Polyconcept North America Introduces New Market Place, Partnership with Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant
Polyconcept North America (PCNA)—the Pittsburgh-based parent company of Leed's and Trimark Powered by Leed's, both based in New Kensington, Pa.; Bullet, Hialeah, Fla.; and JournalBooks/Timeplanner Calendars, Charlotte, N.C.—has launched the PCNA Market Place.
The new component will work within the company's new corporate platform that it launched earlier this month at www.pcna.com. PCNA Market Place provides distributors with a new way to find a variety of promotional products for their clients. Its initial launch last week included seven products from affiliate Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y. Additional affiliates will be added over time as PCNA partners with high-quality suppliers that offer promotional products that complement its own products.
Jim Epstein, chief development officer of Polyconcept, shares, “We’re delighted to have Chocolate Inn be our first affiliate to launch the PCNA Market Place. Chocolate Inn is looking forward to partnering with Polyconcept to expand their distributor reach and leverage the new website and tools, while maintaining their own go-to-market. We expect Chocolate Inn to be the first of many supplier affiliates to partner on the Market Place.”
With Market Place, distributors benefit from having a wider selection of suppliers and products to browse while suppliers are able to reach more distributors with a streamlined order-management process. While each affiliate has it's own "store front" on the website, all Market Place products can be saved to lists, compared or shared.
The Market Place experience is made possible by the powerful new systems and customer service capabilities at Bullet, which will handle orders for PCNA affiliate partners. Bullet will process the orders and handle all customer communication while the affiliate partner will fulfill the order and provide tracking information to Bullet. Bullet then invoices the customer and collects the payment.
“Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant is very excited to be the charter member of the PCNA Market Place,” said Lance Stier, principal of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant. “We believe that PCNA is a premier industry player and it is our strategic mission to associate with premier partners across all aspects of our business, whether with our distributor partners, brand partners–like Godiva, Lindt or Jelly Belly–or our vendors.
We believe that the PCNA Market Place is a great leap forward in industry technology and, by joining with PCNA, will extend the reach of [Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant]’s best-in-class food, packaging and printing capabilities to a new universe of customers and opportunities. We are excited and ready to do our part in making this exciting initiative a success.”
PCNA Market Place is currently only available in the US, but there are plans to expand it to Canada in the near future.
For more information, visit www.pcna.com.