Brick and Mortar Update: Tomorrow’s Digital Trends and Today’s Challenges

Dorie StahlerBlog, Drop Ship, News, Omni-channel

Brick and Mortar Digital Trends

Even in the Amazon-fueled shopping age, onsite bricks and mortar shopping is still a preference for many—hence, the advent of the “clicks to bricks” hybrid shopping model. This omni-channel ideal creates a highly preferred incarnation of the physical and digital store mix — a store that is also a fulfillment center, showroom, and informative and entertaining experience. Taking advantage of technological innovation in the traditional retail store is an opportunity to break down barriers between physical and online shopping experiences. … Read More

Holiday 2015 Highlights Weak Points in Omni-channel Strategy

Dorie StahlerBlog, News, Omni-channel

Every holiday shopping season has its upsides as well as its lessons to learn. Holiday 2015 signaled an uptick in overall spending and consumer demand. However, digital shelves did not always meet that demand: this year, online out-of-stocks saw a ten to fifteen percent increase over 2014. Unforeseen demand can explain part of this shortfall—especially for hot items in the toy category. But industry experts point to a more overarching issue: the majority of retailers have not yet fully aligned … Read More

Inventors and Makers: Moving from Idea to Market-readiness

Dorie StahlerBlog, Inventors, News

These days, it pays to be creative. Especially if you’ve got a unique product idea and a pinch of entrepreneurial knack.  Many modern inventors are sitting at the crossroads of technology and craftiness. Their problem-solving products—ranging from smart home appliances to robots, from clever baby gear to modern potty helpers—often incorporate technology as part of the development process or final package. How do today’s makers jump from brilliant idea to ready to ship? The innovation factor.  Newness sells, and rapid … Read More

Today’s Maker Movement Makes Waves in Retailing Landscape

Dorie StahlerBlog, Inventors, News

According to many industry experts, today’s ‘makers’ are disrupting retailing’s topography. Whether you’re discovering new, problem-solving products on the shelf of your local store or flipping through TV channels, inventors and their big ideas seem like they are popping up everywhere. The maker movement has picked up steam and put inventor vendors in an uncharacteristic position. Instead of courting retailers to distribute their products, in many cases retailers are coming to them. How do bold DIYers turn industry tables? Built-in PR. … Read More

What is a Retailer Chargeback?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance

For any company that supplies to large retailers, “chargebacks” can be more than a troublesome and familiar problem. Retailers use chargebacks or “offset charges” (a kinder moniker for the same consequence) as a way to motivate suppliers to comply with their supply chain requirements. Simply put, one simple vendor error can add up to biiiiiiig financial penalties.  The retailer’s Vendor Guide lists the financial penalty for each rule broken. These chargeback fees can range from $100 for the smallest infraction … Read More

eZCom Software Named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Supply Chain Management Solution

Dorie StahlerAwards, Customer Support, Drop Ship, Integration, News, Press Release

LingoTM earns prestigious industry recognition For Immediate Release: eZCom PR Contact:  Llyn Wood, 201-731-1831, lwood@eZComsoftware.com SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, 202.789.4466, abostrom@siia.net WASHINGTON (April 6, 2016) eZCom Software, a provider of supply chain software solutions, today announced that Lingo was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Supply Chain Management Solution category. Finalists represent the information industry’s best products, technologies, and services in the software, content and business technology. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the … Read More

Staff Spotlight: George Kelly, Integration Specialist

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, Integration, News

George Kelly’s love of math and performing arts experience set him up as the perfect integration specialist. His combined left brain and right brain strengths create an organized and fluid process ensuring that each eZCom software integration is completed to the customer’s specification. His attention to detail and professed love of flow charts ensure that integration customers and development partners dramatically streamline their business processes as they continue to expand their Lingo usage. Q: What do you enjoy most about … Read More

Zipzicle: Housewares Inventor Discovers that EDI can be easy, fast, and error-free

Dorie StahlerInventors, News, Success Stories

Soon after starting her company Zipzicle, inventor and owner Shawna Palmer realized her company was going to need EDI. However, Shawna believed that EDI was nothing more than a necessary evil. But when Shawna heard eZCom give a webinar for Inventorz Network, she knew she had found the EDI solution for her company. Once her account was up and running, Shawna found Lingo to minimize her order processing time and eliminate the amount of stress she previously had for the … Read More

eZCom Software Wins Third-consecutive Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, Awards, Drop Ship, News, Press Release

Green Supply Award 2015

Leading business magazine honors green/sustainable practitioners  in supply chain industry [ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY] – November 4, 2015 – eZCom Software (developer of the supply chain SaaS Electronic Data Interchange solution Lingo®) was honored with a 2015 Green Supply Chain Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, a foremost business publication for supply chain professionals. Now in their eighth year, the Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies that are promoting and implementing “green” practices and solutions as a core part … Read More

Today’s Maker Movement Makes Waves in Retailing Landscape-draft

Dorie StahlerBlog, Drop Ship, Education, Inventors, Omni-channel, RVCF

As published in RVCF Link By Carol Weidner, CEO, eZCom Software These days, it pays to be creative. Especially if you’ve got a unique product idea and a pinch of entrepreneurial knack. According to many industry experts, today’s ‘makers’ may just reshape retailing’s topography. These rising inventors sit at a distinctive crossroads between technological know-how and crafty prowess. Their products—ranging from smart home appliances to robots, from out of the box baby gear to clever cookies and sassy sauces—often (but … Read More