Torrance, California – (via THE
HOSTING NEWS) – July 29, 2005 – bNet Software has announced the addition of
virtual inventory warehouses to automate management of product information from
Ingram Micro and Tech Data. A single virtual warehouse can perform the work of
dozens of data entry specialists, a gain in efficiency that levels the playing
field for small and medium size companies struggling to compete online against
much larger competitors.
Ingram Micro and Tech Data are both distributors of technology products, offering
computers, software and electronics to resellers around the world. Resellers of
Ingram Micro and Tech Data could have as many as 200,000 items in their virtual
warehouses. In addition, bNet Software includes Ingram Micro’s Spec Source, a
collection of 40,000+ item images and descriptions to supplement the basic product
information. Managing this much constantly changing data without bNet Software’s
virtual inventory warehouses would be an impossible task for small businesses.
Ingram Micro and Tech Data products are displayed to shoppers at the merchant’s
bNet Software eCommerce-enabled website, along with any other products the merchant
wants to sell. When a virtual inventory item is sold, it can be fulfilled by Ingram
Micro or Tech Data. The merchant does not have to stock or ship the item.
Jeff Goldfield, Senior eCommerce Consultant at bNet Software explains, ”Online
sellers are rapidly moving toward the virtual inventory model. In order to compete,
small businesses need a way to add and maintain large amounts of inventory data
efficiently. bNet Software’s virtual inventory warehouses do this – and even more,
they eliminate the need to buy and handle any physical inventory.”
Complete inventory data, including pricing and availability, is downloaded nightly
from Ingram Micro and Tech Data, and used to update the inventory databases of
bNet Software’s clients. The process is fully automated. New items are added to
inventory, out of stock items are unlisted (if desired), and new sell prices are
calculated, based on the reseller’s own cost and desired markup.
bNet Software delivers eCommerce success with web database eCommerce shopping
cart solutions that seamlessly integrates into any website: advanced shopping
cart, virtual and physical inventory, realtime credit card authorization, customizable
order processing, automated marketing, integrated Customer Relations (CRM), built-in
communications and dozens of other features.
Based on Microsoft’s latest .NET architecture, bNet Software’s web-based ASP eCommerce
software is the most powerful, complete solution available for small and medium
sized companies. bNet Software includes the critical sales, marketing and order
fulfillment features required to succeed in the highly competitive online business
For more information about bNet Software, visit http://www.bnetsoftware.com.