Channing Daughters Winery plus Microworks
Using the Microworks POS and Nexternal eCommerce Platform Integration
BEFORE THE INTEGRATION
Channing Daughters has been working with Microworks’ wine club and point of sale software for 12 years at their winery location and tasting room. Their previous eCommerce platform had completely stopped working and they were unable to take online orders for weeks. This presented a large loss of revenue as a growing number of their orders were being processed online and being shipped out of state. Channing Daughters not only needed a dependable eCommerce platform to handle all their orders, but they wanted to inject some efficiencies into their online order processing methods.
With the long-standing relationship between Microworks and Nexternal (a division of HighJump TrueCommerce), Microworks highly recommended using Nexternal to handle their eCommerce needs and to introduce an integration between order capture and order processing. With the combination of best of breed solutions, Channing Daughters is now able to process their online orders seamlessly without having to double enter them into Microworks to bridge the gap between the two systems.
IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATION: POINT OF SALE AND ECOMMERCE PLATFORM
Channing Daughters was looking for a combination of best of breed solutions that could handle all their transactional needs, without needing to manual enter customer and order data from one system into another.
“The integration between Microworks and Nexternal provided us a seamless flow of data, which ultimately enhanced our customer experience,“ said Allison Dubin, Partner and General Manager at Channing Daughters Winery. “We used to have to manually create the order in Microworks with our last eCommerce platform, now all sales and customer data is updated immediately.”
If someone joins the wine club in the tasting room, an online account is automatically created for the new member’s convenience. Likewise, if someone joins the club online, a new wine club member is created in Microworks. Furthermore, if a wine club member updates their primary ship-to-address online, their existing record is automatically updated in Microworks which reduces a lot of phone calls.
SETTING UP THE INTEGRATION
A major key to success for Channing Daughters was the teamwork between the Microworks and Nexternal teams in setting up the integration. The two companies came together to make the process as seamless as possible for Channing Daughters, without disrupting any sales. The teams worked together to not only get the integration up and running, but to do the proper testing to make sure everything was working properly before go live.
They monitored all data exchange to ensure integrity. “They were very helpful and involved in making sure everything went smoothly for us,” said Allison.
ABOUT CHANNING DAUGHTERS WINERY
Channing Daughters is a winery located on a beautiful plot of land in Bridgehampton, NY that contains twenty-eight acres of vines, their winery, and tasting room. They are currently producing about fourteen thousand cases of wine a year spread across nearly three dozen different bottlings. They do everything by hand in small batches with lots of love and attention in order to fulfill their commitment to quality wine in the bottle.