Real-time in-stock balances synchronized with in-office accounting system.
Inventory is cataloged by 168 Manufacturers, and 139 Inventory Categories and Sub-Categories.
Items can also be searched by
UPC (full or partial)
Full or Partial Product Description
Category within Manufacturer
Inventory can be put on sale with sale start and end dates, or flagged as new.
Clients must be signed to view wholesale pricing.
Control over which clients are able to view in-stock balances.
Special discounts for select customers.
Clients have the convenience of being able to start an order from work and finish from home.
Going into this project, we had the challenge of getting 8,500 unorganized, print quality photos onto the website, in a timely manner. We developed a module that first significantly reduced the size of each file for a faster load time, then stored it on the website. This cut the processing time per image from 3 minutes, using a manual method, to less than 10 seconds. A single employee at Alexander Supply was able to upload photos of over 8,500 items in less than 2 months; while continuing to perform his normal sales support duties.
You may also like to visit a similar site, MJZ Distributors; with an offering of 3,500 items.
Inventory is updated from distributor's data feeds.
Over 150 Inventory Categories and Sub-Categories
Items can also be searched by Category or
SSL connection to Payment Gateway Provider
Unlike Alexander Supply, Blinky's targeted the retail market. This required a different organization and presentation of merchandise, as well as extra care to ensure that each category and individual item was indexed by search engines.
You may also be interested in viewing a smaller retail site; Outrageous Party Favors, which was featured in a Wallstreet Journal article about online party-favor websites.