Battling the Bigs: Online giants move into the electrical distributor's space

Battling the Bigs: Online giants move into the electrical distributor's space

AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers are not going to put electrical distributors out of business, or not many of them, anyway. Some distributors will suffer — mostly those who stake their business on a niche that can be served from afar and refuse to adapt.

The worries can haunt your dreams if you let them. As you drift off, you’re transported to the near future. An unmanned aerial drone the size of a Sikorsky Skycrane hovers in the sky over the lot of your biggest customer, lowering a massive payload. You look at the shipping container suspended from cables and recognize the idiotic half-smirk logo. No telling what’s inside the container, it’s big enough for a truckload of conduit. Ernie from receiving, still wearing the logo

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