Supplier of Slim Mints Leverages SPS’ WebForms to Electronically Trade Documents With Associated Wholesalers, Fred’s Stores, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target and Wal-Mart
Saint Paul, Minn., September 7, 2004 – SPS Commerce, the leader in Supply Chain Integration Services for small and mid-sized businesses, announced today that LifeMax LLC, the producer and marketer of Slim Mints, a diet mint that freshens breath and helps individuals lose weight, is using its WebForms service to electronically trade order, inventory and shipping documents with its retail customers. As a service offering, SPS Commerce’s WebForms eliminates the time and expense of implementing an in-house Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solution, and enables organizations to more rapidly comply with customers’ requirements. Since completing its first connection to a single retailer in April, LifeMax’s business has greatly expanded, resulting in the company establishing six additional connections. Today, LifeMax is meeting the electronic compliance requirements of Associated Wholesalers, Fred’s Stores, Giant Eagle, Meijer, Rite Aid, Target and Wal-Mart for purchase orders, shipping notices, inventory status updates, planning and forecasting.
"Recently featured on CNN/Money and NBC’s Today Show, Slim Mints are growing in popularity with sales hitting an all-time high," said Josh Felber, vice president of sales at LifeMax. "To work with many of the major retailers, LifeMax needed to quickly comply with their communications requirements. SPS’ WebForm service enables us to easily start exchanging EDI with each new retailer in a very short period of time and without adding infrastructure. SPS has extensive experience and knowledge of each retailer’s compliance requirements, which made our initial selection and expansions easy. LifeMax was able to add new connections as it needed them, with seven connections completed in less than six months. This wouldn’t have been possible with an in-house system."
"SPS Commerce is pleased to be able to provide mid-tier suppliers, like LifeMax, an offering suitable for their rapidly growing supply chain," said Archie Black, chief executive officer of SPS Commerce. "By making compliance with new retail customers almost effortless, we help them to be able to focus their resources on the production and marketing of their product."
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SPS Commerce is the leading provider of Hosted Integration Services to the retail and distribution supply chain. Through its online service platform, SPSCommerce.net delivers technologies like EDI, UPC Catalogs, Item Synchronization and Online Ordering sites. SPS Commerce dramatically lowers the setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of supply chain integration by providing a superior alternative to complicated, lengthy and expensive traditional software deployments. To date, more than 52,000 manufacturers have used SPSCommerce.net to help integrate to their supply chains of more than 700 retailers and distributors. SPSCommerce.net is widely used and integrated by companies running a variety of ERP systems including Epicor, Great Plains, QuickBooks, Macola, MAS 90/200 & 500, Microsoft Business Solutions applications, Peachtree and many more. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 651-603- 4400 or visit www.spscommerce.com.
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