Member Spotlight – Kairos Wholesale
“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says Steve Gray when describing the new software program Kairos Wholesale has developed to make life easier for retailers and small online retail companies. Steve and his wife Marlene started Kairos Wholesale seven years ago in their garage, and through the years the company expanded. Now Kairos Wholesale fills a warehouse! Kairos Wholesale is a premier wholesale supplier that provides affordable wholesale solutions for retailers, flea marketers, online retailers, and ebayers.
Over the last two years Steve has been diligently working on developing and fine-tuning a software program ideal for small retail businesses. The software program allows for product to be scanned and reflected in your inventory in seconds. What used to take 2 ½ minutes per item to list online, now takes only 20 seconds. Talk about time savings! This software program has really been able to refine the whole process.
The features of Steve’s software, which he referred to as his “brain baby,” are very impressive. The program will integrate with your inventory keeping it current and constantly updated and allows for accurate inventory reports. It also integrates with QuickBooks. If you are a multi-lister (Amazon, ebay, Etsy, etc.), this program could be just the thing for you. If an item is pulled for a sale, no matter which platform was used to make the sale, the sale is reflected across the board. The software can be personalized for your business with your own company name and logo and customized to your company’s preferences and how you need it to function for your unique business.
With the program, you’re able to set your own preferences so you won’t lose money on any sale. The software takes into consideration the cost of the item, the packaging, and the shipping. If, when scanned it shows up green, that indicates that a profit will be made selling it online. If it shows up red when you scan it, you know you won’t be able to sell it online at a profit. Kairos Wholesale wants to help simplify the process for the small online retailer and help make them successful.
Business has been good for Kairos Wholesale and Steve said, “We just give God the glory!” They have quadrupled this year and hope to repeat that growth this coming year. Kairos Wholesale also has an online auction site, available for everyone, that is accessible on their website, with a wide variety of brand-new products (from jewelry to automotive items!) at 20% of its retail price. The opening bid price is posted and you only have to go up $1 per bid made. With all the merchandise Kairos Wholesale had coming in, it only made sense to pass the savings on to more customers. Thus, the opening of their store Simply Good Overstocks. They have Simply Good Overstocks stores in three locations — Stafford, South Hutchinson, and here in McPherson, at 301 S. Main.
Kairos Wholesale, a faith-based company, is indeed another McPherson success story. The hours for Kairos Warehouse, which is located at 1337 W. Kansas Avenue, are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Their Simply Good Overstocks stores are open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are a retailer, flea marketer, online retailer, or ebayer — you need to visit the Kairos Wholesale website to learn how they can help you, or to learn more about the new software program they’ve developed that will simplify your life! You can check out Kairos Wholesale’s online auction site here or go to their Facebook page and click on the Shop Now button. Photos from Chamber Connections hosted by Kairos Wholesale can be seen here.