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Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

Distribution Talk Jason Bader, Distribution Team

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

    Transformative Tech to Facilitate Market Growth with Zac Jones of PartsClub

    Transformative Tech to Facilitate Market Growth with Zac Jones of PartsClub

    Like many next-gen trailblazers in the distribution space, Zac Jones, founder and CEO of PartsClub, grew up in the family business, surrounded by its potential and pain points. But rather than keep his success in-house, he’s now offering an e-commerce platform for all, helping buyers and sellers connect virtually over quotes and orders without revenue-costing delays. 
    Jason caught up with Zac to learn more about how this transformative marketplace solution leverages the power of often insurmountable SKU data to enhance a distributor’s reach and foster genuine customer interaction.
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    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry.

    • 55 min
    Mixing Sales and STEM into the Perfect Customer Solutions with Ed Boss of Riteks, Inc.

    Mixing Sales and STEM into the Perfect Customer Solutions with Ed Boss of Riteks, Inc.

    Childhood interests don’t often fuel “grown-up” careers. Enter Edward Boss, founder and CEO of Riteks, Inc., a chemical distributor in Houston, who parlayed his passion for chemistry into lucrative corporate positions and, eventually, a string of successful entrepreneurial endeavors.
    Jason chats with Ed about the influence mentors have made throughout his career, the benefits of association membership, and the importance of encouraging the next generation of distribution leaders to explore STEM-related studies. 
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    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Profit2, helping distributors charge the right price.

    • 37 min
    Hot E-Commerce Strategies to Convert Your Cold Leads with Digital Sales and Marketing Specialist Susan Merlo

    Hot E-Commerce Strategies to Convert Your Cold Leads with Digital Sales and Marketing Specialist Susan Merlo

    You're not alone if you’re having a tough time competing against the e-commerce giants. Susan Merlo, digital sales and marketing pioneer and creator of The Digital Distributor, urges CEOs to try a different tact: craft a relationship-focused persona online and power up the e-commerce and CRM assets they already have. 
    The shift can transform basic online selling into an engine for lead generation and customer loyalty. Jason chats with Susan about what distributors get wrong in marketing and sales, the risk-free rewards of automation, and creating a content-rich selling environment.
    Susan Merlo is a Digital Sales and Marketing Consultant specializing in wholesale distribution. Her focus is on identifying growth opportunities for distributors by integrating digital sales and marketing solutions into their existing sales functions. Her strategies help distributors increase new and recurring sales, customer spend, customer retention, and profitability. Susan is the founder of Next Level iMedia and The Digital Distributor Program. Her book, "The Digital Distributor: Six Steps to Accelerate Sales," is a workbook-style guide that shows distributors how to build a strong digital foundation from which they can successfully communicate their value, manage, and convert more valuable leads, and serve their buyers on their buyers' terms. Learn more at https://www.thedigitaldistributor.com/.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Connected Peers providing virtual communities for wholesale distributors.

    • 50 min
    From Entry-Level Job to C-Suite Success With Robert Mayhew of Mayhew Marketing Group

    From Entry-Level Job to C-Suite Success With Robert Mayhew of Mayhew Marketing Group

    Robert Mayhew’s success story is a case study for younger folks eager to create meaningful careers. As president of Mayhew Marketing Group, he’s created a rep agency with a footprint that spans the entire Southwest. Jason chats with Robert about his enthusiasm for entry-level jobs, introducing the next wave of innovators to wholesale distribution’s entrepreneurial opportunities, and the mentors who guided him to where he is today. 
    Robert encountered in the distribution world “some of the purest forms of entrepreneurship.” This praise is from the “elder Millennial” innovator who made pizzas to pay for college before backing into a warehouse job with a STAFDA distributorship. 
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    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry
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    • 43 min
    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement With Jennifer Murphy of NetPlus Alliance Buying Group

    Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement With Jennifer Murphy of NetPlus Alliance Buying Group

    If change is the only constant, why do some leaders resist it at all costs? Jennifer Murphy, president of NetPlus Alliance, an industrial buying group based in Lockport, NY, embraces the transformative process, ditching long-standing methods to ensure the future health of her multi-generational family business. Jason caught up with Jennifer to learn more about NetPlus’ culture of continuous improvement and how membership in a buying group benefits both the distributor and supplier.
    Jennifer’s exposure to the family business at an early age informs her attitude toward taking risks. “I saw how important it was to embrace change and the types of things you needed to do to be a much more progressive and competitive business.” 
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry

    • 38 min
    Repping Products and Winning the Warehouse Game With Richard Lawless of The Lawless Group

    Repping Products and Winning the Warehouse Game With Richard Lawless of The Lawless Group

    You can call Richard Lawless many things––trailblazer, communicator, innovator. Just don’t call him ready to retire. This easy-going founder and president is still having too much fun growing the Lawless Group, his decades-old Dallas-based product rep agency. 
    Jason caught up with Richard to uncover the secrets to his industry longevity, smart talent acquisitions, and successful expansion strategies.
    While moving products for manufacturers of construction, electrical, industrial, and safety products efficiently takes more than physical space, having 600,000 sq ft of dedicated warehouse in which to stock said items doesn’t hurt. Add to that the 18 additional regional warehouses operated by Lawless Group, and you’ve got a logistics superpower that knows how to save time, save money.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    https://www.distributionteam.com
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Moblico, helping businesses do more business on mobile devices.

    • 36 min

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Great podcast to learn about what is going on in the business and even ways to optimize growth.

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