It’s 2018 and social media is growing faster than an ice cream cone melts on a hot day. We know…you’re busy. Business is going well and you’re wondering whether your customers even care about social media. We don’t suggest considering social media simply because it’s the “in thing” to do but because research shows that more and more of your customers are engaging with these popular social networks and not just to stay current on political banter or pop culture.
We recently participated in the E&S Industry Summit, an event held in Palm Desert, CA that brought together equipment dealers, manufacturers and service providers throughout the food service industry. We love opportunities to hear from stakeholders across the industries we serve, listen to our prospective customers and get feedback on what is keeping them up at night.
It’s no surprise that consumer shopping trends are having a major impact on our expectations at work. If I can research, compare and order a new appliance - and have it in my kitchen in two days - then why shouldn’t I have the same experience when purchasing commercial kitchen equipment for my business?
We’re Excited to Announce that ePN is Rebranding!
Today is a big day in the future of ePN.
Why are we Rebranding?
We’re rolling out a new branding effort to reflect ePN’s evolution and, more importantly, the needs of our customers. ePN has evolved into a service that removes the friction from B2B product data management and online selling. We are now the first global marketplace for B2B2B commerce.
For dealers, distributors and manufacturers in B2B industries like restaurant supply, hospitality, janitorial and cleaning supplies, construction equipment, etc. providing a customer-focused buying experience isn’t always easy.
Topics: sell online
Ever considered selling online? It can be a daunting task that requires months of research, screening vendors and solutions, and wondering what it’s all going to cost in the long run. New research from Internet Retailer proves this point.
If you’re a dealer or distributor of commercial equipment, such as restaurant supply, janitorial supply or medical equipment, you may be deliberating whether to invest in an online store to expand sales and keep up with the competition.
Topics: selling online, sales teams
As a nation, more of us prefer to shop online than offline (source), and it isn’t just at Amazon or Zappos. In the heart of rural America, after decades of relying solely on their local supply store or cooperatives, farmers are increasingly turning to online sources for vital supplies such as seeds, fertilizer, weed and pesticide.
With the holiday season upon us, there’s lots to be grateful for. We recently released our groundbreaking B2B e-commerce solution and are wrapping up the year with much to look forward to in 2017. Here are five things that really make us sparkle this holiday season:
The business of supplying or manufacturing commercial equipment is a complex one. Buyers and dealers often struggle to find the right trusted suppliers and products. And when they do, they wrestle with a highly manual purchasing process - one that’s fraught with errors, risk, and cost.