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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Office Products Dealers - What's the Tweeting Point?

by Ian M. Elliott | Jan 26, 2017 8:03:00 AM

I've wondered for a while just what is the point Tweeting and have a quandary to decide how much time and effort's required to figure out if it's worth participating on the Twitter platform at all. This has become a bit of a catch-22 because I'm...

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Topics: Social Media, E-commerce, Small Business

Office Products Resellers and How to Fix

by Ian M. Elliott | Jan 19, 2017 6:40:00 AM

As I conclude this seven-part series of articles, I'd like to remind you it started with my argument that the aftermarket Office Products Industry has failed both itself and the independent resellers. The industry has failed to transform itself...

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Topics: Business Transformation, E-commerce, Small Business

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

E-commerce, Amazon and Office Products Resellers

by Ian M. Elliott | Oct 27, 2016 8:08:00 AM

There's a preoccupation, almost an obsession, with e-commerce these days. Amazon is constantly in the news as it continues to set web traffic and sales records and to finally make some money. Resellers are flocking to the platform to join their...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Information Technology, E-commerce

Amazon, Marketplace Sellers, and Office Products

by Ian M. Elliott | Oct 6, 2016 8:07:00 AM

Is the Amazon Marketplace a healthy business environment for resellers or not? This is an important question that needs to be addressed and better understood by all merchants, not just those involved in the office products and supplies vertical....

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Topics: Business Transformation, E-commerce, Small Business, Web Traffic

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