The Australian Food and Beverage Industry is continuing to change. To be successful in in 2022, Distributors need to have the right tools in place that reduce manual tasks, increase efficiency, and maximise growth.
Here are 5 Tools Food & Beverage Businesses Need to be Successful in 2022.
1. Online Ordering
Online Ordering has completely changed the Food and Beverage Distribution Industry. To put it simply, if your Distribution business doesn’t have an Online Ordering Website, you are losing hundreds of potential sales.
Online Ordering has become a MUST have tool for Australian Food & Beverage Businesses as it simplifies the customers purchasing process. Years ago, Australians would have stayed with their regular distributor out of loyalty, but in 2022, customers simply don’t have the time to order via Phone, SMS, or Email.
For your customers, the benefit of online ordering is it provides flexibility and simplicity. Customers can order online at a time that suits them best. They can click the product they want to buy, add the quantity, select delivery date, and pay all within the click of the button.
The benefit for Distribution businesses is it automates the ordering process. When a customer places an order through an online ordering website, all order information will sync and update your records in your management system – you don’t need to do anything.
2. Food and Beverage Management Software
With the Food & Beverage Industry continuing to change, it is virtually impossible to run your business manually and be successful. As a Vendor or Distributor, you have so many things to do, you just don’t have the time anymore to waste on manual administration tasks.
A Food and Beverage Management Software like EasyVend provides Distribution businesses with a centralised, industry- specific management software that automates the daily tasks of running a Food and Beverage Distribution Business.
All everyday tasks like Inventory Control, Orders, Invoicing, Receipting, Route Management, Business Reporting, and Accounting are automated – freeing you up to focus on growing sales.
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3. Automatic Credit Card Payments
How long do you wait for payments? Sick of chasing customers for payment? Spend too much time allocating different payments to the correct invoice?
The benefit of an Automatic Credit Card Payment Solution is it automates everything from invoicing to receipting – saving you hours of time a week.
Using an Automatic Credit Card Payment Solution, the following processes are automated:
- Customer invoices are generated and sent automatically at the correct time
- The payment is taken automatically at the agreed time
- The payment is automatically allocated and receipted to the correct invoice
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4. Integrated Accounting
Accounting has always been a challenge for many Australian Food & Beverage Businesses. Many Vendors often find themselves wasting time on simple accounting tasks like locating and allocating payments.
To simplify accounting, Vendors and Distributors need to integrate their accounting with their management software. Integrated Accounting is the process of automatically transferring financial information between multiple electronic programs or software’s.
The benefit of Integrated accounting is all business financial information such as payments and overheads will automatically sync accurately from your management software to your accounting system without any human input.
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5. Delivery Driver App
How often do you have issues with your route management process? Need to quickly edit a delivery sequence? Have you ever lost or damaged a POD docket?
To streamline the route management process, the best tool vendors can use is a delivery driver app like MiniVend. MiniVend is a Driver Application that allows drivers and distributors to update and edit data on site. Drivers can add new customers on the go, edit the delivery schedule and obtain electronic POD copies.
A Driver Delivery app will save hours of duplicate data entry time every week.
To be successful 2022, Vendors and Distributors need to have the right tools in place that increase efficiency and leverage future growth. The 5 tools mentioned above are key to achieving great workplace efficiency in 2022.
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For food and beverage vendors, distributors, and wholesalers, EasyVend supports and automates every part of your business, freeing you up to grow your sales simply unlike other ERP systems.
EasyVend includes all your everyday features like Inventory Management, Invoicing, Receipting, Route Management, Automatic Credit Card Payments, Online Ordering, Xero Integration, Customer Reminders, Business Reporting and so much more.
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