Great distribution needs a good product

If you have a great product, but lousy distribution, you’re not going to do well. Yet the same thing is on the flip side if you have great distribution, but a lousy product.

Whether it’s a multiple employer plan, a great IRA product, or anything retirement plan related, great distribution is certainly key. However, you need a great product you go along with it. How often, I hear about plan providers with these great distribution channels, yet are offering a product that won’t get much traction in the marketplace. A multiple employer plan that’s more expensive than a single employer plan or a 3(16) service that does nothing isn’t going to succeed even if you have distribution channels the size of Coca Cola’s.

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