Lakewood, NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2006 -–
AOS Web-Com, Inc. (http://www.aosweb.com), a leading provider of managed software solutions, has released the updated OPCommander™ online storefront solution for the office supply industry. Scott Neuman, President of AOS Web-Com, says, “OP Commander and OP Commander Pro allows the thousands of independent office supply dealers to directly compete for the $83 billion dollars available in online sales on a national level and directly against Staples, Office Max and Office Depot in the ecommerce arena. Many dealers still do not to have an online storefront, due to the cost of upkeep, lack of training and knowledge of what ecommerce can do for them and perceived difficulties associated with the ecommerce marketplace. Some are in the precarious situation where their customers have requested an online solution, but the dealers are faced with large setup fees, long-term contracts, inhouse IT expenses and per-transaction fees that cut further into profits. To remove most of the risk from our solution, we decided early on to eliminate the burden of setup and per-transaction fees, and instead settled on a low-cost, monthly flat-rate approach based on volume sales to dealers. We decided to focus on the office supply industry when one of our customers had lost their primary software solution from a software house that went out of business on short notice. Another solution, was considered by the client, but declined when the company suddenly raised their monthly fees by several hundred percent on short notice and required a large percentage of each sale.”
“Our customers require a turn-key solution that allows the office supply dealer to offer the entire catalogs of S.P. Richards, United Stationers, PPI/Action Emco and Supplies Network in an easy to search and order format. By utilizing dynamic Active Server Pages with a Microsoft SQL database back end, connected via Cisco routers to the high-speed Broadwing Internet backbone, we were able to create a versatile managed service application for the office supply dealers in the USA and Canada. The quarterly updates to the product database and other maintenances are performed in our data center by AOS Web-Com rather then on our customer network, making OP Commander’s ecommerce program truly easy to use for dealers. Our products allows the dealer base to compete with Office Max, Staples and Office Depot on the Internet for a starting price of only $100 a month with no setup fees, no per order fees, and internet search engine marketing is available via marketing division at http://PostMySite.com. With our solution, the dealer keeps the full and total profit of the online sale. With the low costs and full support of OP Commander, there is little reason for the independent office supply dealer without an online presence to continue to miss out on the $83 billion dollars in sales opportunities available online.”
Continues Scott Neuman, “We became partners with the major wholesale office supply vendors in the USA and Canada. Through that partnership and full support of those dealers, we were able to design a product that will economically allow any office supply dealer using the S.P. Richards, United Stationers, PPI/Action Emco or Supplies Network catalogs of over 20,000 items to present those catalogs to their old and new customer base for less then the cost of a one day print ad.”
Paul Gatens, S.P. Richards Vice President of Electronic Ecommerce says, “ We have found AOS Web-Com’s managed software package to be dealer friendly to both customers and dealers. They charge a small monthly fee that any dealer can afford, with no set up fees, no support fees, and they do not even require a percentage of online sales. OP Commander offers our dealer base a feature rich, easy to use solution that we are happy to recommend.”
Bob Mondschein, eBusiness Manager of Supplies Network adds ... "We are happy to be partnered with AOS Web-Com. We are both focused on helping independent dealers compete against the national giants. Together, our organizations offer independents the ability to execute at higher, and
more efficient level."
About AOS Web-Com, Inc.
AOS Web-Com, Inc, a Microsoft Certified Partner, is a leading provider of managed service applications. AOS Web-Com, Inc’s products strengthen the relationship between distributors and their customers. OP Commander offers web-integrated databases for independent office supply dealers. Currently offered in OP Commander are the full catalogs for S.P.Richards Co, United Stationers, Action/Emco and Supplies Network. The system accommodates over 100,000 items with detailed descriptions and photos, in an easily navigated catalog. Customers can utilize a tiered menu system or use our keyword search function to find any item in the catalog. Once located, a quantity is selected and the order is placed into the shopping cart. Customers will find that the experience is even easier on return trips. With custom account settings, a client can choose favorite items that can be reordered with one click. All orders are confirmed by e-mail to both the buyer and the store operator. Store operators simply logon to the site and can review all pending orders at any time. All services for OPCommander are included in the package, including PostMySite.com marketing. There are no setup fees, no hosting costs, free technical support plus dealers can add their own catalog items. In addition. AOS Web-Com, Inc offers Quotecommander – The quoting tool that handles tens of thousands of skus to create quotes and take orders from customers in minutes. If a dealer is using Quickbooks to take orders from customers, Quotecommander.com is the preferred method for the office supply industy.
About S.P. Richards, Inc
S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Genuine Parts Company (GPC:NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office product resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, and janitorial and break room supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. The company operates 44 Distribution Centers, including 37 full line distribution centers, two furniture only distribution centers, Horizon USA, its computer supplies subsidiary and Norwestra, a Canadian based business products wholesaler, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Contact Scott Neuman AOS Web-Com, Inc 732-534-3010
Email: scott.neuman @ aosweb.com