Time saved on inventory management is funneled into business development.
Ease of use allows any employee to use TradeGecko to get the info they need.
B2B eCommerce platform helps them expand wholesale operations.
Austin Footwear Labs (AFL) is a retailer and soon to be wholesaler based in Austin, TX, USA. Using an exclusive process, they take used tires that are thrown away and recycle them into new pairs of flip-flops, retailing online to both men and women.
They sell directly to customers through Amazon and their website, which is powered by WooCommerce online. Shopify is their POS when they visit trade shows or are selling on the road. They currently manage about 60 SKUs with TradeGecko.
AFL came across TradeGecko once they realized their CFO was spending way too much time on tracking and managing inventory in Excel spreadsheets. They saw an almost immediate ROI in terms of time saved once they started using TradeGecko for inventory.
After starting to use TradeGecko, I’d say we save 60-75% of time each day- what used to be spent wrestling with spreadsheets. This allows us to be more effective in other spheres of our business, allows us to be more well-rounded and frees us up to go out and advance our business in myriad of different ways.
AFL is ready to expand into wholesale and international retail in the future, and they see themselves continuing to use new features from TradeGecko as their business grows as well.
We’ve explored TradeGecko’s B2B platform and we are excited about its functionality and customization options which will enable us to wholesale to our growing network of retailers.
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