Editorial Commentary http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7381/more en 1,000 Nicks: How distributors fail http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/1000-nicks-how-distributors-fail <div class="field-deck"> It’s usually not a single fatal blow that dooms a distributorship. More often it’s a combination of bumps and bruises that could have been avoided. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Did you ever stop and think about why some electrical distributors die?&nbsp; What were the reasons for their demise?</p> <p>Consultant Bruce Merrifield was for many years a regular speaker at electrical industry meetings. One thing he said that always stuck with me is that distributors usually perish from a thousand different nicks rather than from one competitor that cuts them off at the neck with one cut from a sharp competitive sabre. Let&rsquo;s take a look at some of the most common &ldquo;nicks.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/1000-nicks-how-distributors-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/1000-nicks-how-distributors-fail#comments Editorial Commentary Commentary Silver Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:58:00 +0000 14281 at http://ewweb.com <p>Jim Lucy, Chief Editor</p> EW's Quote of the Day: 10/15/2013 http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ews-quote-day-10152013 <div class="node-body article-body">Read what jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker said about persistence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ews-quote-day-10152013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ews-quote-day-10152013#comments Editorial Commentary Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:42:00 +0000 11401 at http://ewweb.com EW Podcast: The Market's Wild West http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-markets-wild-west <div class="node-body article-body">LED lighting and photovoltaic products are challenging conventional distribution strategies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-markets-wild-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-markets-wild-west#comments Editorial Commentary Podcast Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:16:00 +0000 9611 at http://ewweb.com EW Podcast: An uncertain economic spring http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-uncertain-economic-spring <div class="node-body article-body">This EW podcast from earlier this year did a nice job of summarizing the electrical market's economic conditions in 2Q 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-uncertain-economic-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-uncertain-economic-spring#comments Editorial Commentary Podcast Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:07:00 +0000 9581 at http://ewweb.com EW Podcast: What electrical distributors want in product launches http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-what-electrical-distributors-want-product-launches <div class="node-body article-body">Here's another podcast from Electrical Wholesaling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-what-electrical-distributors-want-product-launches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/ew-podcast-what-electrical-distributors-want-product-launches#comments Editorial Commentary Podcast Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:48:00 +0000 9571 at http://ewweb.com EW Podcast: Is AmazonSupply.com delivering on expectations? http://ewweb.com/podcast/ew-podcast-amazonsupplycom-delivering-expectations <div class="node-body article-body">Everyone in the electrical market is talking about AmazonSupply.com. Here's what EW Chief Editor Jim Lucy thinks about the company's move into the distribution industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/podcast/ew-podcast-amazonsupplycom-delivering-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/podcast/ew-podcast-amazonsupplycom-delivering-expectations#comments Editorial Commentary Podcast Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 9561 at http://ewweb.com Delivering on Expectations: Thoughts on AmazonSupply.com's impact on electrical distribution http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/delivering-expectations-thoughts-amazonsupplycoms-impact-electrical-distributio <div class="field-deck"> <i>Amazonsupply.com’s recent announcement that it would offer same-day delivery in some markets caught the attention of many industry insiders. </i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amazonsupply.com’s intentions as an online distributor represent a real alternative to existing market channels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/delivering-expectations-thoughts-amazonsupplycoms-impact-electrical-distributio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/delivering-expectations-thoughts-amazonsupplycoms-impact-electrical-distributio#comments Editorial Commentary Commentary Tue, 09 Apr 2013 02:37:00 +0000 7961 at http://ewweb.com The Market's Wild West http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/markets-wild-west <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> LED lighting and photovoltaic products are challenging conventional distribution strategies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two new technologies are now riding down Electric Avenue and shooting up conventional distribution strategies. I am talking about the LED (light-emitting</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/markets-wild-west" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/markets-wild-west#comments Archive Editorial Commentary Lighting Community & Opinions Green Market Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 6078 at http://ewweb.com An Economic Spring: Electrical Economy Future Market Opportunities http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/economic-spring-electrical-economy-future-market-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> It looks like we can finally expect some solid but not spectacular growth. The residential market is rebounding and most construction economists have pegged the all-important nonresidential market for 4% to 8% growth in 2013. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/economic-spring-electrical-economy-future-market-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/economic-spring-electrical-economy-future-market-opportunities#comments Archive Editorial Commentary Community & Opinions Electrical Economy Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 6832 at http://ewweb.com Successful Successions http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/successful-successions <div class="field-byline"> Jim Lucy, Chief Editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Small business owners often don't know when and how to develop a succession plan that can protect and perpetuate their family business.</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you really want to feel the pulse of a family-owned business, ask the owner about his or her succession plan. In a perfect world, all business owners</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/successful-successions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/editorial-commentary/successful-successions#comments Archive Editorial Commentary Community & Opinions Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 4983 at http://ewweb.com