Company Stores

Just like hairstyles, fingerprints, snowflakes and rockets, all company stores are not the same. How can Brand Fuel’s customized stores and capabilities help your organization?

 

Brand Fuel Online Store Capabilities

Design
• Customized or stock store design templates
• Public & private store access
• Dual store functionality: stock and virtual

Product Selection
• Basic & advanced search capabilities
• Featured products highlighted on the store
• Customizable product categories
• Logo management
• Ability to have products in multiple categories
• Product personalization (plaques, magnets, business cards, and name badges)

Ordering
• Order confirmations
• Order history and one-click reorder capability
• Private and/or group user address book
• Backordering capability
• Multiple permissions technology
• Categories, Logos, Payment, Discounts for groups
• Customizable queries for check out may be utilized
• Custom email configuration
• SSO Integration ready
• SSL Certificate ready
• PCI Compliance

Payment
• Guest user availability or 5 levels of administrative controls with purchase intent
• Manager approval systems
• Flexible payment options:
- Credit Card, PO, Cost Center, GL Code, Pay by Check, Payroll Deduction, Department Numbers or Activity/Event
• Gift certificates or coupon codes for dollar amounts or percentages
• Donations feature

Reporting
• Real-time reporting with administrative controls to add or edit orders
• Real-time inventory tracking with low inventory trigger reporting
• Custom data collection

 

See Demo

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Brand Fuel’s inventory store’s structure allows the user to complete transactions for branded merchandise that is already produced and on the shelf ready to ship.

The benefits of an Inventory Store:online_inventory
• Order as few as one item
• Quick and easy access to items: no more production, rush fees, or expedited freight
• Greater per item discounts due to bulk orders and annual contract pricing
• Consistent brand control on product selection and logo usage
• Central monthly reporting by cost center for inventory control and budgeting purposes
• Orders placed before 12 p.m. will ship same day
• Multiple payment options available

What does Brand Fuel need to get my Inventory Store created?
• Desired URL for site
• List of items I want for storefront. Brand Fuel will consult with me based on best practices and products in the marketplace.
• Approved logos in vectored .eps format with my brand style guide
• Cost centers (or associated budget information for billing such as employee numbers)

Brand Fuel’s virtual store’s structure allows the user to shop online through pre-approved branded merchandise. This type of site structure includes a customized storefront, complete product selection with multiple payment options.

The benefits of a Virtual Store:virtual
• No upfront inventory costs
• Streamlined promotional product buying
• Consistent branding control and logo standards on approved products
• Multiple departments and individuals can combine orders to get best pricing
• Regular inventory assessments to keep things fresh
• Quick turn product selections for production within 24 hours. No merchandise is produced until an order is placed.
• Payment can be done through a variety of options

What does Brand Fuel need to get my Inventory Store created?
• Desired URL for site
• List of items I want for storefront
• Approved logos in vectored .eps format with my brand style guide
• Cost centers (or associated budget info. for billing such as employee numbers)

Our hybrid stores offer both a portal for branded gear on the shelf ready to ship AND unlimited merchandise options, which can be produced with minimum order, at our factories and drop shipped to you as quickly as 1 day!

Hybrid stores allow the user to complete the transaction in an online environment that includes the acceptance of credit card, employee pay deduction, points based and/or purchase order transactions.

The benefits of the Inventory Store portal:hybrid_store
• Order as few as one item
• Quick and easy access to items: no more production, rush fees, or expedited freight
• Greater per item discounts due to bulk orders and annual contract pricing
• Consistent brand control on product selection and logo usage
• Central monthly reporting by cost center for inventory control and budgeting purposes
• Orders placed before 12 p.m. will ship same day
• Multiple payment options available

The benefits of the Virtual Store portal:
• No upfront inventory costs
• Streamlined promotional product buying
• Consistent branding control and logo standards on approved products
• Multiple departments and individuals can combine orders to get best pricing
• Regular inventory assessments to keep things fresh
• Quick turn product selections for production within 24 hours. No merchandise is produced until an order is placed.
• Payment can be done through a variety of options

What do I need to give Brand Fuel to get my HYBRID online store created?
• Desired URL for site
• List of items I want for storefront. Brand Fuel will consult with me based on best practices and products in the marketplace.
• Approved logos in vectored .eps format with my brand style guide
• Cost centers (or associated budget information for billing such as employee numbers)

Our catalog storefronts offer over 25,000 items that are available for purchase with minimum order.  Design your own – with 1 product or 25,000+. These stores allow your organization to place your favorite products in the store for buyers to peruse, and then place a custom order through a Brand Fuel Account Manager.online_store_front

The benefits of a Catalog Store:
• No inventory exposure and no upfront costs for merchandise
• Consistent branding control and logo standards on approved products
• Easily refresh products so nothing gets tired
• New products offerings throughout the year

What does Brand Fuel need to get my Inventory Store created?
• Desired URL for site
• List of items I want for storefront
• Approved logos in vectored .eps format with my brand style guide
• Cost centers (or associated budget info. for billing such as employee numbers)

 

 

Our Pop Up stores include customized branded merchandise for specific promotions, seasons, or events available for a specified limited time. The items in the store are predetermined by your organization and can either be in stock, shipping same day or aggregated, for shipment at one time. This store allows the user to complete purchases in an online environment through credit cards, coupon codes, employee pay deduction, points based and/or purchase order transactions.

The benefits of a Pop Up Store:
• For short term use without the cost of maintaining a complete online store
• Choice of four templates
• Quick design/development in as soon as 3 weeks
• Consistent brand control on product selection and logo usage
• Streamlined promotional item buying practices
• Multiple departments and individuals can aggregate orders to get best pricing
• Store is used for 1 to 4 weeks and is then taken down until it is needed again
• Includes up to 5 items

What does Brand Fuel need to get my Pop Up Store created?• Desired template for use with the store
• Establish meeting to discuss goals, marketing plan, and ultimately how to make store a success with and for all stakeholders
• Approved logos in vectored .eps file with brand style guide
• Cost centers / city codes / user list

Program Usage:
Holiday or Gift Programs                                               Trade Show Programs
Uniforms for Staff                                                            Sales Incentives
Employee Recognition                                                    Special One Time Offerings

Interested in exploring how your organization might benefit from a stock, virtual or hybrid store?  Please Contact Us.