Wholesale distribution

Großhandel als nächstes OPfer des eCommerce

E-commerce trends: why German wholesalers are the next victim of e-commerce

 
B2B E-commerce in Germany keeps growing – good or bad news?

The Business-to-Business wholesale trade in Germany and the world has changed considerably over the last years and has proven to be exceptionally flexible. It is under a growing threat, nevertheless.

Several trends underpin its transformation. New forms of industrial distribution are emerging, and big manufacturers offering e-commerce are choking the middle-guy. Wholesalers are creating tangible value for their customers while providing new services, not only logistic ones.

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B2B Digital Transformation in Sales: Facts & Trends

Facts and trends about the B2B digital transformation

If you are leading a Business-to-Business manufacturer or distributor, you know it already: sales is currently experiencing a massive transformation across the globe.

Advancement in artificial intelligence technologies of the last five years is providing manufacturing businesses and distributors with new exciting potential.

According to McKinsey, companies now have at their disposal a set of powerful technological tools that are, when properly implemented, able to guarantee future growth:

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Interesting facts and statistics about B2B wholesale and manufacturing in Europe

Facts and statistics about B2B wholesale, distribution and manufacturing in Europe & Germany

Distribution in Europe is a significant job provider – 10 million employees. It works at the centre of the continent’s economy, covering almost all goods and services.

Most of the general public probably ignores the role of distribution on the European landscape, although it plays an essential role as the interface between importers, manufacturers, retailers and service providers.

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Four Machine Learning Applications Your B2B Sales Teams Might Be Using Today

Real life machine learning examples for B2B sales

Without any doubt, in the coming years, progress in machine learning, artificial intelligence and sales automation, will replace many of the time-consuming tasks of B2B salespeople. Your sales team is probably already using machine learning.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sales does not mean that Terminator is applying for a sales job, no. It mainly means machine learning. Machine Learning (ML) is a part of what researchers call “narrow” or “weak” artificial intelligence. Neither “weak” or “narrow” sound much of a fighting robot. Weak AI uses software to solve specific problems better than humans.

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