EDI is the Foundation of Inventor and Retailer Connections

Dorie StahlerBlog, Compliance, Direct-to-Consumer, Drop Ship, Drop Ship Provider, Drop Ship to Consumer, Inventors, News

Once a new product has brought them together, what do retailers and inventors need for a smooth and profitable relationship? For you, your first experience in the big retail world is usually as part of a retailer “drop ship” (direct-to-consumer) program. Your retailer often evaluates your product’s sales success and your supplier performance to determine market and fulfillment expansion options. One vital tool for order management execution:  the right EDI provider. High volume drop shipping capabilities. Direct-to-consumer shipping powers online … Read More

Retailer Technology Caters to Customer Shopping Trends

Dorie StahlerBlog, Drop Ship, News

Technology has brought new shopping choices and possibilities while raising consumer expectations concerning convenience and retailer options. More and more, consumers skip around multiple channels to complete their purchases. New shopping tendencies include click and collect (buy online and pick up in store) and endless aisle (purchase in store and ship to home from another store, drop ship location or distribution center). This trend of combined channel shopping raises the bar significantly for retailers and their distribution and supplier partners. For retailers, … Read More

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

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

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

eZCom Software Offers Valuable Educational Webinar: Top Tips for Drop Ship Success

Dorie StahlerDrop Ship, Education, Video

More and more retailers are implementing drop ship options—a process where vendors ship products directly to customers—to help them compete on a more level plane with e-tailers, provide customers with a more seamless shopping experience, and offer a wider array of products without adding inventory costs and risks. Although drop ship entails unique challenges and new compliance guidelines for suppliers, it also offers extraordinary opportunities for growth. Our recent webinar, ‘Top Tips for Drop Ship Success,’ offered suppliers information to … Read More

Shoes of Prey: Lingo Supports ‘Made-to-Order’ Footwear Company’s Unique SKU Challenges

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, Drop Ship, News, Success Stories

Shoes of Prey

What do you get when you combine cutting-edge customization with lightning-fast growth? Shoes of Prey, an Australian shoe manufacturer, is reinventing how women shop for shoes by enabling customers to choose every detail, from the color to the fabric to the heel height. When the company collaborated with a Fortune 500 retailer to expand their U.S. presence, they needed an EDI provider who could understand the retailer’s expectations and handle the countless customization options—what amounts to 37,000 individual SKUs. See … Read More

Shuga Bebe: Entrepreneur Embraces Growth and Drop Ship with Lingo EDI Software

Dorie StahlerAbout eZCom, Drop Ship, Integration, News, Success Stories

Suga Bebe

When Kim Williams designed her own ergonomic and stylish nursing pillow after the birth of her fourth child, she didn’t expect her invention to turn into a successful business. Shuga Bebe grew 1500% in its first year, and with that popularity came the need for EDI.  As a small business owner, Williams knew she wanted a user-friendly solution with tons of support, so she could focus on other things like sales and product development. Based on a retailer’s recommendation, she … Read More

EDI on the Edge:  MTO Collaborations may be the ‘Next Big Thing’

Dorie StahlerBlog, Drop Ship, Integration, News, RVCF

MTO Made to Order

As published in RVCF Link By Carol Weidner, CEO, eZCom Software People like it how they like it.  And although this truth rings especially true with consumers, bespoke and customized items have traditionally remained the domain of the privileged few. The recent increase in both technological possibilities and consumer expectations, however, has led to the mainstreaming of ‘mass customization’—the making-to-order of everything from shoes and bicycles, to DVDs and dolls. Mass customization differs from high street hand-tailoring, or made-to-order fine … Read More