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ATD-American, a direct merchant of business and institutional furniture and equipment, announced Jan. 31 that it has acquired a similar business-to-business
You rent the list, you find the right prospect and you make the sale. But then the customer disappears. What has happened? More than likely, the person has gotten caught up in your phone system.
Vernon Hills, IL-based computer reseller CDW Corp. turned in a record-setting performance in 2007.
When it comes to database use, you might think business-to-business marketers trail their consumer counterparts. Well, think again.
The range of database applications in B-to-B is as broad and creative as
B-to-B marketing itself.
Office supply cataloger Staples is giving its contract customers an option: paper or online.
Think you know who you’re selling to? Check out your customer database. You may sell a consumer product, but may have a lot of business buyers. Find out if you’re a hybrid seller, and how you can adapt your contact strategies.
Want to make your customers happy? Stop selling for a minute and give them something to read. It can be detailed product information or even jokes. But it may be time to learn what other b-to-b merchants already know: that content is king.
Caswell-Massey, a multichannel marketer of luxury personal grooming products, has changed hands again. Private equity firm The Equitium Group on Sept. 21 acquired the cataloger/retailer/wholesaler.
Maintenance repair and operations (MRO) supplier MSC Industrial Direct turned in a stellar fourth quarter. For the three months ended Sept. 1, the Melville, NY-based merchant of maintenance, repair, and operations supplies recorded net sales of $450.5 million, a 16.7% increase over $385.9 million for the same period last year. Its net income soared nearly 39%, to $47.4 million from $34.1 million last year.