Retailers are busy preparing for the frantic peak selling season kicking off with Black Friday on 23rd November. This has become the biggest shopping day of the year, when retailers offer extraordinary deals and discounts on their range of products.
Last year the shopping extravaganza saw British consumers spending a massive £2.6 billion, which is expected to increase again this year with the majority being spent online.
Following Black Friday comes Cyber Monday, another 24 hour sales event, which then leads onto the Christmas shopping period. Combined, the demand from shoppers puts an enormous amount of pressure on retailers’ infrastructure; they simply cannot afford to miss out on this selling spree and need robust equipment and processes to manage every transaction.
It can certainly be a challenging task for retail businesses to keep track of how much all of their printing and copying, both in-house and outsourced, is costing in such busy environments. 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, and a lack of flexibility.
Apogee’s Retail Managed Services – proven expertise
We have experience working hand-in-hand with retail and distribution companies for over 20 years. From large multinational franchises to local corner stores, small distributors to international logistics organisations, we know exactly what makes for efficient document handling in retail and distribution environments. As Europe’s largest provider of print, document and process technology and outsource services, our reputation as the first choice provider for multi-vendor print technology and service is built on the unique approach we have taken to Managed Services, pro-actively monitoring our clients to maximise their uptime, and the innovation we employ to maintain a portfolio of services which differentiate us.
Many high street brands including McDonalds, Ted Baker and SuperGroup rely on us to keep their document infrastructure up and running, allowing them to focus on the core business of taking sales. 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.
Apogee’s Digital Document Services
In addition to Managed Services, we also offer an unrivalled suite of Digital Document Services across the entire document life cycle, delivering huge value to organisations looking for total solutions. At the heart of our Digital Document Services is our 24/7 outsourced print facility, producing high volume digital printing and copying, scanning coding and unitisation, document finishing and eBible services. Our facilities hosts our creative design and large format printing division, providing clients with end-to-end visual communications from concept, through to design, sampling, print production and installation.
To find out more about our Managed Services and Digital Document Services for retailers speak with us today!
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