In addition to offering unparalleled fulfillment services, AccessChannel 2.0 (AC2.0) provides value added services to propel Vendors’ objectives in penetrating the distribution channel. While the heart of AC2.0 lies within the ability to take advantage of Ingram’s world class fulfillment capabilities, the option to boost marketing and sales enablement activities creates a full service solution.
Elements of Operations, Marketing and Sales Enablement collectively create a robust strategy for AC2.0 clients. Each segment of the AC2.0 platform demonstrates benefits of each service.
AC2.0 SERVICE PLATFORM
LOW FLAT MONTHLY RATE
NO HIDDEN COSTS
Lower freight costs due to AC2.0’s economies of scale.
NO FORCED REBATES OF MARKETING EXPENDITURES
No mandatory minimums for participation in coop, MDF, or rebate programs. These programs can easily exceed 10% of sales. With AC 2.0, manufacturers can participate at the levels in the proportions that make sense for their marketing plans. No requirement for significant revenue run rate to qualify.
NO OVERHEAD RESOURCES NECESSARY
Reduced costs for relationship management, order processing, invoicing, and collections.
MAINTAIN OWNERSHIP OF PRODUCTS
Vendors keep control over their products in the warehouse. AC2.0 proactively sends your operations team weekly email that shows your inventory status so that they can make timely replenishment decisions.
VISIBILITY TO ALL TRANSACTIONAL DATA
Daily POS inventory reports available.
VISIBILITY TO ALL INVOICING AND PAYMENT DATA
Daily invoices created on your behalf for product sales so that your accounting team can induct them into your receivables system.
CONTROL ALL FUNDING DECISIONS
Vendors decide how much they want to spend on marketing, inventory levels, and sales programs.
OUTSOURCE RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
The decision to outsource is based upon your ability to deliver faster, better or cheaper by third party than they you can in-house. With AC2.0 as a partner, you have the flexibility to use their resources to be most cost effective in logistics, sales and marketing.
CONSISTENT AND DEPENDABLE CASH FLOW
Weekly invoice payment summaries are also sent to your accounting team that matches the AC2.0 invoice payment amounts that we directly wire to your U.S. bank account. Ingram will pay AC2.0’s invoices for sales on a net 45basis automatically and on time.
FAST TIME TO MARKET
Slash the time it takes for products to be live in Ingram Micro’s catalog from months to weeks.collections.
ACCESS TO 70,000 RESELLERS
Access to strategic resellers, big box retailers, and larger online stores.
EXPERT GUIDANCE TO OPTIMIZE THE EXPERIENCE
Over 50 years of combined distribution experience with high tech executives. Also, resources to Business Development and Sales Enablement professionals are available to help push your product through the channel and into resellers and consumers hands.