What is B2B Software, and Why Brands & Wholesalers Should Care

What is B2B Software and Why Brands & Wholesalers Should Care

Recent advancements in mobile technology have given brand manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers opportunities to sell, market and connect with customers and prospects more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Where tools like carefully-crafted, mobile-friendly websites, ERP and accounting systems, and social media marketing were once considered a competitive advantage, they are now the linchpins that …

Watch Industry Sales Operations: 4 Trends

The watch industry has gone through some significant changes in the past few years. While smartphones have made wristwatches a rare sight among youth and young adults, the recent introduction of smart watches has rekindled interest in the classic accessory as a flavor of wearable electronics and an extension of the smartphone. Online commerce has …

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Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Sales Automation Software for Independent Sales Reps

If you’re a brand manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor with independent reps on your sales team, you may be deliberating whether to invest in sales automation software for your independent reps. They’re not your employees. They come and go. You pay them on a success-basis anyway. Doesn’t sound very worthwhile, right? Actually, it can be a …

Cross-Selling and Up-Selling Tactics

15 Proven Cross-Selling and Upselling Tactics that Increase Average Order Size

Perhaps the easiest way to increase B2B consumer goods sales is to sell more to a customer that is already buying, using smart cross-selling and upselling tactics. The two are often confused, so in a nutshell, here is the difference:  Upselling encourages the ordering of anything that would increase the price of the primary product; …

Apples vs. Oranges

What’s the difference between SFA and CRM?

Like many other technology solutions used to support and streamline business and organizational processes, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA) are often confused. There is a common misconception that they are interchangeable, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So where does the confusion come from? The main reason for this …

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What is headless commerce and what are the benefits?

What is headless commerce? Headless commerce (also known as API-driven or API-first commerce) is all the rage these days, but there is a lot of confusion about what this term really means. It is defined as an eCommerce system where the back-end is decoupled from the front-end – the presentation/experience layer or the “head” of …

Pepperi’s new omnichannel trade promotions module

Trade promotions have become an essential tool for brands and wholesalers to gain an edge in competitive markets. But getting promotions right across all B2B touchpoints (in-person and online) is extremely challenging. Complex, time-consuming and error-prone processes involving disparate systems result in poor business results and often create a bad customer experience. With Pepperi, this …

How can sales rep software help you grow your B2B business?

For your B2B wholesale or distribution business to grow, you need to increase your sales year on year. There’s no doubt this is getting harder as global competition escalates. How can B2B sales rep software help make this happen? Here are some areas in which a mobile sales solution for sales reps can create opportunities …

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What are Trade Promotions?

In the consumer goods space, successful brands and wholesale distributors realize the importance of trade promotions in their B2B commerce activities and use them to gain an edge. Trade promotions take many forms. They vary between offering markdowns when introducing new product lines, to creative ideas executed in stores such as motion sensing cardboard cutouts …

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Death of a Sales Rep—by B2B e-commerce? Don’t Hold Your Breath…

You want to boost revenues by making sales ordering more convenient and accessible to your customers. You’d also like to decrease your reliance on costly sales reps that you’ve invested time and money to train only to see them leave your business after 18 months. Online B2B e-commerce systems address these issues by enabling B2B customers to …