Open your own web shop!
ALSO myStore is the proven online shop solution with approximately 60,000 products from the ALSO product range. We offer different shop editions that are tailored to your own requirements. Start now with your own professional shop system (B2B and B2C) including individually configurable prices, shopping baskets and designs. We also offer extensive know-how, software and consulting.
Note: If you do not have an ALSO login yet, please contact the myStore Team on tel. +41 41 266 13 33
On a daily basis
Automatic updating of the ALSO product range including purchase prices
Direct shipping to your customers, and on request we can include your own delivery note and logo
Product data included
Receive professional content data from CNET, the world's largest data provider
Secure ordering process
With data transmission encrypted via SSL, your customers can benefit from a secure ordering process
Work from anywhere and manage your ALSO myStore conveniently via your web browser at any time. List your store on the popular price search engines, such as Toppreise.ch, and grow your customer base. Create additional sub-shops to sell products that are independent of each other in different online shops. These are just a few of the shop highlights.
ALSO myStore shop functions
Web-based shop system
Location-independent administration via the browser (no installation required)
ALSO product range
Approx. 60,000 items from 80 manufacturers.
Customer-specific sales catalogues with individual price calculation.
Modular principle with adaptable design
Set-up, colours, fonts – flexible visual design (no programming knowledge required)
Electronic Software Distribution (ESD)
Online marketing of electronic software media – learn more about this subject!
Option to use several designs for specific large customers, for example
Interface to Enterprise Resource Planning systems
e.g. Sage, SAP R/3, Lexware and MKS Goliath etc.
Shipping on behalf of third parties (dropshipping)
Direct delivery to end customer with individual delivery note and logo
Convenient supplies finder with professionally maintained cross-selling products
Top sellers, banners, promotion codes and gift vouchers
Electronic payment options
e.g. credit card, Giropay, direct debit, online transfer (PayPal, instant transfer ...)
Special functions for business customers
Authorisation workflow, assignment of permissions, price queries, cost centre and budget administration
Sales development, ordering behaviour, item evaluation and general key figures
Secure data transmission
The ALSO myStore shop system is available with three different configuration levels. The Business Edition for the simple and quick way to launch your online shop. The Premium Edition with enhanced functions and our Professional Edition incorporating all the power of the shop system! Multishop capability, option items and multiple language templates are just some of the highlights.
ALSO myStore fees
|CHF 2'400.-||CHF 3'950.-|
|CHF 350.-||CHF 350.-|
|CMS Pro extension
|CHF 350.-||CHF 350.-|
Comparison of performance features
|Create and manage your own items (in addition to the ALSO Schweiz portfolio)||500||10.000|
|Number of sales catalogues (different customer price tables)||3||6|
|Number of languages||1||3|
|Max. sales – item (combination of all sales catalogues/items)||100.000||500.000|
|2. Product data provided||Business||Premium|
|Approx. 60,000 products from the ALSO Schweiz portfolio||yes||yes|
|Product group structure||yes||yes|
|Individual purchase prices||yes||yes|
|Several images/data sheets (CNET content data)||yes||yes|
|Stock level data incl. online stock level queries||yes||yes|
|3. Fulfilment services||Business||Premium|
|Direct delivery to end customer||yes||yes|
|ViND (shipping with your own delivery note incl. logo)||yes||yes|
|4. Shop management||Business||Premium|
|Remote training by shop provider||yes||yes|
|Inclusion of logo and settings for colours/fonts||yes||yes|
|Support via ticket system||yes||yes|
|Monitoring (24/7 server monitoring)||yes||yes|
|Extended monitoring (shop availability with automatic notification of technical team in the event of anomalies)||no||yes|
|Daily backup of data||yes||yes|
|Automatic updating of functions and design||yes||yes|
|Own domain possible||yes||yes|
|5. Front-end functions||Business||Premium|
|Catalogue overview / manufacturer directory||yes||yes|
|Customer account (order history / notes /...)||yes||yes|
|Several notes per user account||no||yes|
|Product agencies (desired price, availability notification)||yes||yes|
