your international supply chain

Get the Import Management System (IMS) that enables your sourcing, procurement, and logistics teams to optimize the international supply chain.
Plan, purchase, and move your products from first mile to final mile with ease and get to market faster, save money, and improve sales.
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your international supply chain

Get the Import Management System (IMS) that enables your sourcing, procurement, and logistics teams to optimize the international supply chain.
Plan, purchase, and move your products from first mile to final mile with ease and get to market faster, save money, and improve sales.
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Partnering with leading brands

 

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Find out how your business can transform its supply chain in 3 simple steps

Mercado is an Import Management System (IMS) designed to help businesses rely less on Microsoft Office and email to manage millions of dollars of inventory across their supply chain – from first mile to final mile.
 
Mercado Labs | Mercado increases your sales by connecting your products with customer demand
 

The import platform for importers

Create a single source of truth that connects your suppliers, partners, and products with customer demand through a simple, easy-to-use platform with customizable dashboards and quick links to ensure everyone gets the information they need, when they need it most.
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Improve your time to market

Connect your suppliers, partners, and products across the first mile.
Gain clarity, control, and confidence with the cloud-based Mercado supplier enablement solution.

Increase sales

Connect your products with customer demand.
Inventory management with complete visibility, analytics, and transparency.
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Reduce expenses

Connect your teams and partners.
Achieve your business goals with a fully connected, predictable, and digital supply chain.

Get started in three simple steps

 

The import platform for importers

Create a single source of truth that connects your suppliers, partners, and products with customer demand through a simple, easy-to-use platform with customizable dashboards and quick links to ensure everyone gets the information they need, when they need it most.
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Improve your time to market

Connect your suppliers, partners, and products across the first mile.
Gain clarity, control, and confidence with the cloud-based Mercado supplier enablement solution.
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Increase sales

Connect your products with customer demand.
Inventory management with complete visibility, analytics, and transparency.
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Reduce expenses

Connect your teams and partners.
Achieve your business goals with a fully connected, predictable, and digital supply chain.

Product Suite

Create a single source of truth that connects your suppliers, partners, and products with customer demand through a simple, easy-to-use platform with customizable dashboards and quick links to ensure everyone gets the information they need, when they need it most.

Mercado Plan

Designed for Sourcing and Purchasing teams to automate and simplify the process of vetting and ensuring suppliers are compliant with internal standards.

Mercado Buy

Designed to equip Buyers and Purchasing teams with a digital order and complete control over the outcome of your imports. Ensuring suppliers produce and deliver your products to the exact specifications outlined in your Purchase Order.

Mercado Move

Designed for Logistics teams to plan and manage shipments with greater control, to ensure products arrive exactly as intended, and to connect and communicate more effectively with the wider business.

True partnership value lies in the relationship.

Build supplier & vendor vetting and compliance into the heart of your international supply chain.
 

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What is an Import Management System (IMS) & why do I need one?

What is an IMS?
An IMS (Import Management System) is a supply chain platform that uses technology to plan, execute, and optimize the import supply chain. The entire process becomes efficient and secure, and your products get to market swiftly and in great condition.
What is included with an IMS?
The Mercado IMS consists of three products: Plan, Buy, and Move. These products can be purchased separately or together to help your Sourcing, Purchasing, and Logistics teams become best in class.
Who needs an IMS?
If you import, you need an IMS. A typical Purchase Order (PO) has a value of $50,000, involves 28 people, eight departments, seven business entities, and takes four months to complete. Without an IMS, this process is inefficient, opaque, and high risk. An IMS gives importers back the control they need to improve their processes, build in automation, and gain valuable insights that enable them to save time and money.
Why do I need an IMS?
Importing is a costly, time consuming, disconnected, and largely manual business. An IMS connects, automates, simplifies, and improves the entire process. The benefits are many, however the results are improved time to market, reduced costs, and increased sales.
How does an IMS work?
An IMS works by connecting with your ERP* to receive and digitize your international orders. Your digitized orders are then presented to your suppliers via a secure cloud-based platform. Upon receipt of your order, you are fully connected to your suppliers and products throughout the 90 days it takes on average to produce your orders. The platform contains process, workflow, and automation to ensure that all order activities are conducted in an efficient and transparent manner.

*Connectivity available by API, CSV, EDI, OCR, and data entry.
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Peace of mind

Mitigate risks in your supply chain, reducing your exposure, improving your ethics, and increasing overall inventory efficiency.

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Pain elimination

Improve your business operations, driving continuous automation, collaboration, transparency, and predictability across your end-to-end supply chain.

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Complete compliance

Manage and maintain your supply chain, regulatory, and social compliance standards, keeping them at the heart of your business and customer experience.
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Terms of Service   |   Privacy Policy
From us to you...

Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.
Copyright © Mercado Labs