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Vendor Assignment

CORESense supports the ability to purchase inventory from one or more vendors, where each vendor may have a different SKU identifier and cost. This step explains how to assign vendors to a SKU.

 

Vendor/SKU Association

Follow the steps below to associate a vendor(s) to a SKU.  

 

Step

Action

1

Click on the Vendors link from the main menu of the SKU.

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2

From the drop-down list, select a Vendor from whom you purchase the SKU.

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3

Enter an associated Vendor SKU. This is the SKU displayed on all purchase orders sent to the vendor.

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4

Enter a cost in the Wholesale Cost field. This is the base unit cost of the SKU not including case pricing, quantity discounts or incentives offered by the vendor.

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5

Click the Add button to add the vendor to the Vendors list section.

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6

Click thehammer-wrench.png  icon to update the Vendor information. Click on the icon-checkbox.png  icon to remove the vendor association to the SKU.

7

Repeat above steps to associate additional vendor to the SKU.

 

 

Vendor List

From the Vendor section you can review all existing vendor information as displayed. This also where you can manage any updates or deletions of vendor associations. There are also options to add new:

 

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The Vendors list fields are described in the table below.

 

Field

Description

Default

If the radio dial is selected, that is the default vendor from which the SKU is purchased.

Vendor

The vendor name.

Vendor SKU

The SKU displayed on all purchase orders sent to the vendor.

Wholesale Cost

The base unit cost of the SKU not including case pricing, quantity discounts or incentives offered by the vendor.

Replenishment Cost

The cost of acquiring product on a recurring basis.

Discount Percent

Vendor discount offered to retailer.

Negotiated Cost

Wholesale cost minus Discount %.

Drop Ship Cost

The value defaults to the Wholesale Cost value, but can be overwritten, and is used when creating drop-ship Purchase Orders for the SKU.

Stock Type

This is a virtual quantity set per Vendor SKU for JIT or Drop-ship items.  When set to Limited, only the amount in the Stock Qty field can be purchased (pre purchased) on the website.  When set to Unlimited, unlimited virtual quantities can be purchased.

Stock Qty

This function is set to limit the quantity that can be ordered when "Limited" is selected for the Stock Type.

Phone

The vendor telephone number.

Fax

The vendor fax number.

Updated

The date on which the associated Vendor SKU or Unit Cost was updated.

Actions

Icons that function to either update or remove associated vendor information.

 

 

Purchasing Levels

Purchasing levels enable the definition of one or more quantity discounts per SKU for a vendor. For example, a SKU may have a base unit cost of $5, but costs $4.50 per unit when purchasing a quantity greater than 100. Discounts are not automatically applied on the purchase order upon creation. 

 

Follow the steps below to add new purchasing levels to a SKU.

 

Step

Action

1

Click on the New link next to Purchasing Levels.

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2

Enter the Purchasing Level information as described below.

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Minimum Quantity - The minimum quantity required to allow the purchasing level to apply when creating a purchase order.

Discounted Unit Cost - This is the unit cost per SKU if the minimum quantity is purchased.

Description - This is a short description of the purchasing level.

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3

Click Create. The new Purchasing Level is now added and displays below the Purchasing Levels label. 

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4

Click thehammer-wrench.png  icon to update the Purchasing Level information. Click on the icon-checkbox.png  icon to remove the Purchasing Level.

 

 

Case Sizes

Case sizes enable the definition of one or more case sizes per SKU for a vendor. For example, a SKU may have a base unit cost of $70, but costs $60 per unit when purchased in a case of 6 for $360. Case sizes are manually selected at the time of creating a stock purchase order.

 

Follow the steps below to add case sizing to a SKU.

 

Step

Action

1

Click on the New link next to Case Sizes.

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2

Enter the Case Size information as described below.

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Units Per Case - The quantity of units per case.

Case Cost - The total cost of the case, not the cost per SKU.

Label - The case size label

 ecxclamation.PNG Important: Make sure to enter a label, as this is the only information displayed to the user when selecting a case size during the purchasing process.

3

Click Create. The new Case Size is now added and displays below the Case Sizes label.  

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4

Click thehammer-wrench.png  icon to update the Case Size information. Click on the icon-checkbox.png  icon to remove the Case Size.

 

 

Incentives

Incentives are informational-only notes that are displayed to the user during the purchasing process.

 

Follow the steps below to add incentives to a SKU.

 

Step

Action

1

Click on the New link next to Incentives.

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2

Enter the Incentive information as described below.

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Name - The incentive name, label.

Description - The incentive description.

3

Click Create. The new Incentive is now added and displays below the Incentives label.  

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4

Click thehammer-wrench.png  icon to update the Case Size information. Click on the icon-checkbox.png  icon to remove the Case Size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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