GC Buying Group announced the launch of two new initiatives for its retail members. Both of these new strategic platforms are designed to aid retailers in navigating the technology needed to streamline business practices.
The B2B online ordering platform launched in January offers store members the option of ordering and re-ordering products online directly from vendor members. This, said the group, also allows vendor representatives to be included in transactions. Since last month’s launch, stores have begun taking advantage of the convenience of online inventory ordering, said GC Buying Group.
GC is also gearing up for a second technological initiative, designed to give retailers tools to make doing business in a growing online climate easier. This program, dubbed the B2C online marketplace, is set to launch summer of 2019. The marketplace will create an efficient option for independent retailers to sell products online and to retain their customers’ data.