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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.
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.
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. 2: How Culture Can Be Cultivated on Zoom (with John Tisera, CEO of Johnstone Supply)
Dec. 9: How Distributors Can (Finally) Succeed at Cross-Selling
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.
John Caplan talks about how Alibaba’s customer-focused business model may be a better digital marketplace for U.S. distributors than Amazon Business.
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A study of both successful and disastrous consolidations finds 10 common mistakes that drive employee misunderstanding and mistrust after the deal.
Everyone recognizes the effects of emerging technologies, as well as well-capitalized competitors, on the channel and on their businesses.
This post previews some of the key findings in the third report based on our research for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors into how technology will transform the wholesale distribution industry.
Wholesale Change hosts Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein dig into public distributors’ earnings reports from across segments to bring you insights into how your largest competitors are navigating the market.