Press Release

Arett Sales Utilized VAI’s S2K ERP Solution to Build an ecommerce Marketplace and Host Virtual Open House

July 15, 2021

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. — July 15 2021 — VAI, a leading ERP software developer, and Arett Sales, a leader in distributing lawn and garden hard goods and outdoor living supplies, have been working together to help Arett Sales integrate stronger business operations with VAI’s S2K eBusiness software application. Since the beginning of the partnership, Arett Sales has leveraged S2K eBusiness as part of VAI’s S2K Enterprise ERP solution to provide customers a modern way to shop Arett Sales’ marketplace.

For over 70 years, Arett Sales has been the leading supplier of lawn products to customers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States, producing over $150M in annual sales. As Arett Sales has grown and expanded nationally, its need to better anticipate demand and enhance the e-commerce buying experience for customers has increased. By partnering with VAI, Arett Sales has strengthened its e-commerce experience, making it seamless for its customers, while receiving all-around support from VAI to leverage business insights within the S2K Enterprise ERP solution.

“The S2K eBusiness application has enabled garden centers, hardware stores, and home centers to purchase goods more easily on the Arett Sales website and communicate with sales representatives, providing us with integrated tools to drive efficiency in purchasing, reporting, inventory management, marketing and more,” said Adam Chesbrough, vice president at Arett Sales. “With secure access, strong analytics tools, and a seamless user interface on S2K eBusiness, we have better visibility into our data, which helps us to make more informed decisions across the business.”

In addition to leveraging S2K eBusiness for its e-commerce marketplace, Arett Sales worked with the VAI team to operate the Arett Sales Open House, hosted virtually for the first time in the fall of 2020, and scheduled to be conducted virtually in 2021. The VAI and Arett Sales teams created the Open House with vendors represented at booths and consumers placing orders throughout the event. With the seamless integration of e-commerce functions at the Open House, the technology and assistance from VAI enabled Arett Sales to recreate the in-person experience for its first virtual setting and make it easy to track and fulfill orders. Additionally, the virtual Open House platform offered enhancements to the Arett Sales website including an advanced online ordering platform, live virtual meetings, live chats, access to hundreds of product videos, and additional features on the website.

“By leaning on the VAI team, Arett Sales was able to pull off a successful Open House and integrate their e-commerce marketplace into the event itself, streamlining purchasing and strengthening customer relationships,” said Gerard Cereola, Director of Web & POS Solutions at VAI. “We’re looking forward to this year’s Open House and growing the partnership to advance Arett Sales’ business goals.”

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. VAI's software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. With specific ERP solutions for hard goods, food, and pharmaceutical companies, VAI has helped some of the most recognized companies address key industry requirements and deliver bottom-line results. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. For more information, visit www.vai.net.

Arett Sales Corporation

Arett Sales has been a premier distributor of lawn, garden, and outdoor living supplies since 1951. Arett is a $150 million company managed by a team of professionals dedicated to serving the needs of retailers in the lawn, garden, and home improvement industries. Headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ, Arett operates out of more than 650,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in Bristol, CT, and Troy, OH with daily deliveries and salesperson service in 20 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit: http://www.arett.com.

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