Alpha International launches new webshop based on open source: Batavi


8th of July, 2011 Bookmark and Share
The Netherlands, July 7, 2011: Alpha International is launching its new Batavi based webshop, in collaboration with Iceshop. Batavi is a state-of-the-art open source ecommerce platform that specializes in solutions for the online channel. Alpha International has selected Iceshop to implement this complex project because of the Batavi open source web services concept. The new shop of Alpha International has a number of important features. It is multilingual, opened up for prospects to request a price quote, and has an intuitive navigation added. Furthermore, by fully integrating with the internal ERP system from Alpha International, customers have the option of real-time inventory and price checks, but also can look into outstanding orders, returns, and electronic invoices.

Customers can use the product selector with "pre and after search" capabilities, to rapidly find the right products and place an order directly if desired. Besides, the possibility is created to easily place an order by uploading an Excel sheet. Useful when it concerns large orders or repeat orders. The collaboration between the Iceshop Batavi team and the "in house” team of Alpha International, has made it possible to reflect the customized logistic processes of Alpha International into the online shop. The efficient shop connects with Alpha International's philosophy to distribute printing supplies at low market prices.
See http://www.alpha-international.eu/ and http://www.batavi.org/.

About Alpha International
Alpha International is a distributor of original electronic office supplies and belongs to the top five in Europe. Only A-brands for the European market are distributed to retailers such as wholesale, retail and webshops with IT and office products. To ensure an international coverage Alpha International has sales offices in the Netherlands (headquarters), Germany, England and France.

About Iceshop BV
Iceshop BV, part of iMerge BV including Icecat NV, is since 1998 leader in e-business solutions in the sectors IT, Telecom and Consumer Electronics. Iceshop has 12 years of experience in interfaces and supply chain integration, and has her 12 years of expertise successfully translated to its open-source ecommerce platform Batavi (Latin for Batavians).
Since 2007 Iceshop has been developing Batavi, which primarily distinguishes itself as a channel solution through seamless XML-EDI links with distributors, Icecat and e-order systems. Batavi distinguishes itself further by an object-oriented integration and data exchange model and a designer driven CSS template system, in which design and code are completely separate.

More Info:
- http://www.alpha-international.eu/
- Niek von Reth Tel: +31 24 357 9963, E-mail: n.v.reth@alpha-international.eu
- http://www.iceshop.nl/ en http://www.batavi.org/
- Bert van Gerwen Tel: +31 302765486, E-mail: bert@iceshop.nl
karina Miñano
Iceshop BV, part of iMerge BV including Icecat NV, is since 1998 leader in e-business solutions in the sectors IT, Telecom and Consumer Electronics. Iceshop has 12 years of experience in interfaces and supply chain integration, and Iceshop BV, part of iMerge BV including Icecat NV, is since 1998 leader in e-business solutions in the sectors IT, Telecom and Consumer Electronics. Iceshop has 12 years of experience in interfaces and supply chain integration, and has her 12 years of expertise successfully translated to its open-source ecommerce platform Batavi (Latin for Batavians).