You would think that e-commerce may be far away from the industry, or too small to affect your business. Think again!
In fact, e-commerce is regarded as a threat to traditional business not only for our channels, but also for our products. According to the research from Statista, e-commerce retail sales in Latin America are projected to grow from US$57.02 billion in 2016 to US$84.75 billion by 2019.
As noted by RT Media, retailers such as Staples have also been affected by e-commerce channels such as Amazon and all similar online B2B/B2C services. Many office supplies companies have closed out their physical stores and added delivery services to accommodate their sales made via the internet. Moreover, the ascending trend of online trading also means the reduction of paper usage. The print consumables as well as office supplies industry could be dramatically affected now that businesses are moved online.
Don’t let your business in Latin America be the next Staples!
Despite the obvious challenge, can e-commerce also be an opportunity to our industry or even save us from crisis? If so, how?
Martin Wilde, Managing Director of Martin Wilde Associates—An OPI Resources Associate, will give you the answer during the RT Imaging Summit-Americas 2017.
Mr. Wilde will share his latest views on the subject at the Summit on June 22 in Cancun Mexico. The topic of his presentation is “What Online Trading Means for the Office Products Industry?” His speech will surely inspire ideas on how to find new opportunities with the emergence of new market and technology.
According to Recycling Times Media Corporation, the organizer of RT Imaging Summit-Americas 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, many industry elites such as Martin Wilde will also be present at the event to share their latest information, cutting edge intelligence and business insights.
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About Martin Wilde
Martin Wilde, Managing Director, Martin Wilde Associates—An OPI Resources Associate
Martin is a Global OP Market Researcher & Marketing Consultant. He has spent the last 20 years researching the office products (OP) industry worldwide and has an unrivalled breadth of knowledge and contacts across the industry.
In 2006, Martin set up his business- Martin Wilde Associates Ltd, offering high quality research and consultancy services to the OP industry worldwide at a fraction of the cost of competitor agencies.
His specialties include market research, marketing consultancy, office products, stationery, office supplies.
About Recycling Times Media
Recycling Times Media Corporation (RT Media) educates, informs and provides networking and business opportunities for the printing consumables industry. RT Media serves the industry by publishing efficient, objective, reliable and credible industry news and comment, organizing the world-class trade shows, industry conferences and business events.
The world’s largest print consumables expo—RemaxWorld Expo, organized by RT Media, is held in Zhuhai, known as the world capital of printer consumables. In addition, RT Media holds successful RT Summits in Europe, America and Asia to expand international markets. The recently acquired US-based World Toner Conference is now held annually in northern China. RT Media operates numerous, integrated premier news and information channels including inTouch TV News, Recycling Times Magazine, website and social media platforms offering efficient, objective, reliable and credible industry news and views.