There are a few suggested ways for quick ordering on the new Business to Business Online Ordering site.
Access The Fridge
Go to http://coldist.force.com and log in with your registered email and password. You can also create an account straight from the site or re-set your password as needed.
Scan & Go
Once logged in, begin scanning Tags or Package UPCs click on the camera icon in the top global navigation bar:
Select “Scan Barcode” then proceed to scan UPC tags provided by your sales rep or package UPCs for the products you want to order. (Please note: scanner does not work for individual product barcodes <- coming soon)
Manage the “Build To Par” during scanning, or simply input the quantity in the “Built To” field and ignore “On Hand” for a quick order. You can put the scanned item directly into your cart, Build to Par List or Shopping list.
The scanner will automatically display previously saved quantities for easy ordering.
The shopping list function allows users to build templates for different order types. Examples include Regular Order, Seasonal Order and Holiday Orders. Build template and duplicate templates for quick order building.
Click “Create Template” or a pre-existing Shopping List Template to add products from recent orders.
Simply use the search bar or “Order Products” link to find the product and add it to the template of choice, or create a template directly from the list for your convienence.
Users can also see previous ordering patterns for each product. This feature helps users make informed decisions when in a pinch and need to “blind order” for the next delivery.
Once all the products are in your shopping list – click the + or – buttons to add or subtract quantities, you can also type the quantity directly into the box. The order quantities will sync with the cart once you click “Update Selected Items In Cart”. Only click “DELETE” if you want to permanently remove the item from your shopping list.
Click on the cart to check out – your order will automatically be processed for your next delivery. You can order as many times as needed before your cut off time and your orders will automatically merge.
Build orders quickly in an excel spreadsheet with Columbia Distributing’s Item numbers, Unit of Measurement (case, keg, each) and Quantity. Save the file in .CSV format with “Item#” in first column, “Unit of Measurement” in second column and “Quantity” i
On the home page, go to the “Quick Order” section to Build orders quickly in an excel spreadsheet with Columbia Distributing’s Item numbers, Unit of Measurement (case, keg, each) and Quantity. Save the file in .CSV format with “Item#” in first column, “Unit of Measurement” in second column and “Quantity” in third column.
NOTE: Please do not change header text, change sequence of the columns, or add rows or add text to the top row. Use only the three UOM options with exact spelling. Changing the template will disrupt the upload process.
Upload the entire order in the quick order widget. The order will go directly to the cart for checkout (anything not available for order at Columbia will not be added to cart) – don’t forget to save the CSV order to a “Shopping List” in the cart at the bottom of the cart page for easy ordering later!