Winedrop.com celebrates 1st anniversary – powered by Shireburn eStore

Winedrop.comSupermarkets (1960) Ltd, local franchisers for the Marks & Spencer brand, recently celebrated the first year anniversary of its online shopping portal www.winedrop.com, held at M&S Kitchen in Sliema, in collaboration with Shireburn Software.

Utilising Shireburn’s eStore solution, winedrop.com promises an enjoyable online experience. Products can be easily located through different searching functions, the Wine Finder; where one can search for wines based on pre-defined criteria, such as Country of Origin and Wine Type. The direct integration with the company’s central stock system framework also ensures up to date pricing and quantity management. Winedrop.com also features the Refer a Friend Concept where customers are rewarded for referring the website to others.

Winedrop.com today includes an even wider catalogue of Marks & Spencer food and wines. The full Christmas hamper collection is available online. Free delivery across all Malta and Gozo is offered with purchases above €35. A Click & Collect concept is also available for customers who are not available during delivery hours, whereby the order can be placed online and paid for, and then simply collected from one of Winedrop’s shopping destinations at one’s convenience. These include Marks and Spencer outlets in Sliema, Valletta, Bay Street and Tigne, as well as the recently launched pop up stores at The Atrium, Mriehel and Daniels Shopping Complex, Hamrun.

All orders can be paid for by Credit Card or using a Paypal account, ensuring online customer security.

Shireburn eStore, the solution upon which winedrop.com is built, provides Marks & Spencer and other retailers and B2B suppliers with a fully integrated online commerce solution directly linked to their inventory and accounting systems. This greatly reduces administration workload and duplication of data entry, with one streamlined backend solution for both the physical shops as well as online portals.


Shireburn eStore drives Gibraltar retailer

Beacon Press eStoreThe Beacon Press, a leading stationery and office furniture retailer in Gibraltar, has launched their first online commerce website, based on the Shireburn eStore software solution.

The Beacon Press, which since 1988 has provided the Gibraltar market with stationery, office products and furniture, had been utilising Shireburn’s inventory and accounting solutions for a number of years. When they decided to take their business online, the readily integrated Shireburn eStore platform was the most natural progression.

The Beacon Press currently operate a retail shop and a warehouse, both of which supply to the Gibraltar peninsula. Beaconpress.gi will now be providing more comfort 24×7 to its customers with online orders and deliveries.

“We had to launch ourselves online with a solution that would integrate directly with our sales, inventory and finance in order to have a single point of data entry and automated stock control levels. So we naturally approached Shireburn to use their eStore software solution after having used their Inventory and Finance systems for so long,” commented Mr. Alfred Vasquez, Director of The Beacon Press.

John de Giorgio, Managing Director of Shireburn Software stated “We’re chuffed to have The Beacon Press on board. Shireburn’s eStore is used by a number of retailers and B2B suppliers, including Golden Gate and Retail International’s Winedrop.com, which delivers Marks & Spencer goods locally, amongst others. These sites have seen reduced workload due to the high degrees of integration to the Shireburn inventory and accounting solutions after they converted from stand-alone websites using Excel, to Shireburn’s eStore solution.”

About Shireburn eStore

Shireburn eStore enables users to extend their operations online both for B2C and B2B sales, directly integrated into their operational, inventory and accounting system with single point of data management for stock details, orders, payments, and more. Shireburn eStore allows businesses to extend their sales reach while maintaining low operating costs and high degrees of efficiency.

To find out more about Shireburn’s eStore, visit www.shireburn.com/eStore, send an email to info@shireburn.com or call 2131 9977.


Marks & Spencer launch new eStore by Shireburn Software

Winedrop.comMarks & Spencer Winedrop.com have launched their new e-store built and designed by Shireburn Software.

Through the new online shopping portal, customers can choose from a large variety of wines, spirits, minerals and food, as well as seasonal hampers and gifts for every occasion.

The newly launched M&S Winedrop.com is designed to achieve a high level of integration and automation between the company’s Shireburn-based inventory and financial systems, ensuring that online sales processes are a natural extension of their existing inventory and financial controls with reduction in duplication of effort and data entry. This benefits the customer with real time stock inventory information and an overall better online service process.

Shireburn eStore was chosen for this project allowing M&S to extend their operations online both for B2C and B2B sales, directly integrated into their operational data with single point of data management for stock details, orders, payments, and more.

Stefan Balzan, Marketing Executive for M&S commented “Shireburn eStore was the most cost effective and practical choice for us. Their solution created a deep integration with our stock system and with this in place, we could focus on customer experience on our site whilst ensuring an efficient delivery system. The Shireburn team were always very helpful, supporting us in every possible way”.

Shireburn Software are leaders in offering multi-channel business management solutions with a 30 year track record of solutions customised for the local market.


Golden Gate launches new eStore powered by Shireburn Software

Golden Gate eStoreGolden Gate stationers and printers recently launched their new eStore powered by Shireburn Software – a faster, easier and far more cost-effective way of doing business.

The good news for businesses in Malta is that they can source all their office supplies, printing requirements and self-inking stamps from an eStore that has been built and designed with the end user in mind, backed by a company with over 60 years’ experience in B2B stationery and powered by the latest software.

Golden Gate has, in fact, been offering online shopping since 2007. As part of its 60-year celebrations, the company embarked on a rebranding exercise that included the development of its second- generation eStore.

Having recognised the importance of technological advances, Golden Gate continued to invest heavily in providing customers with the latest technology available to continuously provide a better service.

To maximise the eStore’s potential, the company’s IT system was re-built, enabling the direct and automated link between the e-store, inventory and accounting systems.

Shireburn Software, a Maltese company established since 1983, which consists of a team of over 30 professionals, was awarded the project of developing the new eStore, utilising its state-of-the-art eStore software fully integrated with Shireburn Inventory Management System (SIMS) and Shireburn Financial Manager (SFM).


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