The Windward We-Commerce online POS system allows you to expand your business onto the Internet in an efficient, cost-effective and controlled manner. By integrating your online and offline operations, you’ll keep administrative costs down while maintaining tight control over your expanding inventory.

Bring Your Business Online

Whatever your online goals, a Windward e-commerce website has the customizable e-cart software solutions to help your business succeed. Our online POS system offers a powerful software package that integrates your online and offline businesses, providing you with optimal control and flexibility.

No Need to Start from Scratch

By leveraging your existing Windward System Five records (inventory, accounting and customer management) with our e-commerce shopping cart, configuring and operating your website will be simplified and more profitable, while requiring less administrative time. Whether your website is for 50 or 50,000 products, Windward’s We-Commerce platform is flexible enough to manage it effectively.

  • Online updates and reports in real-time
  • Built for B2C and B2B markets
  • Secure transactions protect your customers and business
  • Leverage existing System Five records for fast integration
  • Intuitive e-cart solutions for easy online shopping
  • Promote your brand with customizable templates
  • Online catalogue showcases products and services
  • Global sales and marketing opportunities
Go beyond bricks and mortar with Windward's We-Commerce module<br>

Grow Your Business

When it comes to growing your business, sometimes it's as simple as reaching your market in more efficient ways. With the increasing proliferation of online sales, why not expand your reach internationally and capitalize on the global markets?

With Windward Software's flexible e-commerce features, you decide exactly how you want your website to fit into your business plan. The modular components of our online POS system give you the control you need to create an Internet presence that reflects your marketing plan.

Automated E-Commerce Features

Users of the Windward online POS system benefit from many integrated features and automated processes that help streamline your business:

  • Real-time inventory and accounting updates
  • Automated e-mail notification for customer purchases
  • Automated pick lists for in-house shipping department
  • Customizable website template designs

Also, whenever changes to pricing or inventory are carried out in Windward System Five, they’re automatically adjusted online. There’s no need for manual alterations, so there’s no duplication of effort. When you want to upload information to your web store, it’s all done through System Five.

Market and Sell Globally

With the We-Commerce online POS system, your sales aren’t dictated by conventional store hours. You can build global sales and overcome geographical limitations by being ‘open for business’ 24/7/365. Don't be restricted to brick and mortar.

Your online marketing efforts can bring in additional sales both for your online store and offline locations. Extend your reach globally and build off of search engine tracking. We-Commerce will get your foot in the door for marketing online and increasing your exposure internationally.

Your website, inventory database, and accounting records are tied together - no double data entry necessary!<br>

Cater to Your Customers

Implementing effective ways to connect with and engage customers online is essential for building a loyal online following. The Windward online POS system does this by using easy e-mail contact packages to allow your virtual customer to connect with you.

When designing your website, you can create your own or use one of our easy-to-navigate customizable templates. We even integrate third-party e-carts. We also provide online search query capabilities for easy site navigation.

Our online ordering and payment solutions are straightforward, and our secure system is designed to protect your customers’ data, and yours. For added peace of mind, we provide online order status tracking and online service tracking.

Display Online Inventory

Some businesses choose to just showcase their inventory through our visually pleasing catalogue option. Using Windward’s online POS system, you can configure how your products are displayed online, as well as what information you want with them:

  • Product name
  • Description
  • Price
  • Quantity available

You can also feature certain products to highlight them for marketing purposes. The effective use of product images and descriptions will help build your brand online.

Incentivize your online sales with discounts and coupons<br>

Move Slow-moving Inventory

If you have product that’s moving slowly, you can use Windward’s online POS system to promote online-only deals and offer discounts and coupons to boost sales and increase site traffic. You can use these same tactics to promote new products or services.

Bring Your Products and Services to the Customer

Convenience is an important factor in customer satisfaction, and what could be easier than offering online sales? It eliminates customer travel time by bringing your products and services right to their doorstep. By having a website that’s simple to navigate, it makes it easier for customers to search the ‘aisles’ of your virtual store to find the products they need faster.

Shopping Cart

Windward's online POS system features an e-cart that’s efficient, secure and user-friendly. It allows your website visitors to easily purchase items in a way that’s intuitive and hassle-free. New customers can set up their own accounts using an easy-to-fill-in form with customer contact, billing and login information.

Designed with Business Owners in Mind

Our online POS system is designed for business owners that are looking to grow with technology. Our entire system is designed to be user-friendly, and it can be set up quickly and efficiently. With one-click purchase authorization, you can quickly approve sales and the corresponding transactions are processed in real-time for your record keeping.

Authorizing Credit Card Orders

Credit card transactions require one-click authorization, and after that they’re automatically submitted to the credit card company. If the credit card transaction is approved:

  • An e-mail is automatically sent to the client advising them that their order has been processed
  • The order inventory items are automatically removed from stock
  • A pick list is automatically printed for shipping
  • All of the accounting related entries are automatically made

If the credit card transaction is rejected, the administrator has the option of resubmitting the transaction with the click of a button, or of letting the system automatically notify the customer by e-mail that their credit card did not clear. The choice is yours.

It's like magic... inventory records in Winward System Five automatically keep your website product pages up-to-date<br>


Windward online POS system integrates seamlessly with Windward System Five to ensure that the information that is displayed on your website is current and accurate. The system provides real-time inventory control, customer relationship management and backend accounting for both your online and offline business.

Dynamically Generated Stock Management Pages

One of the key aspects of Windward E-Commerce inventory management is its ability to display items in a dynamically generated format. This means that the content of webpages is based on the information uploaded directly from you’re your System Five records.

By using dynamically generated webpages your website will always be in sync with your System Five records, reducing errors and improving accuracy. In addition, because website pages are dynamically generated, there’s little need for you to make manual changes to your website inventory.

How Dynamic Stock Pages Work

Let’s say a business sells apparel online and there’s a subcategory for children’s raincoats. The description of one coat in particular lists it as being waterproof with a detachable hood. However, the vendor realizes there’s an inaccuracy in the description because the coat is, in fact, only water resistant and the hood isn’t detachable.

Upon receiving notification of this error, a clerk can go into Windward System Five, make the corresponding changes and upload them into Windward We-Commerce. Although this could have been left for the automatic upload later in the day, it was determined that the change was significant and had to be remedied immediately.

In other words, Windward’s online POS system automatically displays uploaded changes to an item, without having to duplicate the change on the website. This saves you time and ensures your online and offline inventories are accurate and in sync.

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