Combatting Consolidation: Tips to Ensure Maximum Cross-Selling Success

Combatting Consolidation: Tips to Ensure Maximum Cross-Selling Success Cross-selling can be a challenge for all sales organizations, and distributors are no exception. David Mack, Industrial Sales and Distribution Manager for Tooling U-SME, offers four ways an organization can improve their sales team’s cross-selling abilities to sell more, increase market share and minimize the competition. In…

Focusing on the Customer to Combat Digital Disruption

Focusing on the Customer to Combat Digital Disruption By Jennifer Rosvally, DDI System  Customers are the heart of your distribution business. Everything distributors hear revolves around being better connected to combat traditional competitive pressure, distributor consolidation, and encroaching online retailers. In today’s marketplace, your customer relationships are tested by a wave of innovation and digital…

How Industrial Distributors Can Thrive in Changing Times

How Industrial Distributors Can Thrive in Changing Times Ian Heller’s recent series in Modern Distribution Management focuses on Amazon Business and its impact on industrial distributors. The four-article series concluded on Dec. 25 with a recommended response to the threat of Amazon’s unique capabilities in sourcing, selling, technology and logistics. Whatever your view of Amazon…

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How Industrial Distributors Can Thrive in Changing Times

How Industrial Distributors Can Thrive in Changing Times Ian Heller’s recent series in Modern Distribution Management focuses on Amazon Business and its impact on industrial distributors. The four-article series concluded on Dec. 25 with a recommended response to the threat of Amazon’s unique capabilities in sourcing, selling, technology and logistics. Whatever your view of Amazon…

Industrial Distributor E-Commerce Challenges and Solutions

Industrial Distributor E-Commerce Challenges and Solutions During our distributor roundtable at our 2017 Annual Meeting, our buying group’s members gathered to discuss e-commerce challenges and what’s worked – and what hasn’t. Many of our industrial distributor members expressed their concern over how online competition has contributed to shrinking profit margins. There was also a lot…

Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits?

Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits? In today’s highly competitive market, industrial/contractor supplies distributors are looking for ways to increase profits without raising prices. What many don’t realize, is that the answer may not be in your pricing. The answer is often found in your supply chain. In the example below, two…



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