October 31, 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina - Materials handling and logistics manufacturer SSI Schaefer Systems International, Inc. has launched <a href="http://www.schaefershelving.com"target="_blank">Schaefer Shelving</a>, a new Ecommerce store and quick ship program to provide online access to their extensive selection of materials handling products, plastic containers and warehouse solutions.
According to US Census, B2B revenue transacted online in 2010 (latest year with data available) reached $300 billion in the U.S. This value excludes Electronic Data interchange (EDI) transactions, which clearly indicates the magnitude and importance that ecommerce transactions have gained in the B2B industry. And for those transactions that are not completed electronically, 70% of them include an online research at same point during the buying cycle.
Klaus-Dieter Wurm, VP and Managing Director of Materials Handling Division at SSI Schaefer, commented in a press release: “We have been a part of the U.S. market for more than 23 years, so we have seen a clear change in trends and tendencies from our customers. While the material handling Industry is still a very traditional market, having an online store provides our customers with real time accessibility to products, services and technical information. It also increases their awareness on new product lines and solutions. It simply streamlines the buying process so our customers can receive what the need in a timely manner. For example, customers will now be able to request and retrieve electronic quotes from the site, as well as turn the quote into an order with a single click. They will also be able to browse our extensive network of partners and dealers throughout the country.”
The site also presents a great opportunity to introduce some of our latest technology like Logimat™, the maintenance-free Vertical Lift Module, Pallet Rack Mobile Bases featuring the latest safety innovations, or the Orbiter™, an innovative approach to Deep channel Storage System.