Sun & Ski Partners with DiCentral To Help Expand Its e-Commerce Business
Specialty Sporting Goods Retailer Delivers an Endless Customer Aisle Experience with a New Vendor Direct Program Enabled by Dicentral’s B2Bi Managed Services
HOUSTON – August 7, 2017 Sun and Ski Sports, a national chain of specialty sporting goods stores, has announced its partnership with DiCentral, a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services, that will enable hundreds of vendors to participate in its Vendor Direct Program. The partnership will include Dicentral’s drop-shipping solution that will ensure Sun and Ski’s customers receive their vendor-direct order in a timely and accurate manner.
"We have been successfully utilizing Dicentral’s EDI managed services with our replenishment vendors for several years. When it was time to scale our vendor direct program it was only natural to look at DiCentral’s platform,” said Jennifer Skeen, Vice President of Omnichannel and Marketing at Sun & Ski. “We needed a solution that controlled the process from end to end, and Dicentral’s drop ship platform provides our vendors with a single end-to-end solution, whether they are processing orders that ship to our distribution center or direct to our customers.”
Controlling and monitoring the direct shipment process is critical to any retail customer service department. Dicentral’s dropship solution provides Sun & Ski’s operational and executive teams with proactive alerts, inventory visibility, and on-demand reporting that enable complete control and visibility of fulfillment performance and brand management, resulting in high levels of customer service and accurate, on-time shipments.
"Sun & Ski provided us with a unique opportunity to showcase our innovation by leveraging our B2Bi Managed Services platform to support its vendor direct programs,” said Thuy Mai, President and CEO of DiCentral. “This includes a tailored vendor community management service and a rich set of business rule management and visibility solutions.”
Founded in 2000, DiCentral is a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services headquartered in Houston, Texas with 10 offices worldwide supporting customers in over 27 countries. DiCentral’s services and solutions are singularly focused on B2B integration and used by many of the Fortune 1000, processing over $200 billion in transactions for over 30,000 organizations worldwide. The company’s vertical expertise transcends Automotive, Retail, Distribution, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Energy and Financial Services. DiCentral provides turn-key Cloud based B2Bi Managed Services, which allows organizations to connect and exchange critical business documents with their trading community. The core components of the Managed Services offering include: ERP Integration, Secure B2B Communications, Data Transformation, Business Rule Analytics, Inventory Management and Trading Partner Community Management. The company develops and markets a complementary suite of supply chain applications. For more information, please visit http://www.dicentral.com
About Sun & Ski
Since 1980, Sun & Ski has specialized in making outdoor dreams come true by providing customers with quality merchandise, exceptional service and outstanding values. Originally a ski and snowboard shop that sold cycling and outdoor gear in the summer, Sun & Ski has grown to include stores throughout the country, dedicated to satisfying the needs of a wide array of active lifestyle customers. To learn more, please visit http://www.sunandski.com
About the Author
Founding member and executive at Dicentral, a global B2B integration company with over 20 years of solving complex supply chain integration problems. I am passionate about helping people in the retail, automotive and healthcare industries achieve revenue growth through a better understanding of the world of connected commerce. Frequently published, sought after speaker and host of “The Connected Show”, a video blog that connects our viewers to the people and news that influence today’s integrated supply chains.More Content by Peter Edlund