Sunday, 28 November, 2021

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,...

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...

United Stationers: Sustainability Talk the Walk

According to a survey conducted by United Stationers, 39% of consumers and 44% of product purchasers deem a company’s reputation for sustainability as very important when purchasing for the workplace. It did not come...

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...

Photizo Group: The Services-Led Business Opportunity: A Guide to Considerations, Cautions, and Conditions

Services-led companies (SLC) and product-led companies (PLC) both sell products. The difference between the two is that SLCs lead with a service—and may or may not combine a product with the service—and the product...

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Podcast: AF International’s green story

Desktop and surfaces cleaning specialist AF International believes that its longstanding commitment to the environment is its ‘best-kept secret’. In this episode of OPI Talk,...