TCT Graphics is a leading supplier of cut vinyl films, laminate products, and other signage products in Canada. With over 20 years of experience in the field under its belt, TCT has risen to the top of the industry with a name for quality and customer service. It is focused on economic signage products delivered on time to industrial and commercial clients across the country.
- Intelligent inventory management
- Customer margins
- Quantity discount calculator
- Dedicated client logins
- Ecommerce system
- Online ordering system
- Advanced pricing control system
- Dedicated client logins with custom pricing margins
- Discount calculator based on order quantity
- Web-based inventory control system for real-time updates and dashboards with stock information
- Full ecommerce solution for customers to place orders and track them
- Client mailer system allows for email notifications sent automatically
TCT Graphics Products was in need of better client communications and inventory control, as everything was done manually. Their customers were unable to customize products the way they wanted. They were also unable to conduct business online, and there was no order system worth speaking of. This resulted in a lowered sales volume. Since the inventory was updated manually, there were many errors and added expenses as a result.
Type of Systems Used in Project
Price calculators with advanced capabilities met unique situations where complicated calculations involving multiple variables were required. The functionality of the calculators varied based on client needs, with features like quantity-based discounts, price margin management, additional options, and real-time updates to the displayed price. These calculator tools were implemented into various client systems including product builders, online ordering systems, and assembly selection. Depending on requirements, additional functionality to set custom price margins was programmed. Additionally, personalized pricing information was displayed to individual users based on order history and other predetermined factors.
Each pricing calculator was designed to meet specific criteria for each client. These custom systems were designed to adapt to the unique needs of each business and its specialized operations, with the ability to adapt to multiple complex variables in real-time. This greatly improved user satisfaction due to immediate results when making item selections or building products online. Designed to be integrated into multiple client systems, these calculators met exact requirements in terms of customizability and functionality. Custom price margins enabled users with administrative access to define parameters such as quantity-based discounts, promotional offers, individual product price margins, and more. This resulted in a more personalized pricing information display for users.Learn More
Currently, there are various commercially available software applications to facilitate e-commerce functionality such as Shopify. These have a fixed set of features that are meant to work with straightforward e-commerce operations. However, in more complicated scenarios, these lack features to meet the unique needs of individual businesses.
Complex e-commerce solutions were designed and tailored to meet specialized requirements such as customizable price margins, connectivity to product builder tools, quantity-based discount calculations and connection to CRM and ERP systems. Order placement features included support for QR codes or scanner guns. Additionally, special rate calculators and communication with multiple shipping carrier databases were designed. These features were implemented based on client needs in order to improve the specific capabilities of e-commerce systems unique to each client.Learn More
Product configuration systems allow businesses to process orders efficiently while allowing customers to build their own products. These builders are highly beneficial in improving organization and accessibility for customers, especially in situations that involve a large number of components and customizations with near-infinite permutations and combinations. This type of interactive system lets customers personalize their order at multiple points for a product and then automatically generates SKU for the final product, thus reducing errors. It also tailors quotes based on the consumer’s selection of products. Furthermore, the custom compatibility filters are applied automatically, which displays only the relevant results for the selections. This integration eliminates human interaction from the product selection process which in turn eliminates human error. Real-type visual updates to selection previews enable buyers to see the exact product that they plan on buying, leading to a significantly higher customer satisfaction rate.Learn More
User Accounts and Logins
User accounts grant controllable access to specific features within a system. Dedicated login spaces for various user types included multiple specialized features to meet specific requirements. Access control features permitted accounts with administrative access to limit users to specific information and resources within these spaces. Additionally, unique data such as resources, items, products, offers, and dedicated pricing information could be displayed within accounts.Learn More