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Glass Commerce: Connecting Small Businesses to Government. Now Faster, Simpler, Better.

Glass Commerce: Connecting Small Businesses to Government. Now Faster, Simpler, Better.

In today's ever-evolving technological landscape, innovation is key to staying ahead. At GLASS, we take immense pride in our commitment to delivering state-of-the-art solutions to our users: small and diverse businesses and government buyers. With much excitement, we’re thrilled to introduce our brand-new Glass Commerce, a refined and more powerful version of our pioneering government e-commerce platform.

The journey began with the realization that our product had the potential to connect with small businesses faster, simpler, and better. Our multidisciplinary team undertook a comprehensive analysis of market trends, user feedback, and technological advancements. Armed with invaluable insights, we crafted a blueprint to take our platform to the next level.

We're simplifying government procurement by bridging the digital gap between small businesses, the backbone of our economy, with governments, the world's largest buyers. With our new platform architecture, we aim to bring over 30 million small businesses into the government economy.

We’re introducing two revolutionary new features for small businesses: 1) Automatic Inventory and Price Syncing, and 2) Automatic Ordering Processing. If you’re a business already selling online, now you can seamlessly connect your online store to Glass Commerce. This enables you to tap into a new revenue stream by also selling to public sector buyers while leveraging your existing online store. Today we’re starting with Shopify online stores.

Glass Commerce’s Automatic Inventory and Price Syncing feature automatically mirrors your inventory and price information from your Shopify store to our government e-commerce platform, significantly reducing time and effort for your team, and making it easy for you to keep this information updated and tracked in one single place.

With our Automatic Ordering Processing feature, you’ll automatically receive new Glass Commerce orders directly on your Shopify dashboard. This will allow you to easily manage new upcoming orders, simplify your sales channels, reduce your response time to buyers, and consequently, improve your government customer satisfaction and retention rate.

What are the benefits for government buyers?

1. Always-updated inventory information: See real-time inventory and price information, and access the best deals in the dynamic online market.

2. Secure checkout: We’ve strengthened our checkout and payment processing capabilities, ensuring a purchasing experience that is both smooth and secure.

3. Reach new digital businesses, faster: Government buyers can now gain faster access to a wide range of businesses who are already part of the digital economy and who were not easily visible to them before.

We aimed to maximize our platform’s capabilities by embracing a product-centric approach, a strategy that places a strong emphasis on the development and optimization of features that tackle our small business users’ pains. We meticulously engineered each interaction, workflow, and interface element to ensure seamless performance and optimal efficiency.

Central to our product's transformation is the infusion of groundbreaking technology. Embracing the power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we are powering our platform to deliver unparalleled insights and efficiency. The new technology not only enhances the speed and accuracy of search results but also offers intelligent recommendations, guiding users to discover precisely what they need with utmost ease. By harnessing real-time inventory data, our government e-commerce platform provides up-to-the-minute information, ensuring that transactions are made swiftly and seamlessly.

Our company’s objective is to create and unveil a next-generation e-commerce platform for both government and small businesses. With the introduction of our new platform architecture, we are closer to making that happen. This transformation represents not just our reinvention but a redefinition of the future of public procurement.

This propels us to a promising future for G-Commerce.


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