Retail Vendor Compliance

Retail Vendor Compliance 2018-01-04T21:08:57+00:00

Tired of Being Charged for Violations in Retail Vendor Compliance?

Working with big retailers can be a great way to get your product in front of a huge market, but there’s a trade-off: the many rules that come along in the form of a retail vendor compliance manual. If you’re working with more than one retailer, it can be a lot to juggle on your own.

You Can Avoid Chargebacks from Retail Vendor Compliance Violations

It may seem pretty specific that one vendor demands your products are stacked five by five on a pallet and another wants them stacked four by four and if you don’t meet these requirements, you’ll be charged for the time it takes that vendor to reconfigure the pallet.

It may seem unfair, but from the vendor’s perspective, having these requirements in place helps ensure that their processes remain as efficient as possible. They’d actually prefer to not deal with chargebacks, just like you.

Global Response 3PL works with vendors every day, with a goal of minimizing chargebacks and maximizing profit on both sides of the balance sheet. If you’re struggling with meeting the requirements of the retail vendor compliance manuals you’ve been given, let us give you a hand.

We’re great with vendors, we’ll do things like:

  • Use EDI to communicate with the vendor. Communicating when deliveries of what size are coming is of utmost importance when you’re working with a retail vendor. When you don’t, it creates a lot of chaos in the receiving warehouse, which means a lot more fees for you.Our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system can send messages based on the vendor’s requirements, no matter what they may be, so there’s never a costly surprise for you or your vendor.
  • Automate based on the vendor’s requirements. We work with many retail vendors already, so we’re familiar with many of their requirements and pay attention when they update their manuals. The parts of these requirements that can be automated, we’ll automate to remove the risk of human error and speed up the process. What can’t be automated is tech-assisted so there are always reminders about the specifics for each shipment.Although we have relationships with many large retailers, you may end up working with one we’re not associated with yet, so please make sure to share a copy of your Vendor Compliance Manual for the best results.
  • Check and double-check that all shipment needs are met. Our experts know your retailers well and always check and double-check that your shipments are constructed properly before sending them out. This last, and extremely vital, step, ensures that real humans look at your pallet before it leaves our facility to catch as many errors as possible.
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You may be surprised by just how much you can save by hiring a 3PL to improve your retail vendor compliance rate.

At Global Response 3PL, we’re happy to give you a custom quote based on your specific needs.

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