Wholesale distributors improve fulfilment rates by 75% with cloud-based ERP

Many sellers – whether they’re wholesalers or retailers – have warehouses and distribution operations, and much variety exists within the distribution function itself. Some distributors do little more than drop-ship standard items from warehoused inventories when orders arrive, while others are actively engaged in the design, manufacture, customisation and/or sale of the products they distribute.…

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Wholesale distributors reduce inventory costs by 20-30% with cloud software

Greater visibility, lower inventory costs, stronger financials and improved customer service – these are the kinds of metrics wholesale distributors seek as they strive to improve business performance. Recent research from SL Associates has found that a growing number of wholesale distributors have improved these metrics and more by moving to cloud-based, integrated ERP platforms…

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Challenges for wholesale distributors – increasing your sales whilst supporting your existing customers

One challenge we’ve been hearing a lot more about from our wholesale distribution clients in recent months is how they can expand their sales and attract new customers, without having an impact on their existing client base. Figuring out how you can increase the number of retailers selling your goods to their customers is an activity…

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How can NetSuite help with operating a ‘drop ship’ business model

In our related article “Challenges for the wholesale distribution sector when operating a drop ship offering” we discussed some of the difficulties associated with using a drop shipping vendor, such as maintaining accurate stock levels and providing accurate pricing information. Here we explain how NetSuite is well suited to help with these challenges. NetSuite can…

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Challenges for the wholesale distribution sector when operating a drop ship offering

With the capabilities of online sales solutions improving all the time and business buyers following the lead of their consumer counterparts when it comes to embracing eCommerce, moving on to this platform is a highly attractive option for many wholesale and distribution companies. But often, many traditional wholesale distributors will be wary of setting up…

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How NetSuite can be used for accurate inventory management

In our related article “Challenges for suppliers of CNC consumables – accurate inventory management”, we discussed some of the challenges faced by suppliers of the machine tools industry. Here we explain how NetSuite can help with accurately managing inventory, including consignment stock. The prevalence of inventory control offerings within the machine tool supply industry is…

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