Scrambling to keep shelves stocked was a theme for most retailers in 2020. Suppliers had the inventory essential for retail operators, but there often wasn’t a simple way to connect retailers with farmers, manufacturers, and the supply chain that was desperately needed.
This is where ECRS stepped in to simplify the ordering and distribution process, bringing retailers and suppliers together through the ECRS Ecosystem. This data sharing platform simplifies the process (regardless of EDI capability) and provides a Universal Product Database (UPD) that stores information on thousands of inventory items including images, health attributes, ingredients, nutritional facts, and much more.
Free for manufacturers, farmers, and suppliers, the ECRS’ Ecosystem more than doubled its non-EDI vendors in 2020, giving ECRS CATAPULT Retailers access to more trusted supply chains and thousands of new items. Some of the tremendous growth statistics include:
- 160,000+ New Item Records
- 26,000+ New Item Images
- 13,000+ Health Attributes Associated
- 206% Increase in Item Ingredients
- 2,420% Increase in Nutritional Facts
- 25,000+ Items with Ordering Information Added
Using this seamless data sharing platform, suppliers can increase orders and profit, while retailers have easy access to their suppliers, meaning full shelves and happy customers.
Suppliers interested in joining the ECRS Ecosystem can visit https://ecosystem.ecrs.com to learn more and submit a request at the bottom of the page.
Retailers interested in joining the CATAPULT Community can visit https://ecrs.com/ or call 800.211.1172 to speak with an ECRS Product Expert.
ECRS is a US-based, Certified Evergreen™ transaction and retail solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® POS system is the market’s only truly unified transaction platform, running in thousands of locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self-checkout, deli scales, fuel pump, pharmacy, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share one single transactional logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across their enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers friction-free, cost-saving solutions that increase customer engagement while transforming the consumer experience.