Ecommerce sites for retailers used to communicate with suppliers (and vice versa) are rapidly becoming a necessity for all Vendors. No longer just a means to place an order, today’s sites provided by companies like PlumRiver LLC, encourage Vendors, Reps and Retailers to conduct their complete commercial relationship Online.
YOUR Business Rules!
A good B2B system should be configurable and customizable for your business. You should never have to change your business practices for a software solution! The e-commerce specialists at PlumRiver have created success for companies of all sizes in U.S. and international markets, supporting multiple languages and currencies.
Supplier Advantage: Open for Business 24/7/365
When Dan Sawyer, Director of Brand Operations, talks about the Collective Brands Ecommerce system, what brings a smile to his face are the orders that hit the books at 2:00 a.m. – without a phone call or fax, and without the involvement of a customer service or sales representative. “When you walk into the office and see that retailers have ordered $75,000 worth of shoes in the middle of the night, it’s easy to understand the value of Ecommerce,” he notes.
Andee Condry, Sales Operations Manager at CamelBak Products LLC has had a similar reaction. “PlumRiver has been a great partner to work with. With PlumRiver’s intuitive B2B site, CamelBak has experienced an adoption rate from our dealers that have exceeded our expectations.”
For suppliers with a traditional call center, order capture and management around the clock is an expensive and inefficient undertaking. With a PlumRiver solution, you can be open for business 24/7/365. You’ll experience increased sales, smoother cash flow, and more accurate order processing. Customers will experience better service, less waiting on hold listening to elevator music, and a stronger loyalty toward your brand.
Retailer Advantage: Critical Information at your fingertips 24/7/365
PlumRiver’s B2B retailer integration tools allow retailers to conduct their complete commercial relationship online easily and efficiently.
Retailers now get product info and marketing support materials, place orders, track orders, and monitor invoices at times that are convenient for them.
They can manage vendor inventory and see their “custom” universe of special prices and closeout programs at any time. Point-of-sale integration is possible, allowing direct uploads. PlumRiver’s Retailer Point of Sale System Integration allows retailers to write orders in their own POS system (Cam Commerce, Retail Pro etc.) and upload them directly to the supplier without re-typing. Orders can then be validated on the supplier’s B2B and quickly entered into the ERP system.
PlumRiver’s Accounts Payable tools simplify cash flow. Everything from online statements and processing payments, to merchant bank integration can be done Online more efficiently than ever before with intuitive, easy-to-use tools.
Sales Rep Advantage: Empowered to Manage Their Business
Simply put, reps love the PlumRiver system. It’s open for business 24/7/365. They can manage their territory on-the-go and up-to-the-minute, from their laptop, iPad or smart phone.
Happy and productive reps have greater profit potential. With PlumRiver online tools, they have instant access to all customer, product, order, and promotional information anytime, anywhere. That minimizes the need for customer service support, while maximizing time, cost efficiency, productivity and sales potential.
Reps can spend more time selling and building customer relationships, and less time on administrative tasks. From a single point of access, they can monitor all accounts. Rep communication with Retailers is rapid and efficient. Reps now propose orders and custom collections directly to the retailer Online. They can also review proposed orders and make modifications and suggestions as needed.
PlumRiver’s Information Portal provides instant access to needed documents and forms, while communication tools and analytics and reporting features keep critical information flowing throughout the sales chain.
iPad and Tablets
Portability and access to information on and offline is mission critical for today’s fast-moving businesses. PlumRiver has unique solutions for the iPad and Windows-based tablets which allow for fantastic marketing presentations to support fully-integrated dynamic catalogs and order processing.
Evolve into Greater Profits
PlumRiver provides easy-to-use, Web-based solutions for manufacturers and distributors of footwear, apparel, and sporting goods that quickly bridge the gap between order processing systems, independent retailers and sales reps. They’ve helped companies large and small evolve into stronger sales, faster delivery, and lower costs.
Connect with Success
Stronger sales. Faster delivery. Lower costs. That’s the PlumRiver eCommerce advantage -- designed specifically for manufacturers and distributors of footwear, apparel, sporting goods and other specialty retail products. Our web-based solutions create seamless connections between order processing systems, independent retailers and sales reps -- speeding the flow of information, orders and profits.
Companies like Camelbak, Timbuk2, Sugoi, Tyr, Saucony, Sperry Topsider, Swix, Bauer and many others connect with success through PlumRiver.
Visit www.PlumRiver.com or call 888.454.7856 for a demo.