PSA Distributor Favorability Results

By Brian Karas, Published Apr 11, 2017, 08:56am EDT

To most integrators, PSA is is a vague unknown entity but to some, PSA is exactly what a distributor should be. 

In this report we provide an overview of PSA, and their rankings in our distributor favorability series.

PSA ********

********** ******** ** *** were ************** '*******'. **** was *** ** **** integrators ********** ** *** survey ****** ** ********** with ***, **** ******** indicated **** *** *** even **** ***** ********* of ***.

PSA *********

*** ********* ******** *** "*****’* ******* ********** ******** cooperative". *** ******* **** a *********** *** **** *******, **** **** **** 50 ****** ***** ************, including **** ***** *************. Moreover, **** ***** ******** and *********** ******* ******* their ******* *** **** an ****** ******** *****,*** ******* ***.

*** ** ********** ** a ***********, ***** ************ by ******** *********** *** purchase ****** ** *** company ** * ***** price ** $*,***. ****** receive ********* *** ***** benefits **** ***** ****** stake. ****** *** ****** ******* and ******* **** ** the **** ******** *** an ***** *** ** $2,000. *** ***** ***** differences ******* *** *** categories ** ***** ********** ****** ****.

Competitive ******

*********** ***** *** **** often ********* **** *** pricing **** ******** *** competitive.

  • "***** ****. **** *******. Easy ** *****. ******* processing ** ******."
  • "** *** *** ****. Great *******. ********* *** RMA ******* *** ** confusing."
  • "********. ** *** * member ***** *** **** advantage ** ***** ********. Pricing ** ***********."
  • "*** ** *** ******* vendor ******* *** ** have **** *** ******* for ****** ** *****. Because ** *** *******, we ******* **** ******** pricing, *** ** *** payment *****."
  • "*****: - **** ******, its **** **** *** networking / ******* ********* (unique ** ***) ********: - *** ** **** items *********"

Training ******

  • "**** *** ******** ** training *** ***** **********. Less ********** ** *** but ***** *** ***** effort."
  • "**** **** ******, ***** culture, **** **-**** ********** finding *******, *** ** good *** *** ********** experience, ****** **** ******* out *********** *****, **** product *********, **** *******, really **** ******** ********, good *************, **'* ***** more **** ******* *******."
  • "** * *** *****, we *** **** ********* to ****** **** ***. Their *****-***** ********, ********, NDP *******, ********** *************, and ******* **** **** make ** *** *** challenges ** ******** **** them *** ****** ******** directly **** ******** *******."
  • "**** ****'* * ***********, per ***, *** * co-op ***** ** ***** customers. ******* ** ******* decent, ************ ** **** enough, *** *** ******* that *** ** **** for ******** ***** ******* one ** *** ******** value-adds **** ***** ***** customers ***** ** ****."

No *** **** *****

*** ******* *********** *** fact **** ***'* ********* prevents **** **** ********* with *********** *** ******* directly ** *** *****:

** ***** **** ** worry ***** *** ***** our ***********. *** ** more ** * ****** group **** ************ ***** members **** * *********** distributor.

Low *********

********* ** *** *** very *** ***** *********** responding ** *** ******. Many *** ***** ***** of *** ** *** any *********** **** *** organization. *** ********* ** a ******** ** *** 100+ ********* ***** ***** lines:

  • "***** **** ****"
  • "** **** *** **** or ********* ***, *** do *** **** ******** first-hand ***** ****."
  • "* **** *** ****** with ***."
  • "**** ***** **** ****."
  • "*** ** ***"
  • "***** ****."
  • "** ** *** *** PSA."
  • "** **********"
  • "** ************."
  • "*****'* ***** **** ****."
  • "** *** **** **** them."
  • "* **** ***** ********* security ******* ***** **** PSA, ** * **** no ********."
  • "* **** ***** ******* from *** ** * cannot *** ********** **** my ***** *** ******** are **** **** ***********."
  • "** ** *** ******* products ******* ***."
  • "*****'* ***** ** ****."

PSA *********

*********** **** * ******** negative ******* ***** *** were *******, *** ********* indicated * **** ** clear *****-*** ** ******* and ***** ********:

  • "** ** ***** ******* what **** *** ****** to ** - *** they * *********** ** more ** * ********* rep *** *** ***** what ***** ***** **. Also ****** *** * membership ** *** ********* we ******* *** **** the ***** ************ *****'* make *****."
  • "** ** ****'* *** PSA's ******* **** ***** be ********** *******. **** do *** ***** *** subject ****** ********* ** assistance **** ********* *******. If * **** * can *** ***** ******* on *** *******, *** use **** ** *** a ***** *** *** door *** * ***** care **** ** ** purchase ******** ****** ****."
  • "***** * **** **** approached ** *** * ton ** ***** ** haven't ****** *** ***** yet. ** ****** ** sounds *****, *** * have **** **** ** negotiate ****** *****, *******, and ********** **** ** dealer ****** ***** **** I ***** *** **** PSA. *** ** ** most ***** **** ***** be * **** *********."

Comments (2)

Sounds like a glorified buying group in essence. I like the idea actually.

I don't think calling PSA a distributor is accurate. I believe they are a consortium. I don't think they carry inventory, do they?

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