Strategic Guidance for Distributors in the Face of Disruption
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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.
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)
Dec. 9: How Distributors Can (Finally) Succeed at Cross-Selling
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.
Independent alternatives to third-party marketplaces like Amazon are emerging, and some distributors have found success selling through them. This has many wondering if they should build their own marketplaces.
Fastenal is outperforming its peer distributors in 2020 despite the recession. They’ve recovered quickly by capitalizing on their end market and excellent company culture, hitting their top line goals.
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Today, distributors can choose from an array of sales tools that all promise data-driven results. In theory, this should help distributors understand their customers and enhance their sales processes. In reality, however, many of these “smart” sales solutions end up causing more problems than they solve.
Learn why loyalty is a powerful emotion and how to leverage it in B2B, best practices in designing loyalty and incentive programs, and how to manage program success.
Home Depot pays a 25% premium for an enterprise value of $8 billion to reacquire HD Supply, putting branch-based distributors square in the middle of the Devil and the Deep Orange Apron.
While offering a transactional website has become a must-have in today’s environment, enhancing your shopping functionality has become even more critical to meeting customer needs.