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How to Score Seasonal Deals with Your PunchOut Catalog

Janet Martin November 17, 2022

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The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, with shopping, parties, and family gatherings taking up most of our time and attention. Amidst all the preparations, it’s easy to forget that businesses also need to take advantage of seasonal deals on their supplies and procurement applications. These deals are often even better than the ones offered to B2B customers.

If you’re wondering how to gain access, PunchOut catalogs are an easy and efficient way for businesses to take advantage of seasonal deals on their supplies. Integrating a PunchOut catalog with your ERP or procurement automation software makes it even easier to take advantage of these deals, as you can simply “punch out” to the supplier’s website (e.g., Amazon) and browse their seasonal offerings. Punchout integration can save your business a lot of money, as you can take advantage of deals that you might otherwise miss regardless of the season.

Below, we give some great tips on how to save even more money during the holiday season by leveraging the PunchOut catalog within your ERP.

What Is a PunchOut Catalog?

A PunchOut catalog is an e-procurement system that allows businesses to streamline their purchasing processes. It’s an online application that connects buyers and sellers and provides a platform for them to conduct transactions, providing a convenient way for businesses to find and compare prices of products and services from multiple suppliers. They also allow businesses to purchase items in bulk, which can save money and order processing time.

PunchOut catalogs are a great way for businesses to save money on their purchases. With this e-procurement solution, businesses can find the best deals on products and services from multiple supply chains.

Why Are Punchout Catalogs Great for Procurement Businesses?

PunchOut catalogs are great for procurement businesses because they offer a range of benefits that can save the business time, money (on both deals and the elimination of maverick spending), and errors from mis-ordering.

One of the key benefits is that they offer real-time integration with eCommerce platforms, which means businesses can get up-to-date information on pricing and availability from suppliers. This can help businesses avoid overspending on inventory that is no longer available or inventory that was never approved.

Another benefit of this e-procurement platform is that they offer a wide range of functionality to businesses. This includes searching for products, comparing prices, and viewing supplier catalogs. This can help businesses find the best deals on seasonal items and make sure they’re getting the best value for their money.

Finally, PunchOut catalogs help businesses save time and improve efficiency. This is because businesses can manage all of their procurement needs from one central platform. This can save businesses a considerable amount of time and make it easier to track spending and keep on top of inventory levels.

Overall, PunchOut catalogs offer a range of benefits that can save businesses risk and costs. They are an essential tool for any business that’s serious about procurement and wants to make sure they are getting the best deals on seasonal items.

How Can Having a PunchOut Catalog Mean You Save Money Year-Round?

When it comes to seasonal deals and saving money, your PunchOut catalog can be a powerful tool. Having a PunchOut catalog means you can take advantage of deals year-round, not just during the traditional holiday season. For example, if your PunchOut catalog is connected to a retailer like Amazon, your business would be able to leverage Prime days regardless of the month, as well as items’ departmental promotions.

In addition, by integrating your PunchOut catalog with an eCommerce site, you can streamline your workflow and take advantage of special offers as they become available rather than having to keep up with the sites manually. Whether you’re a buying organization or an individual consumer, making use of discounts and promotions through a PunchOut catalog can help you stay within budget.

Seasonal Deals: How to Save Even More

As the weather starts to change, so do the seasonal deals from your favorite eCommerce stores. Seasonal deals can include deeper discounts or free bulk shipping offers that can mean stocking up at the end of the year to save for the year ahead. Because it’s all automated, all you have to do is log into your PunchOut website and browse through the available products and services.

Many suppliers offer notification settings for their products, meaning you don’t have to do any coupon hunting on your own when new deals are available. When you find a seasonal deal that you want to take advantage of, simply add the products or services to your shopping cart and checkout as usual. The discount will be applied to your purchase automatically, and you can complete your procurement process quickly and easily.

How Punchout Catalogs Work Through ERP-Integrated Procurement Automation

PunchOut catalogs allow businesses to find the best seasonal deals on products and services. By integrating PunchOut with their ERP system, businesses can automate their procurement process and take advantage of special pricing and promotions. This catalog integration approach provides a number of benefits, including reduced costs, improved order accuracy, fewer errors, and increased efficiency.

Purchasing through a PunchOut catalog is simple and convenient. Businesses can search for products and services using keywords or categories, compare prices, and view product details. Orders can be placed quickly and easily, and businesses can track their order history. CXML PunchOut enables businesses to connect their ERP system with the hosted catalog, allowing for seamless integration between the two systems.

The benefits of Procurement Automation Software integrated with your ERP are many and varied. One of the most significant benefits is the ability to take advantage of seasonal deals and promotions. This solution enables businesses to automatically update their catalogs with the latest deals, ensuring that they always have access to the best prices. In addition, this solution helps businesses to keep track of their spending, as the entire purchase history is stored in one central location.

Another benefit of this solution is increased accuracy and efficiency when ordering products and services. Businesses can automatically populate their ERP-integrated product catalog with accurate information, eliminating the need for manual data entry, saving time, and reducing errors. In addition, orders placed through a PunchOut catalog are transmitted directly to the ERP system, ensuring that all information is accurate and up to date.

Overall, this solution provides businesses with a simple and convenient way to take advantage of seasonal deals while also increasing accuracy and efficiency. When it comes to procurement, PunchOut catalogs are hard to beat.

Are you looking to round out your procurement process with directly integrated PunchOut? Book your demo today to explore PairSoft’s full suite of native automation solutions.

Janet Martin

Janet joined the PairSoft team upon its merger with Paramount Workplace, where she was also an integral part of the sales team for years. Janet resides in Michigan with her family.

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