"By providing the information electronically and automatically, we improve our customer service without ever having to even call or email."
Headwear supplier Outdoor Cap Company, Inc. is now offering distributors real-time, around-the-clock visibility to Order Shipment information to save time and make more efficient partnerships.
Essent® implemented the Order Shipment Notification (OSN) integration for Outdoor Cap via the Essent OrderTrax® Network using PromoStandards. Essent previously implemented the Order Status integration for Outdoor Cap.
Distributors integrated with Outdoor Cap now can look up complete, accurate, real-time Order Status and Order Shipment Notifications 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.
"Integrating shipping and order information automatically provides our customers some of the information that they most often want to know. By providing the information electronically and automatically, we improve our customer service without ever having to even call or email,” Outdoor Cap Product Experience Manager, Mark Stein said.
Promotional products companies used OrderTrax to exchange business information with trading partners more than 5 million times in 2019. OrderTrax hosts an industry leading 1,400+ trading partner integrations.
Inventory, Order Status, Order Shipment Notification, Product Data, Media Content, Invoices, Purchase Orders, and Product Pricing & Configuration can be shared via OrderTrax using PromoStandards.
About Outdoor Cap
Outdoor Cap Company, Inc. has serviced the needs of the headwear industry for over 40 years. Established in 1977, we have grown to over 400 employees. We service 14,000 customers across multiple channels in the Team, Promotional Products, and the Hunting & Fishing retail markets. We have established ourselves as one of the largest and most respected headwear suppliers in the United States by combining work ethic and integrity with innovative resources and processes. We strive to offer exceptional customer service throughout every step of the buying process. With our extended license holdings, we are capable of selling and distributing headwear for over 100 brands. Additionally, we have developed several brands specific to Outdoor Cap in order to better serve our customers. Our corporate offices are based in Bentonville, Arkansas. We also have 3 distribution centers located in Arkansas, California, and Texas.
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