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Online Holiday Shopping: Where Businesses Stock up for Stellar Profits this Season
From chocolate, stuffed animals and Christmas ornaments, to snow plow services and road salt, goods and services posted this year on Ariba Discovery auger well for a robust holiday shopping season. Not to forget those buyers in search of 150 frozen turkeys, aluminum foil, and perhaps for vegans, $50,000 worth of protein powder.
Just like consumers, savvy business buyers are on the hunt for the best deals on items that top holiday shopping lists. This year NRF expects 2015 sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurants) to increase 3.7 percent totaling $630.5 billion -- exceeding the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. Online sales on Cyber Monday in the United States alone are predicted to reach $3 billion for the first time.
To take advantage of what could be a banner profitable year, many companies have already turned to Ariba Discovery, where they can immediately connect with nearly two million global sellers able to help them stock their shelves with the right products in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond.
I recently talked with Robert Rosenthal, Chairman and CEO of New York-based JP Promotional Products, (pictured below with Shari Pulver, President), to find out how the holiday shopping season is going. His company sells a full line of imprinted promotional products that companies use to gift clients and employees. Rosenthal said Ariba Discovery has provided his organization with unprecedented access to customers of all sizes, extending sales from local insurance, real estate and other businesses to larger corporations like Lockheed Martin.
914INC.'s 2014 Small Business Awards!
JP Promotional Products has been awarded one of 914INC.'s 2014 Small Business Awards!
The magazine whittled down the tall stack of nominations by searching for firms with consistent and significant success, a loyal customer base, and a devotion to their community. We're proud to be among the winners and recognized for the work we do! Congrats to all the winners!
Bob on the Big Screen! Okay, it's the small screen but we're pleased to be featured in the Supplier Connection Spotlight. Check out JP Promotional Product's Chairman, Robert Rosenthal in this featured video...
Ariba Podcast Transcript
Business in the Cloud: How Efficient Networks Help the Smallest Companies Do Brisk Business with the Largest
Transcript of a discussion on making and managing the business connections that matter most with SAP Ariba Spot Buy.
Dana Gardner: Hi, this is Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, and you’re listening to BriefingsDirect.
Our next technology innovation thought leadership discussion examines new ways for small businesses to make and manage the connections that matter to them most using cloud-based networks to bring intelligent buying and digital business benefits to any type of company.
To learn more about the business of doing more commerce in the digital economy using cloud-based networks, please join me in welcoming our guests, Bob Rosenthal, Chairman and CEO of JP Promotional Products, Inc. in Ossining, New York. Welcome to BriefingsDirect, Bob.
JP & Ariba Video
JP Promotional Is Small Biz That Can Do “Big” Things
What do small companies, like JP Promotional Products, do when they have the capacity to service bigger clients, but not the marketing budget to spend to reach those companies directly? They use resources like Supplier Connection and Ariba to provide additional avenues for business.
Supplier Connection is an innovative way to grow small businesses and create jobs in the United States. Powered by IBM, it is a free, cloud-based business-to-business community. It enables collaboration between small businesses and the supply chains of Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market firms, and other enterprises.
Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest Internet-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before.
JP & IBM Supplier Connection
JP Promotional Products is Expanding Horizons with SAP Ariba Discovery
This promotional product company in New York has grown to serve as a major figure in their industry through the opportunities presented on modern business networks. With more than 22,000 potential competitors, JP Promotional has used SAP Ariba to grow through new connections and develop a competitive edge. In just one year, the company earned $100,000 in new business through SAP Ariba.
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Around 8:15am June 20th, we received a call from a frantic prospect.
She had ordered mugs from an online vendor for an event on June 21st.
When she received the mugs they were late and incorrectly done
She asked if we would be able to get her 72 white “C” handle 11 oz. coffee mugs for later that same day.
We placed her order with our vendor at 9:30am and the customer was able to pick them up at 5:30pm that same day.
The mug crisis was averted and another customer was satisfied.
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