You've been invited to Handshake Direct Online, a new online ordering platform powered by Handshake.
What is Handshake Direct Online?
Handshake Direct Online is a B2B eCommerce portal that allows you to place orders, reorders, view order history and status, and shop form an accurate, up-to-date product catalog around the clock. Access to a Handshake Direct Online is initiated by an invite from the your dealer, or by a request from you if you know their Handshake Direct Online web address. Let's take a look at how you can write up an order and view your order history.
How to write an order with Handshake Direct Online:
Once you are given access to a Handshake Direct Online catalog, it's going to look something like this.
In our example, the distributor is NYC Distributors. They sell a number of product lines and in this guide we will be showing Chelsea Sports and Outdoor.
At this point you can start placing an order. Clicking on the plus sign associated with each product will create a cart. You can click multiple times or type in the value of your choosing to set the quantity. In the top right corner you can see the current total based on how many products you've added.
If you know the name or sku of the product you are looking for, you can look it up using the search bar.
As you are adding products to your cart, you will see inventory alerts including color coded tags and text alerts.
Additional information provided by your wholesaler
Wholesalers have the ability to add a Downloads and Help section to their Handshake Direct page. They can host documents such as product catalogs and promotions, in addition to providing contact info, FAQs, shipping data, or any other information they think would be relevant to you, the buyer.
Here is an example of what a downloads page could look like. If enabled by your wholesaler, you can access it via the top right corner of the webpage.
The help section will also show up on the top right side of the page if enabled by your wholesaler.