PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.
The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. PPAI Media is spotlighting one of their most valuable: company stores. Company stores can be a vital part of an organization’s digital transformation and an important channel of long-term business for distributors with residual sales and lifetime value.
Many of these companies will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2024, which takes place January 15-18 in Las Vegas.
For more than a decade, the SAGE and PPAI partnership has connected everything distributors need to grow and manage their businesses effectively and efficiently. While PPAI leads the promotional products industry with comprehensive networking, education, legislative and business-saving benefits, SAGE provides its most popular product research and technology services.
Through this relationship, members receive a PPAI membership and a SAGE Total Access subscription, everything they need to succeed in growing and managing their business. SAGE Total Access gives users the ability to create client presentations, build virtual samples, construct digital or print catalogs, send email campaigns, keep track of client information and much more.
OrderMyGear’s technology for distributors, apparel decorators and team dealers empowers them to create custom-branded, retail-like online stores for customers. It offers online stores for companies, teams, fundraising, rewards and recognition and even limited-time-only special occasions.
Racking up various awards over the past 15 years, OrderMyGear powers online stores for more than 3,500 clients generating more than $2 billion in online sales.
Specifically designed for the promotional products industry, commonsku is a CRM, order management and e-commerce platform all wrapped up into one. More than 750 distributors use the software to generate over $1.5 billion in network volume.
commonsku, which along with its industry offerings, hosts the annual skucon in conjunction with The PPAI Expo, was named this year to PPAI’s 2023 #Online18 listing of the best industry organizations on social media and to the 2023 Greatest Companies To Work For ranking.
Chipply’s platform helps team dealers, custom apparel decorators and corporate suppliers to launch online stores. It focuses on faster site building, more accurate inventory management, consistent and automatic pricing and on-time and accurate fulfillment.
Developed by Facilisgroup, Commercio is a cloud-based e-commerce platform that allows distributors to build company stores and pop-up stores in minutes. The recently introduced Commercio Orders is a free-to-use order management software streamlines the process of sourcing competitively priced products, managing quotes and issuing purchase orders.
ArtWork Services USA.com provides back-office and technology solutions including web, artwork and order processing services that help suppliers and distributors lower their cost, improve process efficiency and increase sales.
Brikl’s e-commerce platform allows promotional products businesses to set up online stores and live catalogs. Its supplier integrations let users pull suppliers’ products straight into their stores with all images, pricing and descriptions, and keep an eye on stock levels and receive alerts when an item is back in stock or running low.
QAD is a provider of manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud. Its e-commerce and marketing automation solution that allows users to sell products online and manage customers, inventory, shipments, quotes and invoices.
DistributorCentral provides PromoStandards compliant data from promotional products suppliers to industry service providers and websites, and hosts thousands of free distributor websites.
CompanyPromoStore is a technology solutions provider offering company store platform for the promotional products industry.
Speartek is an e-commerce solution provider for distributors and suppliers, creating custom company stores its customers.
Webstores Simple is an online store platform built exclusively for apparel decorators and promotional products distributors.
Promo Hunt provides promotional products distributors with technology that powers online stores, presentations and productivity tools.
Liftoff Ecommerce is an e-commerce, CRM, ERP and web-to-print platform designed for channel partners, resellers, marketing firms, development teams and distributors.
Kick A Tin Along’s promotional gifts software can serve as a distributor’s primary administration tool, offering full integration with numerous business tools.
Acquired by OrderMyGear, BrightStores offers online company stores for promotional products distributors.
Single Serve Merch’s platform combines a store builder, on-demand manufacturing and order fulfillment.
RubikX offers distributors an automated e-commerce platform that’s scalable and integrated with various suppliers and decorators using PromoStandards API.
Inktavo has software solutions – including online stores – for print shops, promotional products distributors and branded merchandise businesses.
Kalio Commerce combines e-commerce software, cloud hosting and expert support all under one roof.