3 Things You Need to Know This Week in B2B

 

Consumers have grown accustomed to two-day or even same-day shipping from e-commerce retailers, and now B2B companies are getting more attention in distribution.

UPS notched a 3.4 percent increase in B2B shipments in Q3, and a 24 percent year-over-year increase in next day shipments overall.

Company Chairman and CEO David Abney said in a press release:

“This trend is not just to the end consumer, I mean it is absolutely B2B at the same time.”

Speaking of consumers, an interesting new survey was just released by software company Episerver, titled the B2B Digital Experiences Report 2019.

Seven-hundred B2B decision makers participated and 84 percent listed “meeting increasing digital expectations from customers and partners” as the premier challenge. Another notable stat was that 51 percent of respondents said web analytics would be their most likely digital experience technology investment in 2020.

The full report can be downloaded at episerver.com.

Finally, a major development in the sports business landscape. The NCAA voted unanimously this week to permit players across all three of its divisions to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.

The details still have to be hashed out, but this could present a major opportunity for businesses not just only in college towns, but nationwide.

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