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The 8 Second Drop Ship Order Process

Yes, OPAL will process your drop ship orders in 8 seconds or less, 24 hours a day, with 100% EDI compliance and zero EDI document costs across all of the retailers and e-tailers that you’re working with.  But maybe, even more importantly, OPAL is configured to each...

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Order Processing or Order Fulfillment?

A simple order processing system downloads current orders to your computer and you must make decisions on what to do next.  This would be considered a manual order processing system – even if you’re using a computer and software applications to do it.  For the short...

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Drop Shipping and Your Bottom Line

Drop shipping is not in the future – it is now!  The big box retailers like Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Target etc. and, certainly the .com e-tailers, do not want to warehouse supplier products and are requiring their suppliers to store and ship the products to...

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EDI Made Simple

EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) was initially developed in the 1980’s as a way to send and receive data between computers.  At that time it was simple and easy to use.  With today’s constantly changing business needs an EDI solution with advanced features is needed....

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Still Paying for EDI Documents?

All companies large or small that are selling products on-line or for warehouse fulfillment to big box retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kohls, Home Depot, etc. or through e-tailers like Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, etc. need EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). It’s a...

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What Does Automation Mean to You?

Chances are that you’ve automated your e-commerce business.  However, even the smallest of e-commerce businesses are complex and need some kind of automation to manage everything.  But, what does automation mean to you and how automated are you? You may think you are...

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The Benefits and Shortfalls of ERP Systems

If you are running a complex business, you probably have or are considering the acquisition of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. It could be QuickBooks Enterprise, NetSuite, Sage, or one designed specifically for an industry like BlueCherry.  The concept...

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The Dollars and Cents of Drop Shipping

When processing drop ship orders it can be difficult to achieve efficiency and adequate margins.  For example: if your item retails for relatively low dollar amount what kind of margin can you achieve?  Can you even afford to drop ship it? There are a lot of factors...

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Consider This When Choosing an EDI Solution

All companies large or small that are selling products on-line or for warehouse fulfillment to big box retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kohls, Home Depot, etc. or through e-tailers like Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, etc. are going to need an EDI provider.  Customers...

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OPAL Ecommerce Solutions

Are you ready to combine all of your ecommerce services into one convenient software solution? OPAL is the only fully automated, no-touch, self-driving order processing and fulfillment solution for small businesses. It will revolutionize and simplify the way you work...

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What Defines a Perfect Order?

The American Productivity and Quality Center, otherwise known as APQC, defines the ‘perfect order’ basically as ‘perfect order performance,’ which “refers to flawlessly taking and fulfilling a customer order and includes taking the order correctly, allocating...

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Top Five Reasons Why to Use Drop Shipping

What exactly is ‘drop shipping?’ Drop shipping is a supply chain management technique in which a retailer does not keep goods in stock, but rather transfers customer orders and shipment details to either a manufacturer or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods...

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