Body Armor Outlet began in 2004 as a tiny online distributor for used ballistic armor. It was founded by Raymond Luciano Bellia while attending college at The University of New Haven in Connecticut. Recognizing the national economic condition, Raymond started a “buyback” program and began liquidating the outdated ballistic vests of law enforcement establishments nationwide, and fitting their officers with new, affordable, top-of-the-line body armor at a fraction of his competitors’ costs.
The most significant challenge Body Armor Outlet faced was that they were slowed down by their outdated solution. Their business was using FishBowl, which installed locally, and it was inaccessible on the go. Below is a list of the biggest issues BAO faced:
Partnering with Brahmin Solutions helped them move their inventory management online. They were able to access the platform on the go and migrate their accounting from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.
AS A CLOUD BASED SOLUTION, BRAHMIN ALLOWS US VISIBILITY INTO OUR SALES FROM ANYWHERE. WE CAN EASILY PROCESS MORE ORDERS WITH LESS ERRORS.
This ability to view all of their operations from one place was critical to the Body Armor Outlet team. Brahmin Solutions allowed them to do more with the same amount of employees.
Additionally, as BAO looked to expand and move away from Magento, Brahmin Solutions made it extremely easy. Transitioning from Magento to Shopify was a breeze, along with adding two eBay and one Amazon store. Linking with Brahmin Solutions only took a few hours, a task they were afraid to take on with FishBowl.
Complete Inventory Control
Manage orders across all channels
Connect to multiple apps from one platform