At the end of March we took a step toward the future by launching a new E-Commerce website, alouissupply.com. Our new website is fully integrated into our inventory management system so that inventory, pricing, account details, and more are always up-to-date. So, users can now check pricing or place orders online either with a credit card or on their account.
A new tool for new and long time customers
In addition to providing a new method for purchasing, our E-Commerce platform provides several new self-service features to existing customers. For example, you are now able to place orders, check open orders, see old quotes, review invoices, print a statement, or create favorite lists. Just request a log-in tied to your account.
Use a part number, keyword, or description to find what you need
There are 2 primary search methods on the site. The first way to search is by typing keywords, a description, or a part number into the search box at the top of the screen. This search feature will pull up all inventory results that have some match to the search terms. There is a drop-down list on the right side of the search box to limit the search by product category. For example, the search can be limited to the Pipe, Fittings, and Flanges category so that there are no miscellaneous results from Electrical or Safety that may have a similar description, size, or keyword.
If your company’s part numbers are crossed over in our system then you can use those to search as well! If we don’t have your part numbers linked, give us a list and we’ll put them into our system.
Use categories, sub-categories, and filters to narrow your search
You can also find products by filtering results from the category list on the left side of the screen. If you want to view all items in a main product category you can click the title in the category list. For a more detailed selection, mouse/hover over a main category (do not click yet) and a secondary menu will come up with the more detailed sub-categories.
All inventory items are available by search, but not all of our inventory items have main and subcategories yet. We are working continuously to define categories and search attributes to further enhance the experience on our website.
You can also use this filter option after you’ve done an initial search to help narrow down your options.
Favorite Lists – Streamline your reorder process
Favorite lists in particular have a lot of exciting potential. They allow any number of part lists to be saved. Possible lists include product type (i.e. pipe fittings), by location (i.e. plant 1, shelf A1), or popularity (top 20 items.). We are happy to set-up the lists for you or you can do it yourself. Either way, favorite lists can help make reorders only a couple clicks away.
Looking for more website tips?
Looking for more information or tips on how to use our website? Then download our website guide to learn more. Or, you can always ask one of our salesman!
Check back on our blog for updates and new products, plus you can follow us on our social media pages for more info.
If you have any questions you can always reach us by phone at (440) 997-5161 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.