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April 10 2016

2016 State of E-Commerce

Volume:

46

Issue:

7

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Features

The fifth annual MDM distribution e-commerce survey conducted with Real Results Marketing revealed several key trends:

  • The number of companies with at least 10 percent of their total revenue from e-com¬merce grew 8 percentage points from 2014.
  • Most distributors require a customer to log in to see pricing and purchase products.
  • The primary objectives among distributors for e-commerce remain acquiring new customers, enhancing their company brands and improving the user experience.
  • A quarter of distributors receive 50 percent or more of their orders by email.

This article examines the results of the 2016 State of E-Commerce in Distribution Survey and how the industry’s e-commerce offerings are maturing.

This article includes:

  • E-commerce top priorities
  • Types of e-commerce platforms
  • Tips for handling pricing

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  • The ROI Case for B2B E-Commerce
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • Historical E-Commerce Trends in Distribution
Logistics

While distributors dont always prioritize their logistics capabilities, it is critical to optimize transportation efforts and distribution center networks amid growing threats and rising expenses. This article details supply chain strategies distributors can deploy to better manage costs and retain customers.

This article includes:

  • Areas to cut costs
  • Managing customer expectations
  • Logistics opportunities

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  • Better Supply Chain=Improved Profitability
  • Preparing for the Worst
  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
MA_sawblades

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of Saw Blades supplies by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
  • Market Analysis: PVF Consumption in the United States
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Fourth Quarter 2015
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This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • 2016 State of E-Commerce: E-Commerce Races to Maturity
  • Commentary: Be Patient, Persistent on Your E-Commerce Journey
  • Cut Costs, Keep Customers with Logistics
  • Market Analysis: Saw Blades Consumption in the United States
  • News Digest

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The fifth annual MDM distribution e-commerce survey conducted with Real Results Marketing revealed several key trends:

  • The number of companies with at least 10 percent of their total revenue from e-com¬merce grew 8 percentage points from 2014.
  • Most distributors require a customer to log in to see pricing and purchase products.
  • The primary objectives among distributors for e-commerce remain acquiring new customers, enhancing their company brands and improving the user experience.
  • A quarter of distributors receive 50 percent or more of their orders by email.

This article examines the results of the 2016 State of E-Commerce in Distribution Survey and how the industry’s e-commerce offerings are maturing.

This article includes:

  • E-commerce top priorities
  • Types of e-commerce platforms
  • Tips for handling pricing

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • The ROI Case for B2B E-Commerce
  • Grainger Tackles the Data Challenge
  • Historical E-Commerce Trends in Distribution
Logistics

While distributors dont always prioritize their logistics capabilities, it is critical to optimize transportation efforts and distribution center networks amid growing threats and rising expenses. This article details supply chain strategies distributors can deploy to better manage costs and retain customers.

This article includes:

  • Areas to cut costs
  • Managing customer expectations
  • Logistics opportunities

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Better Supply Chain=Improved Profitability
  • Preparing for the Worst
  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
MA_sawblades

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of Saw Blades supplies by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
  • Market Analysis: PVF Consumption in the United States
  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Fourth Quarter 2015
4607Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • 2016 State of E-Commerce: E-Commerce Races to Maturity
  • Commentary: Be Patient, Persistent on Your E-Commerce Journey
  • Cut Costs, Keep Customers with Logistics
  • Market Analysis: Saw Blades Consumption in the United States
  • News Digest

Are you a subscriber? Simply log in to view this issue.