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Bearing distributors hope e-commerce will reduce operating costs

Glen Ellyn, IL -- Aug. 15, 2001 -- Results of a recent member survey by the Bearing Specialists Association about e...


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August 15, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Glen Ellyn, IL — Aug. 15, 2001 — Results of a recent member survey by the Bearing Specialists Association about e-commerce show that no respondent had more than 10 per cent of its total sales volume via e-commerce.

Fifty per cent of participants said the highest priority for their e-commerce initiative was to reduce operating costs, while 40 per cent rated increasing channel efficiency as the main priority. Adding value to current sales was a top priority with 38 per cent.

Interestingly, in a similar survey in 2000, 50 per cent of respondents said that enhancing their business image was their number one e-business priority.

BSA represents more than 70 distributors of ball, roller and anti-friction bearings in the United States and Canada. For more information, contact the association at 630-858-3838 or e-mail info@bsahome.org.

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