Supplier Ball Pro Promotional Group is now offering distributors real-time, around-the-clock visibility to Inventory and Order Status to save time and make more efficient partnerships.
"In addition to providing instant answers to our distributor partners, we’re also reducing the time that Ball Pro spends providing answers so that transactions can move forward as efficiently as possible."
Essent® implemented the integration endpoints for Ball Pro via the Essent OrderTrax® Network using PromoStandards. Distributors integrated with Ball Pro now can look up complete, accurate, real-time Inventory and Order Status at any time.
The advantage of integration is that the information needed to move transactions forward can be shared automatically and in real-time, rather than slowly and manually through countless calls and emails.
"By integrating Inventory and Order Status information, Ball Pro automatically provides information that buyers frequently need to know before and after they buy. In addition to providing instant answers to our distributor partners, we’re also reducing the time that Ball Pro spends providing answers so that transactions can move forward as efficiently as possible,” Ball Pro Promotional Group President Adam Hanson said.
Ball Pro is actively seeking to share the time-saving services with more distributors, who can contact Essent to get started.
Other information types, or endpoints, that can be integrated in addition to Inventory and Order Status are: Order Shipment Notification, Product Data, Media Content, Invoices, Purchase Orders, and Product Pricing & Configuration.
About Ball Pro Promotional Group
Nestled in the outskirts of the beautiful Minneapolis suburbs, Ball Pro has been a leading supplier in the promotional products industry for nearly 25 years. A leader, you say? Why, yes. Your needs, your customer’s needs… we care about them more than our own children’s. Can you imagine?! We take great pride in giving you the absolute best service and product and, if you already know us, you probably know this to be true. Our reputation and our honor actually mean something over here.
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