What Is Enterprise Direct Store Delivery?

“We believe the new standard of business management technology for companies reliant on Direct Store Delivery as a primary distribution method, is building all the DSD functionality and business rules natively into global, cloud-based ERP. We refer to the concept as ‘Enterprise DSD’ and we think it’s something the market will really respond and adapt […]

How Do You Ensure Planograms Are Being Followed?

The ongoing battle for product placement. Creating effective planograms takes effort You could be dropping some real money too.  Money on consultants, staff, analysts, and data scientists.  All in the name of making your product look appealing on the shelves.  Hoping to catch the eye of a new buyer.  Those tortillas don’t sell themselves – until […]

In the store – winning with direct store delivery (DSD)

shopper finds stocked wine and spirits shelves

Proper execution of direct store delivery (DSD) can really help your business take off. By winning in the store, capturing more shelf space, building customer loyalty and growing your local, regional or national presence you can begin to distinguish yourself from the competition. Making the commitment to becoming a DSD wholesale business as a means to drive growth is not a decision you […]

Why Wholesale Distributors Obtain Electronic Proof of Delivery

Wholesalers and manufactures using their own trucks to make deliveries will often have their B2B customer sign for the delivery.  Why do they do that?  It turns out there can be a lot of value in doing so – especially when that process is automated and integrated with your ERP. What do we mean by proof […]

19 New Vertical Industries for Acumatica

xkzero is now making available technology to help Acumatica partners win deals in up to 19 new vertical markets. Food distribution  Beverage distribution  Other distribution Bakery Products Ice cream Frozen Products Grocery wholesalers Salty Snacks Ethnic Foods Coffee and water Beer Distribution Energy Drinks Milk & Dairy Wine & Spirits Red Bull Distributors Tobacco / Vape Products Chemical […]

xkzero Launches Mobile Commerce for Acumatica

Modern direct store delivery (DSD) and route sales solution provider xkzero today announced the general availability of xkzero Mobile Commerce for Acumatica Cloud ERP. Mobile Commerce is an exciting and new technology platform designed to handle the unique demands of wholesale distributors and manufacturers who deliver and sell their products using their own fleet of […]

6 Ways B2B Mobile Sales Apps Help You Win

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Ninety (90!) percent of the mobile sales automation projects we’ve done at xkzero are for companies replacing processes that have historically been manual and paper-based. Yes, many (most) small and mid-sized B2B manufacturers and distributors still rely on what are basically 1980s era sales tools – pre-printed order forms, product catalogs, fax machines, and a […]

What Is Direct Store Delivery?

What is Direct Store Delivery? Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is a business process that manufacturers and wholesalers use to both sell and distribute goods direct to the point of sales or point of consumption.  This often can include additional product and market related services such as merchandising, information gathering, or equipment service. Contrast this to […]

Acumatica 2017 R2 New Version

Acumatica will soon release the latest greatest version of its cloud-enabled ERP software, Acumatica 2017 R2. It is jam-packed with new functionality and technology.  In addition to exciting user interface improvements, Acumatica has also created compelling new solutions and integrations with technologies like Bing, Salesforce, UPS World-ship, FexEx and Amazon.  This version remains in pre-release mode […]

Here’s the Deal About Mobile Sales Automation

Not just any ride will do Now that you’re ready to equip your sales team You’ve probably found that there are a lot of really great apps available to help automate sales reps using mobile technology. There are apps that allow the display of gorgeous illustrated catalogues of products, designed for an elegant sales experience. These apps […]