“Distributors should be concerned about Google’s entry into the marketplace, and this live chat will give them all the facts” Dirk Beveridge, UnleashWD founder and webinar panel member, said.
Chicago, Il (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
How will Google’s entry into business-to-business commerce reshape the wholesale distribution industry?
A panel of experts will provide distributors with answers from noon to 1 p.m. on June 27 during the webinar: “Preparing for Google’s Entry into Distribution.”
“Distributors should be concerned about Google’s entry into the marketplace, and this live chat will give them all the facts,” Dirk Beveridge, UnleashWD founder and webinar panel member, said. “To remain relevant against non-traditional competitors, distribution companies must use the tools of innovation and business model design."
The webinar will discuss issues surrounding Google’s entry into distribution including:
- The features of “Google Shopping for Suppliers”
- Steps distributors may take to avoid disintermediation
- eCommerce strategies for distributors
As first reported by Industrial Distribution Contributing Editor Jack Keough, Google’s entry into B2B sales further squeezes wholesale distribution businesses that were already competing against Amazon Supply.
Google and Amazon bring almost limitless resources into the distribution market. And according to Keough, customers will now have the option of purchasing directly from the manufacturer’s website, which cuts distributors out of the process. Keough has reported on the distribution sector for the last 30 years, and he frequently speaks on issues in distribution.
Linda Taddonio, Chief eCommerce Strategy Officer for Insite Software, joins Keough on the panel. Taddonio brings 25 years of experience with a focus on manufacturing and distribution. She helps clients create and integrate an ecommerce strategy.
Scott Costa, Publisher of tED Magazine, joined the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors after more than 20 years in broadcast news. With more than 25,000 readers, tED is the voice of the electric distribution industry.
The webinar is part of a series of informative sessions presented by UnleashWD. Founded in 2012, UnleashWD is the first and only conference dedicated to bringing innovation to wholesale distribution and manufacturing. The summit gathers only once a year, but do not wait to start innovating. Visit UnleashWD.com for updates on future webinars, eBooks and other valuable information on how to innovate.
About the UnleashWD founder:
Dirk Beveridge is an expert in how wholesale distributors and manufacturers increase market share through examining and improving their relationships with customers.
For the last 25 years Beveridge has worked with more than 3,000 firms as a leadership consultant, trainer and speaker. His clients include: Time Warner, IBM, Andersen Windows, Graybar and Berlin Packaging.
He is available for press interviews, corporate speaking or consulting. To contact Beveridge, call 847-381-7797 or email info(at)unleashwd(dot)com.