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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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merchant wholesalers  handling charge to the merchant for returned items. Therefore, in case of too many returns, retailers have to be careful to make sure that at the end of the day, they are not losing money on the pick, pack, and ship element. Furthermore, there is a concern that companies that use drop-shipping risk relinquishing control over when and how an item is shipped, especially if the arrangements still revolve around pedestrian faxing and phoning communication methods. This translates to many possible customer s Read More

Improving and Expanding: The Road Ahead for a Drop-ship Facilitator


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merchant wholesalers  such as payment gateway, merchant account, fraud screening, and business payment services. Thus, some other, better rounded players might provide a better fit with their offerings, especially in light of some traditional connectivity providers like Sterling Commerce , Inovis , General Exchange Services ( GXS ), and SPS Commerce recently acquiring value-adding applications along those lines. Also, traditional brick and mortar retail stores still rely on store clerks and managers to support customers, Read More

A Drop-ship Enablement Pioneer Leads the Way


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merchant wholesalers  manufacturers for prospective online merchant clients (whose search on their own could be futile and frustrating, given that competitor merchants typically guard the identity of their wholesalers as proprietary secrets). Commerce Hub has a community of about 2,500 merchants, vendors, and products, and a new merchant customer can chose from such well-known brands as Titleist , AT&T , GE , Samsung , Nintendo , Wilson , Sony , Black & Decker , Canon , Microsoft , HP , Seiko , and the like. This is yet Read More

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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1


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Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part Three: QRS Background


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Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities


Manufacturers and retailers are making great demands on their supply chains, and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. This white paper addresses how wholesalers can take advantage of these opportunities with an application that offers warehouse management features for even the most complex wholesale distribution environment.

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The Data Explosion


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Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?


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