New features include the abilities to hold and accumulate glass orders until they reach truckload quantities and to purchase made-to-order (MTO) glass products not typically in inventory.
Customers also can monitor the status of their shipments, review and download invoices, and print packing lists to match with orders delivered to their sites. A new “specials” portal offers customers an opportunity to order glass in excess inventories at discounted prices, while another screen enables them to arrange for pick-up of metal shipping racks.
Customers using the site can now update their profiles and shipping information, retrieve contact information for their sales representatives or check the GlassNET newsfeed for PPG glass-related announcements.
Mark Seeton, PPG director of sales, flat glass, said the new GlassNET site was developed with extensive customer input. “Consumers value the ability to order products online when retailers make it easy for them to do so,” he said. “Our goal is to provide the same level of ease and functionality for our business customers, so it made sense to involve them in the site-creation process. GlassNET is designed from the ground up to make working with PPG easier than ever.”
For more information about GlassNET, or to review a five-minute instructional video on how to use the new site, visit http://ppgtechnicalresources.com/glassnet_video or contact a PPG sales representative.
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) flat glass business has launched GlassNET, a fully redesigned and updated version of its online order entry, inventory review and shipment tracking system for clear, tinted and coated PPG glass products.
Within the GlassNET website from PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), orders can be created for both inventory and non-inventory products. Customers can customize an inventory search of PPG products with filtering by PPG manufacturing location, as well as by categories such as inventory type, customer part number, process, color, coating, thickness or size.
Customers using PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) GlassNET site may customize a non-inventory search with filtering by process, color, coating, thickness, size, package type, number of packs/racks or customer part number. Inventory specials also will be presented for GlassNET users, enabling them to purchase PPG glass products in excess inventory at discounted prices.
Customers using PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) GlassNET site can create a shipment and request a delivery date. Once that order is shipped, customers can track a shipment through search parameters such as the PPG works number, product specifications and specific PPG or customer order numbers, as shown here. Customers can view and print packing lists for their orders.
The GlassNET website from PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) enables customers to print shipment packing lists or view detailed order information, as shown here, to check against deliveries made to their sites.
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