Change is Good

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As a home furnishings retailer, you’re accustomed to your unique cadence. You know when to visit Market and order product and when to offer a sale or promotion to spur in-store or online activity. You know how vendors send product information and, although you’re not satisfied with it, you’ve resigned yourself to dealing with it because that’s ‘just the way it is.’


But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if receiving and uploading vendor catalog data to your internal and online systems could be easy? Complete? Up-to-date?


Sure, the thought of changing your process might make you feel a little squirrely. After all, whether someone suggests adding a new piece of technology or changing the way you manage vendor catalog data – it just sounds like an extra step. And, right now, you don’t have time for the to-dos you do have, much less add-ons. Right?


Maybe.


Or maybe not.


Consider this - the average retailer sinks $7,500 into manual processes to support core operations. Given that number, it’s easy to see how a change could do a retailer good. Especially when that change comes in the name of saving money and time for people in the business to get off the phone, come out from behind the desk and sell more product! WOO HOO . . . MORE SALES!!!  


Yes, the idea of learning something new can be intimidating or a little scary. But – there is a way to make automating the delivery of your vendor catalog data easy. Enjoyable even! And the answer is Amber Engine.


Why? Because the average retailer manages 3,500 active SKUs in retail management or point of sale systems. But because of cumbersome, time consuming and convoluted manual processes, they only list about 40% of the products they sell online. That means the average retailer (you, perhaps?) gives up on 60% of potential sales because their current system calls for manual product updates. That’s not okay. Business owners deserve better.


When you work with Amber Engine to manage your vendor catalog data, you’ll receive complete information on the products you sell. That includes size specifications, fabrics, weights, romance copy and the other things that your customers want and need to know before buying. When you work with a complete set of data, you don’t have to chase down answers from manufacturers – you and your customers have the information at your fingertips to make a confident buying decision.


Pretty cool, huh?


Better still is that you’ll work with real, hard-working people when you partner with our team. Yep – that’s right. Real people. Folks who will answer your questions, walk you through the steps to set up our service and take care of your business along the way. At the end of the day, your success is our success – and we take that very seriously.


Getting started is easy. All you need is the willingness to change your business for the better and an active email address. Our professionals will walk you through the rest to ensure that your big change is for the absolute best.


Change doesn’t have to be hard. With Amber Engine, changing the way you receive and share vendor catalog data with your customers is EASY.

In case you missed Part One of our series, check out It’s Time to Talk about Time.