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MBS Dev: New Mobile App for Independent Dealer E-commerce Sites

26 Sep, 2013

MBS Dev, a leading e-commerce and operations manage-ment software provider for dealers, distributors, wholesalers and resellers, just launched its mobile web application: Customer Connect Mobile™ for dealer e-commerce sites.

MBS Dev is one of the first office products technology provider to enable mobile shopping for independent dealers.

The mobile web application provides dealer customers with access to shopping, purchase approvals, and order and account management from any tablet or mobile device using touch technology. These are all capabilities that appeal to the new generation of millennial buyers. At the same time it makes it easier for dealers to diversify the categories they sell.

Product Functionality Overview
 Customized dealer branding on mobile app
 Customer password protection for secure account management
 Ability to shop by department or dealer recommendations for merchandising opportunities
 Shoppers can search for specific products, sort and filter for faster search results
 Product pages include photos, product details & description and price
 Shoppers can view, save and reorder past orders, favorite or frequently purchased items
 Ability to quickly review and approve pending orders

Customer Connect Mobile was developed to help independent dealers win online. As the technology di-vision of United Stationers, MBS Dev formulated this software as part of United’s strategy to provide leading content and capabilities that enable breakthrough merchandising and cross-selling capabilities to their independent dealers.

“As dealers diversify their categories, as they get into breakroom and safety, for example, the mobile plat-form will better enable them to serve different buyers who may not have access to a computer,” said Beckie Watson, chief technology officer of MBS Dev. “Also, as the millennials enter positions of higher influence in business, they will expect their B2B interactions to be as personalized and interactive as their B2C interactions, including the ability to shop anywhere, anytime.”

MBS Dev, Inc., provides business solutions for distribution organizations through the delivery of indus-try-focused software, professional services, maintenance and support programs. MBS Dev is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a Certified for Dynamics distribution software solution on the Microsoft Dy-namics AX platform. MBS Dev specializes in vertical industries, including business products supply, in-dustrial supply, janitorial supply, and technology supply. Additional information can be found at http://www.mbsdev.com. MBS Dev is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Stationers Inc.

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