Vagabond Releases vīv Business For Operators to Provide New Workplace Services to Accounts
Washington, DC March 20, 2018 – Vagabond (vgbnd.co) announced the release of vīv Business, a solution for convenience services operators to receive and fulfill wholesale orders of office, kitchen, breakroom and janitorial supplies. vīv Business enables operators to take full advantage of their strong account relationships by adding another profitable business offering to existing accounts. vīv Business combats increasing competition from office supply companies wedging their way into accounts traditionally dominated by route operators in the convenience service industry. The service continues Vagabond’s mission of enabling operators to provide comprehensive workplace solutions — including vending, markets, breakroom, and delivery services — adding new profit-padding revenue lines to their core business. vīv Business operators can roll out the service without needing to warehouse inventory as thousands of workplace supplies are available in a just-in-time format and can be delivered to accounts when they are already scheduled to be serviced on routes.
vīv Business allows office and supplies managers at accounts to order office, breakroom, and janitorial supplies at their convenience using the vīv app. Office managers at accounts access vīv Business tiles from their phone, select the desired products and quantities, and immediately submit payment. Product pricing is competitive with suppliers like Amazon, Staples, Office Depot and WB Mason, allowing operators to provide a value-added alternative to national providers to which accounts don’t have strong loyalty. Accounts prefer using vīv Business to their traditional method of procuring supplies because products are displayed in a visually appealing interface, recently ordered and favorited products display at the top of the list and office managers are able to make selections as they walk throughout their workplace checking on supply inventory levels. Operators can stock supplies where they are needed and refresh stock closets with the excess, providing a high-touch service to their accounts that they won’t receive from the big wholesalers.
vīv Business allows operators to rapidly add this new service to their account offerings in a scalable format that does not require infrastructure beyond what they’ve already built. Vagabond has already culled the default product list to the top selling products across the country and reconciled pricing with alternative suppliers. vīv Business operators are able to further tailor pricing and supply offerings to accounts depending on their needs. Operators can easily add new vīv Business tiles directly at each of their accounts so that only those within that building or campus have access to the service when they open the vīv app. Adding to the ease of the service, Vagabond fulfills pre-wrapped and individually addressed packages ready to deliver to accounts. All drivers need to do is add those packages to their truck and stock their accounts with the delivered supplies while servicing the vending, market or OCS portions of the stop.
Vagabond’s new product offering enables operators to take advantage of the business relationships they have built and easily add a new service that perfectly aligns with a route-based convenience services operation. Just as importantly, years and decades of trusting relationships between accounts and operators provide for the opportunity to compete with drop-ship services from Amazon, Staples, Office Depot and provide the high-touch service to which operators’ accounts are already accustomed. One of many services available through Vagabond’s vīv Commerce platform, operators visiting the NAMA Show in Las Vegas this year can learn more about vīv Business and other vīv Commerce services by visiting Vagabond in booth 1239 at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 21-23 or by reaching out to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About vīv: The vīv Commerce platform, powered by Vagabond (vgbnd.co), drives growth for food, beverage and facilities services companies by adding new revenue streams and encouraging commerce between them and their accounts. In addition, vīv helps businesses connect and support their local communities through targeted commerce. vīv can be used by consumers at vending machines and kiosk-less micro markets, by bakers selling bread to restaurants, by breweries delivering beer to homes, or by route operators catering to or selling office, breakroom, and janitorial supplies to other businesses in their area. vīv enables businesses to delight consumers with a beautiful targeted e-commerce experience while sourcing products that people want, where and when they want them. vīv establishes direct relationships between brands, retailers and individual consumers. Food, beverage and facility services providers bolster key personal relationships with accounts while adding substantial profits to the bottom line powered by vīv.
About Vagabond – (vgbnd.co) Vagabond makes technology solutions for the food & beverage services community. Its members are generally route-based businesses that provide vending, breakroom & facilities services to other businesses in their region. Vagabond’s software tools help them operate efficiently and also enable commerce between them and their accounts. Its operations solutions provide assistance with inventory management, product merchandising, route scheduling, and financial accountability. Its commerce solutions enable mobile payments at machines or markets while also enabling the ordering and fulfillment of catering, office, breakroom, and facilities supplies. By implementing Vagabond, operators can increase profits and expand their businesses. Their revenues are higher because they’re offering more ways to pay and adding revenue streams by promoting all types of route-based commerce using the operations infrastructure they’ve already built. Theft is eliminated and costs are contained because fewer drivers are driving fewer miles servicing more products to more accounts.
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