Industry’s top product database is now faster than ever
TREVOSE, PA – January 7, 2011 – The Advertising Specialty Institute today announced its revolutionary ESP Web platform now includes ESP Orders, the industry’s No. 1 ordering platform, at no charge.
Distributors report ESP Orders reduces processing time by 73% and suppliers have noticed a significant improvement in order accuracy.
“ESP Web and Orders have cut my behind-the-desk research time and product order entry time in half, which has allowed me to spend more face time selling,” said Amanda Maxwell, president of Marketing Communications (asi/261624). “I have closed more sales with the help of ESP than I could have ever done in the past, and I no longer make rekeying mistakes because Orders does it all for me.”
“ESP Web and Orders have revolutionized the way we do business,” said Craig Davidiuk, owner of Ultimate Promotions (asi/348057). “I can look up any product in a matter of seconds, create a presentation with my client’s logo on it, email it right to them and close the sale without even hanging up the phone. And, I can create purchase orders in no time. These products streamline the entire process.”
In addition, ASI’s latest version of ESP is now up to two times faster.
“Processing with ESP Orders is a definite game changer for businesses large and small, and we’re delighted to be able to offer this phenomenal benefit for free with the ESP Web platform,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Users tell us purchase orders from ESP Orders are easy to process and virtually mistake-free. And if your goal is to deliver customers and prospects the highest-quality presentations possible, ESP is the clear industry choice. It’s the most complete, accurate and up-to-date supplier and product database in the industry, bar none.”
ESP Orders is a total order management system that allows distributors to create sales orders, purchase orders and invoices electronically without rekeying any data. All order information is replicated automatically, providing more time for selling. Additionally, users can send customer acknowledgements as well as keep track of all of their orders with a sophisticated order manager.
All ESP subscribers will be upgraded at no charge at time of renewal. To see an overview of ESP Web and ESP Orders, click here. For more information, contact Dan O’Halloran, executive vice president, distributor services, at [email protected].
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest education, media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 26,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties. Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 22,000 ASI distributor firms. Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers. ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools. Visit ASI online at asicentral.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, the CEO’s blog and the ASI Social Network.