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Use CRM to bolster your Wholesale business.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

While having a great inventory management software program is key to a Wholesaler’s business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software can also play an essential role in shaping a successful business. It would seem obvious to any business, whether it be wholesale or retail, that the customer be the focal point. However, many businesses do not always see the importance of managing the customer relationship at all stages. The relationship does not have to begin and end with the selling of a product. The relationship actually begins with prospecting, order taking, and continues after the sell with support and up selling.

CRM software can make this entire process more efficient and prompt a Wholesaler to focus on the customer at all stages. CRM software can increase service levels and generate growth in a Wholesale company.

When selecting CRM software the Wholesaler should look for particular features and abilities. A good place to start is selecting a program that automates the entire customer lifecycle from a cold or hot lead, to a qualified prospect, to the customer ordering product, and to follow-up on existing customers. A key feature to look for is an automated up-sell and cross-sell functionality. This would increase your chances of keeping your customers for many years by offering them add-on products and services.

Seek a CRM software program that can provide a single view of all customer data and customer interactions to those in your company who need to see that information. A salesperson can benefit from this greatly as he or she does not have to go to one area to look for a sales history and then another area to see the payment history.

A Wholesaler must have a program that has an integrated order management system. An effective system is one that allows salespeople to take orders from customers in an efficient manner without delaying them with useless commands or fields. This integration should also allow the salesperson to see a full purchase history of all customers.

Ultimately you should look for a Customer Relationship Management software program that has the ability to integrate your e-mail and web marketing. If you want your Wholesale business to also be an E-commerce business, it is vital that your web site is included in the selling process and that all customer interactions are monitored on the Web.

Be Fashionable With Clothing Accessories

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Wholesale Clothing Accessories

Wholesale Clothing Accessories

While some women focus on buying the most expensive clothing they can afford to look stylish, fashionable women have realized that expensive clothing doesn’t make someone look their best. Instead, it’s the accessories and how the look all comes together that reflects both your personality and helps you look your absolute best.Clothing accessories, from handbags to scarves to what you put in your hair, can create a very fashionable look without the need to wear overly trendly clothing. Fads come and go so quickly that you’d constantly have to be replacing your wardrobe to try to keep up with all the latest clothing- but with the right accessories you can make every item in your closet look fashionable and complete.First, you will want to be sure you have a few “must have” items at your disposal to help create your outfits:

- several belts, in a variety of sizes, colors and styles

- scarves, in a few different textures and colors

- purses and handbags

- hair accessories (ribbons, decorative clips, ponytail holders)

- shoes (a girl can never have too many different types of shoes!)

Once you have your accessory inventory built up, you can easily accessorize your outfits to pull together a complete, fashionable look that will impress even the girls in the latest, most expensive clothing from the trendy store in the mall!

You will want to choose accessories based on how they coordinate with the colors, textures and fabric of the clothing you’re wearing. If you stock your “accessory inventory” with neutral colored items, you’ll stretch your budget and be able to create more looks with the same items. You can almost always work in accessories that are solid colors of white, black and tan; but having a few selections in more vibrant colors will help you add interest to your favorite black dress or pants suit! Try pairing a red hat, red high heels and a red purse with your black pants suit and you’ll be an instant fashionista!

Keep your eye on the fashion magazines to see what women are wearing and how they accessorize. Are over-sized purses in style now, or tiny handbags? Do women wear stripes and floral prints together or are they keeping to more solid patterns at the moment? Most importantly- pick styles that you are comfortable with and that make you feel good because the better you feel the more confident you will be.

Jewelry, shoes and belts help you further accessorize your outfits and pull a complete look together. You don’t need a lot of jewelry, but having necklaces in different lengths will allow you to wear a longer chain with a v-neck shirt and a shorter chain with a sweater. Having matching bracelets or earrings will help you pull the look all together for a polished look. Pairing a wide belt with skinny pants is trendy, and you can often create a whole new look just by changing the style of jewelry you wear.

Here’s a trick that you can do with necklaces! If you want to help pull the focus away from your neck and face a bit, you can wear long necklaces as the eyes naturally will follow the line of the necklace.