Strategic Guidance for Distributors in the Face of Disruption
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We had a lively discussion about trends in the multifamily market, as well as the recent Home Depot-HD Supply acquisition.
Customer loyalty and incentive programs can help wholesale distribution companies build meaningful relationships with their customers to gain mindshare and wallet share.
No matter how hard you try, it’s really easy to build a doomed website. In a recent episode of the Wholesale Change webcast and podcast, we discussed the real reasons distributors’ ecommerce efforts tend to flop.
Don’t miss the most entertaining hour in distribution, hosted by industry veterans Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, Jonathan and Ian tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred. Join the live recording via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET.
The Wholesale Change Show
More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, industry veterans Jonathan Bein and Ian Heller tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred.
Upcoming episode (Wednesday 9am PT, 12pm EST)
Jan. 20: The Role of Marketing Groups & Co-Ops Amid Disruption, feat. Steve Ruane, IMARK Electrical
Without buy-in from your entire team – including that salesperson that complains the most – a strategic pricing project will, simply put, not yield the results you need it to.
Debbie Paul joined Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein to talk about what’s in distributors’ way, and how emerging technologies are making it easier to grow wallet share with existing customers.
As of yet, the Digitally Native Vertical Brand is not common in B2B markets. But B2B channels can learn from the success of DNVBs.
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John Tisera, president/CEO of Johnstone Supply, joined Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein in this episode to talk about how the distributor has built and cultivated its culture through Zoom, including adapting their onboarding process and holding a quarterly Coffee with CEO where he personally meets all new associates.
If you aren’t building high-tech platforms that make it hyper-efficient for your customers to execute simple transactions, you’re losing the game. But simply adopting a high-tech model isn’t the answer either.
Based on our extensive work with distributors, we distill your list of technology choices to the investments that we believe can have the greatest impact on your business.
You’ll know you’re stuck in a brand graveyard if your customers only buy a small percentage of your product offering, only buy big products from you but not accessories to those, and buy infrequently.