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Industry leaders indicate importance of ecommerce and dropship for the future of office supplies

The Covid crisis has been a major driving force for change in our industry and beyond. Whilst fighting for survival, we have all been forced to become more agile than ever before, adapt quickly and embrace new ways of thinking. There is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the transformation that was already happening …

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Office Power then and now: what’s changed?

Change is the only real constant in our lives, and the Covid pandemic has brought about seminal disruption to our industry, businesses and lives. Now that things are starting to return to what’s being called ‘the new normal’, we’ve taken the opportunity to step back and look at how we’ve evolved over the years to …

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7 things you didn’t know about Office Power dealer partners

Have you ever wondered how our dealer partners successfully manage to work with any supplier they want? How they structure their deliveries to meet their specific business model? Or even what they really have to say about their partnership with us? To help you find out the answers to these questions and more, we’ve put …

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The impact of COVID-19 on the future of work by Dr Eliza Filby, Generation Expert & Historian of Contemporary Values

Recently, BOSS Federation held a webinar featuring Dr Eliza Filby, Generation Expert & Historian of Contemporary Values. Drawing on insights gained from multiple industries and clients, Eliza spoke about COVID-19’s impact on the structure of working lives and offices, potential opportunities for the office products industry and the importance of aligning with new customer priorities. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …