What Web Developers and our Winery Clients Say About Nexternal
Our goal is to provide the best shopping cart software and expert customer support in the eCommerce industry. Many of our clients have given us permission to publish their feedback and testimonials on our website, and we're thrilled with what they have to say about the Nexternal eCommerce Platform and our team.
Katie Partridge - NinthVector - Lebanon, New Hampshire
“We have worked with Nexternal for the better part of ten years and continue to appreciate the responsive, quality customer service they provide to their eCommerce clients as well as to the firms like us who work with those clients. Nexternal Solutions provides a reliable and user-friendly platform for selling products online - one that compliments the brand-building services we provide including online marketing and social networking.”
Leslie Decker - E-Data Solutions, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
“Over the years we've been presented with finding solutions for some particularly quirky product scenarios for our clients' online stores. In the past, it has often times resulted in our clients making concessions to their wants and needs... that is, until several years ago when we were introduced to Nexternal's E-commerce software. Now the requests that used to be a challenge almost always result in "Yes, we can make that happen!"
Nexternal is continuously improving their system and what it brings to the table. Many companies simply do not have budgets available for continual website development, IT support staff to monitor servers, or the resources available to stay on top of security issues and threats. That's part of the beauty of Nexternal - with using their amazing software, you also have peace of mind that your online store is up & running, secure, and backed by their support staff.
For many of our clients their online store is their main sales channel, so anything other than having it up and running 100% of the time is not an option. For our Nexternal clients, that is something that I no longer worry about!”
Dave Lemke - The Website Shack - Atlanta, GA
“Nexternal provides an Order Management System that offers a complete eCommerce solution. With Nexternal, we have been able to implement an Affiliate sales program, schedule holiday discount programs, institute coupon codes and offer inventory from multiple fulfillment centers. Nexternal delivers where other providers fall flat. Instead of making sacrifices for our clients, we have been able to not only meet their expectations in an order management system, but also provide additional features offered by Nexternal to increase visibility and sales.
As a web developer, providing my clients with a fully functioning online store is at the top of my list. With Nexternal, I am provided a platform that offers my clients everything needed for success. Nexternal provides online consumers a seamless browsing and shopping experience. Customer feeback regarding the ordering process, ease of navigation and functionality of the eCommerce platform has all been positive.
Nexternal can't be beat when it comes to customer service. Our Account Executive has reached out to assist us on weekends, holidays and even while on vacation. With Nexternal, you are not just an account number. They go out of their way to make sure you understand that the support and knowledge needed for your success are available to you at anytime.
My clients have reported up to a 300% increase in online sales since the integration with Nexternal. Previous eCommerce providers limited the success of an online shopping experience. With Nexternal, the features needed for the development and marketing of the clients storefront and the improved customer shopping experience are provided at your fingertips. ”
Nathan Smallcomb - Already Set Up - Santa Rosa, CA
“Nexternal is the only eCommerce solution that gives us complete control of the final product. As a developer we appreciate the flexibility of the Nexternal API and combined with their robust layout editor, Nexternal enables us to deliver exactly what the client wants.”
Nicole Rienecker - neekdesign - San Francisco, CA
“Neekdesign has worked with Nexternal since 1999. The Nexternal platform has been, and continues to be, one of the most solid and full-featured eCommerce systems available. It is our first choice in eCommerce for all of our clients. As designers and developers, we appreciate the ease of use and flexibility to mask our website design's look-and-feel with the Nexternal System. We also appreciate the speed and secure performance of the back-end technology on which the platform is built. We know with certainty that our clients service needs will be provided for, that we will be able to make updates easily and quickly if our clients need a design change, and that the Nexternal system provides an accessible gateway to the search engines and social networking arenas that are so much a part of our clients' marketing strategies.”
Misty Martin - Magnolia Bakery - New York, NY
“I'm always impressed about how easy it is to add new items and make changes to our online store. The functionality is robust and intuitive. The order processing is extremely easy to use, both for our employees and for our customers. The customer service that we have received from Nexternal from our account rep has been excellent. He is always available and ready to answer my questions or walk me through different options to help me determine the best solution for the needs of my customers. He is kind, sincere, professional and takes the time to make sure I fully understand my options from every angle. ”
Dan Green - Simple Truths - Naperville, IL
“We've increased our online sales volume 50 fold with the help of Nexternal. The order management system deployed quickly and gave us a world-class infrastructure to grow our business. Due to the success of a viral marketing campaign, our online orders literally skyrocketed from 6 per day to 106 per day overnight. Since that time we have had days where we've taken and processed more than 1800 orders through the system - something that would not have been possible with our past eCommerce solution.
The online store is very easy to navigate and manage. So much so that we are able to delegate setup and support tasks to individuals without any technology background. Our Nexternal Account Executive has played a critical role in our success. His knowledge of not only the technology, but of the industry's best practices has been very valuable to Simple Truths.”
Susan Kunisky - Hershey Entertainment and Resorts - Hershey, PA
“Our Nexternal Account Manager has been amazing. He is available whenever I need him, and is very quick to help with whatever we need. We feel like he is a member of our team, and he's a big reason we are sticking with the Nexternal eCommerce Platform. ”
Robert F. Skaff Jr - DiNotte Lighting USA - Hampton, NH
“DiNotte Lighting USA makes world class bicycle headlights and bicycle taillights. Our main focus is on building products and servicing our customers across the globe. When it was time to move our online store to the next level, we chose Nexternal. The Nexternal store gave us all the features we needed, plus the assurance that a support staff would be ready to deal with technical issues should a problem arise. Our integration was smooth, accurate and we have enjoyed a highly functional system that is both reliable and easy for our staff to operate and maintain. ”
Scot Nicol - Ibis Cycles - Aptos, CA
“Ibis Cycles is a small, rapidly growing manufacturer of high-end bicycles and accessories. Rapid growth means you need to stay light on your feet. The flexibility of Nexternal's order processing and catalog management is incredibly easy to use, and has been able to handle every change we've made.
Nexternal lets us define the user experience in our store. It's very important for us to make the customer feel comfortable, and by allowing us design flexibility, our customers still feel right at home, like they've never left the Ibis site.
At Ibis, we're proud to be known for our strong customer support. We feel it is an extremely important component of a running a good business and always pay attention to how other businesses handle their customer support. We are happy to say that Nexternal exceeds our expectations in the every area of customer support and responsiveness.”
Colleen Jobe - Wild Olive - Dublin, OH
“Order processing is very easy and organized, as well as product catalog management. It makes our jobs very easy. Reporting is great, too - it's easy to keep track of sales, coupon use, discounts, etc. The cart is wonderful - we like the fact that it's continually visible in the sidebar and it's easy for customers to use.
Our support rep does an excellent job of helping me with any questions I have. He's got great knowledge of the product and is very responsive to my emails and calls. I am very pleased with the support. He also sends me the latest updates and enhancements.”
Rob Cox - PoolCenter.com - Springfield, VA
“Our previous platform was not able to deliver consistent availability for our online shoppers. Daily outages frustrated our staff and our customers. During our peak season, the staff at Nexternal made our migration fast, painless and complete with no down time. The Nexternal platform has provided us with unparalleled uptime, with literally zero outage.
Responsive, fully featured and on the cutting edge of best practices used to increase conversion rates, our orders soared almost overnight. As good as the product is, the staff is even more responsive. I have sent emails to our Nexternal rep on Saturday evening, and received almost immediate response. Unlike the experience with many providers, our Account Executive never abandoned us, but rather has become a trusted advisor, continuing as our technical / operations rep. The help available within Nexternal is very thoughtfully written, however, and we don't need to seek further help very often.”
Dennis Bell - Lewis Cellars - Napa Valley, CA
“The Order Management System is the only system to ever thoroughly meet our needs. From the hip, I can say that monthly sales are up 30-40% over prior months without Nexternal's e-commerce system in place.
The system is intuitive, simple and effective. We're very happy with it. The Tell-A-Friend application is excellent! We don't get much feedback about the storefront from customers, but when we do, it's always very positive. My interpretation is that people are very satisfied with the process - otherwise we'd be getting negative feedback; e.g. "no news is good news."
Order confirmation and shipping confirmation e-mails are professional looking and contribute to customers' comfort level and satisfaction with the purchase and the overall shopping experience. Again, this is a well thought-out, simple, and user-friendly shopping environment. Nexternal is providing a virtual storefront that complements and enhances our brand and identity as an ultra-premium winery.
Our Account Executive is the most capable and responsive account rep - from every vendor and industry - that I have ever worked with, period. He's quick to diagnose, research and/or resolve every issue I throw at him and his timely, professional response is greatly valued. He continues to be a great resource for improvements and new ideas in addition to solving problems or identifying potential solutions to them. He has contributed significantly to our success. And, notwithstanding the above comments, which are sincere, he's just a darn nice guy to work with; with equal parts of technical and interpersonal skill.”
Jeff Pisoni - Pisoni & Lucia - Napa Valley, CA
“Nexternal is doing a great job of meeting our online business needs. They are extremely reliable for our customer security, order processing, and our reporting. By working with Nexternal, we were able to customize our shopping cart for better convenience of the consumer- therefore creating a better experience for the shopper. We now receive much positive feedback about the layout of our shopping cart.
Our customer service representative has done a fantastic job of working with us on our account. She was thoughtful, informative and patient with our needs while we redesigned our shopping cart. Regarding work during the remainder of the year on more standard matters, she is always available and has proven to be responsive very quickly on urgent matters. This assistance has given much reassurance in Nexternal's reliability. We see our direct sales increase on a yearly basis. We suppose this may be from a variety of reasons, but one part the definitely contributes is the ever-evolving technology that Nexternal works with.”
Jo Dayoan - Silverado Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA
“In the first three months with Nexternal, online sales surpassed the previous eighteen months! Our customers had a very easy transition from the previous shopping cart. Support has always been superb. I really value the e-mails regarding product updates - explanations have been well thought out. Order processing is very streamlined. Adding, copying and editing products is easy to execute. ”
Ruth Fevre - Andretti Winery - Napa Valley, CA
“I can give nothing but a glowing review of Nexternal! It is very user friendly, intuitive and does just about everything I need in order to make our business a continuing success. Order Processing: Couldn't be any easier! Very user -friendly and easy to manipulate order data. Product Catalog Management: Fantastic! It allows us to again, manipulate each item in our catalog to meet our specific needs. We really like being able to do pricing tiers, volume pricing, etc. Reporting: Another great item! It allows me to create reports for just about anything that I need from tax reports to catalog reports.
The updates have been very informative and useful. Every time I turn around, Nexternal has added a new and useful feature to my system. My Account Executive rep is the best! It seems that she always has the answer to what I need right at her proverbial fingertips! All of the reps that I have spoken with at Nexternal are great! ”
Karen Williams - Acme Fine Wines - Saint Helena,CA
“Nexternal came very highly recommended to ACME Fine Wines when we began our quest for an order management system. It wasn't until we did extensive research on the competition that we realized Nexternal was the right choice for our boutique wine shop's needs. Reporting capabilities are extensive and results are concise both of which are extremely useful for our needs. Order processing is simple which allows us more time to sell, our main directive.
Our customers rave about the ease of navigation while shopping and processing orders and for us, Nexternal's eye on customer service adds one more reason they are the perfect choice for our online order management needs. In the beginning stages of the website building/merging, we weren't sure if the process would be easily navigated without distraction, but having the shopping cart in plain view at all times makes the experience quick and leaves no surprises at the checkout.
What Nexternal offers by way of product support, enhancements, updates and responsiveness is next to genius. Our small business relies on quick, knowledgeable and friendly customer service to help us stand apart from other boutique wine shops and we feel that Nexternal matches our needs for those same qualities. The ability to be able to speak with a live person during business hours is imperative and somewhat of a dying enterprise, but not so with Nexternal. The use of webinars to help in the learning process is key. We, as a team, use them to familiarize ourselves with processes before implementing and they are quite valuable. ”
Trent Moffett - Moffett Vineyards and C&T Cellars - Napa Valley, CA
“I believe Nexternal has the best shopping cart in the business. The order management system is excellent, order processing is fast and easy, product catalog management is simple to set up and the reporting is very detailed. Using Nexternal's software has increased my sales and my understanding of my clients.
As for customer service, I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone I've worked with understands the system inside and out and has been extremely helpful. My contact has gone out of her way to help me through the start up process and has made it fun and easy.”
Brian Thompson - Krupp Brothers - Napa, CA
“Our sales have increased by leaps and bounds since we partnered with Nexternal. Previously, customers would have to print out an order form from our website and fax the form in. Now, it's as simple as a few clicks of the mouse, and their orders are complete. We couldn't be happier with the improvements in our direct sales since we partnered with Nexternal.
The Order Management System is easy to use and allows us to accurately manage and monitor our online sales. We can track each step of the process, from when the order is placed to when we fulfill the order with our warehouse to when the order ships. More importantly, it allows our customers to stay updated on the status of their orders. The product catalog is simple to set up. The reporting tools are excellent, allowing our winery to see which products are moving and which need more attention.
Nexternal has created a online store that is easy and simple for customers to use. Products are easy to find. Repeat customers can log in and have all of their shipping and billing information stored in the system, making ordering a breeze!
Our Account Manager has been a true asset. No matter the question, she is there to provide a quick and easy solution. This was our first experience in setting up an online store, and everyone at Nexternal made the process simple and easy for us to understand.”
Monica Bennion - Scott Harvey Wines - Saint Helena, CA
“The OMS setup is user friendly and order processing is easy. I like the connections between Authorize.net and Nexternal. This is incredibly helpful when making changes to a customer order. The connection between ShipCompliant and Nexternal is also very helpful, as it allows us to see why an order was not compliant and make changes. Creating reports is very simple, and the selection is endless. I like that there is a breakdown between the cost of goods, tax and shipping and then an overall total.”
Wendy Morrow - Tara Bella Winery - Santa Rosa, CA
“Order Processing has become such a breeze, along with the Catalog Management. After my account manager held my hand and walked me through the set up process, I was able to grasp the concepts and proceed on my own. Most of the reporting is easy to use and suits my needs. Again, once Pamela walked me through the process... I have been able to manage this easily on my own. My account manager is a marketing GENIUS..... Her thought process is extraordinary.... with the ability to transfer her ideas succinctly.
Almost all of the people I have talked to have had only positive comments on the ease of ordering. Because of the "Review Reminder" that goes out 30 days after an order is placed, we have received many positive reviews from our customers..... Love it! ”
Wes Hagen - Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines - Lompoc, CA
“We have easily doubled our online sales since switching to Nexternal. We've also cut the emails like: "Your website store doesn't work, I had problems ordering, etc." Nexternal's software is very intuitive. I rarely need help, but when I do it comes fast and easy. I have experienced great responsiveness from the Nexternal team. ”
Alan K. Brune - Bergstrom Wines - Newberg, OR
“Nexternal has been a great turnkey module for our website and has proven invaluable in streamlining the order process and increasing our sales. While we have been contacted by other vendors to switch our platform to theirs, my response has been why would I want to do it? Nexternal works - plain and simple and I have incredible confidence that when I have questions or issues I can contact our product support team member he will get back to me promptly and with the right answer. Having that support there is invaluable and is one of the biggest reasons I don't even entertain the idea of moving at this point.”
Janie Auspitz - The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company - Philadelphia, PA
“Order processing is extremely simple and I am learning how to use reports, mass emails,special notifications, and refunds (fabulous - I used to have to process a check for refunds!) I also know that I can make changes to my website in the future without worry, which is a huge benefit. I could not be more satisfied or grateful that I found Nexternal and partnered with them.I just calculated the sales for the same two week period last year, and since switching to Nexternal my sales have actually doubled. I can't believe there would be such a significant difference in such a short period of time. Way to go, Nexternal! My only regret after that moment was that I waited 4 years to switch to Nexternal. ”
John Jordan - Sage Products - Cary, IL
“With Nexternal, Sage Products has increased its eCommerce business 41% over the previous year. We constantly hear from our customers how easy the site is to use and that is why they keep coming back to order with us. Furthermore, the Customer Service I receive from my Nexternal account manager is top-notch with response times in MINUTES not days.”
Stefan Sargent - Rough Linen - San Rafael, CA
“On Jan. 1, 2013 at 2:00 am with the help of our Nexternal Rep, we went live. My rep is in nearby Napa, CA, but she could have been anywhere - still it was reassuring to know that if it all went terribly wrong, she could drive here, and I knew she would. There was no need - a few hours after making the switch to Nexternal, we had our first sale, then the next, the next and ... On day one, I could have easily written words of praise, still there's no point in saying how great Nexternal and their customer service is, if it doesn't show up in good, old-fashioned ROI. Was it worth all my time, all Pamela's time and the extra expense? Heck, yes. Just 24 days after our launch and sales are UP 100% on January 2012. All this with no advertising and no special promotion. Customers like to know that even though we are selling a craft product, there's a professional side to the business. That's the Nexternal effect. Thank you to my rep, thank you Nexternal.”
Thomas Meckfessel - Clavey Paddlesports - Petaluma, CA
“The Order Management System is a nice change from our old system and seems to work well. Order processing is seamless and works great! The other features such as out of stock emails, customer reviews and like/share discounts are really fantastic features. I cannot imagine better support than what I have received from my Account Manager.”
Jane Barthelemy - Marco Polo Designs - Solon, OH
“We built an all-new website using Nexternal's eCommerce software 10 months ago. Choosing Nexternal was one of the best business decisions we've ever made. We find it a robust, multi-faceted package that meets all our needs, with room to grow. As a unique jewelry company with an enormous product line and special needs, we were able to format the product display to highlight the products in a classy, photo-intensive layout. We appreciate their on-screen shopping cart, order confirmation with photo, and all the ease that e-commerce brings us every day. Nexternal's service and updates are excellent and timely. Our Nexternal service manager is a lovely person and also a genius. ”
James Clay - BimmerWorld - Dublin, VA
“Nexternal is an important partner to our company's daily operations and growth. As we work in an evolving online marketplace, Nexternal is responsive to our changing needs and we are additionally able to implement functionality suggested from other top-tier online retailers. I feel we are able to offer our customers the best shopping experience and unique shopping experience due to the horsepower this platform provides. ”
Monica Browne - Old-Country Bakery - Lenexa, KS
“My Account Manager gets a top rating for Customer support. If he does not answer the phone he certainly calls me back in a very timely manner. He has also called in advance of a product roll out and frequently calls to suggest things that may help my business. Kudos to Nexternal. Even with Hurricane Sandy nothing ever skipped a beat.”
Javier Villafana - Tag Toys Inc - Compton, CA
“We've literally doubled our website revenue each month since going live with Nexternal. The dollar value of each order has also increased. We've had more repeat customers these past 2 months with Nexternal than we've had the last 6 months on our old system!
One comment we consistently receive from our customers is that they feel comfortable and safe shopping with us. Repeat customers are ecstatic that the site is much more consumer friendly. They say there's a natural flow to the site structure: finding the product, adding it to their cart, continuing to search and order additional products, viewing the shopping cart at all times, checking out with confidence that their personal info is safe guarded.
This OMS is light years ahead of what we were using last year. It exceeds our online business needs. It's a relief not having to pay extra for adding modules every time you want to add another "bell or whistle". Order processing is a breeze. The learning curve is low. Product catalog management is intuitive and very straight forward. Reporting is wonderful with so many options to choose from. You can dial in any specific product, $ range, demographics range, etc. for a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Nexternal's customer support had been nothing short of amazing. From the very beginning, my AE made the transition smooth and bearable: transferring the site over, making the site SEO friendly, polishing it up and making it more consumer friendly.
I can't help but smile because now we have a website that we can feel proud of.”
Stephanie Stroth - ZD Wines - Napa Valley, CA
“Our online sales have approximately tripled since switching to Nexternal's eCommerce software. ”
Seth Petre - The Bethesda Institute - Watertown, WI
“Nexternal provides an intuitive order management system with a full range of features that meet essentially every need. It's been an absolutely fantastic upgrade from our previous eCommerce solution! The marketing capabilities have not only given us the opportunity to share a variety of discounts for our customers, but also evaluate the effectiveness of those efforts through detailed analysis and reporting.
The on-screen cart gives our customers a clear and functional shopping experience. Nexternal was also able to effectively sync our e-store with our current website, to provide a seamless navigation to convert visitors to paying customers.
If there is one element of Nexternal that stands out to me, it would have to be the customer service. Our Account Manager immediately responds to our every need and explains things in a way that even the least tech-savvy person can understand. Believe me, we had an endless number of questions about the setup and implementation of our store, and he was always extremely helpful with a positive and encouraging attitude. Even when Superstorm Sandy hit, he worked tirelessly to make sure that our e-store rolled out without any problems. It's been fantastic working with him!
Ryan Wilson - Vegan Essentials - Wauwatosa, WI
“Everything with the shopping cart is wonderful! Ease of use is incredible, stability is exceptional, the functions are great...there isn't much else we could want in a system! Customer feedback has been wonderful - all our old customers love the new system so much more than the old one, and now nobody has to write or call saying that they can't figure out how to complete an order.
Support has been fantastic, updates are frequent and loaded with new useful features. Our representative, was more helpful to us in the first week of working with Nexternal than our old rep was in 2 years with our previous e-commerce provider.
Our sales have increased around 50% on the average since switching over to Nexternal, and during the Christmas rush we increased our monthly sales by a whopping 140%. Thank you, Nexternal, for making our business easier to run!”
David Smith - Myss.com - Highland Park, IL
“I am very happy with the software. My Account Executive has been fantastic. He has responded to 100% of everything asked of myss.com. He is a true professional.”
Romina Rasmussen - Les Madeleines - Salt Lake City, UT
“Nexternal's storefront is very easy to use. I love being able to see the cart at all times. I also find the order processing and catalog management to be easy. Most of all, I love the reports! My Account Executive has been GREAT! I am completely new to e-commerce and she's been patient and very helpful with all my questions. When she was out for a few days, I received seamless support when I had a question. She has also taken the time to review my site, without being asked, to make it better. I have recommended Nexternal several times to friends who are considering expanding their businesses online.”
