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printer logos plugholePost OP era
is  N O W !

It's time to mobilise
your paperless future


Q3 results for papermakers, printermakers and leading OP makers, that have not reinvented themselves for the needs of users, have fallen off a cliff... Updated

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disconnected dealer2I m p e r s o n a l
i m p l o s i o n !

Personalisation explosion
in productivity services.
Excellence bts execution


The backlash against menu-driven, automatic telephone answering corporations is on! ironically the giant telcos AT&T, Verizon & Vodafone are the worst. The lesson is clear for indie resellers: exploit your local advantage and connect with users e.g Lucy personally, complete

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commodity cliff'OPeless pursuit

Selling paper & ink free,
ups cost not productivity
Mobilize paperless office!


Fact: paper-related products demand is in terminal decline and will not return. Most dealers are in denial with OP sales still 70%+ of sales mix compared with market demand of less than 20% of business supply spend. What can they do about it?

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HP death of the printerOld techmakers'
terminal tailspin

Lexmark, Imation, Xerox,
HP's desperate decline

 

It's been a tough Q3 for many industrial suppliers with flat/declining sales trends. For old-tech makers the downward spiral has accelerated with in-denial CEO's fudging the figures....

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Gazelle leaps bigboxReinvent your
business NOW

Look beyond paperclips,

buyers & bigboxes.Learn
from 'gazelles' e.g. Uber


Interesting lead article in the Economist this week entitled 'Reinvent the company' inspired no doubt, by the new freelance 'on-demand' economy disrupting traditional taxi, hotel & business supply markets e.g. Uber, AirBnB & Amazon. Time to react is now!

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Sally Saver receptionistHi Sally: it's only
me your office
supply guy

Time to stop being a
stationary stationer


Time to go beyond the paperclip... go beyond the buyer. There are less than 3000 OP dealers in the US/UK (20,000 1990), the majority of whom are still order-taking, paper-based sellers. Time to step up and provide personalised productivity services...

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UK top 50 20111Progressives
p r o g r e s s
prevented

Wholesalers stall single
-source stockless goals


We've visited most of the leading progressive business supply resellers in the UK. They're mostly positive, optimistic and expanding but frustrated with restrictive wholesaler support... Updated

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Alibaba DragonIs Alibaba a real
threat to AMZN?

AWS Conference report.
Rivals' heads in Cloud?


Seeking Alpha
analyst Westend 511 has just returned from Amazon's AWS cloud conference with some strong views about Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba's threat to its leadership...

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Amazon v walmart sumoWMT v AMZN:
Win with stores

CEO McMillon: in danger
of shopper shift misread

 

Retail giant Walmart's CEO Doug McMillon says his fleet of stores give his retailer a huge edge over Amazon. Wishful thinking we think...

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Screen Shot 2014 12 05 at 17.14.46 thumb medium300 300Disruptors'
Revolution
Disrespected

History proves these
leaders drive market


Back in 80's Staples was the positive disruptive force. In the 90's Viking. This century Amazon, WBMason and Uber are driving immediacy and personalised service. They deserve your respect.... complete

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