What if Wholesale Distributors Could Give Each Retail Customer an iPad?
July 10, 2012 2 Comments
The rumors of a low cost “mini iPad” continue to rumble from the tech sector to the worldwide manufacturing segment. A quick rundown: it will feature a high-resolution 7-inch screen, cost somewhere around $250 US and be positioned as a Kindle Fire killer for consumers.
In the 26 years Ai2 has been developing order entry software for the wholesale distribution marketplace, we’ve seen a shift, especially in convenience store, to customer-based order entry. From phones to old Telxon devices to more advanced order terminals and web-based systems.
Here are a few disadvantages:
1. Telxons just aren’t as reliable as they used to be.
2. Handheld computers for order entry, bar code scanning and order transmission can run as high as $1,400 apiece.
3. It’s hard to believe nowadays, but many retailers are still not connected to the Internet.
If complete touchscreen order functionality was available for $250 plus the cost of our software, would you take advantage of being the distributor who could provide customers with iPads? Especially if your competitors were offering older technology or none at all. It fits with what we see the best companies doing: getting first mover advantage and positioning themselves as innovators.
ProSel is easy to use, friendly, and gives you the ability to link multimedia marketing content with items, making your customers better buyers. Take a look on the App Store today and give us a call.