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Ice Cream businesses have their own unique challenges
Large product ranges, cutting in new lines, seasonality, and freezer management is critical
Improved Customer Ordering
Without orders you have no business. Using DSD Smart Order customers can place their own orders from their smartphone. They can copy a prior order to make this easy, and you can push promotional items onto their order template. This works with the delivery plan so customers do not request delivery for days you do not visit, and you can remind customers by SMS to order on the day before a scheduled delivery
Improved Sales Rep Ordering
Some ice cream customers like to see a sales rep. It gives you more chance to influence the order in a competitive category. Our DSD Sales solution allows the sales rep to view promotions for the customer, count freezer stock, gather competitive trade information and take an order. The sale rep can also check the freezer is still in good working order, and request a new freezer placement.
Delivering the orders efficiently
Trucks can be loaded by order, in reverse delivery sequence, and a delivery completed with only a few taps. Payment from COD customers can be accepted, including by credit card. A POD can be collected and a delivery docket or invoice printed if desired. Turn by turn navigation helps the driver find an unfamiliar customer.
Improve your Van Sales performance
You might use Van Sales to service some customers. DSD Van Sales manages truck inventory, sales, returns and payments, providing fully reconciled reports each day. Invoices are printed using portable printers. Copies of the Invoice, including the POD are available in DSD Connect. Turn by turn navigation helps the driver find an unfamiliar customer. New customers can be added and instantly serviced. Van Sales is complicated and messy to manage, but DSD Van Sales makes it easy.
DSD Connect extends your ERP or accounting system. A simple Drag and Drop interface allows you to move orders between trucks and maximise the efficiency of the fleet. DSD Connect allows you to set up a sales or delivery plan. Once the trucks are on the road you can track the trucks on Google Maps, see who has been delivered, and view, print and email POD documents. You can even automate the distributor credit and invoice for deliveries made by distributors to your house accounts.
See how other Ice Cream customers are using DSD Assist
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