Focus on the future of customers

Focus on the future of customers

If you are not focused on your sales from e-commerce, then you are missing a huge opportunity. Just ask companies like Grainger, Amazon and Fastenal why they are focused on this Billion dollar revenue stream.

30% of all sales will come from e-commerce sales in the U.S. with the total income for 2018 coming in over $414 Billion in sales!

70% of all industrial supply companies are in the process of building some type of online experience. Why are you waiting?  Are your PDF catalogs slowing you down?  What’s the cost of waiting? Well, according to Industrial Magazine,

Everyone has their reasons for putting off catalog updates.
Maybe you had to focus on your inside sales process. Maybe
all your data is in PDF format. Maybe you didn’t know where to
start. When sixty-eight percent of industrial buyers now purchase
online, your catalog IS inside sales. And where you start is here.
You know why companies like Grainger are so successful? They’ve
optimized their catalog for end-users. Google rewards Grainger
by showcasing its product first. Load times, data accuracy, search
functionality, high-resolution photography – these all factor into
how Google ranks your catalog against the competition.
Here’s the bad news you already knew: you’re behind….

You know how you stand up against the big boys. Want to double your sales?

“With a new e-commerce site and a stronger focus on digital marketing, the distributor of metalworking tools and MRO products reported a 26.4% increase in e-commerce sales, which accounted for close to half of total sales!

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Contact Supply Store Pro to discuss your goals and what your e-commerce landscape could look like. Get a highly customized customer experience that turns browsers into customers and current clients into mega clients with our client apps and custom web experience.

15 – Bigger, Bolder, Braver

Ann Handley wants you to be bigger, bolder and braver. Ann is the world’s first Chief Content Officer and Forbes called her the most influential woman in Social Media. She explains how you can make your business more successful by using your brand’s voice to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Then meet an entrepreneur who took his startup from a campus project to a 25 million dollar Google acquisition in only 18 months. And find out how one entrepreneur found the balance between passion and profits by shaking up from the frozen dessert business making gelato from exotic ingredients like eggplant, roasted parsnip and crisp cricket. Yes… cricket.

Ann Handley: Get a Bigger, Bolder, Braver Brand Voice Like Freaker USA
Ann Handley is the world’s first ever Chief Content Officer. She’s also a marketing guru who champions content as a way to connect with potential customers at her company Marketing Profs. She’s the best-selling author of the book “Everybody Writes” and has been cited by Forbes as the most influencer woman in social media. She walks us through everything you need to know about developing a major competitive advantage – your brand’s voice. Ann digs into the amazing and creative brand of Freaker USA and gives you advice about how to make sure your brand’s voice is heard.

Bufferbox: From Lean Startup to Google Acquisition in 18 Months
Businesses and entrepreneurs are often faced with the question of, if I build, it will they come? How do you arrive at an answer? It’s tough, especially when you’re just getting started, when you have no money, and you have no time. This is the story of one startup and how they answered that question as they went from a campus project to a 25 million dollar Google acquisition in only 18 months.

Death in Venice Gelato
The theme of TGIM this episode is how to be bigger, braver, and bolder to succeed with your business and there is perhaps no better example than an upstart gelato company in Toronto called Death In Venice. The company has earned rave reviews from foodie bloggers and restaurant critics alike. So how does a gelato company act big, brave, and bold? By designing gelato flavors NO ONE else in the world has thought of yet. Anyone care for a scoop of Thai Peanut Soy Fish, a cup of Chocolate Crisp Cricket or perhaps a cone of Mealworm?

14 – Stick to Your Vision

Ryan North’s vision of success includes having a lot of irons in the fire. Find out how he turned his passion into a business combining comics, an ad network, bestselling books and some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. Cameron Herold is obsessed with having a vision, but he thinks everyone is doing it wrong. He explains what you should do instead. And Doug Stephens has a vision of a retail world that moves seamlessly from offline to online. He shares how to get beyond coupon codes and start making meaningful customer relationships.

Ryan North: Turning Your Passion Into a Business
Ryan North is a computer programmer, humourist, and New York Times bestselling author. He writes a comic for Marvel, owns an ad network and has run some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns ever. He’s a DIY entrepreneur who’s managed to turn his passion into a business. Find out his secret to keeping so many irons in the fire and how he’s turned all of those projects into a successful business.

Tracking Offline Customers Using Online Tools
Once you’ve got an online store, you might start thinking about expanding into bricks and mortar retail. Maybe a booth at a trade show or one of those small-scale, temporary pop-up stores. But how do you connect digital information to your physical business? Find out how to get beyond coupon codes and start making meaningful customer relationships.

Creating a Vivid Vision
For the past 20 years, Cameron Herold has had a hand in some of the most successful businesses in North America. He helped grow 1-800-GOT-JUNK from $2 million dollars to over $100 million dollars in annual revenue. He helped build College Pro Painters into the largest residential house painting business in the world and Boyd Auto Body into the largest collision repair shop in North America. So, it’s safe to say that Cameron knows a thing or two about running a business. And he’s also got some pretty strong opinions on how you should run yours. Cameron believes that if you want to grow your business quickly, you need to develop a vision for the future. But his recipe for writing a vision statement is probably very different from anything you’ve ever done before.

SolidCore: Running Your Business Like Your Workout
Anne Mahlum believes running a business is a lot like a good workout. Learn how she used that philosophy to build a chain of fitness studios that cater to over-achievers.