NCR Systemedia Division, a developer of world-class consumables, announced the launch of [www.ncr-direct.com], the first e-commerce Web site in its industry dedicated to providing one-stop consumables shopping to niche-focused financial institutions.
Oxford Associates, a leader in channel integration for Fortune 500 companies, named NCR-Direct.com a best-in-class catalog site. “NCR-Direct’s catalog, pricing and ordering capabilities are comparable to nationally recognized shopping Web sites, such as Dell’s online store or Hewlett-Packard’s shopping site,” said Oxford Associates Vice President Scott Gillum.
Specifically developed for community banks, credit unions and savings and loans, NCR-Direct.com enables customers to purchase products specific to their needs, such as specialty business documents, self-service ATM supplies, teller forms and payment systems transaction processing consumables. In addition, banking markets can purchase targeted marketing media including custom printed ATM rolls, signs and magnetic media. Since the site’s inception in April, Systemedia has nearly doubled the products, services and information available with the click of the mouse.
Supported by NCR’s Financial Solutions Division, the Web site is an additional resource for banking institutions to obtain the latest information and specifications about NCR ATMs and Item Processing equipment ranging from low-end to high-end systems.
NCR-Direct.com incorporates cutting edge e-commerce technology to provide customers with advanced shopping cart functionality, the latest encryption security for processing credit card orders, and complete customized product packages and solutions at affordable prices. Offering comprehensive billing options, online customers who do not use credit or procurement cards can take advantage of flexible open accounts with Systemedia.
Orders placed by noon are shipped the same day — the best-in-class fulfillment commitment in the consumables industry. In addition, as an introductory benefit, shipping is free of charge.
“By partnering with the Financial Solutions Division we are combining the strength of our NCR product offering with leading edge e-business technology and the delivery infrastructure required to fulfill the needs of this dynamic market,” said Keith Taylor, vice president of NCR’s Systemedia Division. “This is just the beginning. Over the next several months we will be adding new industries, a broader offering and a great deal of increased functionality.”
NCR will continue to support and enhance its traditional channels of distribution. NCR’s distribution partners will benefit from increased exposure for the NCR brand. Additionally, the company plans to develop new products for all industry segments the Web site supports, resulting in richer product portfolios for all channels. In future phases of development the Web site also will direct customers to distribution partners that carry further NCR consumables that are not available on the Web.
NCR Systemedia Division is an industry leader in Internet-based solutions, enabling large customers to place secure orders, obtain up-to-the-minute order status information and create real-time inventory and usage reports through NCR On-Line, an Internet-based order entry and inventory management tool. With the addition of NCR-Direct.com, NCR will now provide financial institutions with customized product packages and solutions targeted to their needs, with the convenience of ordering online.
NCR Systemedia Division develops world-class consumables designed to maximize system uptime, minimize the total cost of ownership and enhance system capabilities. Backed by world-class technology and more than 100 years of experience, Systemedia specializes in consumables for the financial, retail and manufacturing industries, as well as the small and home office environment. For more information, contact NCR Systemedia Division on the World Wide Web at [http://www.ncr.com/sorters/ supplies_sorter.asp].
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) is a US$6.2 billion leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide in the retail, financial, communications, travel and transportation, and insurance markets. NCR’s Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata(R) warehouses and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, store automation and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company’s business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 32,000 in 130 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at [www.ncr.com].