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The worst decline in 300 years?

Last Friday we hosted another webinar, this time looking at the economic impact of COVID-19 on our economy, and what this means for dealer businesses. EO Group’s CFO Nick Wilson provided his analysis of the economic forecast and discussed future plans for EO Group/Office Power and how we are approaching this economic decline. If you … Continue reading The worst decline in 300 years?

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The cyber security implications of COVID-19: Q&A with our CTO, Mark Gibbard

It’s fair to say that before Covid-19, cyber security probably wasn’t the biggest concern for most dealers in the Office Supplies Industry. However, just as with many other industries and sectors nationwide, the pandemic has forced businesses to introduce new working practices to protect livelihoods and adapt during these turbulent times. The nature of these new … Continue reading The cyber security implications of COVID-19: Q&A with our CTO, Mark Gibbard

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Webinar: ‘Sleepwalking off a cliff’ – an expert take on the economic forecasts and how we plan to emerge from the crisis

Recently an economist stated his concern that some businesses were ‘sleepwalking off a cliff’ and not enough planning is being done to ensure business survival post-furloughing. Planning in a VUCA (Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex & Ambiguous) environment is incredibly challenging and so we’ve asked EO Group CFO Nick Wilson to share his comprehensive research on the … Continue reading Webinar: ‘Sleepwalking off a cliff’ – an expert take on the economic forecasts and how we plan to emerge from the crisis

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A quick guide to navigating the PPE gold rush

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, demand for PPE has sky-rocketed and sourcing the right products has become the new gold rush in our industry. Face masks and hand sanitisers have suddenly become the new most sought-after commodity. Our dealer partners, as well as our own team, have been speaking to numerous new suppliers to source … Continue reading A quick guide to navigating the PPE gold rush

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Adrian Butler & Simon Drakeford: a fireside chat about our industry

Recently, Simon Drakeford CEO of Office Power and Adrian Butler, Managing Director of VOW Wholesale discussed their experience of recent months, how they’re viewing the big changes in our industry and the effect COVID has had on the sourcing, supply and demand of products. We’ve highlighted snippets of some of the most interesting topics which … Continue reading Adrian Butler & Simon Drakeford: a fireside chat about our industry

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Preparing for the next phase: wholesaler changes, back to business & the perils of PPE

Following the success and positive feedback of our first webinar, last Thursday we hosted another one, which looked at how we can start to prepare for life post Covid-19. The discussion was interactive and focused on 3 main areas: wholesaler and structural changes in our industry, bringing businesses – and business – back after lockdown … Continue reading Preparing for the next phase: wholesaler changes, back to business & the perils of PPE

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Top 10 e-commerce features dealers should look out for to succeed in the new world and why

Innovative e-commerce features and website functionality could be the difference between success and failure in what’s being coined ‘the new world’ – life after Covid-19. Customers already expect ease of ordering, superior user experience and intuitive processes when they’re buying office supplies. With online ordering expected to be more popular than ever after Covid-19, it’s … Continue reading Top 10 e-commerce features dealers should look out for to succeed in the new world and why

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5 biggest business pitfalls to avoid during COVID-19

When you’re deciding how to weather this storm, it’s best to develop a comprehensive plan for protecting your company and then monitor the progress regularly. Making the right decisions when you can while avoiding setting anything in stone means it’s far easier to change direction if and when new information becomes available. But we know … Continue reading 5 biggest business pitfalls to avoid during COVID-19

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The future’s bright? Highlights from our webinar discussing life in the industry post Covid-19

Last Thursday, our CEO and BOSS Chairman Simon Drakeford hosted a live webinar to talk about what the office supplies industry may look like after Covid-19. Over 80 dealers joined, and the topics included the changes in the wholesaler channel, what adjustments dealers will need to make for the future, where the market is going … Continue reading The future’s bright? Highlights from our webinar discussing life in the industry post Covid-19

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5 things that will never go back to what they used to be, and what this means if you’re a dealer

As the lockdown continues, we’re learning more every day about what’s going to change in our daily lives, businesses and economy. We’re also discovering more about how behaviours are likely to change when we come through this. It’s still not clear what will happen nationwide, but when it comes to our industry, there are a … Continue reading 5 things that will never go back to what they used to be, and what this means if you’re a dealer