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Experience buying dental consumables on AMZN?

Discussion in 'Dental Reps General Discussion' started by anonymous, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:33 AM.

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Does Amazon have a shot against classic depots?

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  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Hi,

    I'm actually not a rep but in business analytics trying to find out more about trends. I thought maybe some of you have some advice about buying consumables via Amazon. To me, browsing (also on their business platform) seems chaotic and supply of well known consumables non-existing to very limited. No brands, just cheap gloves etc.

    Do you think they will seriously have a shot and assistants will be able to buy through Amazon as they are used to via their specialized depots? I mean there they have favs, a useful category management etc.

    I hear about a lot of opportunities through business websites but when I try to understand how this should work in the office, I'm not really getting anywhere.

    Inputs appreciated!
     

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    It will take time but as more and more millenials and the generation after them enter the workforce theyvethey've always known Amazon and will see it as a viableviable sourcesource, eventually. Amazon has to sign up the major players, Dentsply, 3M etc to be taken seriously. Until then they're just another Net32 with gray market and potentially black market goods. Yes I said that last part, bring on the hate, and know that they do not nor cannot police all that is sold via third party on their site.
     
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Yes I agree. Problem is, that to my experience dentists want a one-stop-shop for their dental materials, they have an exact 'shopping list' which they do not like to change because a supplier doesn't carry this or that product. AMZ claims to be one-stop but in fact they are like a big hangar where you have to dig for your dental materials between tractor parts, books and a gazillion other stuff. Searching for products seems a million times more difficult than on established websites for dental products.

    Plus, HS just stole away the responsible VP.