C/O Joda Freight, Riparian Way,
Crosshills, BD20 7BW
Designer radiators and electrical heating elements
Although B2BGateway have dealings with B&Q already, they had not integrated with 24SevenOffice before so this presented challenges during the implementation.
Several weeks of set up and trial runs were dealt with by the B2BGateway team and the changeover was practically seamless.
“I would urge any company that is not using EDI to implement it as soon as possible. It will save time, effort and money. It will streamline your operation and free up staff time to work on more productive tasks than data prep. It also costs much less than you will think.”
Crimson Bear Ltd was created in 2014 by two individuals, Paul Johnson and Andrew Smith, who decided to leave the Corporate world and set up their own business using the combined 60 years’ experience they have gained.
Paul and Andrew first met whilst working together at B&Q. They worked together for 8 years and when the opportunity came along to represent some radiator factories in the UK, they jumped at the chance to start their own business.
Now almost 4 years later, they have created a business that supplies designer radiators to B&Q, Victoria Plum, and Yesss Electrical and they will soon be supplying Screwfix. This is in addition to their own website Heating-Style.co.uk and their marketplace sales through eBay, Amazon and ManoMano. Turnover will exceed £1m this year with plans in the pipeline to treble that in the next 24 months.
Although B2BGateway have experience with B&Q already, they had not integrated with 24SevenOffice before so this presented challenges during the implementation.
Since initially implemented, B&Q have made significant changes to their systems which also had to be incorporated. Several weeks of set up and trial runs were dealt with by the B2BGateway team with minimum hassle and the changeover was practically seamless. There were some issues which were expected but they were all dealt with quickly and easily.
I would urge any company that is not using EDI to implement it as soon as possible. It will save time, effort and money. It will streamline your operation and free up staff time to work on more productive tasks than data prep. It also costs much less than you will think.
I have experience in this field and knew what I wanted in a partner. I have no hesitation in recommending B2BGateway for any company looking at either an EDI solution for the first time, or maybe changing from an unsatisfactory partner. I have thrown plenty of challenges their way and they have dealt with them with good humour and efficiency.
Also, if you are this side of the pond don’t worry about it being a USA company. We deal with both the Irish office and the USA office and time zones are never an issue, we get the answers we need quickly. – Paul Johnson, Managing Director
B2BGateway offers Fully Managed EDI & API Connectivity Solutions for 24-Seven Office that are 100% built and maintained by B2BGateway developers. B2BGateway’s 24-Seven Office solutions facilitate the seamless exchange of any business documents such as purchase orders, invoices, inventory updates, and advanced shipping notices. B2BGateway supports any communication method (FTP, AS2, HTTP, etc) and any file type (X12, XML, EDIFACT, CSV, etc). B2BGateway’s 24-Seven Office solutions are simple to use, competitively priced, and eliminate the need for manual data entry errors that result in costly chargebacks.
In addition to our global headquarters in Rhode Island, B2BGateway has offices in Europe and Australia enabling us to offer unparalleled support across all time zones.
For further information please visit www.b2bgateway.net
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