DiCentral, a provider of B2B integration and supply chain management solutions, unveiled a new drop-shipment solution at the Shop.org Digital Retail Conference in Los Angeles. The solution gives retailers the ability to have online orders shipped directly to consumers by leveraging their dropship vendor communities with the same confidence as shipping from their own warehouse.
As customer expectations evolve within the marketplace, online shopping has reached a new caliber of instant-gratification buying. According to the 2017 RVCF State of Drop Shipping Compliance Report, 86 percent of retailers want more suppliers involved in the dropship trend to accommodate these demands. DiCentral’s dropship solutions provide e-commerce integration, vendor outreach, reporting, testing and enablement to achieve secure and efficient EDI compliance across the supply chain.
Working in tandem with Sun & Ski Sports, a national chain of specialty sporting goods stores, DiCentral has crafted a dropship solution that provides complete control and visibility of fulfillment performance and brand management.
“Dicentral’s platform provides both integrated vendor dropship and distribution replenishment capabilities,” said Jennifer Skeen, vice president of omnichannel and marketing at Sun & Ski. “The new dropship solution [PE1] enables Sun & Ski to expand SKU's while maintaining control over our order fulfillment. This enables us to maintain high levels of customer service, and deliver more accurate, on-time shipments to our customers.”
DiCentral’s complete dropship solution includes:
- Integration with ERP or e-commerce platform
- Secure B2B communications
- Complete data transformation
- 24/7 support and professional services
- Unified view of inventory and fulfillment data across trading partner community
- Customizable dashboard based on specific roles and preferences
- Vendor outreach ensures effective communication of specific requirements and timelines to your trading community
"In today's marketplace, online shopping trends and expectations are constantly changing. DiCentral is always striving to meet those changes, so it's only natural that we venture into drop shipment to equip suppliers and retailers with the keys to online success," said Thuy Mai, CEO of DiCentral. "We envision our drop shipment solution will pave a new way for more of our retailers and manufacturers to conveniently sell their products online."
Both retail customer and suppliers will ease customer’s concerns faster and save themselves the time and expenses of vendor onboarding and testing.