Thursday, 13 August, 2020

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

  • Worse than last year (66%)
  • Really don’t know due to the pandemic (22%)
  • Better than last year (8%)
  • Same as last year (4%)
  • Dealers: what sales shifts have you seen during COVID-19?

    • Considerable shift to jan/san and PPE categories (66%)
    • All sales are down (31%)
    • No change (3%)
    • Compared with six weeks ago, how do you feel about your business prospects for the remainder of 2020?

      • More confident (43%)
      • Less confident (28%)
      • About the same (29%)
      • How confident are you that your business will still be operating this time next year?

        • Very (52%)
        • Reasonably (27%)
        • Not very (16%)
        • Not at all (5%)
        • Which of these best describes your year-on-year organic sales trend since the beginning of March?

          • Minus 50%-79% (30%)
          • Minus 30%-49% (23%)
          • Minus 5%-29% (15%)
          • Minus 80% or worse (11%)
          • Essentially flat (11%)
          • Plus 15% or better (5%)
          • Plus 5%-15% (5%)
          • As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, has your company implemented a remote working policy?

            • Yes (83%)
            • No (17%)
            • Will the performance of your business in 2020 be affected by the coronavirus outbreak?

              • Yes (67%)
              • Too early to say (27%)
              • No (6%)
              • Do you think traditional trade shows still have an important role to play in today’s digital world?

                • Yes (63%)
                • No (37%)
                • Which of the following is the most important for you in 2020?

                  • Developing closer relationships with customers (35%)
                  • Increasing gross margins (31%)
                  • Making better use of data (19%)
                  • Improving digital capabilities (15%)
                  • HP Inc & Xerox – what do you think will ultimately happen?

                    • The companies won’t merge (46%)
                    • HP will buy Xerox (29%)
                    • Xerox will buy HP (25%)
                    • What is currently your biggest macroeconomic concern?

                      • The threat of a recession (32%)
                      • US/China tariffs (30%)
                      • Brexit (14%)
                      • Climate change (14%)
                      • None of the above (10%)
                      • Do you think Amazon’s Climate Pledge will have a positive impact on the OP industry?

                        • No (75%)
                        • Yes (25%)
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