best-one has launched a new Drop Shipment Product Guide, providing store owners with exclusive access to an increased choice of specialised products, selected and negotiated by Bestway’s trading team.
Retailers can agree a delivery date directly with the supplier to stock products from the guide and the goods will be charged via their best-one account, at the prices negotiated by Bestway.
“By using the drop-shipment brochure retailers can eliminate some of the risk surrounding seasonal products, due to the small minimum order quantities and supplier support negotiated by Bestway within the guide,” said Paul Adams, head of sales and development at best-one.
The guide includes products across frozen, ambient and chilled foods, food-to-go, non-food and a large seasonal range. It also offers the retailers the chance to branch out into potentially new ranges including mobile phone accessories, stationary, toys and pet care.
Food-to-go is also an area of focus within the guide, Adams added.
“We know that 28% of the population buy food-to-go on a regular basis and so it’s an important area for retailers to tap into. We’ve added food-to-go solutions from Country Choice and Aryzta to Drop Shipment, which include the products, merchandise, equipment and training meaning that retailers can easily capitalise on these sales right away,” he said.
Bestway’s trading team worked with over 140 suppliers and the guide includes promotions and industry leading offers from them. Some suppliers also provide point of sale support and sale or return whereby retailers can return the products they haven’t managed to sell.
best-one customers will receive the brochure with their November promotional materials.