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SMBs take over Amazon

Amazon has reported that more than half of units sold in its US online stores in 2018 were from SMBs.…

NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

Hot Topic: Creative disruption

The growth of Amazon Business in the past three and a half years has been impressive by anyone’s standards, including…

Amazon Germany hones in on office supplies

Amazon Germany has launched an online store specifically dedicated to the most popular office supplies. Amazon.de/büroklassiker (which translates into ‘office…

The State of the OP Industry Report 2017-18

Once again, the last 12 months have seen the global office products (OP) industry continue to change substantially: Despite economic…

Piranha Business – Light. Key Insights Into The Appeal Of Amazon Business

In June 2017, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA) and OPI published “Piranha Business”, the first in-depth study of Amazon Business OP customers…

Piranha Business: Investigating the appeal of Amazon Business

A New Research Study By Martin Wilde Associates and OPI Back in the summer of 2014, Martin Wilde Associates (MWA)…

Research: Finding that anchor

The fifth incarnation of The View from the Top: The State of the OP Industry 2017-18 is highly indicative of…

Xerox responds to investor claims | Walmart expands in India | ADVEO ramps up...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Xerox has…

Interview: Winc New Zealand on Lyone’s shopping list

After acquiring Lyreco Australia, COS founder Dominique Lyone has told OPI he would be interested in acquiring the for-sale Winc…

AI assistants head to the office

A report by US-based IT professional network Spiceworks has revealed the rise of digital assistants in the workplace. Artificial intelligent…

Alibaba expands South Asian footprint

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has acquired South Asia's largest online shopping platform Daraz.The deal is the latest in Alibaba's plan…

Amazon trumpets its small business benefits

Amazon has just released a report showing how it supports small businesses across the world, especially in the US –…

Spotlight Xtra: Byte Foods

Read Spotlight: Keeping it freshfor the full interview with Lee Mokri. OPI: How do new customers get started? Lee Mokri:…

Spotlight: Keeping it fresh

The concept of Byte Foods is simple: it makes, installs and maintains state-of-the-art refrigerators at places of work and restocks…

Analysis: The GSA’s broad e-commerce approach

In March 2018, the US General Service Administration (GSA) revealed its implementation plan for the establishment of a commercial e-commerce…

Interview: Essendant leaders on the SPR merger

OPI catches up with Essendant CEO Ric Phillips and President of Office & Facilities Harry Dochelli to discuss the transaction…

Amazon climbs ranks in UK retail

Amazon has now taken its place as the fifth biggest retailer in the UK.According to new research by industry analysts…

Amazon launches international buyer feature

A new app feature introduced by Amazon has opened up the US marketplace to the rest of the world.The e-commerce…

ProcessingPoint reveals new branding

Cloud-based workplace software provider ProcessingPoint has changed its name. After more than 12 years, the US company has rebranded to…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…