The Software Business Roadshow, brought to you by IT Showcase, provides the opportunity for you to meet and source your next potential Business management software supplier. BlueBridge One will be exhibiting alongside leading software suppliers in the manufacturing, distribution and the service sectors, and our team will be on hand to understand and discuss your business management software needs.

Whether you’re just considering beginning your Oracle NetSuite journey or you’re one of our long-standing BlueBridge One customers, you can be sure that your business success is paramount to our success. We understand that finding an experienced Solution Provider with a successful track record is key to your business success. So we are pleased to announce that BlueBridge One has once again been recognised for customer successes by being awarded 5-Star status.

As the world of wholesale distribution continues to change and progress rapidly, it’s important not to be left behind. One way in which the wholesale distribution and retail landscape is constantly evolving is through the ongoing development, advancement and adoption of artificial intelligence – and if your business is yet to know about, research or even invest in the following emerging technologies, you may find yourself distributing in the dark ages.

As a business owner, you’re used to thinking big – and if you feel that the time is right to expand your wholesale distribution operation, the world really is your oyster. Growing your business in new countries is the next step for ambitious distributors who want to take advantage of a changing market and opportunities for increased sales, and there’s no reason why international trading needs to feel foreign to your company. If you’re looking to go global, BlueBridge One talks you through some of the considerations to think about ahead of overseas expansion.

So you’ve dipped your toe into the digital waters, and launched an eCommerce site to support and expand your wholesale distribution business. At this point, hopefully you’re seeing a steady stream of traffic as a result of promotional and marketing activities - but are those visitors converting into tangible sales? If you’re getting the hits, but not seeing completed transactions, here are 5 tips for reducing that bounce rate and improving conversion rates.

2017 looks set to be the year when wholesale distribution businesses will have to work harder than ever to retain existing clients and win new custom. This is due to disruptive competitors emerging into the marketplace, customer expectations being raised by revolutionary new formats for shopping and delivery, and political and economic uncertainty affecting consumer confidence. With so much choice, and the ability to shop around the clock from any device, attracting and holding on to increasingly unpredictable customers is an uphill struggle.

Wholesale Distribution is changing. In 2017, disruptors to the marketplace, emerging technology and rapidly changing customer expectations will continue to shake up the way that we do business – but is your wholesale distribution company built on solid enough foundations to withstand the movement?