Do Brick and Mortar Retailers Have Better Pricing Than Amazon?

It's a common knowledge that online shopping is easy and convenient. But despite the robust mobile applications, eCommerce capabilities, and other technology advancements, consumers still embrace the tactile experience offered by brick-and-mortar shops. Take Amazon, the world-renowned online mega store. Most Americans believe Amazon's prices are lower than any other retailer.  

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From a Production-Driven Business Model to a Buy-and-Sell Model

Established family-owned businesses often have challenges with adopting new technologies to meet customer demands. Weston Nurseries, a fourth-generation lawn and garden business, was faced with these challenges: tracking inventory and customer relationship management. Their old system was no longer practical for the company's business needs. 

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Epicor Returns as Title Sponsor of AWDA Business and Education Conference

Over the course of its 70-year history, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) Business and Education Conference has played a major part in boosting communication and collaboration among distributors and their key suppliers—one of the primary reasons why Epicor supported the 2017 conference as its first-ever title sponsor.

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OPs Up Tos and EOQs OH My

Many businesses purchase an ERP system with the goal of automating their purchasing process. Instead of making manual buying decisions, the goal is to use the power of your ERP system to automatically generate purchase orders for the buyer to review and edit as necessary. This frees up the buyers time for more productive tasks like negotiating with vendors, analyzing new product lines, and expediting existing purchase orders. But the problem for many buyers is that the formulas and settings can seem intimidating.

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Dalsin Industries Succeeding with Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is ushering in agile, affordable manufacturing fueled by technology enablers such as the IoT, 3D printing, cloud computing, mobile devices and big data. Embracing Industry 4.0 drives improved productivity and keeps costs down while ensuring quality and consistency across manufacturing processes globally. However, the amount of change manufacturing will need to navigate to grow in the Industry 4.0 era will be unprecedented.

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Reaping the ROI of AP Automation

When used together, the ERP/accounting system and Docstar streamline the day-to-day mission-critical hand-offs to transform AP operations by extracting data from printed/typed documents, eliminating duplicate data entry and making it easy to retrieve data, review invoices, and push them along the AP workflow-automatically. Process efficiencies speed turnaround and ease the pressure on staffing levels, enabling AP departments to handle greater volume and save money. 

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Gods Garage Uses Epicor ISE Software to Provide Reliable Vehicles for Single Mothers, Widows, and Wives of Military Veteran

God’s Garage, a non-profit automotive repair shop headquartered in Conroe, Texas, is on a mission to provide reliable, repaired vehicles to single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military veterans. Now the charity is carrying on with that mission with the help of Epicor Integrated Service Estimator™ (ISE) mechanical service estimating software.

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Rainier Deploys Digital Commerce to Make it Rain ROI

Based in Tukwila, Wash., Rainier Industries Ltd. fabricates display, shade, and shelter products. Established in 1896, the company got its start selling tents to prospective gold miners heading north in the Alaska Gold Rush. oday, Rainier has evolved into a diverse manufacturer of a variety of products including yurts, tents, awning and screen systems, industrial fabric products, as well as sports, retail and trade show graphics to regional, national, and Fortune 500 companies.

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Epicor BisTrack Warehouse Management Now Available for iOS

All of the functionality of Epicor BisTrack™ Warehouse Management for Android is now available on Apple iOS devices. Our suite of BisTrack Warehouse Management applications includes: BisTrack Count, BisTrack Picking, and BisTrack Receipt. The BisTrack Warehouse Management apps have a responsive design that allows them to work well on an iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch. The availability of BisTrack Warehouse Management apps for iOS is another example of the continued investment by Epicor in solutions. 

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The 2018 Epicor Lumber and Building Materials User Conference

Returning this year to its inaugural location in the "City of Lights," LBM User Conference attendees can expect to discover new strategies for solving business challenges, participate in hands-on education, and discuss emerging industry, technology, and operational trends—all to help businesses get fit for growth and innovation for the future. The Epicor LBM management team will be on hand to teach classes, interact with attendees, and demonstrate the latest in LBM and wood products technologies.  

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Epicor Congratulates ProSales 100 Honorees

The ProSales 100 recognizes and honors the “nation’s 100-biggest pro-oriented building material distributors.” According to ProSales Magazine, the rankings are based on the dollar volume of sales to professional contractors. Epicor would like to congratulate this year’s honorees that utilize Epicor software solutions—31 of the ProSales 100 honorees are Epicor customers, including: #98 Wilson Lumber, #51 Star Lumber & Supply, #27 E.C. Barton & Co., #34 Sunroc Building Materials, #39 Kuiken Brothers, #65 HPM Building Supply, among others.

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Happy Independent Retailer Month from Epicor

July is not only a time to celebrate America’s independence—it’s a time to celebrate you—independent retailers! That’s right—July is officially Independent Retailer Month. This shop local campaign runs annually throughout July encouraging consumers to shop at independent retailers—highlighting your positive social and economic impact. There is no doubt that independent retailers are major players in the local community. So, what can you do to capitalize on Independent Retailer Month? 

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