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Technology US Exec: A Strong Digital Presence is Imperative for Distributors

If you're a distributor in America today, youve got to get digital quick, says John Caplan, president, North America and Europe,, who spoke on last weeks MDM Live about why digital has become imperative for distributors to compete.

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5 Ways AI Websites Outsell Regular E-Commerce

Optimize search results, facilitate up-sells and cross-sells, promote items that need to turn quickly and elevate private-label products all ways distributors can use AI to transform websites from order-taking to order-making assets.

Technology Launches 3 New Products and Services, a business unit of Alibaba Group, on June 2 announced three new products and services intended to allow U.S. small businesses to access digital ...


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Today’s Litmus Test for Distributors

Blindly following a competitors lead or treating every customer the same are two common mistakes that distributors cant afford to make in todays environment. Consultant Robert Sabath explains how these and other common actions can hold you back.

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Opportunities and Challenges in a Shifting Distribution Market

Tracking industry and customer data can provide distributors with a window into future planning as the market continues to shift during the coronavirus crisis. Channel Marketing Groups David Gordon suggests elements to consider, ranging from pricing pressures to the availability of talent.

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Texas A&M Distribution Students Visualize Industry’s Digital Future

In a recent virtual conversation with a few hundred Texas A&M Industrial Distribution students, the next generation had a lot to say about what changes they see in B2B distribution after the full impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. The future of distribution is moving faster than any of us thought possible, and its looking brighter with the talent coming online.

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Building Controls & Solutions Uses COVID-19 Distancing to Strengthen Employee Skills

For employees who are traditionally customer-service oriented, making cold calls requires a different skill set. Eric Chernik, CEO of Building Controls & Solutions, is providing training and tools for all employees, such as customer call lists with outbound call scripts, to grow business during the coronavirus slowdown.

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Support Your Customers: Don’t Stop Selling Because of Coronavirus, Part 2

COVID-19 has sped up the digital evolution of the sales department. MDMs John Gunderson explains how to keep your sales people selling with the effective tactics they have picked up during coronavirus distancing, put an end to ineffective practices of the past, and use data to take share from competitors even in a down market.

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