Trade Only and Broder Bros. Launch Fully Integrated Order Platform
Distributors using the Trade Only VISION business management solution can now enjoy the benefits of seamless integration with Broder Bros., with live inventory, 100 percent accurate pricing for specific colors and sizes, and one-click submission of orders to Broder's ERP system for fulfillment.
This pioneering partnership enables distributors to create presentations, quotes and orders without having to make repetitive telephone calls checking stock levels and pricing. It also delivers peace of mind that orders submitted to the supplier are received and in progress, with instant order tracking available through Broder's online order portal.
This improved efficiency means distributors can deliver a more efficient service to their customers, help to reduce the time spent on non-revenue producing tasks and is unique to Trade Only VISION—the complete business management system used by thousands of distributors around the globe for product research, virtual samples, quotes, orders and customer relationship management.
"We were delighted to work Broder Bros. on this project, helping many of their key distributor accounts benefit greatly from the increased efficiencies brought about by the integration of our two platforms," said Alan Patrick, president and COO of Trade Only. "Like Broder, we believe in the transformative power of technology to empower business growth, and projects like this will help drive the industry forward."
Deborah Wilkinson, vice president of product development at Trade Only Inc., added, "This initiative means that distributors can quote and sell Alpha, NES and Broder Bros.' apparel with complete confidence that the price quoted will be accurate, and that the product will be available. Our users have been asking for ways to save time on mundane tasks such as checking pricing and inventory so that they focus on activities that help increase sales and profits; the launch of this integration provides a unique solution to this requirement."