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Everyday consumables and office supplies can help boost profits

10 Apr 2012

Category: Articles, Company News

FPS believes that its Everyday Consumables range could enable retailers and factors to generate new revenue streams – particularly when the range is stocked, as this maximises availability and the ability to capture distress purchases. When merchandised in a front of shop display, it also catches the eyes of browsing customers.

Feedback from early stockists of the Everyday Consumables range is very positive. Phil Dodd, Managing Director of Melksham Motor Spares, commented,

“Consumables are a straightforward add-on sale for us because our garage customers are already using these products. Selling them everyday items such as tea and coffee is very easy and the margins are good too.”

FPS has partnered with a market leading office products supplier to provide customers with a range of everyday office essentials. The FPS delivery network means that these products are available for next-day delivery, all with no minimum order quantity or value and no delivery charge (Free delivery is subject to terms and conditions and applies to UK mainland only).

Paper alone accounts for a third of the office supply sector, so the range incorporates all those paper products that no modern business can run without, including A4 copy paper, till rolls, notepads, reporter style notebooks, sticky repositional notes and listing paper.

Desktop essentials, including writing stationery, staplers, hole punches, clips and pins, as well as filing basics such as document wallets, punched pockets, ring binders and lever arch files, are also available. Finally, postal and packaging supplies are essential to all businesses, so envelopes, office tapes and labels are all included within the portfolio.

For customers looking to stock the range for the first time, FPS offers marketing support solutions. A detailed flyer, with space to personalise to your business, is available for stockists. The range is also supported by comprehensive electronic and printed catalogues.

Stationers often use contracts to tie customers to prices lasting up to 3 years. Pricing can often be inflexible, making it difficult to achieve the best value. Stationers may also impose high minimum order quantities or values, as well as delivery charges.

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