We read a pretty interesting blog post by our friend, Laurie, over at Plannerisms on September 28, 2012. It was entitled “The Future of Paper Planners.” Obviously, that is a subject in which we have a keen interest! You can read the post here.
Staples, Office Max and Office Depot are planning to close some stores, downsize others, and move to more online sales. What do you think this bodes for paper planners? Not just purchasing, but also being able to pick up the product, examine it, feel the cover and paper, etc..
Moleskine is floating the idea of an IPO in early November. Is this an indication that their majority owner, Syntegra Capital, thinks Moleskine products, including a line of planners, are about ready to top out, and they want to cash out before demand declines?
What do you think–do paper planners have a future? Are online sales the only option–or will little oases of independent bookstores and office supply businesses continue to stock them?