Showing posts from November, 2018

Inventory Management Module relaunched.

We have revisited the inventory management solution. Managing inventory seams to be a bit of a struggle for many shops and making this content available online also has its issues. Current partners : Contact us for a tutorial.  With the spark Lead management system we take the sting out of managing the public facing inventory management. We then can customize the presentation layer for various needs. if you would like to manage remnant inventory we can build the display for that. if you would like to list in stock slabs and manage the quantities it can do that. With some basic setup details we can have you up and running in no time and provide your staff with the ability to manage and track the inventory. This application is responsive to all internet enable devices. administration:  Front end User Interface: Demo If you wou

Actionable opportunities for the spark lead manager

New Actionable opportunities for the spark lead manager For those of you that are avid users of the spark system. we have added a new feature that puts some logic around the various statuses that you can set for your leads. the system alerts you of potential opportunities to move the customers through the buying process and keeps you on top of customers that could fall through the cracks. This is only suggested activity and is not required but could add value and increase sales when following these suggestions. The spark system is a lead management system more than a CRM. Sometimes these terms are intermingled. this tool is primarily designed to capture lead details and report on marketing activities. We have added feature to the lead manager to help sales people move the lead through a process defined by your team. The main theory behind these opportunities is   - that a lead in the NEW status older than 2 days could be a lost opportunity.   - that a lead in the ACTIVE

Cambria and Chinese Quartz imports

Recently,   Stone World   published a report about the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative releasing a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs, including quartz and a range of natural stone products.  Effective September 24, 2018, the additional tariffs were set at 10% and starting January 1, 2019 they will increase to 25%. Cambria has come out with a press release titled, “Duties on imported quartz surface products may apply to shipments from as early as June 2018.” The release states: “Today, Cambria filed critical circumstances allegations with the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) and the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) to stop the surge of Chinese quartz surface products imports into the United States following Cambria’s April 2018 filing of antidumping (“AD”) and countervailing (“CVD”) duty petitions.”  Imports of quartz surface products from China increased by 81% after Cambria filed its petitions