Hi-Fi Freaks, an up-and-coming brand in the retail sector, desired to scale up their business operations on Amazon. As part of their expansion strategy, they aimed to automate their invoicing process and integrate it with their accounting system to save time, reduce errors, and streamline their business workflows. As their sales volume on Amazon increased exponentially, manually managing invoices for each order became a challenging and inefficient process.
What did Hi-Fi Freaks needed help with?
Hi-Fi Freaks’ primary challenge was the ever-growing manual workload of generating invoices for each order received on Amazon. With an escalating sales volume, their traditional invoice management process became cumbersome, error-prone, and time-consuming. This inefficiency was hindering their ability to provide top-notch customer service and timely financial reporting. They needed a solution that could seamlessly integrate with Amazon and their accounting software, e-conomic, to automate the invoicing process.
How did we approach it?
Cloudify offered relatively simple automation for Hi-Fi Freaks but is unique in one sense. Our unique offering is one of its kind and is a seamless integration between Amazon and e-conomic, a service not widely available in the market.
Let's talk about what we achieved, in simpler terms. We set up a system that handled the creation of invoices whenever a customer made a purchase on Amazon. This takes the hassle out of the billing process and means it's taken care of without lifting a finger. To accomplish this, we followed a four-step process:
Getting the Facts Straight from Amazon: We tapped into Amazon's data, using it to pull out key information like who made the purchase, where it was being sent, what the order number was, and what items they bought.
Understanding the Pulse Through Polling: We've incorporated a methodical process of polling into our operations, ensuring we never miss a beat when it comes to Amazon's data. This approach involves fetching Amazon's order data at a predetermined time each day.
Finding or Making a Customer Profile on e-conomic: Once we had the customer data from Amazon, we checked if they were already in our e-conomic system. If they weren't, no problem - we simply created a new customer profile using the details we had.
Finding or Listing Products on e-conomic: We followed a similar process for the products in the order. If the items weren't already listed on e-conomic, we took care of that too, using the product details we got from Amazon.
Drafting an Invoice on e-conomic: With all the necessary customer and product information sorted on e-conomic, we were able to generate an invoice draft. This is essentially a rough version of the bill, allowing for any last-minute checks or changes before it's finalized and sent off.
This is the way we simplified the invoicing process for Hi-Fi Freaks. With Cloudify as our secret weapon, we brought efficiency and automation to their business, leaving them more time to focus on what they do best - providing excellent audio products for their customers.
Automations delivered - SaaS apps that helped Hi-Fi Freaks grow:
- Amazon: Amazon allowed the company to attract and serve a diverse and extensive customer base.
- e-conomic: e-conomic, a leading cloud-based accounting software, streamlined Hi-Fi Freaks' accounting and invoicing processes.
Our solution provided significant benefits for Hi-Fi Freaks. They saw an impressive reduction in the time taken to generate and manage invoices, from a few hours to just a few minutes. This efficiency gain allowed them to focus more on their core business activities, like product development and customer service.
Errors in invoicing and accounting dropped dramatically, improving their financial reporting accuracy and reducing customer complaints related to invoicing errors. The automation also enabled them to handle the growing sales volume effortlessly, paving the way for further business expansion.
Overall, our automatic invoicing solution streamlined Hi-Fi Freaks’ business operations, reduced costs, and improved their operational efficiency, all while providing them with more time to focus on growing their business and satisfying their customers.
Why Cloudify becomes the perfect choice for Hi-Fi Freaks?
Let's explore the reason:
- Strong partnerships: Being an official partner of e-conomic, Cloudify can leverage the power and flexibility of these platforms, creating a streamlined and efficient workflow. Our deep understanding of Amazon's APIs, combined with our proficiency in e-conomic's invoicing and accounting system, enabled us to provide a custom-fit automated solution that perfectly aligned with Hi-Fi Freaks’ business requirements.
- Automation Experts: Our team comprises skilled automation experts who go beyond app implementation. We excel in integrating systems and orchestrating related automation processes. This expertise ensures a comprehensive approach to streamlining operations and maximising efficiency.
- Process Consultants: At Cloudify, we are more than just an automation provider. We serve as your trusted process consultants, guiding businesses towards holistic growth. By leveraging smarter workflows and intelligent processes, we help optimise operations, enhance sales performance, and drive revenue growth.
- Diverse Offerings: Our range of offerings includes digital analysis, SaaS implementation, and automation solutions. This comprehensive suite of services enables us to address various aspects of your business requirements and support your growth journey effectively.
- Marketplace by Cloudify: As part of our commitment to delivering value, we have curated our own marketplace featuring a wide range of apps with predefined workflows. This marketplace serves as a valuable resource for businesses seeking ready-to-use solutions and accelerating their automation initiatives.
- Customisation Capabilities: We understand that every business is unique, and their automation needs may vary. Cloudify excels in providing customised solutions tailored to fit both simple and complex automation requirements. Our ability to adapt to your specific needs ensures that you receive an automation solution that perfectly aligns with your business goals.
About Hi-Fi Freaks
Products and services
Retail sale of electronic goods, electrical appliances or photographic equipment via internet