znode awarded 10 medals in the paradigm b2b combine


The 2022 Paradigm B2B Combine evaluated ten leading B2B ecommerce solutions and is scored according to specific criteria in 12 different categories. Znode received medals in the following categories:

Gold – Content & Data Management
Content and data management functionality enable buyers to create, store, and search-enable content and data to drive commerce and sustain customer loyalty.

Gold – Sales & Channel Enablement
Znode empowers merchants to enable customer-facing sales reps, customer service reps, and channel partners to participate in the digital sales of goods and services.

Silver – Total Cost of Ownership
Once implemented, a platform can quickly go from affordable to unaffordable. Znode’s total cost of ownership remains sustainable and economical.

Silver – Vision & Strategy
Choosing a B2B ecommerce platform is a major investment, and success is tied to its vendor’s success. Providing transparency is about a short- and long-term roadmap vision, and plans to recruit partners and customers are pivotal.

Silver – Integrations, Operations & Infrastructure
How businesses deliver solutions, perform and scale, and incorporate key partner functionality and services continues to grow in importance.

Silver – Site Search
Znode’s native ecommerce site search enables B2B buyers to use keywords, natural language search, and semantic search to find desired products and services.

Bronze – Promotions Management
Buyers today expect personalized experiences with promotions, subscriptions, and pricing. Znode delivers functionality that enables sellers to price products and services and promote them to targeted audiences.

Bronze – Ability to Execute
Innovative and savvy ecommerce platform vendors deliver on promises. The ability to execute sets companies like Znode apart.

Bronze – Customer Service & Support
Problems and issues often arise during implementations, and it’s up to vendors to maintain detailed processes and policies to ensure teams are highly available and qualified to fix any problems.

Bronze – Transaction Management
Buyers need to be able to add an item to a cart and check out to complete a purchase. They may also need to configure orders and ask for quotes.

“Znode is particularly well-suited for midmarket B2B companies looking for a value-priced, architecturally-headless .NET commerce platform capable of handling complex multi-store scenarios,” says Andy Hoar. “Znode added two new Gold medals to the mix this year and raised their total to ten medals overall.”

“Being an API-first ecommerce platform with a wide array of native B2B features, Znode is the choice for innovative manufacturers and distributors that are serious about B2B ecommerce,” says Znode CEO Rupesh Agrawal. “The team at Znode is very proud to deliver a scalable B2B ecommerce platform for businesses looking to future proof their ecommerce investment.”

About Paradigm B2B

The Paradigm B2B Combine’s goal is to guide B2B companies through the digital-first environment. B2B companies need world-class strategies, roadmaps, and differentiated customer experiences to thrive in an increasingly disrupted commerce landscape. Paradigm B2B puts ecommerce platform vendors through the paces so buyers can make well-informed decisions without spending months executing their own research.

About Andy Hoar

Andy Hoar is one of the world’s leading B2B ecommerce business and strategy authorities. He’s written about and consulted extensively with distributors and manufacturers at global Fortune 100 companies and leading mid-market B2B companies digitizing their direct and indirect selling initiatives. Before founding Paradigm B2B, Andy was a vice president and principal analyst at a global business and advisory services firm where he authored the seminal work on B2B ecommerce.

About Znode

Znode is a multi-channel, multi-store B2B ecommerce platform developed to provide manufacturers and distributors the ability to centralize management of all ecommerce channels. Znode offers a rich set of native features to easily manage content, site search, product information, and catalogs. Created for the unique needs of B2B ecommerce, Znode’s native B2B functionality supports account-based pricing, account-based catalogs, and many more native B2B features. The headless platform is composable with over 1,200 API endpoints allowing for greater extensibility, easier integrations, and consistent updates. Znode is a product of Amla Commerce.

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