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arlNet Business Information System

Installation of sophisticated computerised information systems has boosted efficiency at every stage of the distribution chain, from suppliers to Member stores. ARL’s information system tracks imports, inventory and stock service, helping control freight and cartage costs over millions of transactions a year. It is also one of the most sophisticated management information systems available today for our type of business.

ARLnet is a business to business (B2B) internet system designed to streamline the buying, accounting and record keeping processes of Members. It offers:

ARLnetRemittance reconciliation

  • View due date and overdue invoices
  • View settlement discounts
  • View historical payments


  • Log invoices and expense claims online
  • Search and view current and historical claims


  • Search by invoice number, product, supplier and more
  • View product items contained within invoices
  • View PODs and transit information
  • View forward charge liability

Order books

  • Search indent, clearance, promotional and stock service order books online
  • View prices, margin and inventory information


  • Select products for order
  • View current and past orders
  • View status of outstanding orders

Contact details

  • View supplier and ARL contact details

The ARLnet way is a better and more cost-effective way to conduct business, and is a key benefit of ARL membership.