Distribution is the process of making a product or service available for use or consumption by a consumer or business user, using direct means, or using indirect means with intermediaries. Planning a manifest to distribute to a list of vendors is easy in Compiere. Consolidation product in the warehouse and shipping and accepting returns is all part of the distribution system.

Intensive distribution

The producer's products are stocked in the majority of outlets. This strategy is common for basic supplies, snack foods, magazines and soft drink beverages.

Selective distribution

Means that the producer relies on a few intermediaries to carry their product. This strategy is commonly observed for more specialised goods that are carried through specialist dealers, for example, brands of craft tools, or large appliances.

Exclusive distribution

Means that the producer selects only very few intermediaries.Exclusive distribution is often characterised by exclusive dealing where the reseller carries only that producer's products to the exclusion of all others. This strategy is typical of luxury goods retailers.

 

In all cases the intermediary can view the disposition and location of the goods requested. They can also look up their account information on the customer portal.

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