If Amazon Business owns the customer, warehouses your products, does the picking, packing and shipping and handles the entire transaction – why do they need you? If they sent a PO to your supplier to order the goods from them instead of you, would their customers care? In this provocative episode, the Wholesale Change crew will ask if you’re really a distributor if you don’t distribute anything.
About Ian Heller
Ian Heller is the Founder and Chief Strategist for Distribution Strategy Group. He has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry, starting as a truck unloader at a Grainger branch while in college. He’s since held executive roles at GE Capital, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics and HD Supply. Ian has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors, and would love to start that conversation with you, your team or group. Reach out today at email@example.com.
About Jonathan Bein
Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. is Managing Partner at Distribution Strategy Group. He’s developed customer-facing analytics approaches for customer segmentation, customer lifecycle management, positioning and messaging, pricing and channel strategy for distributors that want to align their sales and marketing resources with how their customers want to shop and buy. If you’re ready to drive real ROI, reach out to Jonathan today at firstname.lastname@example.org.