Vendor Management

Cumulus Retail Features

Vendor Management

Cumulus Retail provides retailers with the tools needed to streamline supply from their vendors. Integrate with vendor catalogs, automate purchase orders, drop ship; communicate via EDI; and optimize vendor partnerships. By leveraging your vendors, you can offer a wider selection of products and fulfill orders faster.

Vendor Management - Features

At Once Receiving

Receive merchandise in-store without having to create a purchase order (PO’s). Cumulus will send automated PO’s based on minimum and maximum levels, which are set by the retailer when one of the levels are reached.

Purchase Orders (PO’s)

Easily create purchase orders for vendors. Retailers can create PO’s manually by entering the data or Cumulus allows retailers to automate PO’s. Once a minimum or maximum level is reached Cumulus will automatically create and send a new PO to the vendor.

Purchase Order (PO) Types

Easily define or categorize purchase order. Retailers have the ability to create their own personalized purchase order categories based on their specific needs. These categories will depend on what the type of retailer.

Vendor Catalog Imports

Retailers have the ability to browse vendor catalogs and select the items they want to sell by importing them into the Cumulus database, including product descriptions and images. Eliminate the need to manually enter data and reduce errors. Update against vendor catalogs at customized intervals to ensure the newest products make it to their store shelves, faster.

Generate Purchase Orders (PO’s) from Customer Orders

Easily create PO’s from customer orders. Once a customer places an order Cumulus can automatically turn that order into a purchase order, which will be sent to the retailer’s vendor.

Purchase Order Season

Cumulus also allows retailers to create/customize their purchase orders on a seasonal basis. This feature is directed towards retailers who have high and low seasons during the year and need to place a tremendous number of purchase orders during one-quarter.

Receiving Logs

Review all purchase orders with the added benefits of printing, editing the receiver or undoing a receiving for received purchase order and or at-once receiving.

Return to Vendor (RTV/RA)

Easily return products to vendors and add reason to why the products were returned. Cumulus also allows retailers to track the return status, RMA numbers, and more so nothing gets lost during the return.

Drop Shipping

Retailers can drop ship products from their vendor’s warehouse directly to customers, using the vendors shipping labels and company branding. Cumulus also integrates with third-parties, such as Amazon™, and sell merchandise on their site while they fulfill the orders for you.

Quick Receiving

This feature allows the retailer to create a new purchase order for the vendor and receive it in a single step without having to double-enter any quantities.

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