The Amazon Effect: Future of Electronics Distribution is Marketplace Model

While many distributors are still struggling to move their businesses online, a new player has arrived and is making a lot of noise. Amazon’s business to business (B2B) marketplace, Amazon Business, already is making significant progress in multiple verticals, armed with low prices, an extensive international logistics network, and a universally recognized brand.  While some…

Electronics Distributors Need a Marketplace Strategy to Defeat Amazon

Amazon has painted an enormous bullseye on the backs of B2B distributors across numerous verticals, from industrial supply to building materials. The e-commerce giant will eventually move deeper into more complex segments, including electronic components. As previously written, the market for passive components, such as capacitors and resistors, is particularly vulnerable to Amazon’s B2B marketplace…