The distribution industry acts as a link between manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, retailers, and institutions. Without this industry, it would not be easy for different companies to work together. This industry makes it possible for companies across the globe to connect with relative ease. A diverse range of products are transported and exchanged by these companies to ensure that all the customers are provided for. The goal of this type of business is to get the goods that need to be products to wholesale and retail customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are various methods of distribution including direct or channel, intermediary, multi-channel distribution, and reverse logistics. In direct and channel distribution products are delivered to the end user or consumer such as an ecommerce website. Grocery stores are a good example of intermediary distribution. Grocers receive goods and then distribute them to end users. Multi-channel distribution might also be called ‘click-and-mortar’ where a business distributes goods both online and in store. Reverse logistics involves the return of goods.

The footprint of a distribution enterprise depends on the focus of the company. These operations might have fleets of vehicles or no vehicles at all, relying on third parties and acting as intermediaries. Some enterprises are fully integrated and handle all aspects of a product lifecycle from production to distribution. All distribution-minded businesses need to keep track of goods transported between parties. On premise software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is essential for scheduling, delivery routing, inventory and goods tracking, employee management, accounting, invoicing, billing and distribution payments.

Payment Integrator has direct integrations into the most powerful distribution management and sales platforms. Our PCI Compliant environment comes equipped with P2PE security and credit card processing devices with the ability to accept e-wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay. Our hosted payment page (HPP) and restful APIs can facilitate an integrated distribution payment experience with advanced security. Text to pay, email to pay, QR code to pay, tap to pay, dip to pay and swipe to pay and online shopping cart integrations options give distributors a frictionless credit card and debit card customer payment experience. Our unique tokenization enables the ability to create customer profiles to offer payment card on file options available to clients.

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