Brikl’s Monthly Wrap Up (June 2023)
We're having a bit of a growth spurt...
New client alert
Objet Expression is a French company that provides services to various accounts throughout France, catering to both large and small businesses.
Its partnership with Brikl marks an important milestone for Objet Expression as it signifies its entry into the heady world of e-commerce!
Brikl will serve as its first e-commerce platform, enabling Objet Expression to expand its reach and offer its products and services online.
To ensure seamless integration between their e-commerce platform and their existing business processes, Objet Expression will integrate Brikl with their ERP system, Sellsy. This integration will streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enable better inventory, orders, and customer data management.
New client alert
Branded Solutions is a small-medium-sized distributor-decorator in Minnesota, USA. They service regional companies and teams with team stores.
As a result of their new agreement with Brikl, they will be migrating their 30-40 stores over to Brikl’s platform from InkSoft!
The brand’s highly-motivated sales-driven owner hopes to have 60-80 stores active with Brikl by the end of the year and requires no integrations.
New client alert
Fully Promoted is a well-established franchise group that operates in the promotional products and marketing services industry. As a small to medium-sized distributor within the Fully Promoted franchise group, this particular company plays a crucial role in distributing products and services to its customers.
By partnering with the distributor within the Fully Promoted franchise group, Brikl aims to leverage their existing network and reach a broader customer base. The successful launch of the team wear and fan wear store will serve as a testament to the capabilities of Brikl’s technology, attracting more businesses within Fully Promoted to adopt the platform for their own customized product needs.
Together, this partnership aims to provide businesses within the Fully Promoted network with advanced customization and e-commerce solutions, enabling them to offer unique and personalized products to their customers while streamlining their operational processes.
New client of the month
BKK walkthrough with Ella!
As you sit at your desk in your PJs with hair like Mufasa from The Lion King, you might think, “Wait a minute, isn’t remote work all the rage these days?”
You’re absolutely right! And a bit wrong, as you can see from Ella’s video walkthrough.
Now, don’t get us wrong. We love working remotely, and the flexibility it offers is fantastic. But there’s something undeniably cool about working in an office that allows for face-to-face interactions, fostering collaboration and teamwork.
It’s easier to bounce ideas off colleagues, engage in spontaneous brainstorming sessions, and build a strong sense of camaraderie. The energy and synergy that come from working together in person can lead to enhanced creativity and problem-solving. And what better office to do it in than THIS one.
Update from tech team
From speeding up apps with cache invalidation to design system documentation improvements, we’ve got the lowdown from the tech team. And trust us when we say that there are some exciting things in the pipeline!
Employee Personal Milestone
I’ve been practicing Martial Arts for six years now, and it’s become a big part of my life. Alongside Brazillian Jiujitsu, I’ve studied grappling (NoGi), Capoeira, Boxing, and Muay Thai (to different degrees!) for six years.
My love for Muay Thai was a key factor in my decision to relocate to Thailand 3 years ago; I came to Thailand for a short project contract to work here for a few months while I trained, then COVID hit! I fell in love with the country and people while I was here and have been in Thailand since.
I’d always wanted to try Brazillian Jiujitsu but found it a little intimidating as it is a peculiar sport. I finally started just over a year ago. It took a few months to get comfortable because it’s very close contact, and you will often use your legs to hold your opponent in a position. It was so awkward at first!
We like to joke when we train that BJJ is ‘full contact cuddling,’ ‘involuntary yoga,’ or my personal favourite nickname: ‘The gentle art of folding clothes while people are still in them.’ It’s about the only contact sport where you can win while upside down on the ground!
The championship took place over the last weekend in May. For the last three months, I’ve only trained in JiuJitsu and grappling. Training has been up to 10 times a week, and I even needed a notebook with plans and strategies for the match as BJJ is very technical: there can be more than 20 steps in a particular move!
There were a couple of matches, but you can see the second and third-place participants in the photo. In third place was an American lady who had come to Phuket (in the South of Thailand to train), and in second was a Russian lady who had moved to Thailand last year.
My match with the second-place winner was difficult; we were tied for points and went to overtime, but I caught her in the overtime by knee-sliding out of her attack and taking the mount, which gave me the points needed to win!
I hope to compete again in August to target my Blue Belt. Maybe after this, I would love to take a trip to Japan to learn some Bojutsu, or the Philippines to learn Eskrima.
Mega congratulations to our superstar, Ella!
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To make managing your store even easier, we’ve created a feature to automatically open and close your MicroStore. Simply set the times, start and end dates in the backend, and your store will automatically open and close accordingly.
You can also easily schedule multiple cycles for your store, ensuring effortless deployment in the future.
You can find these settings in Dashboard > Microstore > Availability tab.
This update allows multiple orders to be selected at once, as well as payment and shipment status information in bulk.
- We’ve introduced an improved UI with color-coded statuses.
- The newly implemented action bar allows you to select and update the payment status, shipment status or export a document for the order.
You can now customize a non-transactional payment method in your purchase order stores, e.g., via payroll.
Taking online experiences offline: FARFETCH
Not only has FARFETCH pioneered an e-commerce platform for luxury brands, but it was an early adopter of augmented reality try-on tools on Snapchat at its London flagship store.
As customers check in, smart mirrors show a customer’s wish list and suggest products using artificial intelligence, RFID-enabled clothing racks that ping a customer’s smartphone, and more. FARFETCH also uses this technology to collect data to improve the customer experience.
“From the very start, we essentially connected physical inventory to a digital platform,” said CEO José Neves in an interview with BusinessofFashion.com. “Three key facts: No. 1, digital is completely influencing consumer behavior and the creation of desire; No. 2, online is growing much faster than offline; but three, offline is still — and will be — where the vast majority of transactions take place. So how do you make sense of all of this?”
Short of a Snapchat mirror and AR-ready experiences, promotional businesses can create twinned online and offline experience from events.
Better together: Brikl x Aturian
Aturian’s ERP platform, crafted by industry experts, is designed to meet the unique needs of promotional product distributors. All while offering customization and integrations available only to large-scale systems outside the promotional products industry.
The partnership between Brikl and Aturian will enable businesses to offer their customers a truly immersive and interactive shopping experience. Through numerous conversations, industry insight from professionals, and customer feedback, Brikl and Aturian have identified several operational inefficiencies that their collaboration aims to address.
“We are truly excited to see this partnership come to fruition and with it, all of the benefits that current and future Aturian clients can enjoy. Aturian’s vision for the future has always been based on being open, flexible, adaptable, and highly customizable. Brikl’s platform and vision for growth are a perfect match for this philosophy.” Aturian’s Matt Staff, Director of Sales, comments.
Full press release coming soon!
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