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Keeping Brand Integrity During the Omnichannel Revolution

Posted on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

OmnichannelMaintaining brand integrity has become an increasing challenge for most of today’s suppliers due to the pressures of the omnichannel revolution.

With today’s consumers demanding a seamless shopping experience across all channels, the need to provide consistent branding has become a large hurdle for most suppliers. When a consumer wants a specific product, they’ll likely do their research prior to making any decision. During their hunt, they expect consistency in all aspects. This includes the product image, description, availability and shipping options. Any discrepancies may tarnish the reputation of a certain brand.

For example, retailer A might have a different product description from retailer B, but retailer C has a robust product description but a higher price. What will the consumer think? Will they still trust the supplier or retailer? Anytime credibility is questioned in the retail industry, the chance of the consumer going to a competitor is more likely.

With the right assortment strategy, brand integrity can be kept unified across all shopping channels. For more information on how to keep your business aligned with today’s consumers, visit  

Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, Omnichannel, Retail Store

New Pressure and New Opportunity for Retailers and Retail Suppliers

Posted on Fri, Mar 06, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

Retail and Mobile

The popular use of mobile devices present new challenges and new opportunities for retailers.  It is more important than ever for retailers to maintain a consistent message among all channels.

Consumers are placing increased demands on offline and online retail channels, retailers are facing increased pressure to get products delivered on time from suppliers to stock enough items to fulfill and meet the demands of online and offline orders. Retailers are increasing demands on venders to offer better drop-ship capabilities from vendors who ship directly to consumers.  Suppliers must quickly fulfill orders and allow retailers to view real time inventory levels.

Mobile devices enable consumers to rapidly compare prices, read product reviews and purchase products. A study commission by SPS Commerce and conducted by Forrester found that 32 percent of consumers will look up product information on their smartphone most of the time while shopping in a brick-and-mortar store. With more and more of today’s consumers integrating mobile technology into their shopping experience, the race is on for retailers to keep up.

The pressure is on for retailers to not only successful integrate mobile technology into their stores but also provide a consistent shopping experience across all channels – in store, mobile and online. Today’s consumers demand a consistent shopping experience regardless of where they choose to engage a retailer or supplier. Failure to provide a unified shopping experience can often lead to loss of business.

To keep up with the demands of today’s consumers, many retailers turn to omnichannel solutions for help. A solid omnichannel strategy unifies the shopping experience for the consumer, resulting in increased sales. Several of the largest retailers are already implementing an omnichannel strategy and many are planning to in 2015.

To find out if your business is positioned for omnichannel success, visit SPS Commerce for more information. 

Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, Omnichannel, Retail Store, Online Store

V-Technologies a Silver Sponsor at Scaling New Heights 2014

Posted on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

V-Technologies will return for a third year at the Scaling New Heights conference to demonstrate shipping integration software for QuickBooks. Scaling New Heights will be held June 15-18 at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX. Scaling New Heights is a QuickBooks training and education conference for QuickBooks Pro Advisors. This conference is supposed to be the biggest yet – over 1200 QuickBooks Pro Advisors are expected to attend this year.

V-Technologies’ ShipGear program reduces double entry and invoicing errors by providing a connection between UPS and FedEx carrier software to QuickBooks. ShipGear supports QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Enterprise versions. This connection bridges the gap between shipping and the front office to automate the shipping process and improve customer service. ShipGear has been available since 2001, and has thousands of customers using it on a daily basis to efficiently ship their product.

StarShip is the latest V-Technologies offering for QuickBooks Enterprise and Fishbowl users. StarShip also automates the shipping process but supports multiple parcel and freight carriers inside one user interface. This all in one approach allows the user to rate shop between carriers to get the best rate. Line-item integration increases efficiency to create international and BOL documentation. StarShip also supports EDI integration to complete the workflow. Custom emails can be used to notify customers of tracking information, keeping inbound inquiries down.

Come check out both shipping software products while at Scaling New Heights in San Antonio at booth #68.  

Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, FedEx, QuickBooks, Scaling New Heights, LTL Shipping, Fishbowl

V-Technologies visits the Windy City for MAPADOC CONNECTIONS Customer Conference

Posted on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 01:11 PM

V-Technologies is pleased to be part of the first annual MAPADOC CONNECTIONS Customer Conference this October 17 and 18th in Chicago! This user conference starts Thursday and wraps up Friday afternoon.

This conference explores such topics as Sage Software and 3rd Party Solutions in the cloud, Warehouse Management, and integrated shipping solutions. The conference also offers a vendor expo of other 3rd party add-ons. MAPADOC Customers, Channel Partners, and Strategic Partners have been invited to attend.

MAPADOC by SWK Technologies is an  Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software created for Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP and Sage ERP X3 users to easily communicate to trading partners and reduce double entry.

Please look for silver sponsor V-Technologies at MAPADOC CONNECTIONS. At our booth you’ll see the latest in shipping automation and how StarShip can assist with your EDI transactions!

V-Technologies, LLC is an established and growing technology company specializing in the design, development and support of integrated shipping software solutions. Our flagship products, StarShip and ShipGear, provide connectors to ERP, accounting and business applications to automate shipping, accounting and customer service.  Our shipping software interfaces with solutions such as Sage 100 ERP (formerly MAS 90 and MAS 200), Sage 500 ERP (formerly MAS 500), and many more. Our shipping software solutions are certified with the UPS Ready, FedEx Compatible and eBay compatible programs. 

Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, Sage shipping software, USPS, MADAPOC, StarShip

V-Technologies is headed to Sage Summit!

Posted on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 @ 09:48 AM


V-Technologies is excited to be a part of Sage Summit once again! Sage Summit will be held July 21-26 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, DC. Sage Summit is the largest meeting of the year for Sage customers and partners. Customer and partners both attend to learn new practices, see new products, and network (and have some fun too).


Stop by booth # 1210 & 1211 to check out the latest new features including carrier rating from Sales Order Entry!  Of course, we will also discussing branded emails, expanded LTL support and more :)

We'll have OnTrac there for our west coast partners and customers to learn more about reducing freight spend using regional carriers. Also, find out more about our partnerships with top EDI providers: Mapadoc, Edisoft and True Commerce.

 See you in DC!


Summit LG Exhibitor

Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, Sage shipping software, OnTrac shipping software