When Michael Recht started his business in trims and accessories in 1950, he delivered his goods personally, by tram. Next, he bought a small van, which served as his office, warehouse and despatch depot. Today, M.Recht Accessories has warehouses, sales representatives, and agents throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. From buttons, zippers and fasteners to ribbons, safety pins and scissors, M.Recht Accessories has everything a clothing manufacturer could ask for.
Now the company is taking the next step into new territory, in more ways than one. The company identified an opportunity to expand into the consumer market of home sewers and sewing hobbyists, by doing business on the Internet. Known for the quality of its products and services, M.Recht Accessories went looking for a quality e-commerce solution. The company already relied on the Progress-based Commerce@Work from systems integrator, IT Smart, for its back-office functions. It chose web applications that would easily integrate with that software: Progress-based Rose ERP from Wild Rose Information Services.