12 Apr AppZone exposes SMEs to global market with Tradeport
By Laju Iren,
One of the setbacks Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs always have is inability to showcase products to the global market. But in recent times, that is also becoming history as technology continues to narrow the gap, blot out the lines between the developed and developing economies and make the world a global village. As such, the global market gradually ceases to be the exclusive preserve of the developed economies. With innovative technological solutions, the local farmer can now attract a foreign buyer for his products and the hitherto small businesses now have the opportunity to spread wares where otherwise large corporations showcase theirs. All these would not have been possible without innovations like TradePort; a web storefront solution developed by Nigerian software company, AppZone to offer merchants the opportunity to automate all of their business processes.Tradeport manages the business operations of the Retailers on its platform hence, enabling banks to get up to date financial operations data of each retailer for easier loan qualification assessment and targeted marketing. Tradeport allows merchants own a website to sell their products at no extra cost. This merchant website, once activated, is integrated to the back office solution and directly impacts on the merchantâ€™s inventory and financial accounting. AppZone, provides home-grown software solutions for the financial services industry. Key features of Tradeport include core sales process automation and inventory management, automated financial accounting and IFRS compliant reporting, flexible user-customizable web store front complete with payment gateway and courier service provider integration, Bank account management and electronic payment and many more. According to AppZone, those who adopt the Tradeport solution enjoy numerous benefits such as real-time, anywhere visibility and monitoring of operations, improved customer reach through access to previously unreachable online customers, access to world class technology at low initial and on-going cost, enhanced control and tracking of product pricing, sales, and cash collections and ability to achieve low cost and seamless card payment acceptance. By integrating directly to payment terminals and linking sales orders to payment transactions, TradePort affords retail merchants easy reconciliation of card payments and helps them trace each successful payment to its corresponding credit entry in the Bank statement.