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VendorLink-Cycling, MerchantOS Team Up

Published June 23, 2011

SAN JOSE, CA, (BRAIN)—MerchantOS, a web-based point-of-sale system for bike shops, and VendorLink-Cycling, the bike industry's collaborative supply chain soloution, has announced that VendorLink-Cycling is fully integrated into the MerchantOS POS platform allowing MerchantOS customers to easily enroll with VendorLink-Cycling.

This tight integration also provides the foundation for additional feature enhancements to give retailers direct-from-the-POS performance metrics to greatly enhance store profitability.

VendorLink-Cycling will be designing a set of dashboard components that will provide each MerchantOS customer key performance indicators on a weekly basis allowing quicker response to inventory and sales conditions. In addition, MerchantOS customers will also have access to timely selected comparative performance benchmarks.

Beginning in June all new MerchantOS customers will be able to effortlessly enroll with VendorLink-Cycling from day one. Existing customers of MerchantOS can immediately activate with VendorLink-Cycling through a quick setup directly from the VLC website.

“Our alliance with VendorLink-Cycling builds on our mission to continuously enhance our POS product to deliver to retailers increasingly better methods for running their business more effectively. VendorLink-Cycling brings a world class supply chain solution that is proven and time tested,” said Ivan Stanojevic, CEO of MerchantOS in making the announcement. "With VendorLink-Cycling, bicycle retailers will have the ability to better collaborate with their supplier to have the right inventory, in the right quantities in the right time thereby minimizing stock-outs, increasing sales and reducing inventory."

“Both VendorLink-Cycling and MerchantOS are ‘cloud-based’ technologies, so we understand how web-based technologies deliver superior solutions at an affordable cost. MerchantOS customers tend to be much more forward-looking in their adoption of smart solutions to benefit their businesses, which is where we are targeting our efforts”, commented Jay Townley, co-founder of VendorLink-Cycling.

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