Sean E. Schoepflin - GreenNicotine.com - Tucson, AZ
“Nexternal exceed all my initial expectations. I expect everything I have in place, for my corporation, to run flawlessly. Unfortunately, in the business world I continually get disappointed. However, when it comes to my shopping cart, the folks @ Nexternal have given me one less thing to worry about.
It is clear that Nexternal wrote the book on functionality. Our cart is super easy to use and our average ticket is far more than initially expected. Nexternal seems to have turned one product shoppers into three product buyers.
Nexternal is second to none when it comes to customer support and service. My Account Executive has handled my unrelenting phone calls with patience and a true interest in helping me use Nexternal to the fullest. He has continually gone far beyond what any business can expect from a partner. There is no doubt that my online business would not be this successful without his in-depth analysis, guidance, and execution.
Our monthly sales have greatly increased since using Nexternal and things only seem to be getting better. Nexternal's features continually keep increasing our sales. From the information Nexternal gathers for future campaigns to their customer feedback sections, it is an absolute that Nexternal Solutions makes any corporation better!”
Kimberley Carrasco - VersaSpa by MagicTan - Solon, OH
“I LOVE the order management system. Anytime I wonder about doing a new project, Nexternal makes it so simple to implement. Reports are awesome too. As a brand new eCommerce customer, I am so thrilled with the ease and simplicity Nexternal offers. We took over fulfillment just 6 months ago and have been able to service our customers far better with Nexternal than our competitor!
Our Account Executive is amazing! He responds with an email or phone call in record time! He is always there to answer a question or give us an idea on how to implement a new project, run a report or market to our customers. Nexternal has served us with superior customer service, like no other vendor we have ever dealt with, thank you! Because we directly fulfill and communicate with our customers, we have seen sales double in the last 6 months!”
Aaron Davidson - Lula's Chocolates - Monterey, CA
“Nexternal has made it very easy for our customers to see what they are buying by keeping the shopping cart constantly on the page. The Order Management System has been a real blessing with our order processing. Our number one requirement, when we were selecting a new shopping cart, was that it had to allow multiple ship-to addresses on a single order. Nexternal fulfilled that requirement. It is very simple to process orders.
Nexternal's support has been stellar in every way. I have an assigned staff to help me with my questions and I've never had a question not answered. When my assigned support staff is not available and I've had to talk to someone else, I have found that every person I've talked to knows the product really well and has been able to assist me with any issue without having to be transferred around waiting for an answer.”
William Brownie - HearingPlanet - Brentwood, TN
“Order processing is significantly easier with Nexternal. Integration with the major shipping carriers makes label printing very easy. Reporting for both marketing and accounting is very simple and thorough. The Storefront interface is friendly and the checkout process is simple.
Support could not be better. This is where Nexternal really shines. We have increased sales by more than 50% since implementing Nexternal.”
Derek Wiseman - Zamberlan USA - Pleasanton, CA
“I find Nexternal's software to be very user friendly, well structured and robust. I have had very few issues requiring customer support. However, on the few that I did, the response time and corrective action was quick. 2008 compared to 2007 reflects a month to month (same period) growth ranging from 50-100%. We are expecting 30-60% increase for 2009. ”
Ian Murray - Triathlon Training Series - Los Angeles, CA
“Nexternal's order processing capability is spot on perfect. I love it. The storefront side is very smooth. I've watched over the shoulder of some customers as they've gone through the process and it's worked very well.
As for customer service, our Nexternal contact is brilliant! I feel so lucky to have her. She answers the phone often when I call and either has the answer or gets back to me quickly with a resolution.”
William F. Cole - Mayron Cole Piano Method - Gonzales, TX
“Since switching to Nexternal, our eCommerce sales went from 60% to 99% of overall orders almost overnight! I am certain that this was the result of the much better store front presentation and the ease of use of the shopping cart! That increase means that the transcription errors that often accompany phone orders no longer occur, and our office staff spends more time developing the business instead of answering the phones.
For many years, I knew the improvements that I wanted for my company's online store site. I looked on the internet on a regular basis to find a system that was flexible and easy to use. That combination is quite unusual. Most store sites require you to follow their pattern precisely and force you to change your store to fit their pattern, even if it makes the ordering process very complicated. We had so many written instructions and exceptions on our previous site that people would end up calling our 800 number to place a phone order out of frustration with the online store. About 4 months ago I happened to order some products online. Immediately upon entering the Nexternal Store Front on that site, I could see everything that I wanted on the screen before me: concise store front with a modern appearance; cart always visible; easy to use search box that really works; easy choice of shipping methods; shipping charge available for review on screen before checking out; time in transit; INTUITIVE ordering process; no long, boring, detailed instructions; easy retrieval of previous orders; easy tracking of the progress of current orders. I actually clicked over to the Nexternal Solutions home page before I finished my order because I was so happy to finally have the criteria that our company really needed.
