Any retailer, wholesaler or distributor delivering goods in your own fleet of vehicles, understands how important it is to have the right systems in place.
But, with myriad options out there, what should your software ecosystem look like?
Choosing a back-office system to handle ERP (enterprise resource planning) or inventory management is a big decision. The type of software you implement in your business can have the power to improve efficiency, increase the level of control you have over inventory, and make customer service better.
Integrated with Stream, Brightpearl enables multi and omnichannel retailers, distributors and wholesalers, to manage the heart of their business. From managing orders and inventory across all of your sales channels and operations, to processing all your financial data through an accounting system, to planning and optimising all aspects of the delivery process.
With Stream managing your transport management operation, how do you know if Brightpearl is right for your business?
Do you already have a software system in place?
Any system you have in place to help you scale. This could include ERPs or inventory management systems.
If you do have a software system in place, how happy are you with your current system?
If you’re totally happy with your current system (and how it works with your transport management system), and you’re not interested in evaluating other options, then Brightpearl may not be the best fit for you.
If you don’t have a software system in place, how much of your employees’ time is spent in the back office today?
If your employees are currently spending less than 40% of their time on back-office tasks, then Brightpearl may not be the best fit for you.
If you’re open to evaluating our current system, think improvements could be made, or you don’t have a system in place, but employees spend more than 40% of their time on back-office tasks, how many selling channels do you currently use?
Selling channels could include eCommerce marketplaces, brick-and-mortar stores, pop-ups, direct sales, trade shows, B2B, etc.
If you only use one channel, then Brightpearl may not be the best fit for you.
If you use multiple channels, how many orders are you processing monthly?
Look at how many orders you typically process between all selling channels combined in an average month.
If you’re processing fewer than 500 orders, then Brightpearl may not be the best fit for you.
If you are processing more than 500 orders, how do you currently manage orders coming from multiple selling channels?
If you have an automated process to handle orders coming from multiple selling channels and you’re totally satisfied with it, then Brightpearl may not be the best fit for you.
If you’re using a combination of multiple back-office systems and manual processes (like spreadsheets or whiteboards)to handle and track those orders, Brightpearl would probably be right for your business.
How do I know if Brightpearl is right for my business?
Brightpearl would probably help your business, if:
- You’re open to evaluating our current system and think improvements could be made
- Or you don’t have a system in place, but employees spend more than 40% of their time on back-office tasks
- You’re processing more than 500 orders across multiple selling channels every month
- And you’re using a combination of multiple back-office systems and manual processes to manage those orders
If you’re considering Brightpearl for your ecommerce business (or already have it in place) and deliver goods and products in your own vehicles, then why not connect your account with Stream? To learn more about the Stream and Brightpearl integration, check out the integration page in Brightpearl’s shipping & fulfilment marketplace?