By: Willem Scholtz
Date: 20 March 2015
TradeSwitch® is a single virtual product distribution platform that allows distributors of prepaid airtime, electricity and other virtual products to effectively and securely manage their distribution chain, various devices and products. It also offers extensive reporting for the day-to-day business operations as well as strategic and management roles.
TradeSwitch® makes use of a hierarchical structure to map the distribution chain. The TradeSwitch® Node Management component allows the distributor to manage their distribution chain with ease and full transparency. The distribution chain is built with dynamic node types and is used to model the distributor’s exact business structure. It includes complete account and credit management with various terms.
TradeSwitch® enables the distributor to deploy various devices whereby virtual products can be sold and realtime transactions can be done, included but not limited to POS terminals, touchscreens, smart phones, feature phones and integrations into 3rd party systems. The TradeSwitch® Device Management component allows the distributor to add and manage (including enabling and disabling) these devices.
It is easy to reliably import large volumes of virtual products and with the TradeSwitch® Bulk Distribution solution it is just as easy for wholesaler and retailers to buy virtual products in bulk.
TradeSwitch® facilitates, track and reports on the full lifecycle of prepaid airtime vouchers. It also offers an automated top-up function, which helps the distributor to manage their stock levels. The ability to integrate into mobile networks, utility providers, banks and other virtual product and service providers, makes realtime transactions like direct airtime recharges and electricity tokens possible.
TradeSwitch® offers an extensive list of operational, managerial and location based reports. These reports provide in-depth and almost realtime insights into the distributor’s operations and performance – making it easy to adapt a proactive market strategy.
TradeSwitch® brings all these solutions, and more, to virtual product and service providers in a single seamless platform – enabling the distributor to create and manage a prepaid ecosystem, rich in variety. With the TradeSwitch® Online Transaction Processor (OLTP), TradeSwitch® Backoffice and TradeSwitch® Core Components a distributor doesn’t need any other system for their complete virtual product distribution solution.