore know what textbooks they require for their courses.

Faculty members are able to view their course and textbook history. With a single click, they can re-adopt a past course's textbooks. If new courses or texts are required, the user-friendly interface makes it easy for faculty members to adopt the exact courses and texts they desire.

Once the adoptions are made, your bookstore's textbook buyer can easily confirm these adoptions and order the textbooks, reducing communication time.

Security

A completely secure e-commerce solution, the eSolution offers full-strength, 128-bit RSA encryption, secure communications protocols (SSLv2, v3, and TSL v1.0), support for X.509 certificate authentication and support for session catching for better SSL performance.

Carleton Technologies will completely configure your eSolution server whether you are hosting your own site or having Carleton Technologies host it for you.

Your On-Line Solution

Because the eSolution was built specifically for Canadian College and University bookstores, its functionality and scalability will meet the demands of your ever-changing business. From every angle, Carleton Technologies's Bookware3000 eSolution provides the most user-friendly, up-to-date, and cost-effective solution for your College or University bookstore on-line needs.

 
Fully Integrated with Bookware3000
On-Line Data Accurate to 10 Minutes
No Re-Entry of Orders
On-Line Page Editor
Easy-to-Use On-Line Catalogue Software
Fast Search Engines
Course Specific Textbook Searches
On-Line Course Adoptions
Integrated with Existing Debit and Credit Systems
Scalable
Secure
Optional Hosting by Carleton Technologies
 
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