Genius Central is now part of SPS Commerce.

November 3, 2021

Genius Central is now SPS Commerce

SPS Commerce has acquired Genius Central, a company known for its expertise in the natural and organic foods industry.

We enthusiastically welcome Genius Central customers to our trading partner community. Genius Central customers will benefit from our industry-leading technology, expert staff and growing trading community, which includes more than 95,000 customers in over 80 countries.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Who is Genius Central?

Genius Central (https://geniuscentral.com/) has a 20-year track record of helping members of the natural and organic foods industry exchange critical supply chain data. Genius Central’s 3,500+ customers include grocers, brokers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers.

Who is SPS Commerce?

SPS Commerce (www.spscommerce.com) is the world’s leading retail network, connecting trading partners around the globe to optimize supply chain operations for all retail partners. We support data-driven partnerships with innovative cloud technology, customer-obsessed service and accessible experts so our customers can focus on what they do best. To date, more than 95,000 companies in retail, distribution, grocery and e-commerce have chosen SPS as their retail network. SPS has achieved 83 consecutive quarters of revenue growth and is headquartered in Minneapolis.

Why did SPS Commerce acquire Genius Central?

By acquiring Genius Central, a company known for its expertise in the natural and organic foods industry, SPS builds on its leadership in helping trading partners work better together. The acquisition also strengthens SPS’s leadership in the food retail, food distribution, and health and wellness categories.

When was the change effective?

The change was effective November 3, 2021.

Will customers’ solution, service or pricing change?

Initially, there will be no change to customers’ solutions and service. In the future, based on the specific solution, customers will have the opportunity to or may be migrated to the SPS Commerce network in order to take advantage of a larger product offering. Customers will be notified in advance if they are included in any migration and will receive further details about what to expect.

Most customers’ pricing will not change. If there is a change that affects a specific customer, they will be notified by SPS Commerce.

While most aspects of customers’ relationship with Genius Central will remain the same, customers will have access to expanded benefits as part of the SPS community.

How many new customers will be in the SPS Commerce community?

As a result of the acquisition, SPS Commerce will add approximately an additional 1800 customers to its community.

How will Genius Central customers benefit from this acquisition?

While most aspects of customers’ relationship with Genius Central will remain the same, customers will experience the following benefits that support their business growth:

  • Access to the industry’s broadest trading community, which includes more than 95,000 trading partners in over 80 countries.
  • Superior integration with more than 100 leading accounting/ERP, e-commerce, warehouse management, and packing and shipping applications.
  • Expanded capabilities for connecting with global supply chain partners, such as third-party logistics providers (3PLs), international sourcing companies and factories.
  • Access to hundreds of pre-qualified technology companies and consulting firms to support the next phase of their business.
How will SPS customers benefit from this acquisition?

As SPS expands its leadership in the food retail, food distribution, and health and wellness categories, customers will continue to benefit from being part of the world’s largest retail network. In addition, SPS retail customers will benefit from expanded services that allow them to improve trading partner collaboration and streamline order management.