MSC Industrial Supply stood out as a company that provides B2B customers with an excellent online purchasing experience and that has a long-term commitment to building its B2B e-commerce sales, Demery said.
"One of our judges noted that 'MSC merchandises like a B2C company, with a clean product layout with lots of images on an easy-to-use site, but operates like a B2B company with the special features business buyers need, such as custom pricing and a process for getting orders approved by a buyer's superiors,'" Demery said. "Another judge added that MSC provides an 'astounding' amount of product data with a search and navigation function that expedites finding and purchasing products. Judges also noted that MSC has a long-term commitment to growing its online B2B channel, with B2B e-commerce sales accounting for about 60 percent of total sales."
MSC's Baruch said, "We strive to create a world-class online experience for our customers as part of our effort to improve their operations and supply chains, so we are pleased that Internet Retailer and its noteworthy panel of experts recognize the product breadth, information, functionality and value that we offer our customers through mscdirect.com."
About MSC Industrial Supply Co.
MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) is a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. We help our customers drive greater productivity, profitability and growth with more than 1 million products, inventory management and other supply chain solutions, and deep expertise from more than 70 years of working with customers across industries.
Our experienced team of over 6,500 associates is dedicated to working side by side with our customers to help drive results for their businesses - from keeping operations running efficiently today to continuously rethinking, retooling, and optimizing for a more productive tomorrow. For more information on MSC, please visit www.mscdirect.com.
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