Order registration, on-the-road sales, (self-)scanning in a Cash & Carry, writing out orders in a vehicle with samples: AlfaPro Online Mobile in combination with a tablet now makes all this possible. In the meantime, Goedegebuure Natural Decorations, wholesaler in floral decorations, has been discovering that the system is proving its worth at trade exhibitions.
Like many other businesses, Goedegebuure is a regular participant at trade fairs. In addition to existing customers, their stand is a magnet for many other exhibition visitors. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that use of the tablet for entering orders and ‘registering’ new customers proved to be child’s play. What’s more, AlfaPro Online Mobile makes it possible for orders to be placed in real-time. Once all the information has been entered, the customers just needs to sign it off. Conformation of the order will then be sent to the customer’s smartphone. The order is sent directly to the warehouse, where the logistics process gets underway without further ado.
As a mutual exercise, we got Goedegebuure to put the equipment through its paces and see how it performed. The verdict: it offered both stand personnel and customers so much convenience that the company decided to buy a number of tablets on the spot. ‘It allows us to give simple price information or to register an order,’ Daan Huisman of Goedegebuure explained. ‘Additionally, we can switch between direct sales from our own stocks to products which can be bought in or ordered. And it makes no difference whether we are on a stand somewhere in a foreign country or in our own showroom in Aalsmeer. Our sales staff now has instant access to up-to-the-minute product information and can effectuate orders immediately. It’s a great addition to our sales tools from AlfaPro.’