7 Truths About Electronic Communication in the Promotional Products Industry
Suppliers and distributors are finally moving forward in improving electronic communications. While there are plenty of hurdles still to overcome, the industry is finally moving forward and making real progress.
Here are things that are happening now:
- Top suppliers are now providing inventory via Web services.
- Top suppliers are sending order status via Web service and via email formatted for electronic consumption (as well as human consumption).
- Select distributors are sending orders with XML data so that the vendor doesn't have to re-enter most/all the information.
Plenty of work remains to be done: