As a buyer, time is your most valuable asset. The seemingly endless search for new products to stock your department shelves quickly drains your time. By working with ECRM, you instantly add several members to your team to take the burden off your shoulders. We find suppliers that best fit your needs, and efficiently put you in a position to make profitable deals with them.
When you participate in an ECRM Program we jump into action with a hands-on approach. An initial call is set up with one of our directors for your specific category. This rep is truly like an added member of your team, their focus is learning everything there is to know about your objectives. We’ll dive into what capabilities you require from new suppliers and what your goals are for the upcoming Program.
Once we have a good idea of your needs, we go to work within our network of thousands of suppliers to do some matchmaking for you.
We’ll find suppliers that fit your specific criteria, set up virtual or face-to-face meetings, and help them prepare all the information you’ll need in order to make sound decisions.
At the outset of your relationship with ECRM you will be given access to a preparation site, which is an online portal with all pertinent information for your Program. Here you can clearly and quickly review all suppliers that are going to be on your schedule ahead of time. You’ll be able to view a supplier’s full profile, as well as have access to their page within our RangeMe product sourcing platform.
The RangeMe platform is an added technological benefit to all buyers and suppliers that work with ECRM. RangeMe allows suppliers to build social-network-like profile pages with all the key information about their products. Buyers can search this categorized platform which has a database of thousands of items at any given time. Additionally, as a buyer if you find an item of interest and notice that particular seller is not registered for an upcoming Program you’ll be attending, you can invite suppliers to come via the RangeMe platform, or communicate with them directly to set up a future meeting.
When you participate in a category Program, ECRM staff will provide directions on how to use the ECRM Connect app, a unique mobile and desktop online software application. This application is free and is known for its simplicity, allowing you to take notes during each meeting that get uploaded instantly to the cloud and imported into our follow-up site. You can access information on who you will be meeting with and what the key points of their products are while you are in the product discovery phase.
Connected seamlessly to the prep site, the follow-up site houses all the notes from your meetings and provides benchmark notifications to remind you of which contacts you need to follow up with and when.
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