Omnichannel Commerce, the parent company behind Octopus middleware platform, introduces FREEMIUM packages for retailers looking for cost-effective POS eCommerce integrated solutions.
Starting from October 2018, the company is going to introduce a Free package along with Single and Multistore Packages for small-medium retailers. The free, limited plan is available to everyone. The Free plan is expected to increase Octopus user-base and will be a step towards mass-adoption.
In a statement, the company’s spokesperson shared his thoughts, “We are pleased to announce new Free package designed for SMEs, while also continuing to provide Single and Multi-store packages for most customers”. “The Free plan will help easy on-boarding for the retailers who have low budgets or are dissatisfied with their current integration and looking for alternative solution”, he further added.
The Free package comes with two-way data synchronization between a POS system and an eCommerce store. The data synchronizes automatically once-a-day. However, if the merchant wants it to sync more than once, he can use manual synchronization process with few easy clicks. The single and multi-store solutions synchronize in near real-time though.
The POS and eCommerce integration use cloud-based middleware platform Octopus that bridges the gap between the two distinguished stores. Octopus facilitates inventory uploading from POS to eCommerce and web orders and customer information downloading into POS system. Data once uploaded from POS to Octopus, can also be sent out to Amazon, eBay and other online stores and marketplaces simultaneously.
Retailers can consider Free Plan as a Free Trial before upgrading to a paid plan. It gives them an opportunity to test the POS eCommerce integration thoroughly before reaching to a final decision. In Free plan, one can upload unlimited items and download limitless web orders. To sign up for Free Plan, no credit card is required. The merchant can simply fill an online form. He will receive an email with step-by-step directions about how to setup and configure the integration. The Free Plan customers will also have access to Octopus User Manuals and other resources to use the integration hassle-free.
Last but not the least, the merchants who opt for Free Plan can also avail a one-time ‘Professional Support’ that includes – Installation, Configuration and Training, against a one-time nominal fee. The one-time fee varies from POS-to-POS.