On the 1st of January 2014 the new online shop for General Aviation pilots by the R. Eisenschmidt GmbH opened its doors to customers. Eisenschmidt is part of the DFS Group.
Besides providing air navigation services in Germany DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung also produces and publishes aeronautical publications and products, such as the AIP Germany and aeronautical charts for Germany as well as parts of Europe. It provides relevant data and information required for air traffic management within German airspace.
In 2013 DFS acquired one of their biggest retailers/pilot shops, the R. Eisenschmidt GmbH, to insource their logistics of aeronautical publications once again. The project merged the former online shops of both companies in an effort to provide premier services to aviators all around the globe. The retail store at the Egelsbach airport also gets a complete makeover.
With a completely customized frontend template for Shopware the shop is ready for 2014. An entirely new subscription management for all of their customers was implemented. This included enhancements to the built-in electronic software downloads, to allow licensing to other users and notify them about updates.
Picking and shipping is completely handled via the Pickware suite, as well as all inventory management needs like storage locations, supplier orders and so forth. Invoices for electronic goods and subscriptions are automatically letter dispatched via a 3rd-party print shop. Retail sales are done with the new POS App, which pushes directly into the online shop as central system.
The R. Eisenschmidt GmbH now efficiently handles the complete eCommerce business for General Aviation of DFS and does so much more efficiently than previously possible.