E-biz http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7376/more en ATI Takes on E-Commerce http://ewweb.com/e-biz/ati-takes-e-commerce <div class="field-deck"> Distributor embraces the challenge of rethinking its online presence to make customers more comfortable buying online. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The company’s experience building its online identity demonstrates that consumer-grade e-commerce can be done by electrical distributors without the resources of a billion-dollar company.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/ati-takes-e-commerce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/ati-takes-e-commerce#comments E-biz Silver Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:20:00 +0000 34881 at http://ewweb.com <p>ATI&rsquo;s e-commerce website at <a href="http://www.atielectrical.com/">atielectrical.com</a> is going in for an upgrade to improve user experience.</p> Five Attributes of Tomorrow’s Distributor http://ewweb.com/e-biz/five-attributes-tomorrow-s-distributor <div class="field-byline"> By Dominic Telaro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top distributors use ERP systems to identify problems before they become disasters and market opportunities before they grow stale.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/five-attributes-tomorrow-s-distributor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/five-attributes-tomorrow-s-distributor#comments E-biz IBIS Matt Petersen Microsoft Dynamics Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 28441 at http://ewweb.com Estimating Opportunity http://ewweb.com/e-biz/estimating-opportunity <div class="field-deck"> The electrical market’s dream of a frictionless end-to-end electronic commerce solution may finally be taking shape in a way that online retailers will find hard to disrupt. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A different and in ways more efficient and organic form of electronic commerce has quietly caught on and continues to grow. Contractors’ use of estimating software to streamline the process of building bids has led to a surge in distributor participation.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/estimating-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/estimating-opportunity#comments E-biz Gold Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:47:00 +0000 32661 at http://ewweb.com <p>Your advantage comes by creating and building on the e-commerce &ldquo;umbilical cord&rdquo; connecting your data into your customers&rsquo; systems.</p> monmeybusinessimages/iStock/Thinkstock Point of Sale: Profits Lost? http://ewweb.com/e-biz/point-sale-profits-lost <div class="field-deck"> A study conducted for NEMRA finds opportunities for industry-wide improvement in a look at independent rep compensation and the state of point-of-sale data in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new study conducted for the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) shows that widespread gaps in point-of-sale (POS) data policies and procedures make it difficult for manufacturers’ reps to be correctly compensated for their work, and traces out the causes and implications of the problem. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/point-sale-profits-lost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/point-sale-profits-lost#comments E-biz Management Rep News Gold Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:33:00 +0000 22211 at http://ewweb.com Vstock/Vstock LLC/Thinkstock AmazonSupply: Threat or Partner? http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner <div class="field-deck"> Is AmazonSupply the real deal or is the online giant not really ready for prime time in the electrical market? This article will help you decide. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AmazonSupply will eventually take a percentage of electrical industry sales. It’s just a question of how much and when. But not all customers will flock to AmazonSupply just because it exists. In the end, it may very well depend on what type of products they want to buy and what type of service they expect from a supplier of electrical products, whether it be a traditional electrical distributor or an online vendor like AmazonSupply. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner#comments E-biz Management AmazonSupply disruptors Gold Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 20081 at http://ewweb.com <p>AmazonSupply or Traditional Distributors: Where will he buy his electrical products in the future?</p> ©iStock.com/kali9 Better Branches Make Better Brands http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands <div class="field-deck"> To build and maintain brand equity, you need to create consistent performance across all of your branches. These articles will help you do that. Part 1 of a series. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To build and maintain brand equity, you need to create consistent performance across all of your branches. These articles will help you do that. Part 1 of a series.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands#comments E-biz Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:21:00 +0000 18521 at http://ewweb.com Stockbyte/Thinkstock Priorities for ERP Security http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security <div class="field-deck"> With the proliferation of devices and the pressure to give customers expanded access online, the threats to your data multiply but the top priorities remain the same. Here are your ten best moves to protect your “crown jewels.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In talking to some of the electrical industry’s technology people about how changing data security threats and the proliferation of mobile devices affect distributor data security, what may be most surprising is how little the priorities have actually changed. Gathered from those conversations, here are some guidelines for addressing the key vulnerabilities, new and old.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security#comments E-biz Gold Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 18511 at http://ewweb.com <p>ERP system security is not as simple as putting a padlock on your keyboard, but direct access to the physical hardware is still the number-one threat to your company&#39;s business system.</p> Photo: Pogonici/iStock/Thinkstock Battling the Bigs: Online giants move into the electrical distributor's space http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space <div class="field-deck"> Don’t lose sleep worrying about the rising threat from online sellers such as AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers. Prepare for it the way any underdog would prepare the night before a big game against a ranked opponent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers are not going to put electrical distributors out of business, or not many of them, anyway. Some distributors will suffer — mostly those who stake their business on a niche that can be served from afar and refuse to adapt.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space#comments E-biz Management Gold Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:38:00 +0000 14261 at http://ewweb.com Finding the Fast Track http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track <div class="field-deck"> A new customer-experience team at Schneider Electric is taking some risks and pushing the speed to develop new quote-building software for its customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new customer-experience team at Schneider Electric is taking some risks and pushing the speed to develop new quote-building software for its customers.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track#comments E-biz Silver Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:13:00 +0000 12691 at http://ewweb.com <p>Before launching its new QuoteFAST software early next year, Schneider Electric asked its customers and distributors to test drive the program.</p> Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric Crescent Electric launches B2B website http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website <div class="field-deck"> E-commerce website features over 200,000 products, robust search capabilities, local inventory, local delivery, shopping lists and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crescent's new e-commerce website features over 200,000 products, robust search capabilities, local inventory, local delivery, shopping lists and more.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website#comments E-biz Silver Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:26:00 +0000 11381 at http://ewweb.com