GraduationSource was determined to disrupt this model, going direct to the schools and the students and passing the saving back to the schools, PTA and students. But each school has unique pricing and packages, so to do this, they needed to transform into a more modern, eCommerce-like business, with custom online stores for each store, where ordering, customization and fulfillment could all run in a smooth, efficient and automated manner.
GraduationSource successfully achieved their goal of changing a traditional industry and bringing it more into the eCommerce model by developing an efficient order management and fulfillment system for their business. Now with Celigo’s Magento Connector, they can promise same-day shipping and deliver on their promise. They are able to build out individual stores for each school that approaches them for graduation apparel, saving time and money for all parties involved.
- Enabled the organization to have one dashboard to manage sales, purchasing, inventory, accounting, and shipping.
- Decreased lead-time on fulfillment: orders made by 3pm are picked and shipped the same day.
- Created potential for expanding their business via multiple web stores catering to different audiences.
- Decreased data transfer time: data sync used to take up to 1 hour; now it happens in real time.
- Increased efficiency within the organization—now only 1 contact is needed to manage orders from schools.