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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 Outdated back-end systems limit the ability to prototype, test and launch new digital offerings, whilst an old-fashioned website makes it increasingly difficult to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

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Office Power strengthens the Category Team

Our former Head of Trading, Colin Streeter, has been promoted to Group Head of Category. Colin Streeter is our new Group Head of Category Colin joined the team in 2014 after racking up eight years on stationery wholesaler Spicers’ management team. At Office Power, he has worked closely with our dealer partners to ensure they … Continue reading Office Power strengthens the Category Team

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The pound coin won’t be round for much longer

As you may already know the new £1 coin will enter circulation on March 28th, with the Royal Mint producing 1.5 billion new coins. The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in over 30 years because of its vulnerability to sophisticated counterfeits. With approximately one in thirty £1 coins in circulation … Continue reading The pound coin won’t be round for much longer

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Office Supplies Industry Dealer Group Report

Over the past few months we have interviewed over 100 local office supplies dealers in the UK to explore through quantitative and qualitative analysis the views of a traditional dealer on the dealer group model. Primarily researching dealers that are currently in or using dealer group services it highlights the range of services, the perception … Continue reading Office Supplies Industry Dealer Group Report

Climb of Life

We have raised over £2,250 for the ICR, thank you for your support!

We’d like to thank all of the supporters who helped us raise over £2,250 for the Institute of Cancer Research! The Office Power team, led by our CEO Simon Drakeford alongside Chris Armstrong and Alina Fisher from Office Power and our dealer partner Kenny Sneddon from Riverside Office Supplies took part in the Climb of … Continue reading We have raised over £2,250 for the ICR, thank you for your support!

More than just a managed service provider

The announcement that Superstat’s managed services offering Cadabra will cease operations has captured the news this week. They don’t think that outsourcing or managed services is a sustainable model in the OP industry. Even though Office Power is much more than just a managed service provider, we don’t agree that the model doesn’t work and … Continue reading More than just a managed service provider

Euroffice Appoints New Senior Marketing Manager

As Seen in OPI.net European online business supplies group Euroffice has appointed Alina Fisher as Senior Marketing Manager. Fisher joins the company with extensive B2B and B2C marketing experience, having held similar positions with Terasaki Electric, where she was responsible for overseeing the company’s expansion into the Russian market, and, most recently, the conference and … Continue reading Euroffice Appoints New Senior Marketing Manager

Is it time to say goodbye to The Catalogue?

By our very own Steve Robinson and as seen on opi.net Catalogues. They are expensive, restrictive, inflexible and old-fashioned; yet 95% of office supplies dealers still use them. For many dealers, catalogues continue to be their principal sales and marketing tool. Across the Euroffice Group we stopped printing catalogues a year ago. Our business hasn’t … Continue reading Is it time to say goodbye to The Catalogue?