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Creating a Win-Win Relationship with Retailers

Creating a Win-Win Relationship with Retailers

Creating a Win-Win Relationship with Retailers When everything goes well, your retailer wins AND your business wins. You already know the advantages retailers get out of working with you as a Drop Ship Vendor (DSV), but it’s also important to note that poor performing...

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eCommerce Business Planning for 2020

eCommerce Business Planning for 2020

The busy season is over for a large percentage of retailers.  It’s time to take stock of what worked and what didn’t for you as a supplier.  For example:    Did you have to hire temporary employees?   If yes, how many did you need and at what cost? Were you able to...

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Things That Retailers Grade Their Suppliers On

Things That Retailers Grade Their Suppliers On

The number of on-line sales in 2019 were absolutely extraordinary!  So, I hope that everyone had a successful year end close. Looking at it in retrospect, though, how well do your retail channels think you performed?  What have they shared with you? There are...

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The Pain of Drop Shipping – Why Suffer?

The rapidly expanding number of Manufacturers and Suppliers adopting OPAL all come with common business problems that they are trying to solve: They are drop shipping a large number of orders daily. EDI vendor cost and order processing labor is seriously impacting the...

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There are No Cost Alternatives to EDI for Business!

First, you need to know that EDI is nothing more than a format for a specific record type such as a PO, Acknowledgement, Ship Notice, Invoice, etc.  Depending on the retailer, there may be other non-EDI record formats, such as XML, CSV, etc. in which you can...

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The Future of eCommerce

The Future of eCommerce

Do you ever wonder what new, unexpected changes you will face to stay current, profitable and relevant to your customers? There are new emerging trends every day and suppliers are often struggling just to stay current with what’s happening right now, much less what the future may throw at them.

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Warehouse Efficiency – Another Key to Your Success with Retailers

Warehouse Efficiency – Another Key to Your Success with Retailers

With the explosive growth of B2C drop ship order processing, consumer expectations – and consequently your retail partner expectations – are changing rapidly. Warehouse operations are now squarely in the cross-hairs to ship product in shorter and shorter time frames. Not to mention the overall increase in pick and pack workload because of the transition to small package shipments.

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Increasing Orders Processed and Revenue

The biggest advantage to being a valued supplier to a retailer is the opportunity to get even more orders through that sales channel.  Having more orders means more sales and more revenue for your business.

Opal combines all of your order processing and warehouse management activities into one AUTONOMOUS software platform – NO Warehouse Management System, NO Shipping Software, NO Retailer Portals, and NO EDI companies or documentation charges. You just pick and pack and OPAL handles the rest.

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Nurturing a Profitable Relationship with Retailers

It’s the most important relationship your business has.  It’s also an incredibly important relationship for your retailers.  When everything goes well, everybody wins. You already know the advantages retailers get out of working with you as a Drop Ship Vendor (DSV).  ...

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The Warehouse – The Last Big Cost Obstacle to Drop Shipping Profits

The retail landscape and consumer expectations are changing rapidly and your warehouse is under pressure to ship product in shorter and shorter time frames to meet Retailer requirements.  In addition, the types of orders you now ship are moving from pallets to small packages, increasing the complexity and workload on your warehouse staff. It impacts the areas of order handling and warehouse efficiency and your ability to profitably meet customer expectations.  You need to improve it and move it faster to grow profits. 

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“The reason why one man is great and another man is living in mediocrity is simply because one understood the value of time while the other did not.”

― Sunday Adelaja

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