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Israel’s Sales Apps Maker Pepperi Signs Deal With Europe’s Rip Curl

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Israel’s Pepperi, a fast growing provider of sales apps for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, announced that Rip Curl Europe has implemented Pepperi’s catalog-centric sales automation platform.

Pepperi is the market leader in sales apps for catalog-centric order taking. It transitions companies into the age of the tablet so they can show their customers their best face, while shortening the order-to-cash cycle, preventing mistakes, and better handling inventory. The company says that it provides its customers with a B2B online storefront that publishes the same catalog presentation and order taking strengths to their customers, via a self-service e-commerce site. The Pepperi platform serves over 1, 000 wholesale distributors, and running on iOS, Windows 8 and Android.

Rip Curl is one of the leading brands of surfing sportswear, with manufacturing and sales facilities worldwide. Its European division had specific and complex requirements for streamlining the sales processes of its team of 70 sales reps and independent sales agents, and its distributors in Europe.

The company said that it researched solutions on the market and that it chose Pepperi for several reasons, including its appealing e-catalog product presentation; fast and simple order taking; high level of flexibility; support for iPad, Android and Windows 8; fully-functional offline mode; multi-catalog capabilities to present different languages, currencies, seasons, prices and terms; B2B portal for self-service ordering by Rip Curl’s retail customers; BI reporting and dashboards; and attractive pricing and licensing model.

“We were looking for an innovative sales solution, ” says Yann Tschumi, Sales Director, Rip Curl Europe. “Pepperi is a real game changer in that it lets our sales team reflect the image we want to present while at the same time, close more orders efficiently in the field. When we saw Pepperi’s deep knowledge of fashion wholesale we realized that we would be dealing with a partner, not just another vendor. Their expertise in the industry is a huge plus for us.”

Pepperi’s cross-mobile platform capabilities with its two apps, Pepperi for Sales Teams and Pepperi for Buyers, is another advantage for Rip Curl. “It provides a lot of flexibility and enables us to centralize our sales process. That means our IT team only needs one point of contact for all technical issues, ” says Laurence Rinaldi, IT Manager at Rip Curl Europe. “We set a host of benchmarks for a sales solution and Pepperi was the only one to meet them all.”

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