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The adoption of B2B technology can provide a more effective set of business practices, thereby allowing more available time to develop your business and work with your customers. The question is no longer if, but when, and how, B2B technology will impact your business.

To read more about B2B technology, introductory documents are available for download or viewable on line.

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Sample 810 for CARE

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Proposed 810 to include CA Carpet Stewardshp Assessment. To be confirmed on call on March 4, 2011
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Bowe and Pirner from the FC/B2B Annual Meeting '09 Part 1

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From the annual meeting of the Floor Covering Business to Business Association, (FC/B2B) Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Executive Director of FC/B2B, Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet, President, FC/B2B discuss the state of the industry’s B2B initiative, the advantages retailers using the system enjoy, the prime factors preventing greater involvement by retailers, distributors and manufacturers, actions being taken by the association and their expectations for the future.
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Bowe and Pirner from the FC/B2B Annual Meeting '09 Part 2

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From the annual meeting of the Floor Covering Business to Business Association, (FC/B2B) Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Executive Director of FC/B2B, Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet, President, FC/B2B discuss the state of the industry’s B2B initiative, the advantages retailers using the system enjoy, the prime factors preventing greater involvement by retailers, distributors and manufacturers, actions being taken by the association and their expectations for the future.
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Bowe and Pirner from the FC/B2B Annual Meeting '09 Part 3

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From the annual meeting of the Floor Covering Business to Business Association, (FC/B2B) Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Executive Director of FC/B2B, Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet, President, FC/B2B discuss the state of the industry’s B2B initiative, the advantages retailers using the system enjoy, the prime factors preventing greater involvement by retailers, distributors and manufacturers, actions being taken by the association and their expectations for the future.
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Aaron Pirner and Pam Bowe Discuss FCB2B

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Aaron Pirner, owner of Cap Carpets, and Pam Bowe, executive director of the Floor Covering Business to Business trade organization, discuss the progress FCB2B has made in simplifying computer to computer communications for the floorcovering industry. In the interview, Aaron talks about how it helps his business and suggests that other retailers take advantage of it.
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Watch your business take off with B2B!

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Experience the speed and convenience as [b][i]B2B Software[/i][/b] connects you [b][i]directly with your suppliers[/i][/b] via the internet for [b][i]instant access to[/i][/b] and [b][i]instant processing of[/i][/b] purchasing, payables and inventory control. The WFCA proudly introduces these B2B software suppliers that can [b][i]hook you up[/i][/b] to a faster way of doing business. And all at a special WFCA member [b][i]new customer price[/i][/b].
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Preparing for the Future of Electronic Commerce

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Business to Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce allows flooring dealers to do business with suppliers electronically. Transactions such as purchase orders, invoicing and product catalog updating are performed using the flexibility of the internet. B2B software enables companies to manage the integration and automation of their daily workflow by using an established standard language for the exchange of electronic information.
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Alphabet Soup: B2B, EDI, XML, Web Services and UCCNet

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The purpose of this document is to briefly describe the common B2B techniques that companies use and explain why the flooring industry chose the technique it did.
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Floor Covering B2B Standard Brochure

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An overview of the Flooring Industry B2B Standard.
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FloorRadio™ Interview: Bowe and Pirner on fcB2B: Part 5 (10:45)

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[b]Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet[/b], both Co-Presidents of Floor Covering Business to Business Association or FCB2B, in the final part of a five part series, discuss conducting business in the floor covering industry electronically. Bowe and Pirner talk about how the industry’s B2B initiative has changed since its inception, how most retailers in the system are handling transactions, the transactions the system can accommodate, the pitfalls of the system if any and the long term expectations of FCB2B and their vision as to where B2B will be in 5 to 10 years.
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FloorRadio™ Interview: Bowe and Pirner on fcB2B: Part 4 (13:45)

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[b]Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet[/b], both Co-Presidents of Floor Covering Business to Business Association or FCB2B, in the fourth part of a five part series, discuss conducting business in the floor covering industry electronically. Bowe and Pirner discuss efforts in the field that have been initiated to promote the use of B2B within the retail, distributor and manufacturer communities, the variety of products being handled by the system the involvement of the efficiency of industry’s major players and dealing with negotiated pricing.
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FloorRadio™ Interview: Bowe and Pirner on fcB2B: Part 3 (11:37)

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[b]Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet[/b], both Co-Presidents of Floor Covering Business to Business Association or FCB2B, in the third part of a five part series, discuss conducting business in the floor covering industry electronically. Pirner, as a retailer, who took part in the early testing of B2B in the industry, discusses how his company and personnel have adapted to the system, the success his company has enjoyed since embrace B2B and the efficiencies it has brought to the company.
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FloorRadio™ Interview: Bowe and Pirner on fcB2B: Part 2 (12:27)

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[b]Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet[/b], both Co-Presidents of Floor Covering Business to Business Association or FCB2B, in the second part of a five part series, discuss conducting business in the floor covering industry electronically. Bowe and Pirner talk about the number of retailers, manufacturers and distributors conducting business via B2B, the role the industry software providers play and the variety of industry-specific software tools these providers have developed for retailers at all levels of technological expertise.
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FloorRadio™ Interview: Bowe and Pirner on fcB2B: Part 1 (12:11)

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[b]Pam Bowe, CEO, The Bowe Company and Aaron Pirner, CEO, CAP Carpet[/b], both Co-Presidents of Floor Covering Business to Business Association or FCB2B, in the first part of a five part series, discuss conducting business in the floor covering industry electronically. In this segment Bowe and Pirner talk about the formation of FCB2B, its goals, its membership, its relationship to other industry association and the progress the group has made since its formation in the area of B2B communication. Also discussed is the decision to not adopt an industry-wide hub system.