|Several delivery/invoice addresses can be managed for each customer account||yes||yes|
|Trusted Shops (pre-certified)||yes||yes|
|Search engine optimisation (appropriate URLs, image compression, JS/CSS compression, ...)||yes||yes|
|Payment methods depending on the value and customer group||yes||yes|
|Delivery methods depend on the weight and value||yes||yes|
|Save/load shopping basket||no||yes|
|Time-dependent delivery methods||no||yes|
|Quick ordering function||no||yes|
|Search by item no. / host item no. / EAN code||yes||yes|
|Full text search||yes||yes|
|7. Administration functions||Business||Premium|
|Calculation rules / fixed prices||yes||yes|
|Rounding function for sales prices (configurable)||yes||yes|
|Edit orders (e.g. add and remove items)||yes||yes|
|Order entry (manual entry of an order in administration)||no||yes|
|Electronic order transmission to ALSO at the click of a button||yes||yes|
|Automatic order status update for transmitted ALSO orders (incl. parcel tracking)||yes||yes|
|Mail templates (adaptable)||no||yes|
|Automatic document creation (delivery note, order confirmation...)||no||yes|
|Administration of several users with different rights||no||yes|
|Group mapping (create own product group structure)||no||yes|
|Automatic text replacement (e.g. "HDD" becomes "hard disk drive")||no||yes|
|User-defined database fields (e.g. for additional fields when registering)||no||yes|
|Item editing (edit imported products)||no||yes|
|Item administration for creating/maintaining your own products||no||yes|
|Create/edit text and content boxes||yes||yes|
|Adjust colours and fonts||yes||yes|
|Shop behaviour settings include around 200 parameters||yes||yes|
|Media management for images, documents and shop graphics||yes||yes|
|Product group-related images/text||no||yes|
|Individual design adjustments can be commissioned||no||yes|
|Responsive design (smartphone, phablet, tablet, desktop)||no||yes|
|Page views (which shop functions were used)||yes||yes|
|Key figures (visitors / page views / sales)||yes||yes|
|Item evaluation (by manufacturer / product group / price range)||no||yes|
|Order evaluation (comparison with previous period)||no||yes|
|Reference analysis (where the visitors came from)||no||yes|
|Click/cost analysis (which price search engine/campaign is most effective)||no||yes|
|Top sellers, special offers, new products and home page items||yes||yes|
|Create additional promo lists||no||yes|
|Maintain SEO / meta tags||yes||yes|
|Automatic Google site map export||no||yes|
|Export for Google Merchant Center||no||yes|
|Automatic cross-selling based on rules||no||yes|
|Multishop capability (different domains / designs / prices)||no||yes|
|11. Export functions||Business||Premium|
|Standard item exports||yes||yes|
|Individual price search engine exports/price lists||5||20|
|Individual customer/user exports||no||yes|
|Individual order exports||no||yes|
|Template text in multiple languages||no||yes|
|Country-dependent shipping/payment methods||no||yes|
|13. Interfaces with security and payment systems||Business||Premium|
|Online payment systems||PayPal, Skrill, instant transfer, Six Payment Services||PayPal, Skrill, instant transfer, Six Payment Services|
|Legally secure text||JanoLaw, Händlerbund, Supported Protected Shops||JanoLaw, Händlerbund, Supported Protected Shops|
|Shop evaluation||Trusted Shops||Trusted Shops|
Additional enhancements (possible for Business and Premium)
|Power Search incl. Live Search
(annual cost CHF 600.-)
|Weighting per data field||yes||yes|
|Creation of synonyms||yes||yes|
|Evaluation of search terms with/without hits||yes||yes|
|Weighting rules (manufacturer, product group)||yes||yes|
|B2B / eProcurement – package
(annual cost CHF 800.-)
|Additional 5 sales catalogues||yes||yes|
|1-level authorisation workflow||yes||yes|
|Checking/approval process for registrations||yes||yes|
|Prepared for eProcurement (OCI interface, BMEcat export)||yes||yes|
|Storage of quantities and comments in the notes||yes||yes|
|Roles/rights system (individually configurable)||yes||yes|
|Personalisation (sales employee / contact person / logo)||yes||yes|
|Customer conditions (max. 10,000)||yes||yes|
|Prepared for eProcurement (OCI interface, BMEcat export)||yes||yes|
|View employees' shop orders||yes||yes|
(annual cost CHF 400.-)
|Configurations and options lists (without dependencies)||yes||yes|
|Checkboxes, radio buttons, drop-down lists and text fields||yes||yes|
|Grouping of content||yes||yes|
|Definition of max. quantity and fixed price per item||yes||yes|
