KYKLO Blog

Add blog
KYKLO Attends the AHTD Fall Meeting

KYKLO Attends the AHTD Fall Meeting

By

Once again AHTD lived up to their moniker/hashtag #AHTDRocks and we kind of believe KYKLO helped in the whole “Rocking” department. Seven people from KYKLO attended the event. The Lucky-7 number goes hand-in-glove with the AHTD’s Final Party Event – An Evening in Monte. Our group was more than busy...


KYKLO Continues to Build for the Future

KYKLO Continues to Build for the Future

By

As the calendar rolls into the fourth quarter, KYKLO continues to march towards better and more efficient service to our clients and the industry in general. This effort includes the type of system enhancements and refinements you have come to expect. The bigger effort lies with on-boarding folks with the...


KYKLO Celebrates Six Years!

KYKLO Celebrates Six Years!

By

This might be a great time to insert some worn out cliché. “Time passes quickly when you’re having a good time…” or “The whole thing seems like yesterday…” might be appropriate. But the journey from concept to business model, to successful tech start-up, and onto continued international growth and expansion...


Creating Leads – The Gold Standard in the Sale of Complex Products

Creating Leads – The Gold Standard in the Sale of Complex Products

By

Expanding business and growing market share involves requires a steady flow of new sales prospects, aka leads.  In the past, most of these came by way of tradeshows, magazine responses, and old fashion cold calling.  The process was exhausting and expensive.  Going back to the 1990s, one manufacturer in the...


Worst Practices: Great Examples of Bad Examples (on Launching an Online Solution)

Worst Practices: Great Examples of Bad Examples (on Launching an Online Solution)

By

We have noticed, everyone and their proverbial brother is tossing out examples of greatness these days. Let’s call them best practices; many people are turned off by the whole best practice thing. Lots of times these are simplified to the point of providing little, if any, value. Other times, the...


Where do you stack up? The Manufacturers place in Ecommerce

Where do you stack up? The Manufacturers place in Ecommerce

By

KYKLO understands the nuances of e-Commerce. We have assisted distributors in pushing their efforts forward literally around the globe. Pulling on the old axiom, distributors are “middlemen”, we have evaluated the needs of customer segments, sizes, and buying influences. Determined to continue our journey, we decided to take a deeper...


KYKLO Celebrates Our Women in Engineering

KYKLO Celebrates Our Women in Engineering

By

Women in Engineering at KYKLO June 23rd was Women in Engineering Day. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is a special day for women engineers to celebrate their achievements. Possibly more important, it is a day for those who work with these talented folks to recognize the contribution of their female...


KYKLO and Balluff Partner for Distribution Success

KYKLO and Balluff Partner for Distribution Success

By

Can you name a 100-year-old company launched as a bicycle and sewing machine repair company? Here is a hint: Today this company is a leading provider of advanced sensors, networking with IO-Link, and today plans on leading the charge in digitalization and IIoT. Give up? The answer is Balluff. Following...


Pressing the Flesh – The Return to Person-to-Person Meetings

Pressing the Flesh – The Return to Person-to-Person Meetings

By

Like the swallows returning from their 6,000-mile trip to Argentina to the mission at Capistrano, face-to-face association meetings are returning. We are so happy about the situation that we are walking around the office with giddy smiles and goofy grins on our faces. We attended the Spring 2021 AHTD Meeting....


KYKLO and the Progressive Manufacturer

KYKLO and the Progressive Manufacturer

By

Progressive manufacturers have long realized the value of developing and driving joint marketing plans with their distributor partners. When manufacturers and their channel work together, both parties prosper regardless of the business climate. In times of brisk economic growth like we are experiencing right now, joint marketing not only yields...


KYKLO and Panasonic Push Distribution to the Next Level

KYKLO and Panasonic Push Distribution to the Next Level

By

Close your eyes and think Panasonic. The word conjures up dozens of images; everything from high-end televisions, microwaves, phone systems, and cameras may swirl through your mind. Panasonic is one of the largest and most diversified high-technology manufacturers in the world. Not just a consumer product company, they are immersed...


The KYKLO Grind

The KYKLO Grind

By

Economists have been calling for a period of substantial growth in 2021 as we roll from the Pandemic shutdown to the new normal. The majority of these experts were calling for something over three-and-a-half percent with a few citing numbers approaching the five mark. The latest word from Goldman-Sachs points...


Accelerating out of the Pandemic

Accelerating out of the Pandemic

By

Finally, and after much anticipation, the COVID vaccines are becoming available. Depending on your location, the first responders, those with underlying conditions, and other necessary workers have been vaccinated and the elderly have scheduled their shots. According to news reports the government plans to have inoculated over 100 million people...


