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An ecommerce bright spot at MSC Industrial Supply

Although ecommerce sales declined by 6% in the fiscal quarter ended Nov. 28, they inched up as a percentage of total sales as MSC improved on its revenue declines of the prior quarter.

MSC Industrial Supply builds out digital services for metalworking

The company’s new MSC MillMax digital program is designed to engage customers by making it easier for them to set up complicated milling operations and reduce manufacturing costs. The program is helping MSC grow in a multibillion-dollar market.

COVID-19 pushes a B2B shift to digital invoicing

Companies like Henley Enterprises, a nationwide chain of Valvoline oil-change service centers catering to corporate fleets, are deploying digital invoices with embedded payment links.

Weber Logistics targets ecommerce-backed growth

Weber Logistics, a third-party logistics company with a strong focus on clients involved in ecommerce, is planning to grow its services with new funding from Stellex Capital Management, an investment firm specializing in logistics and transportation businesses. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Lowe's targets aggressive growth in B2B ecommerce

In a recent talk to investors, CEO Marvin Ellison notes that next year Lowe’s will roll out an updated, although key details aren’t yet available. The retailer also is upgrading other aspects of ecommerce and its network of 1,728 stores in the U.S. and 64 Canadian locations to appeal to more contractors and consumers.

A B2B payments firm raises $34 million

Credit Key, a B2B online payments company, says it will use the funding to grow its market among small and midsized businesses.

Late payments and low cash flow: 2 big reasons to go digital

Among the biggest challenges posed by the pandemic is maintaining cash flow during a disrupted market. But a move into digital payment systems can help businesses—including buyers and sellers—weather the storm and improve their operations, Justin Main of Billtrust writes.