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

Chasing Omni-channel: Retailers can Make the Dream a Reality

Dorie StahlerBlog, News, Omni-channel

Specific tactics can facilitate retailers’ exchange of linear distribution models for a “buy anything, anywhere, anytime” distribution web. These include: Enable stores to borrow best practices from the Distribution Center’s playbook, and vice versa. If omni-channel fulfillment allows customers to order anything with quick turnaround from any channel, what can be borrowed? Stores with poorly organized stock and inventory will benefit from warehouse tools that streamline accurate in-store picking and shipping. Options include item-level RFID tagging, radio frequency scanners, voice-directed fulfillment, and … Read More

Why Do Retailers Create and Enforce their Vendor Guide?

Dorie StahlerBlog, Chargebacks, Compliance, News

Efficiency! Their goal is improve and track the flow of merchandise as it comes from you or your warehouse to their ultimate destination:  store, distribution center, customer.  As such, the retailer’s  rules can cover a gamut of activities, supplies and vendors including (but not limited to) ticketing, labeling, packing, packaging, freight/shipping carrier, routing, EDI documents and frequency, back orders, packing lists, box type and size, carton packing, prepacks, drop ships, invoicing, returns, and, last but not least, chargebacks. Chargebacks Chargebacks … 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

Omni-channel Retailing for Suppliers:  Successful Drop Ship Fulfillment

Dorie StahlerBlog, Customer Support, Drop Ship, Integration, News, Omni-channel, RVCF

Omnichannel Retailing eZCom Software

As published in RVCF Link By Carol Weidner, CEO, eZCom Software. Giant e-tailers like Amazon and Zappos have forever changed the retailing landscape. Consumers expect and demand maximum convenience, lower prices, a wide array of merchandise to choose from, and the ability to get products quickly. With the increasing pressure and fight for market share, more and more traditional retailers are implementing the ‘omni-channel’ (or omni-channel) model to provide customers the best of all worlds. As these retailers endeavor to … Read More

Magnanni Shoes: How a Luxury Shoe Manufacturer Found Its Footing and Met Drop Ship Demand

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

Magnanni Shoes

With a sharp increase in online purchasing and demanding direct-to-consumer fulfillment programs, Magnanni was faced with a massive challenge: either find a way to make drop ship profitable, or lose a major source of revenue. Magnanni’s ‘e-tail’ partner, Nordstrom, recommended eZCom’s Lingo EDI software for its built-in compliance and integration features. Now, with streamlined and automated processing and very little investment, Magnanni is able to accurately and quickly fulfill a high volume of individual orders and forecasts exponential company growth … Read More

Top 5 Takeaways to Know from RVCF 2014

Dorie StahlerBlog, Drop Ship, News, RVCF

By Carol Weidner, CEO, eZCom Software. Recently, my team and I had the honor of exhibiting and speaking at the Retail Value Chain Federation’s Annual Fall Conference in Scottsdale. RVCF hosts educational forums and conducts research throughout the year, providing retailers and suppliers the opportunity to better understand each other’s needs, review performance, resolve issues and build stronger relationships. RVCF’s important efforts give trading partners opportunities to solve some of the most challenging issues of the day, in a manner … Read More

eZCom Software’s Lingo™ Awarded NEECOM EC/EDI Solution of the Year Award 2014

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

(November 10, 2014 – WESTFORD, MA) Recently, eZCom Software’s streamlined EDI solution, Lingo™, received the NEECOM (New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group) EC/EDI Solution of the Year Award for 2014.  NEECOM presented the award at their annual Fall Conference to eZCom for the benefits Lingo™ has brought to the electronic retail trading community.  Specifically, NEECOM singled out eZCom’s Lingo for innovation in the area of drop ship fulfillment. “NEECOM created our ‘EC/EDI Solution Award of the Year Award’ to highlight … Read More

Drop Ship Driving You Nuts?

Dorie StahlerDrop Ship, News, RVCF

Never fear.  Nordstrom EDI Technical Lead Debbie Nyquist and eZCom CTO Bernie Byrne will explain how to turn challenge into opportunity at this year’s RVCF (Retail Value Chain Federation) national conference in Scottsdale, Arizona (Nov 2-5). Their presentation on drop ship best practices, ‘EDI Enabled Pathways to Streamline and Simplify Direct-to-Consumer (Drop Ship) Fulfillment,’ will take place on Tuesday November 4, 2014 from 1:30 – 2:20. Retailers and their manufacturer partners have cited the explosion of ‘drop ship,’ or direct-to-consumer … Read More

eZCom® Software’s EDI Solution Lingo™ Receives SDCE ‘Top 100’ Award

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

SDCE Award Top 100 Supply and Demand Chain

Supply and Demand Chain Executive Recognizes eZCom’s ‘Drop Ship’ Solution Among Top 100 Projects of 2013 [ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY]  – June 6, 2014 –  eZCom Software, developers of the EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) solution, Lingo, received designation as a Top 100 Company in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s ‘100 Great Supply Chain Projects of 2014.’ Inclusion in SDCE’s Top 100 list recognizes companies that initiated successful and innovative transformation projects that 1) delivered exceptional bottom line value to small, medium … Read More