Nisa to launch online ordering site for Direct to Store suppliers
Nisa is launching a new online portal that will allow retailers to browse and order thousands of products and services available from local, regional and specialist suppliers outside of central distribution.
The new system, due to officially launch at Nisa’s retail exhibition on 10th April, will enable Nisa members to search and compare a vast array of product catalogues from multiple ‘Direct to Store’ suppliers in one place, build up an online basket and place orders with numerous suppliers at the same time. Once members have placed an order in the system those suppliers will receive a notification and process the order accordingly.
The system will be integrated with Nisa’s existing online ordering site and allows members to purchase a wide range of products and services from approved suppliers in addition to the 13,000+ products already available through Nisa’s central distribution service, and have them delivered direct to store.
Adrian Page, Business Manager for Direct to Store, commented: “We are delighted to be able to launch the first phase of the new Direct to Store system for our members. It will give them better visibility of the variety of products available from the Direct to Store supply base; whether they are local or regional suppliers or more specialist wholesalers, their ranges will all be in one place.
“Phase 1 is not designed to replace the current Direct to Store processes, but simply to provide an additional channel for members to use. However, once complete with the future releases and EPOS integration planned throughout this year, the new system will greatly simplify the whole DTS operation for members, vastly reducing administration at store level and improving the whole invoice process.”