Electrical distributors vexed by the relentless need to continually tweak their websites for viewing with multiple browsers have a new challenge: the 2009 release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is expected to wreak havoc on some websites....More
Web users' voracious appetites for YouTube videos, pirated music and movie downloads could have an unintended consequence: choked and slow Internet service for many small and medium-sized businesses in electrical distribution...More
There’s no question eCommerce has changed the distribution landscape.
· It’s changed how you find, engage, and retain customers
· It’s changed your relationship with customers and the skills your people need to serve them
· It’s become a necessary business tool...More
Electrical Wholesaling’s annual survey of the Top 200 electrical distributors always offers one of the electrical market’s best spot checks on the economic health of the industry at mid-year. And as you might expect in a year where business prospects vary so wildly from metro-to-metro and niche-to-niche, one’s sense of the market climate will depend on with whom you speak.
In recent years, distributors have seen their markets drastically change with new competitors and new product categories appearing almost daily, and customers wanting to change the way they buy products and services. And when markets change, distributors must change....More