Our purpose at Metcash is to Champion Successful Independents. Crucial to this is ensuring we are famous for the right offer being available to our retailers and on-premise customers. As consumers expect broad range and ever-increasing need for local our members want to be able to serve these needs. Which is why we have developed ALM connect. ALM Connect is an endless aisle platform that suppliers utilise to make their products available to our network and not have to reply on securing a warehouse slot. Not only are we able to extend product offerings to customers, but do it in a way which is seamless to their existing processes – ensuring we are, easy to do business with from order to cash.
ALM Connect has been built from the belief that in the liquor industry, when we connect, we grow, and this platform provides the opportunity for growth across both suppliers and retailers. First and foremost, it connects suppliers, big and small to the full list of ALM customers, giving them the opportunity to showcase their entire portfolio, creating an endless aisle of buying opportunities. With the introduction of this platform suppliers can now host non warehouse lines on the portal and provide real-time access to both retailers and on-premise venues.
The benefits to ALM customers are also game changing. Customers are now able to order direct lines alongside their normal order and any direct lines are shipped directly from suppliers. However, with frictionless at the core to the ALM strategy it is essential that customers only receive one ALM invoice. Continuing to stand by the mission of one invoice, one delivery. All of this, with the ease of paying within existing ALM terms.
ALM Connect enables us to provide true partnership for ALM, suppliers and retailers, with the ultimate outcome being providing consumers with the products and range they are seeking.