Sunday, 17 January, 2021

Is a pure wholesaling model still viable in the business supplies industry?

  • Yes (52%)
  • No (39%)
  • Don't know (9%)
  • Do technology software providers offer compelling solutions for dealers?

    • No (71%)
    • Yes (14%)
    • Somewhat (7%)
    • Don't use them (8%)
    • Which of the following is the hottest issue in the OP industry right now?

      • Amazon Business/e-commerce (76%)
      • The economy (11%)
      • Workplace technology (7%)
      • M&A/private equity (6%)
      • Will Brexit impact your business?

        • Yes, negatively (48%)
        • No (42%)
        • Yes, positively (10%)
        • Do you have plans to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) into the products you sell or manufacture?

          • Yes (48%)
          • What's IoT? (19%)
          • Maybe (16%)
          • No (17%)
          • Which of the following trends do you think will impact the OP industry the most?

            • Technology (64%)
            • Robotics (13%)
            • Growing population/ageing society (10%)
            • Individualism (4%)
            • Climate change (3%)
            • Urbanisation (3%)
            • Localisation (1%)
            • Globalisation (1%)
            • What’s your outlook for the OP industry in 2017?

              • Positive (43%)
              • Flat (38%)
              • Negative (17%)
              • The best year yet (2%)
              • Do you intend to use the Alibaba marketplace to generate sales?

                • Yes, in the future (42%)
                • What’s Alibaba? (33%)
                • No (25%)
                • Yes, already using it (0%)
                • Will the Trump presidency be good or bad for the OP sector?

                  • Must wait and see (41%)
                  • Good (37%)
                  • Bad (22%)
                  • Resellers, does MPS still represent a business opportunity…

                    • No (50%)
                    • Yes (37%)
                    • Haven’t thought about it (8%)
                    • Looking into it (5%)
                    • Is Office Depot Europe’s acquisition a positive development for the industry?

                      • Makes no difference (39%)
                      • Yes (36%)
                      • No (25%)
                      • Which of the following is the hottest issue in the OP industry right now?

                        • Amazon/e-commerce (54%)
                        • Workplace digitisation (13%)
                        • M&A activity (12%)
                        • The economy (11%)
                        • Staples/Office Depot fallout (10%)