Electronic commerce has introduced a new angle for distributors to find, serve and engage customers. Here you'll find the latest thinking on best practices and new capabilities in business-to-business e-commerce.


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Trimble and DDS Collaborate to Provide Product Data to Contractors, Distributors and Manufacturers

March 8, 2023
Trimble, Westminster, CO, and DDS (Distributor Data Solutions), Salt Lake City, UT, a provider of product content syndication services, are expanding the delivery of product data...
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Crescent Electric Supply Endorses NEMRA POS Standards

June 16, 2023
Crescent Electric Supply, East Dubuque, IL, has endorsed NEMRA’s POS/POT Minimum Reporting Standards. According to Debra McCashin, the company’s national VP of Supplier Partnerships...
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CEMBRE Joins ETIM North America

June 7, 2023
CEMBRE, a manufacturer of electrical compression connectors, terminals, identification and labeling systems, and cable glands, has joined the North American chapter of ETIM North...
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Learn How to Increase Your Online Sales in this June 7 WebChat with HawkSearch by Bridgeline

June 5, 2023
Do you need help driving more customers to your online store or helping them find the right electrical products when they are there? Jonathan Meyer, senior solutions engineer ...
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Carrington Joins IDEA as Director of Business Development

May 19, 2023
IDEA (Arlington, VA): Crissty Carrington joined IDEA as director of Business Development for IDEA Connector. In her new role, Carrington will focus on growth and new customer ...


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Electric Vehicle eBook

April 27, 2023
From batteries to charging stations to the actual vehicles, we take stock of our switch to electric mobility as it picks up ever more speed.
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MGM Transformer Joins IDEA Connector Platform

Nov. 29, 2022
MGM Transformer Co. is now using IDEA Connector as its data synchronization platform to provide their trading partners the most timely product data and marketing content. The ...
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IDEA Signs MOU with TradeTech

Nov. 22, 2022
The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), the industry-owned technology company and leading provider of electrical product data, announces that it has signed a Memorandum...
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IDEA Finalizes DATAgility Acquisition

Nov. 21, 2022
The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) has finalized the acquisition of DATAgility, the data management services provider. This acquisition helps position IDEA to...
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IDEA Announces Founders for its Volumetrics Data Program

Nov. 9, 2022
The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), the industry-owned technology a provider of electrical product data, announced that three distributors and one electrical ...