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Covid-19 dwarfs Christmas as a driver for online wholesale shopping and the trend continues through April

Covid-19 dwarfs Christmas as a driver for online wholesale shopping and the trend continues through April

 May 13, 2020
Covid-19 dwarfs Christmas as a driver for online wholesale shopping and the trend continues through April. As Covid-19 continues to devastate lives and economies around the world, it has also instigated the biggest uptake in eCommerce activity ever recorded in Wholesale, according to figures released by RNF this morning/today.  On March 16, the UK government advised the public to stay away from pubs, restaurants and cafes and unknowingly unleashed a read more

RNF shortlisted for Grocer Gold Award

 April 29, 2020
RNF shortlisted in prestigious Grocer Golds for Technology Initiative of the Year  The list of finalists for the 2020 Grocer Gold Awards is out and RNF is proud to have been named in the Technology Initiative of the Year category for their Beam Commerce Platform. The award recognises the best use of technology solutions that have most meaningfully boosted the sales, profitability and effectiveness. The Beam Commerce Platform is a read more

Wholesale app use sees dramatic rise in Q1 2020

 April 25, 2020
Wholesale app use sees dramatic rise in Q1 2020 The number of orders received by wholesalers through ordering apps increased dramatically in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to new figures released by RNF. The figures for January to March 2020, taken from RNF’s Beam Commerce platform, showed a 66% increase in total transactions via app along with an 84% increase in the read more

Keeping orders flowing through Covid-19

 March 30, 2020
Keeping orders flowing through Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a dramatic impact on UK business and there is no doubt more to come. The shutdown and Boris’ specific instruction to “use food delivery services where you can” has meant that demand for online ordering has been turbo-charged. That’s why RNF is prioritising businesses affected by the crisis to help them get selling digitally in 24 hours via our read more

Sugro latest buying group to partner with RNF

 March 26, 2020
Sugro latest buying group to partner with RNF Sugro, the buying and marketing co-operative of over 84 independent wholesaler companies, has partnered with RNF to offer its members free access to the Beam Commerce Platform for one year. The Beam Commerce Platform is a sales and marketing tool designed specifically to enable wholesalers to truly embrace the digital sales channel. It combines a wholesaler focussed best-in-class white-label ordering app that read more

Woods Foodservice go live as part of the RNF/Sanderson partnership

 February 13, 2020
Woods Foodservice go live as part of the RNF/Sanderson partnership RNF have launched an ordering app for Woods Foodservice the successful Uxbridge based business. Woods Foodservice has been established for over 40 years providing general and specialist, ambient, chilled and frozen ingredients to top chefs across London. This latest addition to their offer helps cement their position as one of the most efficient top end foodservice suppliers in the UK. read more

Why customer experience is everything

 January 24, 2020
Why Customer Experience is Everything With reports claiming that 73% of B2B buyers are now digital natives (those who have lived their whole lives with the Internet, computers and mobile devices) and an Accenture report stating that 90% of B2B execs believe customer experience is critical to achieving their strategic priorities, customer experience is more important than ever. Yet according to the same Accenture report, only 20% of B2B companies read more

How to get your customers to use your app – and why it’s worth it

 October 24, 2019
How to get your customers to use your app – and why it’s worth it We all know that for businesses to survive in this ever-changing world they need to embrace digital. But it’s one thing to embrace it and another to actually maximise on all that it can offer. Take mobile apps for example. If a customer can self-serve, then this can massively reduce costs plus there isn’t the read more

MacDonald Plumbing & Heating Supplies becomes the first wholesaler to profit from RNF Sharp-aX partnership

 October 22, 2019
MacDonald Plumbing & Heating Supplies Limited, a Scottish based merchant, is the first business to takeadvantage of RNF’s partnership with Sharp-aX Computer Systems Limited. The partnership enables seamless integration to RNF’s new Beam Commerce Platform for any wholesaler using the Sharp-aX ERP system. The Beam Commerce Platform will enable MacDonald to offer 24/7 online ordering via a multi-platform app working across desktops, tablets and mobiles. MacDonald will also have access to read more

Total number of orders up a massive 24% in Q3

 October 9, 2019
Our latest quarterly stats are out, and we’ve seen a massive 24% increase in total number of orders compared to Q2 of this year. Total transaction value is also up 16% and monthly active app users up 6%.  Against this we have seen that average basket value in retail is pretty much static at £1,139 but looking specifically at foodservice customers it has increased by 9% versus the previous quarter read more



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