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5 reasons why most dealers will survive Lockdown 3.0

As Boris Johnson delivered another nationwide message, non-essential shops, pubs, bars and restaurants closed their doors once more and the number of cases continue to stack up at an alarming rate, we entered a third national lockdown. And we can’t help but think one thing: ‘here we go again’. But while the newspapers have been …

The Changing Dealer: Resilience in the Face of Adversity Report

During the Covid pandemic, we launched an in-depth research programme to try and continually assess the impact of the crisis on both our industry and the wider economy. With the aim of supporting dealers to survive this crisis, we’ve now published the findings in a brand-new report, The Changing Dealer: Resilience in the Face of Adversity.  Based on …

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Unwinding furlough: what does it mean for your business?

The Government Job Retention Scheme – more commonly known as furlough – has been a lifeline for millions of businesses and employees across the UK for the last 6 months. Not least of these are office supplies businesses, who have been significantly impacted by the crisis. But with the announcement that employers now need to …

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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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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 …

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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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What could the office supplies dealer & wholesaler channel look like post-COVID-19?

We know that everyone in the office supplies industry is feeling the effects of Covid-19. As we’re all in this together, we want to share our resources and any knowledge which could help other dealers at the moment as well as connect with the wider dealer community. On Thursday 30 April 2020 at 2PM our CEO …

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Free tools & services to help you manage your business during COVID-19

With so many office supplies businesses feeling the impact of Covid-19, we’ve scoured and searched for the best free tools and services we think are most useful for helping to support you through these difficult times. For keeping in touch with your clients & team: Microsoft Teams – free for 6 months There are a …

How Abbotts’ furniture sales soared with the perfect blend of tools and support

Many of the office supplies dealers we speak to have a specific goal for the growth of their business. However, too many aren’t able to focus on achieving it because other distractions take up their time. We’ve carried out this real life case study to explore how Abbotts’ Office Solutions were able to focus on …

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Office Power presented with Stationers Warrant for fourth consecutive year

The Stationers’ Warrants Committee has presented us with a Stationers’ Company Warrant for excellence in our technology and services for the fourth year in a row. We were initially awarded the prestigious warrant in 2016 after judges were impressed by the way in which we support Office Supplies dealers ‘to concentrate on growing their brand and more importantly profitable sales’. …