Amazon Distributor Favorability Results

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 03, 2017

Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many distributors, according to integrators.

When do integrators turn to Amazon, and how do they rate Amazon against security distributors? We have the answers in this first installment of our Distributor Favorability series of 150 integrator responses (Watch for future reports on ADI, Anixter, CSC, Scansource, PSA, and China / Alibaba).

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Good ****** *** ******** *****

*********** ********* **** ** ****** *** ********** *** ******* ** their ******** ************, ****** ***** **** *****, ******, *** ******** as ******** ******** ********* **** ******:

  • "** *** **** ********* **** *** ***'* **** ***** *** or *** *** ********. ** *** **** **** *** ********, UPS *** ***** *******."
  • "** ***'* *** ****** *** *** ******** ********. *** **** time ** **** ** ** * ***** ***** ** **** an ***** ***** ** ********* **** ** **** ** ** distributor's *****."
  • "***** *** **** ****** *** ****** ****** **** *** *** available ** *** ****** ****** *****."
  • "** ** *** ** **** *** ** ** ** **-** for *** **** *** *** ** *** *** *****. ***** tool *** ********. *** **** **** *** ** ****** ************ is *** ** * ******* ****. ********* ****** ***********."
  • "****** ** * ******** *** ********* ******** **** ** ****** find ******* *** *********** ************ ********."
  • "******* ******** ** ********. ***'* *** **** ***********. ** *** them **** ** **** * **** **** ******** *******, *******."
  • "**** *** ******** **** **** ***** -- ***** ****** **** and **** *** ****."
  • "** **** *** ****** *** ***-**** ********* ** **********. ** like *** **** ********* *** ********* **** *****."
  • "**. ** *** **** *** *** **** ***** ****** *** alarm ****** **** *****. **** ** ***** *****, ****** ******* or **** ***** **** ***. *** ****** ******* **** ****."
  • "****** *** ********* **** **********. * *** *** ******* ***** sometimes **** * ***'* *** **** ** *********."
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  • "* **** **** ******** **** * ***'* **** ** *** or ***** ******** * ***** *** ** * ******** **** for **** ********"
  • "***** **** *** ***'* **** * ********* ******* *** **** locally *** **** ** ****."
  • "******** ***** ** *****. **** ****** ******** *** ***** ***** such ** *********, */* ****** *** ****. ***** **** *** down."

Price ************

*** ***** ********* ** ******, *********** ********* **** ****** **** competitive:

  • "* *** **** **** ***** ******** *** ********* ** * lower *****."
  • "**** **** ********* ** * ***** ***** ** *** *** end *** ***** ****."
  • "********* ******. ********* ***********. ********* ******* *******. **** ** ***. Self-service."
  • "********* *** **** *********** ******. **** ******** *** **** ******** prices"
  • "**** ******. * *** *** ********* ** * *** **** with ****** *****. **** ****** ******."
  • "**** ** ***** *** **** ******"
  • "*********** ******, **** ******* ** ********"

****** **** *** **** **** ******'* ******* *** *** ***** them ** **** *** ******:

  • "****** ** ***** ** * ******** *****, ******* ** * business ***** **** *** **** ****** ******* **** *****'* *** special ******* ** *****, *** *****'* **** * *** ** gear ****'* *** ******* **** **** ****."
  • "**** ** *****. *** ******* ** **** *** ********* ** make * ******."
  • "******* ** ******* ********** *********** *** ******* ********* ******* **** reasonable ******** *******. * *** ** **** ** ******* ** hours * ***. ******* ** *** ********* ** *** ******** so * ***'* ****** **** * ******."

Fast ********

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  • "***** ******** *** *’** *** * ******** **** ****."
  • "***** ******* *** ********.****** ******* *********. *** *******."
  • "**** ********, ******* ******** *******, ******* ** ***** *** *******. Funny ***** **** ** *** **** *** ******** *** ******* than * *** *** **** *****!"
  • "* ****** **** ****** *** ******** *******: ******* & *******, quick ********, ***."
  • "**** ** ******* *** ***** ********. *** **** ** *** Ray ** ** ** **** ********* **** *** ******** *****"
  • "***** ********, ****** ********** ********/*******, *** *** *** ********** **** come **** **** ***** ** ******** ********** ** *****/***********. *** for *** "* **** * ******** ***** ***" *****, *** great *** *** "* ***'* **** ** ******* ***** *********** on ***** *****" *****."
  • "***** ********, **** ** *** *********. ******* **** ****** ** that *** *** ********* ***** *** ******** ******* **** ** well."

Difficult ** ****** ******/******* *********

********* ** ***********, ** ** *** ****** **** ** ********* the **** ******* ** * ******* ** ****** ** ****** when **********. **** ** *** **********,*********** ***** *** ******* * ******* ******* ** ******, ********** for ~**% ** ******** ******.** *********** **** ******* ** *** ****** ********/********* *****.

  • "**** ** ***** ** **** ******* *** **********. *** ****** choices ** ********** ******* ** ** ****** ****** *** ***** one-off *****. *** ****** * ******** *********** ****** *** *** end ***."
  • "*** ***** **** *** *** *** ******** ****** ****. **** because ** **** ****** ***** *** ******** ** **-*******. ****** customer ******* **** **** ** ** ******* ******** ***** *** fact *** **** ***'* ** * **** *** ******* ***** vendors."
  • "**** *** *********** ** ****** ******** **** ** *** **** exactly **** **** ******* *** **** *** ******* ****** *** your ****** ****, ***** ***** ** ** *** **** ***** twice **** **** **** ** *** **** ** **** ******* changes *** ******, **** ******* ** *********** ** *** ***** actual ***** *********. ****** ** *** ***** *** ***** ******** old *****"
  • "**** ** **** ** ******* ***** **** ** *** ******** being **** ** ****** *** *** ******** ** ****** **** if ****** ** *** ******* ********** *** *****. **** ** more *** *** *** ********."
  • "**** ***** *** *******, **** ***** *** *** **** *********. The **** ****** ****** ** ** ***** ** **** **** of ******** ***** ******* ****** *******. ** *** **** ****, finding ******* ** *********** *** **** **** ** ***."
  • "**** ******** *** **********, ** ********. *** *** ******** **** prime ** *****, *** *** ***** **** **** **** ** where *** *** ****** ****. **** ****** ****** **** **** purchase, *** *** ** ********** ***** ********** ******* **** ****** purchase."

Amazon *** **** ** * ******

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"****: ********* ****** *** ***** ****, ******* ******* ********, ***, etc. **** ***** ** ***** *** ******** ***********. ******* ** usually *********** ** ********* *****. **** ** *** *******. *******: Don't **** ** *** **** ** *** *****. ** *** the ******** ** ***** ************ *** ******* ** ***-*** ******** related ***** ****'* **** ** ****** ** *** ******** (**** our **********/********** *****). ***, ** * *** ** ***********, * might ******** ******* **. **** ********* *****. *** **** **** at ***** ***** **** *** ** *****. ******** ******* ** you ***'* ****-** ** ******."

Outlook *** ******

****** *** *** ** * ****** ** ***** ** ********** customers **** **********, *** ***** ** ******* * ***** ** Amazon ******** * ****** *** ******* *** ********* (**** ** they *** ***** **** ******), ***** ***** ** ****** *** integrators ** *** ******* ******* ** ******** **** ********* *** buy ** ******* ** ******. ***** ****** *** ******** ** offer ***** ******** ** ******, ****** ******** ** ******* *********, but *** **** ************ ** ********* *** ***** ******** ** Amazon ***** ******* ********** ** ********** ****** ****** *** ***** manufacturers.

Comments (2)

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