In the Preferred Suppliers section, all suppliers that have been ranked as preferred will be displayed.
What would you like to do?
Search, Filter, and Sort Existing Preferred Suppliers
You can use the search box to enter the supplier's name or ASI number to view them. Clicking on the Rank button enables you to filter preferred suppliers by rank. Check the rank(s) you would like view and then click on the Apply button. Use the Sort By dropdown to organize your preferred suppliers alphabetically by name or numerically by ASI number.
Update Rank & Price
To update the rank and/or preferred pricing information for a preferred supplier, locate the supplier and then click on the Rank & Price button.
In the Edit Rank and Price window, use the Rank dropdown to select the preferred level.
If the supplier has agreed to offer special pricing, such as NQP or EQP, use the options available in the Pricing Adjustments area. When you are finished, click on the Save button.
What do NQP and EQP mean?
Sometimes suppliers will offer specials that include terms like NQP or EQP. These abbreviations stand for Next Quantity Pricing and End Quantity Pricing. These are discounts because the supplier is offering a lower cost for a smaller quantity.
- Next Quantity Pricing (NQP)
Next Quantity Pricing, abbreviated to NQP, means that the supplier will enable the distributor to order using the net cost for the next quantity. For example, if a distributor wanted to order 100 units, with NQP, they would pay as if they were ordering as many as the next price break.
- End Quantity Pricing (EQP)
End Quantity Pricing, abbreviated to EQP, means that the supplier will enable the distributor to order using the net cost for the final or end quantity. For example, if a distributor wanted to order 100 units, with EQP, they would pay as if they were ordering as many as the final price break.
If you need to create exceptions to the preferred pricing, you can use the Price Exceptions dropdown. A price exception is when a supplier offers special pricing with the exception of products in a specific category, brand, quantity, or quantity column.
Categories, Brands, or Linenames
If the preferred pricing does not apply to items within a specific category, brand, or linename, select the appropriate option from the Pricing Exceptions dropdown and then use the search box directly below it to choose the applicable option.
If an exception is applied to a quantity, the preferred pricing will not be applied to any quantities below the designated threshold. This means that if you select quantity and then use the box below to enter the numerical value. All quantities below the value entered will be excluded from preferred pricing.
If an exception is applied to a quantity column, the preferred pricing will not be applied to any quantities or columns below the designated threshold. This means that if you select column 3 as the pricing exception, all pricing in column 1, 2, and 3 will be excluded from preferred pricing.
Delete a Preferred Supplier
To remove a supplier from the preferred list, click on the garbage can icon on the far right of the supplier listing.