Requested Features... that Already Exist (2016 Edition)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In every annual user survey, we ask for suggestions for new features and functionality.  And every year, we are asked to create “new” features that already exist.  Our 2016 user survey, administered last month, was no different.  Below are highlights of features that our users asked for, but already exist.  ☺︎


Display Seller’s Name on the SEARCH Screen, by Default

Either before or after performing a SEARCH or MULTI-SEARCH, check the box labeled, “Show Seller Names”.  Then leave that box checked.  As long as your browser accepts cookies, this box will remain checked when you revisit the WarehouseTWO website.  And the name of the seller will appear on the right side of the screen for every search.


Search Using a “Wild Card” Character

The “wild card” character on the SEARCH or MULTI-SEARCH screens is the percent sign (“%”).  It works only when the Search Option “Exact Text” is selected.  When included in a string of characters to be searched on, the “wild card” character represents  zero, one or multiple undefined characters.  This functionality can make it easier to find products whose complete part numbers consist of a base model code plus multiple option codes.  For example, you may be looking for a particular base model and a specific option, but you do not care about any other options.  The syntax for such a search might be:

<base model code characters>%<desired option code characters>%

As an example, consider a search for an item whose base model code is “930” and the desired option code is “FSFF”.  None of the other characters in the part number matter.  The screenshot below shows the results for such a search.


Offer for Sale at WarehouseTWO Inventory of Products for Which Your Company is NOT an Authorized Wholesaler-Distributor

WarehouseTWO offers “unauthorized” access to nearly any inventory-sharing community at its website.  This is “POST-only” access, in that a member may post its inventory data to the community for authorized distributors to view it, but the member with “unauthorized” access cannot see any other inventory posted to the community, other than its own postings.  This functionality allows a member to expose selected unwanted inventory to an ideal target audience (“authorized” distributors of these products), without disrupting the manufacturer’s sales channel.

Got inventory from manufactures that you do not, or no longer, represent?  Offer it for sale at WarehouseTWO.

Communities for which “unauthorized” access is NOT permitted are identified by the “null sign” (“∅”) appearing at the end of the community name, as displayed at the WarehouseTWO website.


About WarehouseTWO
WarehouseTWO, LLC is an independent “inventory-sharing” service created exclusively for durable goods manufacturers and their authorized distributors, and for any group of durable goods “peer” wholesaler-distributors, such as members of a buying/marketing group or cooperative.  To learn how inventory-sharing with WarehouseTWO can help your business, visit the WarehouseTWO website, or email info@warehousetwo.com.