PURCHASING

Buying Manager – You can either make decisions manually or allow the Buying Manager to make decisions for you based on Restock Rules and Auto Buy functions. Our Buying Manager assists you in the buying process. It allows you to look at a list of products according to filters you set. It allows you to place those items onto To Be Ordered lists one at a time, in groups, or all at once. Our Buying Manager allows you to be more efficient and effective throughout the process.

Customer Order Import – generate Customer Orders from an outside source (i.e., web), then import those orders into our system using .xml files.

Electronic Ordering – uses Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to process Purchase Orders with trading partners via FTP. Available with Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Pubnet, Bookazine, Nielsen BookScan, and Penguin Random House. Any additional trading partners can be easily added by request.

Front Lists – Import front lists into iMerchant and place orders. We support BISAC, Edelweiss, Ingram ROSI, and delimited files.

PO Product Detail Find – call up all previous and current PO’s for a product.

Purchase Order Group Editing – a major time saver that allows you to make change across multiple POs (i.e., Expected Arrival Date).

Purchase Orders – Cut POs either by using our To Be Ordered functionality or our New Purchase Order Screens.

Purchasing Agent – lets you know when you have reached vendor minimums for quantity or dollar amount and automatically applies vendor discounts.

To Be Ordered Lists (TBO) – allows you to schedule items to be ordered, then revisit those lists to adjust the order quantity, comments, vendor, or type prior to cutting a PO.

Venstock – a proprietary Computac database that provides book information and stock availability from wholesalers. Venstock provides your store the ability to look up titles you don’t have in your inventory, seamlessly add those items to your inventory, sell those items, and order them.