Wholesale and distribution businesses are similar in many ways. Blue Link’s inventory management, accounting and contact management software has been designed with the wholesaler and distributor in mind. With a focus on robust inventory management features, Blue Link helps your wholesale business automate and streamline processes across all departments. With Blue Link, you eliminate the need to manage data in multiple, stand-alone systems. For more information on how we fit distribution businesses, visit our Distribution Software page.
Blue Link is a completely integrated all-in-one accounting and inventory ERP software system designed specifically for wholesale and distribution. Below is a sampling of functionality typically important for wholesale businesses.
More and more wholesale businesses are integrating with B2C eCommerce sites and marketplaces and implementing B2B eCommerce or online order portals, to give their customers access to inventory and pricing information and to allow them to place orders 24/7. eCommerce is also great if your wholesale businesses has customers who travel frequently, work from home or remote offices and need the ability to place orders on the road or at tradeshows. Blue Link has pre-built ERP eCommerce integration with a variety of B2C eCommerce platforms such as Magento and Shopify, as well as a proprietary Online Order Portal for easy B2B transactions.
Point of Sale
If your wholesale business also operates as a cash and carry, has a showroom for walk-in customers or has separate retail locations, you know the importance of POS functionality. Blue Link ERP offers flexible, high-speed Point-of-Sale functionality that is fully integrated with inventory management and accounting features. Blue Link’s POS is designed to work in-store with barcode readers, cash drawers, receipt printers and display poles to allow your business to process debit, credit and cash sales as well as create orders on account. Blue Link’s POS is also available offline and can track and pull information based on individual location performance, or consolidate information across the entire business if you’re operating multiple locations.
Landed Cost Tracking
When it comes to inventory management, wholesale businesses know the importance of tracking the true cost of inventory – taking into account expenses incurred to collectively purchase, transport, and import goods, such as border fees, duties, taxes, transport costs and insurance. Blue Link’s landed cost tracking functionality allows your business to automatically account for and reconcile the costs mentioned above in order to arrive at the true cost of the goods. This protects your margins and helps you make better purchasing and pricing decisions.
Wholesale businesses buy and sell inventory. With that in mind, our software is designed and capable for a variety of wholesale industries including: