The Amazon Effect: B2C’s Role in a B2B market

The Internet has completely transformed our world, including the way we buy. The rates of online and mobile transactions have never been higher, and e-tailers and virtual marketplaces have snagged a remarkable share of customers’ wallets. Merchants like Amazon and Alibaba are broadening their reach beyond their B2C domains and into the B2B commercial landscape…

Can Drones Cut Your Logistics Costs?

Demand for drones is sizzling. Formally known as aerial unmanned aircrafts, drones can potentially reduce product delivery times and costs for manufacturers, retailers and service providers across sections of the economy, including the high-tech industry where some see its utility in fostering better and tighter inventory management. So far, though, few companies in the electronics…

In Distribution, How Much Support is Enough?

Although the electronics supply chain is far more complex than a typical consumer transaction, buyers of all types share some common experiences. Consumers order things online as do many electronics purchasers. So I’d like to use this blog to post a question: How much attention do you want from an online store/distributor? Here’s why I…