• 9 Ideal Features of Retail Distributor App Must Be In Your App TRooTech Business Solutions

The Most Imperative Features of Retail Distributor App

A Nascent Entrepreneurial Mobile Solution for Features of Retail Distributor App

THE CURRENT SCENARIO IS THAT THE RETAIL DISTRIBUTORS HAVE TO MANUALLY HANDLE THE TRACKING OF THE STOCKS FROM EVERY INDIVIDUAL RETAILER.

Ugh! But why am I going all caps and bold?

Because this retail distributor’s functioning, needs an urgent digital focus at the very moment in this digitized era.

And why not?

Who has time to manually form a list of all the retailers in those age old sheets and filter to find out the payment due; or the time of the incentive is here and the salesmen with the most sales is to be drawn out using the sort feature of MS Office, and so it is ‘Retail Distributor’s Management App’.

Please make sure to know what all are the app capacities to function in the blog, well-researched and interestingly presented by TRooTech Business Solutions under the campaign Virgin App Concepts.

Coming directly to the functioning of the app, the obvious question that would pop-up be ‘What are the necessary features of retail distributor app?’

Basically, when an innovative idea is made practical, the very obvious is to go for what the request is. And so, we have extensively discussed, compared, and extracted the most viable features that are a must to have in the distributor’s application.

So, dive in to find which are these.

Features Of Retail Distributor App

Ordering

features of retail distributor app ordering - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. The ordering module allows the retail distributors to list of the products, add information about the product, and even delete the listed product.

II. The retail distributors can view the order of each retailer on the basis of the date and product.

III. The orders generated features can be viewed in this module.

IV. The Product is categorized in the relevant filters.

V. The retail distributors have a complete access on the ordering system.

VI. They can set a limit for the order placing.

Focus Sale

features of retail distributor app focus sales - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. The retail distributors can stock the products exceeding the stock limit if the demand for the product is more.

II. If the stock has passed its expiry date and it cannot be sold, the product is automatically shifted to dump stock tab for the retail distributors to know which stocks are to be dumped. After dumping the entire content of the tab, you can choose to clear the tab and the tab will be reset.

III. For the stocks whose expiry dates are approaching nearer and are limited to just 60 days, these products should be displayed in a separate tab for prompting the distributors to take immediate actions.

IV. The products that are purchased in large quantities and remain unsold for a longer duration of time, such products should be prompted in a different tab under the feature.

V. The products that are usually purchased from the retail distributors by the retailers.

Push Sale

retail distributor app features push sale - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. Take the product directly in front of the retailers.

II. Offer any special deal or discount on a bundled piece.

III. A negotiation bar can be placed in the push sale feature so as to allow the retailers to bargain over the price.

IV. Since these products remain unsold for a large period of time, a quick timed delivery can be made and a speed dispatch tab can be added to the bundle.

V. A ‘featured’ tab can be added to the homepage in order to grab the retailers’ attention over the product.

VI. Maintain an efficient supply chain.

Dispatch

features of retail distributor app dispatch- TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. Once the products are ordered by the retailers, there should be feature that helps the distributors to show the current status of the product dispatch.

II. The product goes for packaging and on the basis of the product bundle, the amount of packaging materials is extracted and notified to the packaging team.

III. After the product is packed, the labels are generated automatically by fetching the delivery point from the retailer’s record. There should be a feature where the dispatch team can take out the print out directly.

IV. The real-time should be integrated in the application so that the current dispatch status can be evaluated and tracking can be done by the salesmen and the retailers.

V. This calls for another feature which can help to easily and instantly convert the automated billing and invoice generated in the dispatch menu.

VI. Before the final dispatch, the detailed bill amount can be communicated with the retailer in the application and billing breakup can be displayed for them along with the discount and deals if offered any, MRP, quantity ordered, etc.

VII. If the retailer wants to increase or decrease the number of the quantity when the final bill is shown to them, then instantly the retailers can edit their orders directly and the same bundle can be edited with the addition or subtraction of the products. The retailers should not go back to follow all the ordering process.

Stock to Dock Position

features of retail distributor app stock to dock - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. There should be a feature for the retail distributors to track the quantities of their product along with the detailed information about the product.

II. The distributors should be able to view the live stock availability assisted by the ratio of which sold Vs. purchased stock report.

III. Track the supply chain and gauge its manageability right from the time the distributors are low in the stock at the time it arrives at the dock of the distributors.

IV. Not all the salesmen should have the information about the stock available in the dock and so the distributor should have the access to control the information that reaches to the salesmen.

V. The salesmen can add the quantity they have got their individual order for.

VI. The retailers can view the filtered and sorted products either on the basis of the company or on the basis of the product and quantity available itself.

VII. A feature which enables the distributors to view all the details such as MRP, rate, current batch of the product, company it is manufactured in, dock details, expiry date, near-expiry products, cross-sold and up-sold products, etc. should be build.

