B2B Organizations: Go Digital By Learning From Amazon Business

By Barry Murphy on February 27, 2017

Let’s face it: Amazon Business is crushing it.  Whether it be doing over $1 Billion in revenue in its first year of operation, or winning a $5.5 Billion public sector contract, Amazon is setting the standard for B2B procurement in the same way it did for B2C procurement.

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B2B Companies: Use Your Own Online Marketplace To Improve Agility

By Barry Murphy on February 14, 2017

Manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. With consistent growth, this sector is heralded as a major source of jobs, and economic development. But, many manufacturing firms and B2B distributors are faced with changes in the very fabric of how they do business - the way in which customers buy.

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Gartner Identifies Marketplace Management As A Hot Digital Commerce Trend In 2017

By Barry Murphy on February 9, 2017

Gartner recently released the report What’s Hot in Digital Commerce in 2017* and it outlines many things merchants are doing to offer better customer experiences.  Gartner analysts talk to a huge number of brands, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers, and eCommerce professionals and have finger on the pulse of what kinds of projects are taking priority in digital commerce.

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Five Reasons B2B Companies Should Launch Online Marketplaces

By Barry Murphy on February 8, 2017

Global B2B eCommerce sales are projected to reach $7 Trillion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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Consumer Confidence Crisis: Why is Birchbox Out of Stock?

By Jess Iandiorio on February 1, 2017

I’m an 8.5 month pregnant lady. It’s fair to say I’m in perma-crisis-mode. When I received a wonderful gift of a 3-month subscription to Birchbox from my sister-in-law, I was thrilled. To have something show up monthly that gives me beauty products that make me feel better about myself, as I cross over 30 lbs weight gain, is really a blessing.

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