Top 5 B2B Ecommerce Solutions for Wholesalers and Manufacturers

Top 5 B2B Ecommerce Solutions - ScienceSoft

For 17 years, ScienceSoft has been helping B2B companies implement best-suited ecommerce solutions.

Ecommerce software for B2B: the background

B2B ecommerce solutions provide an effective digital presence for manufacturers and wholesalers. With regard to decision-making and buying specifics, B2B-oriented ecommerce platforms offer in-built features to support a complex sales process that frequently involves multiple decision-makers, price negotiations, and sales personalization.

Inherent functionality provided by B2B platforms

B2B platform functionality

Bulk ordering

  • Pricing rules based on the order volume.
  • Minimum and maximum allowed order volume.
  • Product bundling.
  • Shipping to multiple delivery addresses and times.

Independent product research

  • Catalog navigation and filtered search.
  • Diverse viewable and downloadable content formats.
  • A content builder for non-technical users.
  • Integration with a PIM system to handle multi-sourced product information and supply it to buyers.
  • Quick order by SKU.

Decision-making process assistance

  • Multiple roles and permissions per one business account.
  • Multiple requisition lists per account.
  • Half-way conversion points like demos or callback request forms.
  • Order summary export for approval.

Personalized buyer experience

  • Price segmentation.
  • Quote management and price negotiation.
  • Personalized product catalogs.
  • Flexible payment options: online, on account and by installments.
  • Multistore support to target buyers internationally.
  • Communication tools for quick buyer-seller interaction.

Top 5 B2B ecommerce platforms

We build our comparison on the insights drawn from independent and reputed market researches as well as our own consulting experience.

Magento Commerce for B2B
Best for: B2B companies expanding to B2C
Description
  • Leader among B2B commerce suites by Forrester.
  • A B2B module for free with the Magento Commerce Pro plan.
  • On-premises and cloud implementation.
  • 25+ B2B-specific reports to fuel data-driven business management.
  • Native Magento PWA Studio for headless development.
  • Possibility to run a B2C storefront on the same Magento instance.
Pricing

Depends on gross merchandise volume (GMV) and starts at $3,999 a month (for GMV less than $5 million a year).

Salesforce B2B Commerce
Best for: mid-to-enterprise B2B companies
Description
  • Leader among B2B commerce suites by Forrester.
  • Provides elements of visual modeling and drag-and-drop interfaces to let users take part in the app design and ease its adoption.
  • Supports up to 750,000 SKUs.
  • Offers omnichannel order management.
  • Salesforce B2B and B2C ecommerce platforms can be integrated.
Pricing

The vendor provides exact prices by request.

Apttus
Best for: Omnichannel B2B sales
Description
  • Leader among B2B ecommerce platforms by IDC.
  • Provides automation of such business processes as CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) and contract management.
  • Apttus Community portal to connect with Apttus’ team and access educational product-related resources to prompt its adoption.
Pricing

Request pricing from the vendor or sign up for a free demo session.

Сommercetools
Best for: B2B companies requiring unique website design
Description
  • Regularly listed among the best ecommerce software products by Gartner and Forrester.
  • An API-first microservices-based architecture.
  • Requires an additional front-end application built on any framework to launch a storefront.
  • Broad flexibility in user experience and workflow design.
  • Doesn’t suit B2B companies looking for a turnkey ready-to-install solution.
Pricing

A 60-day free trial and prices provided by direct request.

Episerver B2B Commerce Cloud
Best for: Midsized B2B companies with up to 10,000 SKUs
Description
  • Named among strong performers on the B2B ecommerce software arena by Forrester and IDC.
  • Native Episerver PIM add-on to manage product information and distribute it via digital and offline channels.
  • Intuitive admin interface catering to teams with different levels of digital maturity.
  • Currently available in North America only.
Pricing

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See a B2B ecommerce solution in work

Platform-based development allows implementing a B2B e-solution cost-effectively and applying all the best practices of B2B website design to establish and nurture trusted relationships with business buyers. To see it in practice, immerse in an interactive experience of the B2B ecommerce solution designed by our team.

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  • To optimize your development costs with a fitting B2B-oriented ecommerce platform.
  • To remove market-entry stress by tasking us to:
    • Estimate the competition.
    • Research applicable regulations.
    • Calculate the B2B market entry cost.
  • To scope your B2B ecommerce solution.
  • To drive the solution evolution when your business requirements variate or your business scales up.
  • To configure and customize the selected B2B ecommerce platform expertly.
  • To design your B2B website in line with your business requirements and brand image.
  • To leverage advanced customer segmentation and on-site personalization.
  • To make your B2B website responsive on different devices.
  • To implement an ecosystem of business technologies and processes to achieve proper workflow automation and data consistency across your organization.

About ScienceSoft

ScienceSoft provides comprehensive IT consulting and software development services since 1989. In the sphere of ecommerce, we work with B2C and B2B businesses across varied product lines and take full responsibility for their ecommerce implementation process to help them establish firmly in the e-market.