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Software Solutions for Uniform Distributors

6 Software Solutions Every Uniform Distributor Needs

8 min read
Jason August 21, 2020

Looking at how the world is today and how easily circumstances have changed in the blink of an eye, most businesses have turned towards technology to stay afloat. 

Technology continues to affect every industry by making a positive impact on overall growth. This statement holds true especially for the uniform businesses, which is seeing immense growth in the last few years.

Uniform companies all over the world are embracing newer technologies to provide a personalized experience to their customers while cutting down on redundant costs and boosting productivity.

However, today’s tech market is swamped with various technological solutions, making it hard for a uniform distributor to choose the required solutions for their business.

If you are a uniform distributor who provides employee apparel programs to large organizations and are looking to boost seamless productivity through software solutions, you need a robust and flexible e-commerce platform that facilitates API capable systems. 

What is an API?

An API (Application Programming Interface) is a bridge or a medium for interaction between applications and an e-commerce platform to access or transfer data.

For example, if you are using a uniform ordering solution, your e-commerce website must be capable to seamlessly transfer order details to it when an order is placed on your site.

Your UniformMarket e-commerce website comes with a best-in-class API capable system that seamlessly interacts with the essential software solutions.

Below are the six essential software solutions for uniform distributors to take their uniform programs to the next level.

1. Uniform Client Portal

A uniform client portal is the foremost item you need to get your hands on to run your uniform business smoothly and productively.

It acts as a bridge between you and your customers, allows them to browse through your product catalogs, and place orders from the comfort of any device through a simple login.

The uniform client portal seamlessly integrates your customers, sales, order management system, and other channels to let you run your uniform business from a single portal.

In addition to managing your clients and customers, as a bonus, the uniform client portal also allows you to manage your staff through its integrated administrative features.

2. Uniform Ordering Solution

Managing an employee uniform program is a complex and time-consuming process. It can be simplified through a robust uniform ordering solution.

It allows you to feature only the apparel you want and also lets you gather the decision-makers from your client’s side to do this. A good uniform ordering solution will also allow you to set up an account, admin, and order specifics like shipping and billing terms. Below are a few of its benefits:

  • · It provides a secure and single location to order uniforms anytime you want from anywhere in the world.
  • · Employees can place the order themselves.
  • · Set spend limits to ensure employees are ordering within their allowance.
  • · Display items that are approved by the company.
  • · Track order and shipping status online.
  • · Set administrators to approve orders.

3. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

ERP is one of the most important types of business management software in today’s world. It allows you to integrate all your core business processes into a single database and keep a track of all your departments like finance, production, order sales, etc.

When it comes to the uniform business, an ERP will allow you to integrate E-Commerce, inventory management, order management, warehouse management, product information management systems, and many more to save time and make effective business decisions. Some of its many benefits include:

  • · Integrating all your sales channels and online marketplaces for efficient data and inventory management.
  • · Accurately automate processes and minimize human error.
  • · Save time and resources so that they can be invested in other productive tasks.
  • · Streamline business processes and effectively track all business activities and departments.

4. E-Commerce Software

An E-Commerce software or store is one of the most essential things required today to effectively run your uniform business. E-Commerce has become more of a way of life to conveniently run an online business and target specific customers.

Today, we see uniform businesses around the world embracing E-Commerce wholeheartedly. A good E-Commerce software or website will allow you to integrate with other platforms like ERP and Uniform Management Systems to provide a great customer experience.

It also simplifies logistics and automates manual processes like inventory management and shipping processes. Implementing E-Commerce software into your uniform business will open new avenues unlike anything your business has ever seen.

5. Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Do you have multiple warehouses that require you to manually keep a track of orders, inventory, shipping, locations, customers, and other resources? Well, you can automate all these with a Warehouse Management System.

Warehouse Management System is an essential software that allows you to seamlessly control warehouse operations from the time a product or material enters your warehouse until it leaves it.

It also simplifies auditing, reporting, picking, and packing processes.

6. Business Intelligence (BI) Systems

In today’s fast-paced world of business, it is absolutely important to stay one step ahead of your competitors.

This is made possible through a Business Intelligence software that utilizes large amounts of your business data, analyzes it, and provides you the trends, patterns, and opportunities to take a data-driven business decision and grow your uniform business.

BI is transforming the way decisions are made by uniform companies by accurately predicting in-demand products, allowing you to replenish goods in time and reduce the number of lost sales for you and your retailers.

With all that is said, you may still be overwhelmed with the number of options available at your disposal.

Being an expert in the uniform industry and powered by a tech giant, we are well-equipped to offer you a personalized solution based on your business requirement or tailor it especially for you. Request a demo to know more or talk with an expert today.

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