Endless Aisles® Lite, is a pared-down and easier-to-manage version of our existing web integration offering through Shopify. We know how difficult and time-consuming data entry can be for the products you sell within your brick and mortar store. Endless Aisles Lite gives you access to the thousands of product data entries we have created for $19/month. This means that you don't have research product information in order highlight them on your website. You also don't need to reach out to manufacturers and distributors for product updates when there is a conversation or brand expansion.
We also created Endless Aisles Lite as an easy way for you to offer your customers the convenience of buying online, while still giving you the complete control on how customers receive their orders. Endless Aisles® Lite allows retailers to access the Endless Aisles® catalog, publish only the inventory you carry in store, and offer in-store pick-up or local delivery from your online store.
There are two main ways to take advantage of Endless Aisles® Lite. As the retailer, you can either create a shopping-site linked from your current website, or you can transfer your content to the Shopify platform. Both options do require a Shopify site. For Endless Aisles Lite, we recommend using the Shopify Basic option which is $29/month. Shopify Basic will give you the necessary capabilities to get an online store up and running. If you have a well-designed site that is hosted on something other than Shopify, you'll need to put a button or link in the navigation of your website that links to your Shopify Basic site. If you would like to give your whole website a makeover, you'll want to recreate the elements you like on Shopify which will give your customers a unified experience when shopping with you online. Learn more in our blog post: 10 Essential Design Features For Your Ecommerce Site.
No matter how you choose to use Endless Aisles® Lite, it allows you to have full access to the Endless Aisles® catalog and you'll be able to sell the products online that you carry in-store, allowing your customers to easily order an item for either in-store pickup, or home delivery.
For more information and an overview of if Endless Aisles® Lite would work for you and your store, please read our blog entry here.