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Amazon Supply Launches -- New Competition for Industrial Distributors, Ariba, SciQuest and Others

Yesterday, Amazon announced it launched Amazon Supply (or AmazonSupply, depending on which branding is used), a new B2B marketplace clearinghouse for industrial and MRO parts and related SKUs. The announcement describes Amazon Supply as "a new websit...
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Related Posts -- A New Politically Charged Spend Marketplace for Custom Parts Launches (Part 3)

Business & Finance : Spend Matters

Please click here for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. The buyer experience on is not dissimilar to the general experience of using other marketplaces -- Ariba Discovery,, etc. There are particular nuances t...

Amazon Supply: Changing the Face of MRO?

Business & Finance : Spend Matters

Earlier this year, we covered the launch of Amazon Supply (see some of our analysis here and here). Industrial distribution and MRO is an area we'll be covering on Spend Matters with much greater detail throughout 2013, including ho...

Amazon vs. Ariba: The Coming Battleground?

Business & Finance : Spend Matters

Over the past year, we’ve begun to take a closer look at Amazon’s strategy in a B2B environment, including targeting the SMB industrial and MRO market with Amazon Supply (see coverage here and here). But the big question on our mind...

AmazonSupply: Competitive Implications (Quick Take -- Part 1)

Business & Finance : Spend Matters

Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of AmazonSupply, a B2B offering designed to provide another choice in the market for buyers of industrial and research supplies, equipment and materials. Spend Matters first covered the news ea...

The AmazonSupply Customer Experience: First Fulfillment Impressions with MRO and Metals

Business & Finance : Spend Matters

Last week, Spend Matters and MetalMiner spent quite a bit of time covering the news and implications of Amazon's announcement of AmazonSupply: Amazon Supply Launches -- New Competition for Industrial Distributors, Ariba, SciQuest an...


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