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4 Challenges for Wholesale Distributors in 2018

Regardless of the products you sell, wholesale distributors face many of the same challenges every day. Finding a formula to maximize profits, minimize costs and find talented staff is an ongoing effort. For small businesses trying to grow and compete aga[...]
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Wholesale Distribution Software: Implementation Wish List Process

When you implement new wholesale distribution software, it provides a great opportunity to also evaluate existing processes with a view to increasing efficiencies and reduce costs.  This is especially true for businesses moving from introductory software[...]
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3 Points of Comparison for Selecting the Right Wholesale Distribution ERP Software

As with starting any business, when starting a wholesale distribution company one of the most important considerations is the choice of what software to implement in order to manage your inventory, accounting and sales.  When first starting out – w[...]
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Optimizing Inventory Beyond ERP: Spotlight Interview with EazyStock

Every wholesale distribution business knows the importance of proper inventory management.  Your company’s ability to efficiently buy and sell product is what dictates success.  This becomes even more important as wholesale distribution businesses beg[...]
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Gearing Up Your Wholesale Business for Black Friday

Every year it seems that Black Friday deals begin earlier and earlier, and some predict that sales will start as early as November 1st this time around.  Earlier start dates put pressure on businesses to be prepared for a month’s worth of increased ord[...]
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3 Trends Driving Growth in the Wholesale/Distribution Industry

Distribution businesses have become increasingly complex with ample opportunities to serve many different customers globally. In the United States alone, wholesale/distributor sales equal approximately $3.2 trillion, which also accounts for roughly 7% of [...]
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Beware the RFP When Evaluating Wholesale Software

You may have heard the term RFP before used in a business setting, or perhaps your company has even considered issuing one.  For those unfamiliar with the term, RFP stands for “Request For Proposal” and according to Wikipedia is “a solicitation, of[...]
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Inventory Management Techniques: Cycle Counting

Cycle counting often comes up in discussions surrounding proper inventory management, but what does it mean and how do you incorporate it into your business processes? In this article I’ll attempt to demystify the term and further explain how regular[...]
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“I can’t afford wholesale inventory software, it costs too much”

With any major purchasing decision, budget is an important factor. When it comes to purchasing wholesale inventory software, sticker shock is common for those moving off of introductory systems or manual processes.  However, as with any capital expenditure[...]
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The Dangers of Developing a Custom ERP System In-House

In theory, developing a custom ERP solution in-house to manage your wholesale and distribution business may sound like the perfect solution. However in practise it rarely is.  Even though the system would be designed with your specific business processe[...]
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