VIII. When the stock is limited, but is in high demand, the distributor can add a limit to the ordering quantity for the retailers and also for the salesmen, so they only propose keeping the availability of the stock in mind.

Product and Pricing

features of retail distributor app product and pricing - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. In order to gain new opportunities in the market, the distributors can target at a specific area or a bounded geography, schemes, or offers.

II. In case, the distributor creates any personalized offers or a deal which is meant only for a certain type of retailers, the distributors can filter it out the discount directly from such a type of feature so that it reaches to the right audience.

III. The distributor at any point of time can group multiple schemes altogether and can present it to the retailers on items of their total bill value or as per the products and their quantity ordered.

IV. When the target is area specific, at that time along with the retailers it is also equally important that the schemes appear only for the salesmen of that particular demography. So, there should be a module that can help the scheme reach the right audience.

V. The distributors can add/edit/remove the MRP, selling rate, current batch, deal, offer, discount, dumps expiry details, at any instant of time.

VI. All of these products can be categorized on the basis of product, prices, and the expiry date.

VII. The distributors can enable the barcode scanning to know the real price of the product.

VIII. There should be a feature for the distributors which can enable the complete control on the hide, view, and blocking of the particular products.

Debtors Management

features of retail distributor app debtors management - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. The distributors can have a detailed balance information about the retailers who have are under the debt and the amount they are under the debt.

II. Once the payment is made by the retailers, the balance automatically resets itself and the debt clears out itself.

III. The application should be such that the distributors and the salesmen can track the client and the party’s location with the help of the map. Here, the location details are also utilized for the labeling of the dispatch.

IV. Every retailer’s data is stored along with the cheque status they have submitted.

V. In cases of the offline payment, the manual and tag-wise collection tracking system to update or track the non-collected payments and due payments.

VI. The Salesmen can mark the status and the reason for the non-payments such as undelivered, shop closed, signed return, and the like.

VII. The distributors and the salesmen can update the payment status with the help of the single click and the automatic addition or deletion of the tagged status is possible once the payment is collected or received from the retailer.

VIII. Once the payment is made by the retailer, the notification is sent to the distributors in the form of the push notification and SMS in real time.

IX. There should be a feature that prioritizes the retailers on the basis of their top purchases, price paid, the frequency of the purchase, etc.

X. A detailed RFM report of the retailers on monthly and yearly basis.

Sales Team Reporting

features of retail distributor app sales team report - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. There should be a feature that automates the time tracking in a way that the total number of orders and invoices recorded in the total salesmen hours exhausted in the market is generated.

II. The distributors can set a schedule for the salesmen to take orders in a particular area for a definite number of days.

III. For the salesmen, the distributors can set the sales target and can directly track their progress of the app in the graphical representation to ensure the seamless functioning of the salesmen and proper work distribution.

IV. The distributors can even track the salesmen with the help of the GPS tracker attached in the application to locate their real-time position.

V. The list of all the salesmen is created as a record for the distributors when the incentives are to be distributed.

VI. In case of any important announcement or communication, the distributors can send popup notifications, alert, broadcasts to the salesmen at any point.

Dashboard and Reporting

features of retail distributor app dashboard and reports - TRooTech Buisness Solutions

I. The distributors will have a complete control over the tax statement reconciliation and the summaries of the detailed bills.

II. There should be different registration and login processes for all the stakeholders that is the distributors, the salesmen, and the retailers.

III. The admin should have the complete control to hide, block, add, or remove a user from the application for a smooth functioning of the application.

IV. The admin should be able to view the analytical sales report and the stock dashboard along with the report stating on an hourly, daily, weekly, quarterly, monthly, and yearly basis.

V. The salesmen will get a report from their performance of sales they have made on a daily, weekly, quarterly, monthly, and yearly basis.

VI. All the stakeholders should have the feature to customize their dashboard with the only requisites and functionality.

VII. The retailers can mark as favorites to the distributors from whom they are accustomed to getting their supplies.

The Sum and the Substance

It is but natural for the humankind to get curious by innovation and that becomes an enticing feature for the stakeholders.

Did I mention? The stakeholders of the distributor’s mobile app are:

>Retailers

>Salesmen

>Distributors

If you are the distributor, you can be the admin yourself and get this app developed for your business, or if you are working as a soul, you can develop a distributor’s app with these most important features and can get to manage huge commissions out of the transactions made, um, let’s keep the revenue model for another day.

But if you are even a cent interested in the development of the retail distributor’s mobile application, then you have got our back.

About the Author:

I’m a digital strategist, and I believe that unique businesses deserve unique strategies to succeed and I love coming up with ideas to match your ambition. I know you’ve got the ambition to spare, you’re a leader, and you understand the profit potential and exposure available for your business online.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons