BrandSource will partner with STORIS, a provider of software solutions for the appliance, bedding, furniture and electronics industries to create seamless shopping experiences across BrandSource’s network of member stores.
“This partnership can benefit members in many different ways, but perhaps the most important is to be able to provide a fully comprehensive solution to help a dealer manage their business,” said Chad Evans, GM of Merchandising for BrandSource. “This adds to efficiency, which in turn adds to profitability and success.”
New Jersey based software company, STORIS, provides commerce solutions such as serial tracking, integrated customer services, in-store and mobile POS, inventory management, merchandising tools, eCommerce support, in-store kiosks and business intelligence.
“STORIS is happy to partner with BrandSource to bring technology solutions to the group,” said Doug Culmone, Chief Operating Officer of STORIS. “We know our clients have found value in what BrandSource delivers and we look to leverage our technology platform to give them a competitive edge.”
The alliance between BrandSource and STORIS grew out of the interest of some BrandSource members, who requested assistance with commerce solutions to help their businesses. With the renewed partnership, BrandSource members can expect industry-specific technology and assistance from knowledgeable professionals who can help them unify their multi-channel businesses. STORIS also offers incentivized cloud packages to BrandSource members, including benefits related to implementation services.
STORIS representatives will attend the BrandSource Convention in Las Vegas this August, where they will present an educational technology seminar to help BrandSource members get more familiar with the technology available for retailers and how these solutions can help them grow their business.
The partnership with STORIS is only the latest new development in a flurry of positive updates from BrandSource. Other exciting news from the organization include: the launch of AVB marketing’s new digital platform, Alta 360, BrandSource’s new partnership with Google, the brand’s resulting “Google Channel Partner” distinction and the grand opening of a new AVB Marketing headquarters in Sacramento, California.
About AVB: Associated Volume Buyers (AVB) is a member-owned merchandising group with more than $19 billion in annual retail sales, nearly 4,500 independent members and over 8,000 stores in the North America. AVB has many active strategic alliances and Divisions, which include: BrandSource, Canada’s Mega Group, TRIB the industry’s premier rent-to-own group, ProSource the largest consumer electronics group in the US, and the newly formed home furnishings buying group HFA Buying Source, managed exclusively for HFA. As the largest unified merchandising group by number of members and volume in North America, AVB has the ability to negotiate strong programs with manufacturers and service providers in order keep its independent retailer members relevant and competitive in the consumer marketplace.
About STORIS: Founded in 1989, STORIS continues to be the leading provider of Retail Software Solutions and Services to the home furnishing industry. Over 420 clients utilize STORIS’ Unified Commerce Solution including point of sale, inventory management, merchandising, eCommerce, mobile POS, kiosk, business intelligence, CRM, supply chain management, accounting, and more.