B-to-B

B-to-B Retailers Increase Tech Spending to Keep Pace With Amazon
September 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm

As Amazon.com grows its business through technology, spending on the latest and greatest tools to optimize the customer experience, from product discovery through delivery and post-purchase, other retailers have been left behind. In order to catch up to and eventually surpass Amazon, retailers are analyzing their own businesses to see where well-spent investments can help…

Amazon Driving E-Commerce Sales for B-to-C, B-to-B Retailers
August 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

While Amazon.com may be a thorn in the sides of many B-to-B and B-to-C retailers, the reality is that a side effect of the growth and popularity of the online behemoth is that other retailers’ e-commerce sales are increasing as well. A rising tide lifts all boats, right? This a was a key finding from…

Is Amazon Taking More Market Share From B-to-B or B-to-C Retailers?
August 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

It's no secret Amazon.com has had a huge influence on the retail industry. Just today it was confirmed that its acquisition of Whole Foods would move forward, further expanding not only its online presence, but offline footprint as well. Over the past few weeks, we've been diving into Total Retail’s survey and report, The Amazon Effect:…

How B-to-B and B-to-C Brands Differ on Their View of Amazon
August 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Amazon.com has had a major influence on the retail industry and how brands have had to react to the online leader, from the cost and speed of shipping to technology spend. In Total Retail’s survey and report, The Amazon Effect: How Retailers Are Adapting Their Businesses to Better Compete With the Industry Leader, respondents shared…

A Channel Marketer's Guide to Cloud-Based Incentives
June 6, 2017 at 10:13 am

As Amazon.com grows its business through technology, spending on the latest and greatest tools to optimize the customer experience, from product discovery through delivery and post-purchase, other retailers have been left behind. In order to catch up to and eventually surpass Amazon, retailers are analyzing their own businesses to see where well-spent investments can help […]

J.C. Penney Targets Hospitality Industry for New Revenue
May 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Struggling department store chain J.C. Penney is taking aim at a potential new set of customers: other businesses. J.C. Penney, which last week reported a dismal first quarter and whose shares are trading near all-time lows, said on Thursday it planned to leverage its new home services business to try to win more sales from…

Minimizing B-to-B Channel Conflict Through the Online Marketplace Model
May 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

As the retail industry continues to transform, it's no secret that all sectors are looking for ways to minimize friction and improve the customer experience. While B-to-C retailers have been working on this for the past several years, B-to-B brands and manufacturers are just now beginning to realize the importance of connecting directly with customers…

Staples to Close 70 More Stores
March 10, 2017 at 10:37 am

Staples said on Thursday it was closing another 70 stores in North America amid sharp sales declines in its top market and a continued pivot to business services and away from brick-and-mortar for the leading office supplies retailer. Comparable sales, which excludes the impact of newly opened or closed stores, fell 7 percent in the fourth…

How Retailers Can Better Manage Supply Chains in 2017
January 4, 2017 at 10:42 am

Consumer behavior and expectations have changed. The new buying experience with online shopping is putting retailers and their suppliers under pressure to deliver more goods, to more locations, faster. To compete in today's hypercompetitive landscape, retailers should reimagine the supply chain as a digital supply network that combines services, talent and information. B-to-B cloud technologies…