A New Toy to Play With?
June 1, 2012

As the price of postage continues to rise, it's time for B-to-B marketers to get out there and actively explore new ways to reach their customers who bypass the USPS. It's time to consider digital catalogs as part of your media mix.

What AmazonSupply.com Means For B2B E-Commerce
May 3, 2012


Amazon.com is making a clear play into the B2B ecommerce market, particularly within the distribution sector, with the launch of AmazonSupply.com. The new site offers over 500,000 SKUs. What does this mean for your B2B ecommerce business, particularly if you are a distributor in one of the above categories? There are three main take aways from the advent of Amazon in the B2B ecommerce space. 

Read on to find out more.





Grainger Moves Fast on Mobile
May 1, 2012

Grainger CEO Jim Ryan introduced a new mobile website to make online ordering from the company's catalog of 900,000 products even easier and faster. The mobile platform allows consumers to access all of the features of the website via Android, iPhone or BlackBerry mobile device.

The Psychology of Couponing: Where Ajilitee Went Wrong
September 23, 2011

Is a Groupon model the next big thing for B-to-B? Apparently not. Or at least not now. Chicago-based consulting firm Ajilitee used Groupon to offer $25,000 worth of consulting services at half price. It was the biggest deal Groupon had ever offered.

Traits, Tips 
and Practices 
of Top 
B-to-B Retailers
September 1, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has just wrapped up a postage sale for various mail pieces that included a QR code. When the USPS made the announcement, several respected and knowledgeable B-to-B cross-channel retailers asked me what a QR code was and why is the USPS so interested in them.

Best Practices for B-to-B Digital Catalogs
April 1, 2011

Q: "I'm thinking about creating an online version of my print B-to-B catalog. Any best practices here? Also, what are typical response rates for online B-to-B catalogs? — Steve Cates, director of e-commerce, Galls

Tactics to Help B-to-B Sales Reps Shine
February 17, 2011

Undoubtedly, the end of the recession plus the beginning of the new year creates times of change. Many fear change due to the fear of the unknown and an alteration from their comfort zone. But change really should be embraced.

Tips for Better B-to-B Blogging
February 1, 2011

Your company has WordPress up and running. You've just posted your mandatory this-is-our-new-blog introduction. Now what? The web is littered with abandoned blogs — i.e., stale forums with year-old musings.

Free Whitepaper: Multi-Store Strategy for Online Retailers
January 25, 2011

Using a multi-store e-commerce strategy can significantly increase customer acquisition, loyalty and conversion rates. Leading online retailers are currently benefiting from an effective multi-store ecommerce strategy, now is the time to learn how.