ecommerce and mobile ecommerce
Published on : Dec 5, 2022
Marketplace Provides Wholesale Distributors and Suppliers with Access to NRS’ Nationwide Network of Independent Retail Stores and Provides NRS Retailers with Access to a Wide Selection of Wholesale Supplies with Tailored Purchasing and Inventory Management Insights to Increase Sales and Cash-Flows
National Retail Solutions, operator of the leading point-of-sale (POS) platform for independent retailers and a subsidiary of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), today announced the launch of the NRS B2B Marketplace.
NRS operates the largest POS network in the country for independent retailers including convenience stores, bodegas, liquor stores, and tobacco stores. These are predominantly small-format, owner-operated stores serving high-density urban communities.
The NRS B2B Marketplace is an e-commerce platform designed to bring wholesale distributors and suppliers together with these independent retailers. Previously, suppliers and distributors were unable to easily reach this large and dynamic retail market because many independent retailers didn’t use order automation, could not meet distributors’ minimum order quantities, and/or had challenging logistical requirements.
From the retailers’ perspective, lack of easy access to wholesale distributors and suppliers has limited the selection of items available, increased supply costs, and made it challenging to efficiently manage inventories.
The NRS B2B Marketplace will provide wholesale distributors and suppliers with access to NRS’ extensive nationwide network of retailers. Because small format stores typically order in small quantities and require frequent shipments, distributors will be able to utilize NRS Cinch, NRS’ in-house delivery service, to arrange cost-effective deliveries directly, or allow NRS Cinch to aggregate orders from multiple retailers to meet minimum order quantities.
The NRS B2B Marketplace will provide retailers with access to a wide selection of wholesale supplies, tailored insights into which items they should carry to increase sales, and advice on optimal order sizes to avoid tying up unnecessary cash and shelf space.
“When a store joins our POS system, it is no longer just a single retail location. It becomes part of our nationwide retail network, and we provide it with the tools and scale it needs to compete effectively against large retail chains. Wholesale distributors can now utilize our B2B Marketplace to access this dynamic retail network with enhanced reach and efficiency,” said Elie Y. Katz, President of NRS.
The NRS B2B Marketplace team will be headed by Pavel Danilov, who has been named NRS’ Vice President for B2B Commerce. Danilov is a tech entrepreneur, who previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fridge No More, a New York City-based startup providing ultra-fast grocery delivery. Under his direction, the company built and implemented an inventory management solution powered by AI algorithms that automatically managed reorders based on sales forecasts to ensure efficient and timely replenishment.
“The NRS B2B Marketplace will work in conjunction with our retailers’ POS inventory management software to enable retailers to order the right items and the right amounts of inventory to maximize sales and cash flows,” Danilov explained. “The Marketplace will provide distributors with streamlined access to a large, dynamic customer base that was previously extraordinarily difficult to reach.”