New Feature Announcement
VIC now supports searching for multiple products from a single vendor, saving time and contributing to increased sales. Simply select "Multi Search" and click the "+" symbol to add a second third or more items to your search. VIC will return the availability, special charges, standard pricing, freight cost and estimated delivery for all of your items - even if they ship from more than one distribution center. VIC Multi Search is a significant improvement in process efficiency for special orders and drop ship orders.
GCommerce's Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) system integrates into web sites powered by ShowMeTheParts electronic catalog
In a collaboration between GCommerce and Vertical Development, the makers of the ShowMeTheParts auto parts catalog, distributors can navigate a powerful parts catalog and place drop ship / special orders from their factory suppliers, all from a unified commerce application. Now in a successful proof-of-concept, ShowMeTheParts B2B GCommerce Edition, enables users to search and identify parts, check availability from factory stock, estimate freight costs and delivery times, and place drop ship / special orders - all from one seamless web interface. The best features of ShowMeTheParts and the Virtual Inventory Cloud come together to help distributors capture more sales in fewer steps and less time that ever before. Click here to read more about ShowMeTheParts B2B GCommerce Edition.
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The Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) is feature-rich and continuously evolving. View the video demonstrations to understand how VIC can help you say "yes" to your customer more often.
Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) - Say "yes" to the Customer More Often
The VIC solution addresses a complex issue within the distribution supply chain - Manufacturer Drop Ship Special Orders. With ever increasing SKU counts, it is impossible to have all parts in stock. In order to service customer demand, distributors and retailers must gain access to inventory availability of non-stock parts within their supply base. Today, numerous manual steps are needed to search for and purchase non-stock Special Order parts - phone calls, website searches, emails, faxes, etc. Given the time this manual process requires, the customer often leaves, or finds another source, leading to a lost sale.
VIC is a central repository for availability of your suppliers’ products which can be accessed either through a single web portal, or directly from your business system. This enables you to quickly secure the information required to capture the sale - vendor inventory availability, freight costs, pricing, product information, ordering, order tracking and reporting - all in one place. VIC provides speed of information from a single source which increases sales and cuts costs for both the distributor and vendor.
What distributors say about VIC: “The pace of business at our stores makes having all of our Vendors on VIC an absolute must. Our customers will not wait for our counter people to make multiple phone calls or go to the vendor’s website to find out if or where a part is available. VIC allows our front line people to see if a part is available and place the order….all within seconds! “
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