On the eve of Black Friday retailers are busy preparing for their peak selling season in the build up to Christmas. Last year British consumers spent £810m on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, when retailers offer drastic deals and discount on their products to kick-start the Christmas shopping. That's a rate of £9,375 every second, and this year sales are expected to surpass £1bn.
Together with Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping period the demand from hungry shoppers puts an enormous pressure on the retailers infrastructure. Retailers simply can’t afford to miss out on this selling spree, and they need resilient equipment and processes to manage every transaction.
In such frenetic environments, trying to keep track of how much all of this printing and copying, both in-house and out-sourced, is costing can be a tricky proposition. While no company can afford to overspend on any element of its processes, they cannot risk downtime and an inability to take and fulfil orders. With multiple locations and huge peaks in tight timeframes, this situation can quickly lead to inefficient document handling, unnecessarily high costs, wasteful use of consumables, an out-of-control data stream and no flexibility to adapt when the technology you use updates.
Apogee’s Retail Managed Services – proven expertise
Here at Apogee, we have been working hand-in-hand with retail and distribution companies for over 20 years. In this time we have amassed unmatched experience designing bespoke Managed Services tailor-made to retail and distribution businesses large and small. From large multinational franchises to local corner stores, small distributors to international logistics organisations, we know what makes for efficient document handling in retail and distribution environments.
Many major high street brands like McDonalds and Ted Baker rely on us to keep their document infrastructure up and running, freeing them to focus on the core business of taking sales. And as the peak selling season approaches we are working with many more retailers who have chosen Apogee as their partner, project-managing the rollout of new document systems so they can maximise their operations during this busy time.
To find out more about our Managed Services for retailers please speak with our Strategic Accounts team or click here.