NAED to Host Webinar on Amazon Study

NAED to Host Webinar on Amazon Study

How do you really match up with what Amazon is offering your contractor customers?

Thanks to a new study by NAED and the 42 channel members and partners who supported and sponsored the research project “Growth and Sustainability in the Face of the E-Commerce Uprising”, you now have an opportunity to get some answers.

NAED is hosting a webinar on the findings of the study on Friday, June 15th at 11am Eastern, 10am Central Time.  You can register to see the webinar here. 

While Amazon still holds just a tiny percentage of sales in our supply chain, it has set up a business formula that has it prepared to be a disruptive force in the industry.  As the research has shown, “The platform, including both Amazon Business and Amazon Marketplace, has begun to compete with traditional distributors with a broad number of SKUs, competitive prices, and increasingly fast deliveries. It can also provide large potential customers with highly responsive solution designs, cloud-based purchasing systems, and even account managers. Amazon continues to develop capabilities and offerings to better target key distributor customer segments.”

Houlihan Lokey conducted the research for NAED, and will host the webinar.  They will discuss the strategies electrical distributors must implement and maintain to maintain their customer bases, the strategies Amazon is using to work it’s way into our supply chain, how serious the Amazon threat really is, and the wide variety of product offerings Amazon currently maintains on it’s Amazon Business website.

The webinar will last an hour.

NAED wants to give a special thank-you to the companies that continue their commitment to supporting the electrical distribution channel through research funding and collaboration.

CAP Council

• Border States Electric

• Butler Supply

• Colonial Electric Supply Company


• Cooper Industries (now Eaton)

• Crescent Electric Supply Co.

• Dakota Supply Group

• Eaton Corporation

• Elliott Electric Supply

• Fluke Corporation

• GE Industrial Solutions

• Gexpro (Rexel)

• Graybar

• HD Supply Co. (now Anixter Power Solutions)

• Hubbell Incorporated

• Independent Electric Supply, Inc.  (now a division of Sonepar)

• Kendall Electric

• Kirby Risk Electrical Supply

• Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

• Legrand North America

• Lithonia Lighting

• Lutron Electronics

• Maurice Electrical Supply Co./USESI

• Mayer Electric Supply

• McNaughton-McKay Electric Company

• North Coast Electric Company


• Panduit Corp

• Philips Lighting

• Revere Electric Supply Co.

• Rexel, Inc.

• Siemens

• Sonepar USA

• Springfield Electric Supply Company

• Square D by Schneider Electric

• State Electric Supply Co.

• Steiner Family Entities

• Stuart C. Irby Company

• The Hite Company

• Thomas & Betts Corporation

• United Electric Supply


• Western Extralite Co. (now part of Border States Electric)


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