Helping to drive revenue growth
Our solutions have widespread adoption among specialty retailers and sales reps and help to expand the marketplace for vendors by enabling retail dealers and sales reps to view online catalogs, check inventory availability, create sales proposals and place preseason orders, reorders, and retail employee orders more effectively and efficiently with their vendors. CenterStone Technologies makes vendors more competitive by providing increased inventory turns at retail, reduced customer service costs, and greater speed to market, thus driving revenue growth, increasing profit margins and improving relationships with their customers – specialty retail dealers.
The CenterStone Advantage
You've heard the saying, "If you build it, they will come", but that's not the case when it comes to B2B e-commerce solutions. Many manufacturers grapple with the decision to either build a proprietary B2B system or work with a proven, outsourced solution provider like CenterStone.
We've listened to what your customers have to say. In fact, our solutions are already used daily by several thousand retailers and sales reps to check product inventories, place orders, and check order status with our vendor partners. We've also listened to the financial, sales, and IT executives and they've helped shape the evolution of our technology. The result is superior technology coupled with dedicated customer service resulting in solutions that make an impact on our customers' business.
Thinking of Building a B2B Solution Yourself? Think Again.
It sure can be tempting to think that you can build a superior B2B solution with your existing resources. After all, you know your business better than anyone else, right? One big problem with that — your customers know their business better than anyone else, and what they care about is keeping their business simple — not making your business simpler.
Fortunately, we know your customer's business and how to make their life easier— and by doing so, they will end up purchasing more from you. We have surveyed thousands of specialty retailers and this is what they have told us:
- 75% said that five or fewer on-line ordering systems were manageable.
- 25% said they think there should be one industry standard. Retailers don't want to — and won't — learn another new system. Therefore, if you try to build your own solution in house, it is very unlikely that it will be adopted by dealers.
- 42% told us they purchase more product from vendors that have online ordering systems.
- 78% said they prefer to obtain available inventory online and typically place orders on the Web as opposed to calling or faxing.
Most view CenterStone's solutions as the gold standard in B2B e-commerce. The vast majority rate our technology as either "great" or "outstanding".
Still thinking about building a B2B e-commerce solution yourself? Consider this: Forrester Research tells us that 54% of manufacturers feel their supply chain applications have not met their expectations. That's not surprising to us.
Manufacturers excel at manufacturing, not software development. CenterStone excels at providing B2B solutions. The choice is clear. The CenterStone choice. We have the proven technology and can make it easier for your customers to do business with you. Isn't it time to make IT a competitive weapon in your arsenal?