Supplier management for restaurants and foodservice operators that locally and sustainably-produced ingredients can be a huge headache. Managing orders from and payments to dozens of different suppliers via fax, text, phone, email and snail mail is time consuming and inefficient. The process can be equally frustrating for suppliers. Washington, DC-based BlueCart wants to streamline this process, for free. Its online restaurant supplier management platform allows restaurants to place orders from all their suppliers – from alcohol and linens to produce and seafood – and to analyze their spending trends from a central dashboard. Suppliers are able to keep update product listings and pricing in real-time, process orders and manage customer relationships, as well as to receive reporting and analytics on its sales.


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