May 11th, 2004, Venice, Fla. – Living Naturally, a leading provider of electronic ordering solutions to natural products retailers and suppliers reported that their order processing volume exceeds $150 million on an annualized basis. The company markets an intelligent ordering system Scan Genius™ which automates retailers‘ order submission to industry suppliers. This system is now being rolled out to natural products retailers across North America.
Living Naturally’s surging order volume is attributable to several factors, says Clay McFarland, director of customer service. “First, customer acquisition is accelerating with the expansion of our national sales team and the implementation of lead referral programs from our supply side partners. Second, we are seeing greater utilization of Scan Genius from our existing customers as the benefits of using one intelligent device for placing orders with all suppliers has become more apparent. Finally, Living Naturally is making Scan Genius faster, better and easier to use all the time. This will continue to drive system utilization as we move forward.”
“From a longer term standpoint, we are only at the front end of the order growth curve. Based on the strength of our strategic supply side relationships, our product development and service capability and the industry’s readiness to embrace this form of automation, we expect to see exponential growth in our order volume over the next three years. Scan Genius offers such compelling benefits to retailers that it will likely become a ubiquitous technology in the natural products industry,” said CEO David Knaggs.
Living Naturally is a leading provider of marketing and technology solutions to the North American natural products industry. Formed in 1999 to service the needs of retailers and suppliers, the company has established MORE- itself at the forefront of innovative solutions for the industry. The company currently serves over 1,000 retailers - and suppliers and works with a rapidly growing list of strategic partners including United Natural Foods. In the future, Living Naturally will continue to execute its unique business model to deliver a full range of retail and supply side solutions to the industry. Visit www.livingnaturally.com for more information.