Beginning September 1, 2016, CBSInteractive Advanced Media, a division of CBS Sports, transitioned to the Snow Commerce platform and management services for their Official College Stores and Auctions. Not only do these websites sell all school spirit-related items, custom scoreboard messages, and kids club items, but we've also integrated an Auction platform which provides real time auctions to their users.
Through our Snow Commerce solution and partnership with Commerce Dynamics, customers can checkout with an autographed auction item, a school t-shirt, and a scoreboard message for the upcoming football game... all in one order. And what's more, each of the items in this single order are fulfilled through the Snow Commerce platform by different vendors who each have order management access.
Limited permissions for multiple admins is a must-have for CBS; they need the ability to limit views according to, not only each store view, but for individual product owners as well. For example, USC has one eCommerce store and users can add different products from different vendors to their cart and have a single, seamless experience during checkout. But what they don't see is that different vendors fulfill for DVDs, Kids Club, Memorabilia, Women of Troy, and Auctions - that's 5 different vendors! And we can easily add many more vendors to offer customers an even broader range of products.
Along with the auctions and multi-vendor integration, Snow also provides each vendor with their own Customer Service platform located in the same admin view as their catalog and order fulfillment tools. This provides CBS' schools and vendors with an effective way to tend to their customers while easily accessing all of their customer information.
Finally, the most unique aspect of this solution is that all 70 websites are built on a single platform for ease of management. Each website was created and products were catalogued all within one admin view. The same goes for orders management fulfillment, and customer service .This means that CBS and Snow Commerce administrators can access all of the products, orders, customer service tickets, and more with one login, verses 70.
CBS is still adding new websites monthly, so keep a lookout for any "Powered by Snow Commerce" websites selling your favorite School Spiritwear!
Here are a few examples of the sites we launched in September: