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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Office Products, Websites, Domain Age & Domain Authority

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 27, 2016 10:16:19 AM

In my recent article, How the Office Products Industry has Failed the Office Products Resellers, I built my argument for this failure around various internet terms, such as domain age and authority, the website's "grade", its backlinks, and its...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Web Traffic

How the Office Products Industry has Failed the Resellers

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 20, 2016 9:04:06 AM

It's difficult to escape the general sense of gloom in the office products and supplies industry. We've entered a period of great change that's creating uncertainty which, in turn, is unsettling even the largest players, and further contributing...

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Topics: Business Transformation, E-commerce, Web Traffic

Office Products, Anti-Trust, Mergers and Acquisitions

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 14, 2016 7:53:00 AM

There are three levels of the supply chain in the office products and supplies industry. Firstly, the manufacturer, secondly the distributor and then, the final link in the chain, the dealer or reseller, from whom the customer buys its desired...

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Topics: Industry News, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Transfer of Commerce, Ten Performance Goals for Taking Part!

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 8, 2016 8:21:26 AM

B2B e-commerce is set to grow 45%, eclipsing $1.1 trillion by 2020 and is simply too big a deal to ignore. The annual market in the United States for ink and toner is $25 billion and, although declining at a modest 1% or so per year, is primed...

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Topics: Business Transformation

Office Products & Supplies - The Big Picture

by Ian M. Elliott | Dec 6, 2016 8:47:00 AM

I've just concluded a mini-marathon series of blogs that attempted to provide a detailed overview of the workings of the office supplies component of the office products industry. It's a big, complex industry and there's nothing simple about a ...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Social Media, Industry News

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