Nationwide Launches New Services
Nationwide Marketing Group introduced a new warehousing and fulfillment system for its members that allows retailers to order either directly from manufacturers or through the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based company using a secure MemberNet web site.
Ed Kelly, president and director of Nationwide, explains, "The new system uses Nationwide's existing MemberNet OMS to link independent retailers directly with select appliance, electronics and furniture manufacturers, and most orders can be shipped for delivery the next day. Our promise is to deliver to 95 percent of the United States within two days."
Les Kirk, Nationwide executive vice president, notes that the group's team designed the MemberNet OMS system to act as a central hub, allowing retail partners to go to the internet to order appliances, electronics and furniture any time of the day or night. "This system benefits everybody, from the largest to the smallest retailer. Nationwide members can use the system to order products from a variety of leading manufacturers," he says. "Once orders are placed via the OMS system, it seamlessly connects manufacturers and fulfillment systems all over the country, pulls from the appropriate warehouses, and ships immediately. We will continue to add more warehousing and fulfillment networks as the system evolves."