EDI 753: The Increasing Presence of The Routing Request From Retailers

EDI 753: The Increasing Presence of The Routing Request From Retailers

To do business with an increasing number of retailers – including behemoths like Amazon, Cabela’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s and many others – suppliers must now use a routing request called a 753, an EDI transaction that lets retailers know electronically that a shipment is ready to be picked up. The information gleaned from the 753 allows retailers to figure out what orders need to be picked up, the size of the load, available pickup window (and from where), then decide the most efficient route that will ensure a robust truckload. `

Empower Customer-Facing Staff with Real-Time Order Visibility

Empower Customer-Facing Staff with Real-Time Order Visibility

Digital shoppers won’t settle for ambiguous answers, incomplete information or untimely fulfillment status updates. Service reps won’t feel much satisfaction from their work either if this is the best they can do based on the data available to them. The secret to success is being able to track an order…if you can’t track it, it will lead to more emails, phone calls, unnecessary communication and a dissatisfied customer or poor customer experience.

The Importance of Item Management

The Importance of Item Management

The importance of item data management is becoming clearer for suppliers, as retailers begin to demand more. Instant access to product data, is becoming the retailer's expectation. Retailers — especially online retailers — want to receive their product attributes in a...

How to Manage Orders in The Retail Supply Chain

How to Manage Orders in The Retail Supply Chain

Managing orders in the retail supply chain is difficult. There are many ship locations for each customer and then you add direct-to-consumer shipping (drop shipping) into the mix and order volume increases significantly. Communication, time and efficiency is critical...

Using Data to Improve Retail Inventory Management

Using Data to Improve Retail Inventory Management

Several research institutions, including the presiding king of the data world that is Google, indicate that when it comes to retail sales a significant percent of local store merchandising is driven by e-commerce. As consumers, we’re going online to buy our products, and like picking them up at the local store. Or we try to discover what’s at the local store before we make the trip there.

Acumatica Summit 2021: Together Again!

Acumatica Summit 2021: Together Again!

A big thanks to Acumatica for bringing the community together last week in Las Vegas! Seeing one another in person, meeting new partners face to face, and taking in the bright lights made each of us say “it’s great to be back!” While there were many conference...

How to Write Product Descriptions That Wow Customers and Boost Sales

How to Write Product Descriptions That Wow Customers and Boost Sales

If you’re a supplier that has been tasked with writing descriptions of your products for an online store, you may be tempted to fill out basic details and move on. But the truth is, online product descriptions are more than just a few words that describe your product. They play a key role in bringing shoppers to your product page in the first place, and they help convince shoppers to buy your product once they’ve landed there. They’re helpful discovery and sales tools that deserve a bit of strategic thinking.

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