July 20 2020 08:42 AM

Changes will streamline the nursery, retail garden center, and landscaper supply chain.

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Chicago-based LandscapeHub, a digital marketplace for the landscaping, nursery, and retail garden center industry, and Epicor Software Corporation, Austin, Texas, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, plan to integrate the LandscapeHub sourcing, estimating and purchasing solution into the Epicor Eagle product beginning this fall. The integrations will allow retailers running Epicor retail solutions in nearly 8,000 locations to streamline their plant purchasing. The two companies will be sharing additional specifics during a shared retailer planning guide series at Cultivate Virtual July 13 at 2 p.m. EST.

“We are excited to help retailers take advantage of the digital supply chain to bring a new level of purchasing and selling efficiencies through our partnership with LandscapeHub ― an organization that offers a new set of inventory procurement tools and omnichannel extension,” says Sam Kirkland, strategic partnership manager, Epicor Software. “Technology is helping retailers build smarter and more efficient supply chains that drive business growth, improved cash flow and more informed decisions.”

Epicor and LandscapeHub aim to equip retailers with the tools to plan for 2021 through their streamlined integrations and educational campaign launching at Cultivate Virtual this July. Epicor and LandscapeHub’s Cultivate Virtual series will provide a framework for reviewing users’ 2020 businesses and to plan for 2021 and make deeper connections with customers.

Additional educational sessions will take place via shared webinars launching later in July. The first of a series of webinars discussing the Epicor and LandscapeHub partnership and integrations will take place on July 23.

“Integrating with solutions from a retail technology leader like Epicor gives the industry another set of tools to succeed in growing their businesses,” says Lisa Fiore, CEO and co-founder of LandscapeHub. “Now, more than ever before, many businesses are moving towards a digital-first model and needing to conduct business online. We are excited to show the industry the positive impacts of opening and/or expanding their online sales channels to reduce the time spent on sourcing and procurement and utilize better tools to forecast and plan for their businesses.”