Because of my Account Executive's kind voice and patience, I was able to work though the process of setting up a new store on Nexternal Solutions. Our company will always be thankful for her help because she made it possible for us to grow. We are truly proud of our new e-commerce store.”
Kriste Peoples - Ananke Apollo Institut - Chicago, IL
“I run a small business and we needed to upgrade our online store. Nexternal gave us a presentation that was almost unbelievable and offered us a chance to give their services a sort of test run. My Account Executive was great because he literally sat with me and my colleagues on the phone and patiently answered every question we had while building our store.
Nexternal's support is exceptional in my opinion. Their response time is quick, and I have always felt that they were available whenever I needed help with issues--big or small. In my experience with Nexternal, I have found that I can fully expect them to do what they say they will. I honestly don't have anything that I would change about working with Nexternal. Personally, I feel that they do everything they promised and haven't fallen short of our expectations at all. ”
Ted Greiner - TJB Landscaping - Hamden, CT
“I would recommend Nexternal Solutions for an on-line business because I have found it very easy to be creative, add in special features like product videos, and the back end system has all the features I was looking for. Since I do the creative end on the part that the customer sees, it is easy to add, change, or delete information as I see fit. I do not have to pay someone $125.00 per hour to do it for me like I used to when I hosted my own store. Nexternal Solutions allows you to create almost anything you want the customer to see. If I have a question, they respond immediately. ”
Pat Baker - Saratoga Supplements - Burnt Hills, NY
“The feedback so far has been that our new online store is much easier to navigate through than our old one. It has been well accepted by our existing customers. The reports are very useful and catalog management has been very intuitive.
Nexternal's support is exceptional in my opinion. Their response time is quick, and I have always felt that they were available whenever I needed help with issues--big or small. In my experience with Nexternal, I have found that I can fully expect them to do what they say they will. I honestly don't have anything that I would change about working with Nexternal. Personally, I feel that they do everything they promised and haven't fallen short of our expectations at all.
The automatic up-sell tool, the Social media tools and such have increased our average sale by 12%, which in this economy is awesome. Thanks for everything and keep those revenue enhancers coming.”
Frank T. Jurney - Duval Paint & Decorating - Jacksonville, FL
“First I would like to thank Nexternal Solutions. Using Nexternal for our online store has proven to be the right decision. Since launching our store we have seen a steady upward trend in sales. The tools in our Order Management System including order processing, reporting, marketing and the dashboard have provided us with more access and information than we ever expected. Our Account Manager has been excellent. He listens to our needs and his availability has been outstanding. We are excited by our Nexternal partnership. ”
Ross Hardie - InkJetCarts - Manville, NJ
“What we noticed from our old eCommerce provider in concise short and sweet language: "Well it doesn't do that, so we must do ..... this". What we have noticed from Nexternal in the same short and sweet talk: "Wow, it'll do this and that for us?" I can't thank you enough for a great eCommerce solution that will enable us to grow into the future. I can't tell you the appreciation we have to be able to speak/email a single representative - "a go to person" - instead of being passed around the block to every single employee. You guys are set up right and I hope nothing ever changes but your growth and profits.”
Eric Braha & Michael Endelman - Kids Gold Jewelry Source - Scottsdale, AZ
“Thank you for helping us to implement our new online venture selling kids jewelry. Nexternal simplifies product and data import on a large scale via excel spreadsheets. Managing our store is marvelous and easy to navigate.
We designed our site to be user friendly, and Nexternal compliments this with functionality built in, including easy check-out, unlimited and easy to navigate categories and products, tell a friend, web 2.0, easy to edit articles, online shopper comment boxes, personalized gift messages, and Search Engine Optimized web pages.
Our Account Executive has been informative, thorough and professional in every aspect of our business relationship. Her expertise, prompt response, and her ability to teach us has been invaluable to us in launching our website.”
Charlene Redd - Keepsake Imprints - La Grange, CA
“Since we have switched to Nexternal, our direct monthly sales increased by 34%. Some months are even better. Nexternal is always keeping us updated on new features to help grow our business.
Nexternal has the best customer service that I have come across when dealing with an online store. All the reps are very kind and want to help you in every way they can. I can't emphasize enough that... they KNOW what they are doing. They have walked me through every step of the way and continued working with us to make our website even better! I am very lucky to have found Nexternal. I strongly encourage others to follow in our footsteps and give Nexternal a try, you won't be disappointed.”
