Monday, 6 April, 2020

United Stationers: Your share of the Empowered User

An August 2012 group of consumer studies conducted by United with 12,000 working consumers, indicates that individuals within companies who purchase products for their individual use and/or their departments grew to 77% of purchasers,...

Technology Solutions 2011

Looking back over the last 12 months may not be particularly enjoyable for all software providers as the recession continued to bite. However, most agree that the next year is one of promise and...

United Stationers: Technology-enabled Mobile Workers

Worker mobility contributes to the empowered user phenomenon that has manifested itself in office purchasing, as described in United’s recent Empowered User white paper. Empowered users purchase what they need, largely outside the company purchasing...

Technology solutions 2012

Read the digital edition Yes, we are in a tough economy, but the area of technology solutions still requires constant investment. It just doesn’t stand still. Take Hewlett-Packard’s recent announcement of 27,000 job cuts. Who...

United Stationers: Buy Local

There are opportunities surrounding “buy local” campaigns which both resellers and consumers across industries are realising. Research conducted by United Stationers found that almost 2/3 of the consumers surveyed preferred to buy from local...

United Stationers: Empowered User

Employees are emerging as the new purchasing force. Purchasing agents and administrators now share responsibility for purchasing workplace products with other departments and individual employees, with each area now purchasing approximately 1/3 of the...

Vendor consolidation continues apace

2014 was barely a week old and we had seen two major OP players enter agreements to sell off manufacturing operations, first with ADVEO in Europe, followed closely by Esselte in North America. OPI takes...

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