FurnishWEB’s iPad App Expedites Sales Order Process for Home Furnishings Industry

From FurnishWEB, a division of Internet Databases, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company. A version of this post appeared on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB's online and mobile data management and order system optimizes partnerships between manufacturers, dealers, sales representatives, staff, and customers. The FurnishWEB iPad app is offered through eCat, the iPad-based sales tool from SuperCat Solutions.

FurnishWEB sales order and sales rep app for home furnishings industry
FurnishWEB on eCat, available in the iTunes App Store, offers these features: 

  • Sales reps can prepare sales presentations electronically, eliminating the need for notebooks full of printed photograph "glossies" of product lines.
  • Sales reps can maintain flexibility during a presentation. If a retail owner or a buyer wants to go a different direction than sales reps anticipated, they can adapt and adjust quickly to be of service to the customer by simply tapping within the app on other options.
  • "Maybe, Take, No." In the past, sales reps would show printed, glossy photographs of products to buyers and, one-by-one, add them to "Maybe," "Take," and "No" piles. The rep would ultimately have to transform the "Take" pile, by hand, into an order. The FurnishWEB iPad app creates those "piles" during the sales presentation process. A few taps within the app, and the "Take" pile becomes a sales order, already on the way to the supplier.

To learn more about FurnishWEB on the eCat iPad app, please read the press release on Furniture Today, the release announcements on the FurnishWEB Blog and dBusinessNews, FurnishWEB on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks, and FurnishWEB on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB on eCat is available in the iTunes App Store.

FurnishWEB is an online and mobile data management system for the home furnishings industry featuring an online order, inventory, shipping and tracking system. FurnishWEB expedites and systematizes order processing and product inventory tracking to optimize partnerships between manufacturers, dealers, sales representatives, staff, and customers. You're invited to read more about FurnishWEB and FurnishWEB's iPad app for sales orders and sales reps in FurnishWEB's category on Handshake 2.0.

For the latest news: FurnishWEB on Twitter, FurnishWEB on Facebook, and the FurnishWEB Blog.

FurnishWEB is a division of Internet Databases, a custom web development company founded in 1999, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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FurnishWEB Demos iPad App at High Point Market

From FurnishWEB, a division of Internet Databases, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company. A version of this post appeared on Handshake 2.0.

Barry Welch, founder of FurnishWEB, is at High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, through October 27, 2011 with iPad at the ready to demo the new FurnishWEB iPad app, offered through eCat, the iPad-based sales tool from SuperCat Solutions.

FurnishWEB is an online data management system for the home furnishings industry for displaying product lines by dealers and their sales reps. Here's a screenshot of a dealer's view from the new FurnishWEB iPad app.

FurnishWEB on eCat, iPad-based sales tool from SuperCat Solutions

To learn more about FurnishWEB on the eCat iPad app, please read the press release on Furniture Today, the announcements on the FurnishWEB Blog and dBusinessNews, and FurnishWEB Now Available Through iPad App on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB is an online data management system for the home furnishings industry featuring an online order, inventory, shipping and tracking system. FurnishWEB expedites and systematizes order processing and product inventory tracking to optimize partnerships between manufacturers, dealers, sales representatives, staff, and customers.

For the latest news: FurnishWEB on Twitter, FurnishWEB on Facebook, the FurnishWEB Blog, and FurnishWEB on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB is a division of Internet Databases, a custom web development company founded in 1999, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

FurnishWEB on eCat, iPad App Sales Tool

From FurnishWEB, a division of Internet Databases, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company. A version of this post appeared on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB, an online data management system for the home furnishings industry, developed a module to feed data and photos directly into eCat, the iPad-based sales tool from SuperCat Solutions.

The eCat app is an iPad extension of FurnishWEB, giving sales reps an additional tool for presenting their product lines. Here's a screenshot from FurnishWEB on eCat:

FurnishWEB on eCat, iPad-based sales tool from SuperCat Solutions
eCat is available in the iTunes App Store.

Barry Welch, founder of FurnishWEB, will be at High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, October 22-27, 2011. He'll have iPad in hand – ask to see his app!

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To learn more about FurnishWEB on the eCat iPad app, please read the press release on Furniture Today, the anouncement on the FurnishWEB Blog, and the announcement on dBusinessNews.

For the latest news: FurnishWEB on Twitter, FurnishWEB on Facebook, the FurnishWEB Blog, and FurnishWEB on Handshake 2.0.

FurnishWEB is an online data management system for the home furnishings industry featuring an online order, inventory, shipping and tracking system. FurnishWEB expedites and systematizes order processing and product inventory tracking to optimize partnerships between manufacturers, dealers, sales representatives, staff, and customers.

FurnishWEB is a division of Internet Databases, a custom web development company founded in 1999, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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VT KnowledgeWorksencourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a self-sustaining not-for-profit subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Foundation, funded through the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

Testimonial for FurnishWEB

From FurnishWEB, a member of VT KnowledgeWorks:

We were delighted to announce that the FurnishWEB Software Suite was selected by Stork Craft Manufacturing, Inc. for order and inventory tracking.  We were honored to receive these kind works from Konda Berry, Regional Account Manager, Storkcraft:

As an Indepedent Sales Representative, I love the FurnishWEB program.  I am responsible for customer service and delivery of information to my customers as well as the sales growth.
 
FurnishWEB not only provides instant viewing and tracking of orders, shipments and exact inventory, it provides the sales tools necessary to build the business with my customers.  I no longer have to request sales stats, images or any information regarding my account.  It's all provided to the customer and myself instantly. 
 
In the last couple months while visiting my accounts, I used FurnishWEB as part of my sales demonstration  to gather detailed information about their account (in a matter of seconds).  This is information that would have taken me hours to figure manually. 
 
It also provides images, statistics and pricing to my stores under the download link without having to email or snail mail information.  I can access it anywhere 24/7.  My accounts like this as well, because I am not always available  to take their call, and they too can get instant answers. 
 
When you work for a company that is technology driven, FurnishWEB is the perfect partner offering that next step in IT as well as customer service.  The implementation was seamless, very quick and completely user friendly.
 
My customers are very excited to be using it and are now entering their own orders as well, saving me time to focus on growing the sales, which is a win for all concerned especially the company I represent.

Thank you, Barry, for such a great product and sales tool!  Looking forward to a successful future!
 
Best Regards,
Konda Berry

Thank you again, Konda, for such kind words! 

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FurnishWEB is an online data management system for the home furnishings industry that expedites and systematizes order processing and product inventory tracking to optimize partnerships between manufacturers, dealers, sales representatives, staff, and customers.

You can follow FurnishWEB on Twitter, become a FurnishWEB fan on Facebook, and read Barry Welch's blog.

FurnishWEB is an enterprise of Internet Databases, a custom web development company founded in 1999, located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia.  

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