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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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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

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7 things dealers can do differently in response to Covid-19

Very few businesses are immune to the effects of Covid-19, and specialists are predicting that we will feel the financial impact for years to come. Right now, the country’s focus is where it should be – on social distancing, staying home, supporting our key workers and saving lives. But if you’re an office supplies business … Continue reading 7 things dealers can do differently in response to Covid-19

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Q&A with Simon Drakeford, Office Power CEO & BOSS Chairman: What’s the extent of the impact on the industry?

At Office Power we talk to hundreds of dealers every day, as well as discuss the latest events with our connections from both within and outside of our industry. At this strange time communication and awareness of what’s going on in the market and the wider world has become more critical than ever. To help us … Continue reading Q&A with Simon Drakeford, Office Power CEO & BOSS Chairman: What’s the extent of the impact on the industry?

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Your questions on the Government Job Retention Scheme answered

Recently, the Government announced plans to help employers keep staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is called the Job Retention Scheme. We’ve gathered all the key information on how it works and put together this guide for employers. Please keep in mind that this guide maybe be updated, depending on any changes to Government advice. … Continue reading Your questions on the Government Job Retention Scheme answered

The Power of Change in the Office Supplies Industry

There’s a bold saying in business that ‘all change is good’. We might not go that far, but 20 years in the office supplies industry has taught us that change is necessary and can almost always uncover opportunities which can be used to your advantage. Whether changes to your technology, trading or service are needed … Continue reading The Power of Change in the Office Supplies Industry

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Technology: is it time to change?

Is it time to update your existing e-commerce offering? In the e-commerce Office Supplies market, having an up-to-date technological system – both back-end and customer facing – is vital. Outdated back-end systems limit the ability to prototype, test and launch new digital offerings, whilst an old-fashioned website makes it increasingly difficult to optimise your user … Continue reading Technology: is it time to change?

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Mark Davis becomes Office Power’s new Head of Partner Success

We’ve appointed former office supplies dealer Mark Davis to lead our new Partner Success Team. Mark was managing director of Office Star E-Pro for seven years, and Key Account Director with Office Gold Group for over a decade. With 18 years’ experience as a former dealer, he’s perfect for the job “No one can get … Continue reading Mark Davis becomes Office Power’s new Head of Partner Success