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Why be a Drop Ship Vendor?

You know that big box retailers like Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, etc. are expanding their presence in the e-commerce world as a means to compete more effectively against more agile e-retailers like Wayfair, Overstock and so on.  Like it or not, e-commerce (and drop...

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Can You Process an Order in 5-8 Seconds?

Yes, OPAL will process your drop ship orders in 5-8 seconds, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 100% of the Vendor Compliance required by your retailer and with NO EDI COST!  It will even simplify and reduce the steps required to do pallet shipments.  But maybe, even...

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Are You Prepared for a World Without EDI?

Do you remember the days when business was run through computers that were disconnected?  It’s certainly been a while, but that’s when EDI helped businesses exchange data to save time and cost of transmission.  EDI has continued to play a significant role over the...

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The “Perfect” Drop Ship Order – What’s at Stake?

What does a “perfect” drop ship order really mean? If you believe you know, you also know that managing the multitude of moving parts necessary to achieve it can be mind boggling. We’ve written of managing the “perfect order” before and that OPAL (Order Processing and...

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Are Vendor Compliance Penalties Inevitable?

Like the cost of EDI, many suppliers believe that Vendor Compliance Chargebacks are just a cost of doing business and have resigned themselves to accepting less revenue and profit.  But, also like EDI, chargebacks DO NOT have to impact your revenue and profitability. ...

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The Definition of e-Commerce Supplier Success

If you are handling 50+ orders a day, selling to multiple sales channels such as  Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, Wayfair, e-Commerce sites, etcetera , creating packing slips, creating shipping labels, creating customized pick lists, scanning orders, sending...

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How to Increase Daily Warehouse Shipments AND Revenue $$$

There are some pretty compelling reasons to be a drop ship vendor for one of the big (or small) retailers or e-tailers.  Things like the potential to have better margins, the ability to be nimble and react quickly to market demand, and a revenue steam that isn’t...

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EDI is NOT Forever – That’s Good News

All companies large or small that sell product on-line or for warehouse fulfillment to retailers and e-tailers eventually find themselves in a position where they need to rely on EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) to communicate with them.  But does EDI really have a...

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How to Increase the Profitability of Drop Ship Orders

How to Increase the Profitability of Drop Ship Orders

Unlike the old days when you were shipping large pallet orders a few times per month, the transition to drop ship orders can be pretty traumatic.  The pain extends all the way from order processing where you are now going through the same old steps, but for...

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Life With and Without Autonomous Order Processing

First thing in the morning:  Hello, my name is Joe. I am an order processing expert Hello, my name is Tracy. OPAL is my order processing expert   Joe: I’m logging into the portals for all my retailers and downloading the orders Tracy:  OPAL works 24x7 so all my orders...

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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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