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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Best Buy Vs. Amazon - Can it Inspire Office Products Resellers?

by Ian M. Elliott | Mar 29, 2017 7:59:00 AM

It wasn't long ago and it seemed like everyone was writing off Best Buy - excess retail square footage, salespeople (if you could find them) more interested selling extended warranties than the right product or service. Combined with senior...

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Topics: Business Transformation, E-commerce

Self-Assessment of the Digital Status of my Office Products Business!

by Ian M. Elliott | Feb 28, 2017 10:57:00 AM

In the fall of 2016, I put myself in the shoes of an office products and supplies reseller in recounting the "story" of a dealership successfully embracing digital technology. As regular readers will already appreciate, it takes a lot of work to...

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Topics: Social Media, E-commerce, Small Business, Web Traffic

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

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