Are You Ready for Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment?

By
Steve Norris
February 18, 2021 -
With each passing year, eCommerce captures a larger portion of total retail. While big-name brands continue to dominate, smaller brands and even manufacturers are now jumping into the ring. And for those manufacturers that are ready to take the...

How Cloud-Based EDI Helps Businesses Manage Orders Remotely

By
Lindsey McGee
February 10, 2021 -
Long before the word “coronavirus” entered our day-to-day vocabulary, an increasing number of companies were embracing remote work, discovering that with the right IT solutions, many of their employees could work productively from almost anywhere...

EDI is Key to Complying with the New Food Traceability Rule

By
Lindsey McGee
December 30, 2020 -
In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new proposed rule regarding food traceability. This rule, which would be part of section 204 of the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), establishes event tracking requirements for...

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Drop Shipping

By
Ryan Tierney
December 16, 2020 -
One of the most conspicuous traits of today’s business landscape is that customer expectations seem to reach new heights with every passing month—and this is especially true when it comes to shipping speed. Amazon has set the bar high for online...

Ron’s Thoughts: 2020 Year in Home Furnishings

By
Ron Sellers
December 14, 2020 -
2020. What a year. In home furnishings, we came into 2020 with the vigor of a new era, a new decade. We had already determined it was going to be a great year, and the first quarter started off very strong, perhaps stronger than most in recent memory...

Ron’s Thoughts: Managing the Customer Experience

By
Ron Sellers
November 4, 2020 -
In today’s world, what happens after “checkout” is just as important as the initial buying process. Supply chain disruptions and delays continue to cause fulfillment issues for vendors. Product availability is still a top concern, but other pieces of...

Why Supplier Collaboration is Essential to Business Growth

By
Brian Lindner
October 26, 2020 -
Among the top lessons from the current global health crisis is the central importance of close supplier collaboration and the need for solid, near real-time visibility into your transactions with them. This isn’t a new idea, but the pandemic’s impact...

EDI Raises the Game in B2B Commerce

By
Ryan Tierney
October 20, 2020 -
In today’s warp-speed world of B2B commerce, there’s simply no time for outdated, manual processes. Relying on “old-school” systems that funnel transactions through email communications, fax exchanges, or even physical mail generates extra work, not...