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

Inventions Seen on TV…Where Can You Buy?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Inventors, News, Omni-channel

I see it. I want it.  After viewers watch popular (and seemingly multiplying) inventor-based reality shows such as Shark Tank, Mark Cuban’s American Dream, Invention Hunters, and Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, the next obvious question is:  Where can I buy it? For viewers who spy something new and have to have it, chances are someone is trying to find a way to sell it. Amazon, the nemesis of traditional retailers, has underscored the pervasiveness and growing importance of inventive products as a … 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

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

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