‘Disruption’ is the most commonly used word after ‘unprecedented’ in the current times. Even consumer brands with pull allure didn’t fare well in these disrupted times. The only thing that mattered was being available on the shelves of stores. Is it time to relook at distribution strategies and redefine the scope of push vs. pull distribution?
Right off the bat, we can tell you what won’t work: desperate attempts of your star salespeople to penetrate retail outlets in every neighborhood. The only way to deal with the disruption is to leverage actionable insights on- What to sell, Where to sell, and How much to sell it for. With such insights, you can execute your Route to Market strategy quickly and collaboratively with your customers in real time.
Your brand needs to leverage three levers to ensure perfect access to markets:
- Deep consumer insights: As demand becomes erratic, it is vital for brands to know consumption patterns. Who are the most active retailers in your outlet universe? What’s selling in the stores? What products do consumers prefer?
- Engaged customers: On average, a store serves 250 customers. It has become ever more important to do demand planning and forecast accurately. Forecasting errors account for 30-50% of the reasons behind slow growth and worse no growth. Brands have to enable direct communication with retailers about products, offers & discounts, loyalty points, etc. Brands must equip the retailers to self-order at any time and from anywhere. There’s no better time than now to implement Bizom’s Retailer App. The app is a 24/7, mobile commerce solution that enables retailers to send their orders directly to the brand and enable direct communication between brands and retailers.
- Multi-Touch Distribution: India’s massive network of 100,000 distributors has undoubtedly been hit the worst. The unorganized sector is reeling from a lack of visibility and their knee-jerk reactions have hurt brands.
Digital supply chains that connect brands to distributors to retailers have become a need for the new normal. This enables brands to leverage a range of digital TOUCHES to create a well-orchestrated retail execution that ensures:
- Optimal sales effectiveness
- Increased retailer loyalty
- Improved Return on trade Marketing spend
How Bizom Can Help
Bizom’s Multi-touch platform combined with actionable insights is at the core of how we are digitising and transforming sales and distribution functions for over 350 brands. The platform can:
Digitise your business – Automate processes across the supply chain from consumer goods companies to POS.
Offer performance visibility – Capture data at every step to enable end-to-end visibility.
Drive growth – Use insights to drive growth through supply chain optimization, retailer engagement, trade spend optimization, and perfect retail execution.
Bizom’s Multi-Touch platform can measure and deliver growth through data to every stakeholder within a brand’s ecosystem.
|For Brands||For Distributors||For Retailers|
|We are revolutionising relationships between Brands & Retailers driving benefits across entire ecosystem|
Reduced capital investment
|Our DMS solutions are helping our clients to improve margins by as much as 700 bps. |
Reduce Inventory costs
Optimise promotional spend
Optimise fill rate
Higher stock turnover
|We are revolutionising relationships between Brands & Retailers driving benefits across an entire ecosystem|
Reduced capital investment