Groupon may have started life as an online coupon site, but most of its growth and revenue is due to their discount goods business, which launched in 2011. Five years and nearly $2 billion USD in goods revenue later, the company is ready to take on…
Now that “the internet” has widely become considered a mature and stable sales channel, a small percentage of the more daring manufacturers and publishers are actually considering cashing out on catalogs and going “all in” online. The theory is, tha…
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is often the quietest week for manufacturers and publishers. Most sales reps are off, warehouses are doing physical inventories, and any retail partners are busy with returns. If you’re in the office, you’…
"Nice analysis Steve. There's no question it's part of the longer term evolution of Google (and any digital Company) They will continue to get closer to the consumer. Manufacturers & publishers need a plan to make sure they're aligned with this sh…"
"FYI – The Amazon business accounts now supports direct integration into the following: Ariba, Birch Street, Coupa, Elcom, eRequester, ESM-Solutions, Infor, Ivalua, jCatalog, Oracle (Fusion and iProcure), SAP, SciQuest, Spendbridge, Spendmap, Verian…"
March 20, 2015: This week was a very rough one for manufacturers and their relationship with Amazon. Amazon announced they will be ending the 'Amazon Webstore' service in July 2016. Many people may not realize that Amazon offered a private label…
"I think the surge was also due to the fact that the storm was a bust for many areas, giving folks extra time to be online (and away from the kids :)"
"Amazing to see it took them 5 years to realize the relationship between print catalogs and online activity. "