Software for Wholesalers & Distributors
Many importers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors with direct counter sales and retailers with point of sale (POS) and online web stores use Ostendo software successfully every day. Their needs include managing imported landed costs in foreign currencies, multiple pricing levels, discount buyer groups, complex stock control such as expiry dates, serial numbers, batch numbers, grade, colour, size, style, fit for the apparel industry, different units of measure, bar-coding, multi warehousing, branch delivery with head office billing a and numerous sales and inventory replenishment reporting requirements
Key Features of Ostendo Operations Software
Pricing – Conditional Promotions
A good way to protect your margins while implementing discounts is to set conditions. Rather than running blanket promotions (e.g., “$10 off any purchase” or 25% off all items), set certain limits or conditions that customers have to meet before they can redeem the offer.
These conditions could be:
- Buy x number of items and get % off
- Spend x amount to save %
- Buy specific items/SKUs to save %
- Buy and get one or more items for free or on discount
- Spend and get one or more items for free or on discount
Our ERP software can help distributors manage special pricing for individual customer accounts, special pricing for products for specific period of time, promotional pricing for every order, or special rebate rates.
Landed Cost – Margins
SMEs dealing internationally, importing goods for distribution, need to understand the full cost of these items, the landed cost, to improve profitability and determine a pricing margin.
Landed Cost is “the full cost of a product you’ve bought once it has arrived at your door”. It adds all transportation fees, customs, duties, taxes, insurance, currency conversion fees, and other costs, to the originally stated price.
Calculating landed cost for distributors is made easier with ERP software systems and save SMEs a lot of time and money.
By providing real-time stock levels with visible data of both incoming (supply) and outgoing (demand) stock and where that stock is specifically located, Ostendo offer “available to promise” information at the time of order.
Ostendo offers multi stock warehouse and location capability (Aisle / Rack Row) and stock traceability including Serial No, Batch No, Expiry Date, Revision No, Colour, Grade or Size
For any distributor, it’s all about having the right stock in a right quantity, in the right time, at the right place, at the right price. It helps SMEs to save money by avoiding spoilage, prevent out-dated stocks, and save storage cost.
Ostendo comes with more than 400 standard reports, analysis views and inquiry screens. It has a number of spreadsheet or pivot-style screens that enable you to interrogate data by sorting, filtering and grouping it in various ways.
The drag and drop control of data dimensions gives you the flexibility to explore information interactively. It provides real time queries of all sales and purchasing related data without the need for any specialist training.
Ostendo operations software is business software that assists your staff to focus on the range of operations activities that generate the revenue and profits that keep you in business and minimise your operational costs.
Contact us now to know more on how can we help you streamline Wholesalers & Distributors process.