Office Depot Buys Office Max. What This Means For Your Business

Written by Lane Flynn   
Wednesday, February 20 2013

This morning, Office Depot agreed to buy its rival OfficeMax for 2.1 billion dollars. There are several factors contributing to the deal, one being the direct competition from Staples, but more importantly, the dominant online retailer Amazon has increased pressure for the office supplier to compete. As Neil Austrian, chief executive of Office Depot, said: “In the past decade, with the growth of the Internet, our industry has changed dramatically.”

What does this merger mean for you and your business?

If you sell products online you already know your customers are looking for better prices and an easier way to buy them. As retail stores like Office Depot are trying to keep up, one of the best ways to keep your customers happy is to simplify how they receive their items.

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As more people continue to purchase from Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy, the emphasis on smarter packaging will be huge. So when Office Depot looks to buy up other companies to compete with Amazon, one of the best ways for you to keep your business healthy is to provide the best packaging possible. To see how air pillows can benefit your company, go to our Why Air Pillows page for more information.