“I think that QuickBooks and Acctivate work very well together. For what we do, we could not have just one, we had to have both.”
Azure Sessums, General Manager
Importer & distributor
Automotive repair equipment
Track and control a high volume of parts inventory in multiple warehouses across the country.
An inventory software that extends QuickBooks capabilities by providing company-wide access to real-time inventory being stocked throughout all warehouses.
Instant access to inventory within each warehouse from the dashboard’s easy and quick data view.
Phenomenal customer service, multiple warehouses, fast freight delivery times and low freight rates
empower Tuxedo Distributors, LLC with a competitive advantage and enables their distributors to have the same advantage.
Tuxedo Distributors is a leading importer of high quality automotive repair equipment manufactured in the People’s Republic of China. Their strong strategic alliance with Kernel International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd has been a key contribution to their success as an importer.
“Having a strong Chinese partner has benefited us with an equipment refinement and development process not found with many other Chinese vendors,” said Azure Sessums, General Manager.
Tuxedo Distributors warehouse inventory across the country in over ten satellite locations. They maintain a 70,000 square foot warehouse in Texas that houses a comprehensive inventory of lifts, wheel service equipment, accessories and parts.
“We have warehouses all over the U.S. By having these warehouses all over, we are able to offer lower rates and can get the equipment to the customers for a much cheaper price,” said Sessums. “And for our distributors, allow them to be more competitive.”
“We have the largest parts inventory of any of our competitors so we’re able to support our customers in a quick turnaround and we’re able to get the machines out and down in the field and their parts to them very quickly. That’s important.”
Tuxedo Distributors’ team of employees sets them apart from their competition. They have a staff of trained technicians in their Texas location that deliver customer support.
“We have been told that our distributors really enjoy working with our employees and our customer service is top class,” said Sessums.
A Competitive Advantage with Acctivate
I think that QuickBooks and Acctivate work very well together. For what we do, we could not have just one, we had to have both.”
Sessums explained the company’s use of Acctivate’s Customizable Dashboard.
We all use the dashboard to monitor what we do each day.”
This includes tracking sales, past invoices, inventory levels and more.
We’re able to see the pie chart. We’re able to see what we have dollar wise in other warehouses.”
Sessums described the user-friendly nature of the Acctivate Dashboard.
The dashboard allows us to compare the information that we need at a quicker pace.
It’s a lot quicker and easier, especially for those who are not computer savvy. Instead of having them run sales reports, you can just set it to where they push the button and see what the sales were for the day, what we have open still, what sales were this period compared to a prior period and have a snapshot of it right there.
It’s a lot more convenient than having to run a report for each.”