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 Outdated back-end systems limit the ability to prototype, test and launch new digital offerings, whilst an old-fashioned website makes it increasingly difficult to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

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 …

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 …

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Fear of Change – Simon Drakeford

Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you are finished changing, you are finished.” These are wise words that apply just as powerfully to business as they do to individuals. And yet the fear of change is still rife among both, rendering many paralysed in their professional and personal lives. It’s understandable. We are creatures of habit, …

Power Up – The Need To Change

Office Power’s CEO, Simon Drakeford, will explore why he believes the traditional office products dealer channel needs to change, how that change can be managed and what life looks like on the other side. The Need to Change For the last two years I’ve been working on building Office Power, a system and service platform …