|Own description for each item||yes||yes|
(annual cost CHF 400.- per configurator)
|Configurations with dependencies at 4 levels||yes||yes|
|Copy configurators and modules||yes||yes|
|Plausibility check during the configuration step||yes||yes|
|Definition of properties and dependencies||yes||yes|
|Dependencies across several levels||yes||yes|
|Data security of a complete configuration||yes||yes|
|Editability of a configuration in the shopping basket||yes||yes|
|Interfaces||Annual costs||Set-up price|
|Set-up OCI interface (per interface)||CHF 350.-|
|ERP interface - Standard||CHF 500.-|
|ERP interface - Premium||CHF 1'500.-|
|Set-up BMEcat (per export format)||at cost|
|Services||Annual costs||Set-up price|
|Extended set-up package (+90 min. remote + 6 hours design)||CHF 600.-|
|One-day of training (plus travel costs)||CHF 1'200.-|
|Workshop (plus travel costs)||CHF 2'100.-|
|Design adjustments||at cost|
|Functional programming||at cost|
|Marketing – packages||at cost|
Beyond the performance scope of the ALSO myStore editions, we offer additional optional services and special functions. These special services can represent a solution for your special online shop project. Discover our ALSO Power Search and the Supplies Finder.
Optional ALSO myStore services
Power Search incl. Live Search
The Power Search is a very powerful enhancement to the standard search function available in the shop. The search is error-tolerant so that search terms which correspond generally with the entered word can also be found. The list of search hits is weighted according to relevance.
The Supplies Finder enables an interested customer to quickly and reliably find the consumables that he needs for his printer in the online shop. All the ink and toner products that correspond with the user's device are displayed. It gives a new dimension to the term cross-selling.
ALSO myStore B2B functions
ALSO myStore provides special functions for mapping processes for business-to-business (B2B) transactions. Furthermore, the customer's procurement systems, for example, can access the shop directly. ALSO myStore can thus be perfectly integrated into the existing system.
Connection to your customer's procurement systems
You can connect your customers' procurement systems as standard to ALSO myStore via the OCI interface. Your customer can therefore benefit from all the shop's features. With ALSO myStore, you can also export price files in BMEcat format.
Multi-level authorisation workflow
Shopping baskets above a configurable value limit can be forwarded within a customer organisation to an "authoriser" (e.g. purchasing department). Several value levels can be stored so that an order which exceeds a specific amount must also be authorised by the Managing Director, for example, before it can be released.
Rights and roles system
A role can be assigned within the shop to each user. This role defines the rights that are available to the user within the shop. Therefore an employee can have limited rights, although the Head of Purchasing can have full access.
Customer-specific prices and product ranges
You can create customer-specific price lists in ALSO myStore. You can also control which products and manufacturers are displayed to the customer. Furthermore, you can compile product ranges that relate to your customer's individual projects.
- 5 additional sales catalogues
- Query/quotation module
- Authorisation workflow
- Checking/approval process for customer registration
- Prepared for eProcurement (OCI interface, BMEcat export)
Besides the 1-level support, our ALSO myStore Team also offers a comprehensive all-round service for optimal use of the shop system. Contact us regarding your specific topic by telephone or e-mail.
Services for ALSO myStore
Depending on your requirements, we take on the management of the item and product groups, for example, or the settings for shipping and payment methods in the Admin area.
The service incorporates the following points: Analysis of your existing corporate design, structure/layout, adjustment of colours and fonts, integration of the company logo. We will prepare a quotation for you!
The online training includes the following subjects: File import, price calculation, customer administration, design settings, product promotions, content management and the creation of additional items.
Success based on a strategy. We are happy to advise you with regard to the best way to position your online shop on the market, how to best present your web shop or drive your e-business forward.
There are three procedures for setting up your ALSO myStore. From the independent set-up of your online shop through to professional project planning and implementation.
Setting up an ALSO myStore
ALSO myStore set-up ...do it yourself
Use the simple adjustment options of ALSO myStore and use your own know-how to set it up. Use the handbook and start guide and set up your ALSO myStore by yourself.
Shop set-up with the help of our services
To make it easier to set up your ALSO myStore, you can attend our online training course to obtain a quick overview of the most important functions and set-up options, for example. We will also be happy to make design adjustments for you.
Project management and project implementation
From the idea through to go-live – success begins with professional project planning. Our experts establish your requirements and develop practical solutions together with you in order to achieve your goals.
Professional project planning and design through to go-live
Do you want to branch out into e-commerce but lack the necessary know-how or a targeted concept? Or do you have this already but need a professionally planned implementation? In a workshop together with our specialists from sales, design and technology, we will discuss all the relevant topics with you. You will then receive a specification and a design concept for your online shop.
We will be happy to prepare a corresponding quotation for your workshop together with our specialists and will agree upon a convenient date with you.
Do you want to hand over the design modifications to us?
We will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and create an individual proposal!
The following shop designs were implemented by ALSO at the request of our customers and at their cost:
Please note that the logos and names have been removed for reasons of data protection.
Demo shop - Standard (factory setting)
Here you can view the current standard design that will be provided when you order your ALSO myStore.
Based on a variety of settings you can adapt it in line with your requirements.
Demo shop – ALSO Design
Here you can see the ALSO myStore that has been modified to the ALSO design.
The modifications were carried out using the design parameters and via CSS.
The following payable add-on modules have been activated:
- Power Search (incl. Live Search)
- Responsive design
- Product advisor
- Supplies search
- Expanded CNET content data (Detailed data sheet incl. additional item images)
- CMS Pro
Can the shop be modified in line with my corporate identity?
The shop system offers extensive design setting options, so that the shop can be modified to match your existing corporate identity. This means that the shop system can integrate optimally into your existing sales and marketing concept. ALSO Schweiz AG works in the background (support and service) although this is not shown in your online shop.
Can/must the complete ALSO Schweiz portfolio be imported?
With the initial set-up, the complete ALSO Schweiz product range is first imported. The use of import filters and calculations enables you, as the shop operator, to filter by individual items, manufacturers or product groups, and to display or hide these according to your requirements.
Can it be listed with price search engines (e.g.Toppreise)?
With the Premium Version or higher, you can create individual item exports. You can do this during set-up and adapt them to the requirements of the export recipient (e.g. customers or price search engines).
Can different prices be calculated for different customer groups?
Using the intuitive calculation tool you can create sales catalogues for different customers or customer groups, in which you can store individual calculations or fixed prices.
Is it possible to deliver direct to the customer (dropshipping/ViND)?
Our dropshipping service can be used in conjunction with the ALSO myStore system. We can also include your company's own delivery note upon request (ViND).
How are orders transferred from the shop system to ALSO Schweiz?
With just a few clicks, you can forward an order from the Admin area of the ALSO myStore system to the ALSO Schweiz ERP system via an integrated interface.
Can I use a separate web address (URL)?
As standard, the shop is supplied under the following URL: Shopname.online-reseller.ch However, you can choose to forward your shop to another web address (URL). To do so, you simply register your required URL and then inform us accordingly.
Do I need to install software on my computer?
The shop system was designed in such a way that you can manage it at any time and from anywhere. You simply access the shop system via your Internet browser. Therefore you do not need to install any software.
Can I create my own items?
With the Premium Version and higher, you can choose to include your own items in addition to the existing ALSO Schweiz portfolio.
You can test the entire administrator interface here! Simply click on the relevant image to try out the user interface or the administrator interface.
ALSO myStore test shop
Please note that the changes you make in the test shop are reset every day and several users can access the administrator interface at the same time.
The administrator interface is used for administration and is password-protected. We will be happy to provide you with the access data on request. To do so, simply contact us by e-mail or telephone, specifying your customer number.