Phoenix Contact empowers distributors through KYKLO System

Phoenix Contact empowers distributors through KYKLO System

By

Phoenix Contact differs from their competition. First, they practice a limited distribution approach channel: about half that of their traditional competitors. Secondly, the vast majority of their business goes through this exclusive channel. As a global leader in the automation and interconnect industry with over 60,000 products in their portfolio,...


KYKLO-Blog: Happy New Year, Now What?

KYKLO-Blog: Happy New Year, Now What?

By

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? If you are like most people, the turning of the calendar is a time for reflection and setting goals for the future. According to a days old survey, most folks are thinking about how to improve their life and appearance. Here are the...


A New Year, A New Solution Needed.

A New Year, A New Solution Needed.

By

The Global Pandemic has accelerated change in the Distribution Industry. The once slow but steady march towards digitalization and webstores is now an outright sprint. During the time millions of people were locked down in one form or another of quarantine, the use of internet shopping exploded. Your world, once...


December 2020 Newsletter: Santa Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter: Santa Newsletter

By

Hey boys, girls, grown-ups of all ages, and my distributor friends, too. This is your Jolly Old Pal, Santa. I slipped away from chair duty down at the mall and magically hijacked the controls of KYKLO’s Newsletter Machine. Remember. I know when you are sleeping, and I know when you’re...


November 2020 Newsletter: KYKLO further connects Distributors and Suppliers

November 2020 Newsletter: KYKLO further connects Distributors and Suppliers

By

Distributors and their supply partners search for better ways to support their mutual customers, find new prospects, develop prospects into customers, and generally drive growth to both of their businesses. Historically, and before the internet, joint calls were the only form of cooperative selling. Marketing efforts, while serving to develop...


Pro-face Turbocharges Distributor Efforts By Partnering With KYKLO

Pro-face Turbocharges Distributor Efforts By Partnering With KYKLO

By

Pro-face is a recognized leader in Human Machine Interface and Industrial Personal Computers. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Schneider Electric company, they maintain a global and local presence to provide world class availability, support, and service. Further, Pro-face uses a network of technology focused knowledge-based distributors to bring...


KYKLO and WAGO Team to Drive Distributor Digitalization

KYKLO and WAGO Team to Drive Distributor Digitalization

By

KYKLO and WAGO USA have teamed up to build a more robust customer experience with WAGO distributors in North America. Under the terms of the newly signed agreement, KYKLO will provide proprietary services to further enhance the customer experience at distributors using KYKLO’s ecommerce platform. KYKLO will optimize customer communications...


KYKLO raises $8.5M for its e-commerce platform to help distributors transform the way they do business

KYKLO raises $8.5M for its e-commerce platform to help distributors transform the way they do business

By

The seed round was led by Felicis Ventures’ Sundeep Peechu and IA Ventures’ Jesse Beyroutey Buffalo, NY, Nov 16th, 2020 — As COVID-19 continues to accelerate the need for digital operations, the e-commerce and sales management company KYKLO is announcing a $8.5 million seed round to continue to bring electrical...


Announcement: KYKLO and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Announcement: KYKLO and Mitsubishi Electric Automation Sign Memorandum of Understanding

By

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., a leader in the Americas industrial automation market has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with distributor digitalization experts KYKLO to provide close support for their Americas distributor channel. Under the agreement, Vernon Hills, Illinois based Mitsubishi Electric Automation will promote KYKLO digital services to its...


KYKLO and Festo Announce Mutual Agreement

KYKLO and Festo Announce Mutual Agreement

By

KYKLO and Festo, a global leader in the pneumatic and electrical automation industry, have jointly developed a plan to drive improved customer service through Festo’s North American distributor channel. The agreement calls for KYKLO to provide enhanced offerings to Festo’s extensive network of knowledge-based technical distributors. This effort will give...


September 2020 Newsletter: Five Years of Distributor Digitalization.

September 2020 Newsletter: Five Years of Distributor Digitalization.

By

Pausing from a series of excitingly busy days (weeks, months and, even years), we realized KYKLO is another year older. We have reached a milestone; five years of KYKLO. We could insert any number of old cliches: Time passes quickly when you’re having a good time… It seems like only...


August 2020 Newsletter: Vacation Time.

August 2020 Newsletter: Vacation Time.

By

It’s the end of a tough day. Lately it seems like every day sets a new worlds record for issues. Your head barely touches the pillow before you drift off into deep slumber. In what seems like 10 minutes, your tumultuous dreams include an eerie sound from outer space. The...