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Distributor's Link Magazine Summer 2018 / Vol 41 No3

34 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S

34 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK COMPUTER INSIGHTS, INC 108 Third Street, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 TEL 1-800-539-1233 EMAIL sales@ci-inc.com WEB www.ci-inc.com HANDLING VENDOR DISCOUNTS Handling PO Discounts The fastener business is very competitive. Responding to the intensity of the price conscious distributors some vendors are offering discounts off their prices based on various criteria. It’s great to get the discounts, but some distributors are struggling to figure out how to account for them. They usually want the Purchase Orders to show the original price and the discount. Most systems don’t have a way of handling that. Integrated Approach The Business Edge TM has a feature that will allow the user to set a discount percentage by Vendor, Purchase Order, or by an individual detail line on a Purchase Order. Discounts may be offered by Vendors in the following ways: ¤ Standard Discounts ¤ Online Orders ¤ Order total Over Certain Dollar Amount used as the default discount when creating new Purchase Orders for the vendor. Discount Overrides Whether there is a vendor default PO discount or one that has been entered in the heading of the Purchase Order, the discount can still be overridden in the detail line of the Purchase Order. Default Discount By Vendor A default PO discount can be added to each vendor’s master file. Once that is done, the system will automatically reduce the landed cost of the line items that have a discount. If there is a discount setup in the Vendor, it will automatically copy to the heading of the PO. This is convenient if you know you will always get a certain discount from a particular Vendor. This percentage will be BUSINESS FOCUS ARTICLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 112

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