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Category: Tips & Advice

Food and Beverage Substitutes to Combat Falling Sales of Traditional Products

If you’re in the food and beverage distribution business, you’re probably tired of hearing about changing consumer tastes and the sustainability trend. Well, get used to it because low-sugar beverages, plant based foods and better-for-you snacks continue to lead food trends and show no signs of slowing down. Here are some suggestions for new items …

Top B2B E-commerce Trends

According to global research firm Forrester, B2B online sales are projected to reach $1.2 Trillion by 2021. In order to get the most of that market share, small businesses particularly in the CPG manufacturing and distribution sector will need to keep up with the following top B2B e-commerce trends. Go mobile already! Back in 2015, …

Territory Management Best Practices

Proper territory management for field sales representatives is essential to a sound retail execution strategy. Clearly and strategically defined territories comprised of the right mix of customers can generate revenue much faster and efficiently than poorly designed territories segmented without any coherent strategy. Below are basic best practices to consider when assigning territories and planning …

The Advantages of Mobile Payment Processing Technology

The ability to accept payments outside a brick and mortar provides a competitive advantage against other retailers, suppliers and wholesalers. Mobile payment processing technology offers a convenient, fast, safe and cost-effective POS system that improves customer experience and engagement. Below are a few key benefits to mobile payment acceptance. Increase sales opportunities Offering customers a …

Top Benefits of B2B E-commerce

B2B and retail e-commerce sales are growing as B2C e-commerce continues its rise as a preferred purchasing method. In fact, research and advisory firm Frost & Sullivan projected in a recent survey that B2B and retail e-commerce would hit $12 trillion worldwide by 2020, up from $5.5 trillion in 2012, for a compound annual growth rate of …

Top 4 accessories for field sales teams & DSD

We’re well into the 21st century but unfortunately some operators in the large format retail and pharmacy business haven’t gotten the electronic memo. The direct to store delivery (DSD) business and the transmission of sales data, direct data exchange (DEX) have evolved from error riddled paper based systems to unreliable wired systems and finally to …

Quick tips for sales rep management using inSitu Sales

The inSitu Sales mobile and web apps empower management teams to manage and guide their sales representatives in the field easily and efficiently. Features such as mobile estimates, invoice creation and payment acceptance enable field staff to be highly productive with their time spent with customers. Our mobile platforms sync seamlessly with Quickbooks so that …

Top Tips to Reduce Overhead Spending Today

Overhead spending may be costing your business too much money. Taking the time to evaluate where your resources are going is a valuable exercise that could improve your bottom line. Below are some of the most useful ways to reduce indirect costs and increase revenue! Invest in appropriate software tools Research multitasking software and digital …

The Advantages of Digital Product Catalogs

There are many ways to modernize your business’s operations but few are more important than transitioning your printed catalog to a digital one. Digital catalogs  are an important product marketing and sales tool that enables consumers to view product offerings quickly, easily, and inexpensively in-person and online at anytime. As a manufacturer or distributor, it …

How To Get Your Product into Big Box Retailers

Millions of Americans still shop, at least some of the time, in stores despite all of the buzz about online shopping. Having your products on the shelves of big box stores like Target and Costco will provide a new level of sales success and brand exposure that is difficult to achieve with an e-commerce only …