Stuart Cutler - Bangalla Organic - Sammamish, WA
“The Nexternal system has simplified our back end processing and added new functions that have allowed us to expand into new areas of eCommerce. Product catalog and order processing are easy to configure, use, and maintain. We continue to receive positive comments on our online store and the overall shopper experience. Search functionality and overall site design make the site quick and simple to navigate even with 16,000 individual skus. Additional functionality such as social media tools and affiliate programs have also enhanced our marketing reach and customer appeal thus further building value in the overall service Nexternal offers.
Nexternal responds promptly to all our questions and their answers are always directed at solving the issue we have. Our business has quick timelines and this level of service is fantastic. New enhancements being released each month also allow us to continue to offer new services to our customers while providing new opportunities to expand into new areas both in terms of sales and marketing. Sales continue to improve month on month and so does the positive customer reaction.”
Leo Joy - Pro-Lens - Goffstown, NH
“The order processing in Nexternal is much better than the osCommerce system we had been using. Accepting orders, printing packaging slips and invoices is very streamlined. Product catalog management is easier to use and does not require web language specific knowledge.
We also like the way the cart is always visible to the customer which creates a better experience for our customers. Nexternal's support has been fantastic! Our account rep is always very responsive, easy to deal with and helps us by suggesting improvements to our store.”
Allie Brackett - ReadeREST - Fullerton, CA
“We, at ReadeREST, do not have a brick-and-mortar store front, just a warehouse. So, our web store is vital to our survival. It is everything! Nexternal has provided our business with the tools it needs to run our web store effectively. But not just Nexternal the ecommerce platform, mainly our rep. I cannot rave or praise her enough for the unmatched customer service and support she provides the ReadeREST team. She is always available to assist us with anything we need or any questions we have. She is extremely knowledgeable in all things related to our order management system and can explain things in an easy-to-understand manner. I cannot speak highly enough of her!”
Michael Terrien - Hanzell Vineyards - Sonoma, CA
“Nexternal provides Hanzell with the tools to customize our sales technique to suit our model. We don't encourage much involvement in the process from our customers, but rather we use Nexternal to organize and execute our releases as pre-arranged allocations of each wine are automatically shipped to each collector. The solution is effective for what is probably an unusual approach in winery direct-sales, and we chose Nexternal for this reason and the low percentage of revenue collected from executing the sales from the back-end. Nexternal handles our needs perfectly well. It allows us to efficiently handle our growth and to provide top-notch customer service. ”
Craig J. Caesar - Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery - Westport, MA
“Nexternal's eCommerce software is set up in such a way that anyone can utilize it. I am not that skilled in computer use, but the system and support provided by those at Nexternal more than make up for my inadequacies.
Order Processing is so easy it's scary! It's actually easier to process orders through the Order Management System than it is face to face with customers or if they were to call on the telephone. I love checking orders daily and processing is a snap! Product Management is great, there are a few "ins & outs" that I needed help with at first, but my Nexternal representative is the best, he really held my hand and guided me along, plus he's so accessible; never further than a quick phone call away.
Our Account Executive is a credit to your company and one of the most approachable and helpful individuals I've ever spoken to. He not only knows your system in and out, but he is so well versed on everything that pertains to eCommerce, shipping, marketing and customer service.”
Sara Hammond - Tulip Hill Winery - Rancho Mirage, CA
“Tulip Hill Winery is a small family owned winery with an offsite tasting room in Rancho Mirage, California. Our case production is under 4000 cases a year and we offer our products direct to consumer with minimal distribution. During our start-up in 2002 and for the first few years, we had a simplified online store-front, at a minimal price and with minimal functionality (and we paid for it). Customers were hesitant with order processing...most that were not comfortable and preferred to call in their orders rather than use the store. In January of 2010, we moved to Nexternal. Our account rep made the process painless. I was shocked with the amount of customer service and support I received! I wear the marketing/tech hat for the company, and I have rarely encountered an "assigned rep" that takes such a strong personal interest in our success. Their techs made our appearance seamless from the main site, but still allowed us control of the store graphics and appearance that we wanted to change-out for marketing promotions. Our customers responded. The ease of finding products and confidence in purchasing products was apparent; our sales increased by over 310% the first month, and over 480% two months later once our in-house marketing increased to promote the new store! Later, we added the services of ShipCompliant which make our online sales reporting painless for our accounting and compliance officers; creating a substantial payroll/consultant savings. I can't wait to see what new features you come up with next!”