Polls Archive

Which of the following is the hottest issue in the OP industry right now?

  • Amazon Business (30%)
  • M&A (30%)
  • Brexit (20%)
  • The economy (10%)
  • Tariffs (10%)
  • E-commerce (0%)

Is health and well-being an important category for your business?

  • Yes, growing strongly (45%)
  • Not yet, but looking into it (18%)
  • Yes (18%)
  • No (19%)

Resellers: are you concerned about the Chinese trade war and the impact on prices?

  • Yes, I’m affected now (58%)
  • Yes, I’ll be affected from next January (21%)
  • No, it’d just part of normal price fluctuations (19%)
  • No, I haven’t had vendor price increase notifications (2%)

Resellers… what is your biggest challenge selling Safety/MRO/PPE products

  • Sourcing the right products at the right price (30%)
  • Having sufficient product knowledge (21%)
  • Connecting with the customer’s buyer (18%)
  • Training reps in this category (15%)
  • Credibility in this product segment (16%)

Do you think the FTC will block Staples’ acquisition of Essendant?

  • No (71%)
  • Yes (21%)
  • Don’t know (8%)