WernerCo is the latest Supplier to join the NMBS OnePlace B2B platform, which gives NMBS Members the ability to order product online quickly and easily.

Dropshipping is a form of supply chain management where the merchant does not keep goods in stock, but instead orders product from a manufacturer to be shipped directly to the customer.

WernerCo is making dropshipping available to NMBS merchants as part of its offering on the OnePlace platform.

This means NMBS members can now list all WernerCo’s products for sale on their own website, or over their trade counter, without having to stock the company’s products in their branches. Instead, any orders placed with WernerCo can be delivered straight to either the customer or end user, with the invoice then being processed back through the relevant merchant.

WernerCo is the first company to offer dropshipping through OnePlace, but this is a benefit that NMBS is keen for more of its Suppliers to offer.

Dean Hayward, Sales and Marketing Manager at NMBS, said: “We see dropshipping as a huge benefit that NMBS, together with our valued Suppliers, can offer our Members going forward.

“Being able to place orders online through OnePlace without having to find space for new stock means merchants can start selling a lot more product than before, offering entirely new ranges and becoming a one-stop-shop for everything their customers need.”

The NMBS OnePlace trading platform allows independent merchants to purchase product via an online marketplace that features a wide range of industry suppliers. Members can also use OnePlace to get access to order acknowledgements and delivery notes, and to download product data that can then be integrated into their own back office, purchase order platforms or e-commerce systems to help generate new sales.