TESTIMONIALS

What Advantia Members Say About E-commerce

“We currently have 3 websites and a separate e-marketing platform. Advantia’s MERLIN Marketplace e-commerce platform means we will have one website that will allow us to sell, inform and send our e-marketing from. One place. One set of data. Easy for us and easy for our customers.”

Paul Upton, IT Manager,
Premier Office Supplies and MERLIN Marketplace Beta Tester

Premier Office Supplies
Swift Business Solutions

What Advantia Members Say About Marketing

“Advantia’s Engage Gateway is a great resource. 24/7 we can view, personalise and price a wide range of quality marketing tools. Or we can download the artwork and ‘Swift–it–up’, this saves us lots of time and effort, because we always know the images, information and supplier offers are correct.”

 

Sarah Grice, Director,
Swift Business Solutions

What Advantia Members Say About Outsourced Warehousing and Logistics

“At first it was difficult not to be in control and not to have stock in the warehouse although in reality it was rare that a customer needed anything the same day. We have educated our customers that as long as they order by 5pm they will get their delivery next day. This has had a very positive effect on our cash flow, our costs are down, profits are up and so is our margin because we are now able to concentrate more on sales.”

William Brown, Director,
Asdon

Asdon Group
Clare's

What Advantia Members Say About New Product Sectors

“Our dealer group, Advantia has been helping members change their business models and move into other sectors rather than concentrate on traditional office products. In one year Clares added £5m to our turnover through our healthcare strategy and we now focus on contractual not transactional business, which is key to our growth.”

 

Steve Clare, Manageing Director,
Clares Office Supplies

What Advantia Members Say About Data

“Advantia go to more trouble than anyone else in the industry to make sure the data we have to run our business is accurate. With the new MERLIN Marketplace e-commerce platform the data, which will all be manged centrally on behalf of all the Advantia members, will be accurate and uploaded immediately, no need for us to wait until the next product file and load it. This is done for us instantly and centrally, as and when currency rates shift or corrections are made to the data. As IT Manager this is going to save me an enormous amount of time.”

Paul Upton, IT Manager,
Premier Office Supplies and MERLIN Marketplace Beta Tester

Premier Office Supplies