Empowering Better Business with Opal

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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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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“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