Polls Archive

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

  • Sourcing the right products at the right price (33%)
  • Having sufficient product knowledge (19%)
  • Credibility in this product segment (19%)
  • Training reps in this category (19%)
  • Connecting with the customer’s buyer (10%)

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

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

Do you think the back-to-school season will be...

  • Worse than last year (47%)
  • Better than last year (29%)
  • The same as last year (24%)

What has been the biggest factor in successfully growing the jan/san category?

  • Hiring product experts (35%)
  • Sourcing the right products at the right price (26%)
  • Customers looking for single source solutions (26%)
  • Greater product knowledge (13%)

What do you think of Staples’ desire to partner with independent dealers in the US?

  • It’s a winning strategy (33%)
  • Interesting, but it will never work (33%)
  • It’s a PR stunt (34%)