Furniture & Interiors
From functional to funky our interiors partners and marketing solutions will leave you sitting pretty!
Whether you are selling one desk or working on a complete office interior refurbishment we can help you with marketing, sales training or simply keeping you updated on new trends in workplace design.
We take great care when working with our supplier partners to ensure we offer our members a range of solutions for seating, desking, storage and interiors accessories so you can create stylish places for your customers to work, meet, relax and learn. Ask us about the Advantia catalogue and our specialist interiors catalogue.
Help your customers make their branding consistent and memorable. Show them new ideas and quality products to promote their business.
Promotional merchandise is a misunderstood part of the marketing mix. Often thought of as cheap incidentals that people give away to be thrown away, if you get promotional gifts right they can have a very positive impact on the awareness of a brand and the style and personality a brand wants to convey. Get it wrong and the brand could be devalued in the eyes of end users.
Advantia has a tremendous amount of experience in promotional merchandise and brand management within the Group and through our supplier partners to help you sell promotional products with confidence. We also provide a specialist catalogue and a promotional merchandise mailer full of great products and information to help your customers choose the best promotional products for their needs.
Managed Print Solutions
Our exclusive and trusted partnership with Synergy and Sharp will provide you with a natural link to developing the opportunity that MPS offer.
Through our “customer comes first” consultative approach we ensure your customers benefit from the most efficient and cost-effective print solutions available today. Whether your customers’ needs are as simple as a single desktop printer or as complex as a Nationwide fleet of hundreds or even thousands of machines with software to control, report and reduce their volumes as well as automating some of their paper processes, you can rest assured that they are in safe hands with one of the most experienced teams in the industry.
With the Synergy and Sharp relationship, we believe we can compete against the best in the market and provide our members and their customers with technology and support that we can all rely on.
Be switched on to the latest tech developments and trends and ready and able to sell them.
Technology is becoming more and more vital to the profitability of every business. The ability to work anywhere, be connected to the information we need and to seamlessly communicate has never been more important. Whether its business machines, computer supplies or print consumables or presentation equipment you will be well supported by Advantia.
Our Merlin Marketplace e-commerce and marketing platform provides you with the ability to keep your on-line product range up to date. At Advantia head office we have the ability to update product data centrally which is particularly important for technology products that often have very short product life cycles and new products becoming available all the time.
Vantage is our unique prospecting programme for our members to target corporate accounts with a consultative sales approach.
Vantage is a cost reduction programme, but with a difference. Most cost reduction programmes concentrate on the high cost core items a business buys, let’s call that the obvious stuff. Vantage looks at these but also looks at the indirect costs that a business incurs and this can result in considerable savings for the prospective customer.
You analyse your potential customer’s data and feed the results into the Vantage template. This is output as a personalised 28 page high quality booklet presenting easy to understand graphs and information to demonstrate the savings you can bring to the customer. The emphasis is on saving them time, saving them money and helping them reduce their carbon footprint.
Essentials that keep the wheels of industry and commerce turning.
You may notice that we prefer to use the phrase “Business Supplies” instead of “Office Supplies”. This may be the traditional term for traditional products in our industry but owing to our enhanced product ranges and the help and support we provide our members they sell into an incredibly wide range of workplaces, from cafés to factories, creative agencies to medical practices.
Through our marketing support our members are able to win large corporate business and SME accounts. We have a host of marketing tools for our members to use including our Corporate Conscience brochure, Managed Services brochure, annual catalogue, Wisebuys mailer, prospecting tools, product specific flyers and our Business Club Programme.
Our medical and ergonomic solutions can relieve the pain and strain of squeezed margins you may be suffering in other product sectors.
We encourage and help our members to diversify into new and exciting product sectors. We have partnered with well-established suppliers in the medical and health sector to provide a specialist catalogue and information to help your sales teams understand the potential of opening up a host of new sales opportunities by selling medical supplies into your existing customers. You will also be able to target prospect accounts by selling the benefits of the convenience of buying from a single source whenever possible.
Creating a healthy working environment is a hot topic for employers and there are a fascinating range of products that you can offer through relationships we have in place with our supplier partners. Do you know the risks of sitting too long and the benefits of standing at a work-station? We do and we will help you educate your customers.
We can save the planet if we all do our bit. One of the many advantages of Document Management is cutting down on waste. Another advantage is saving your customers money!
The production, storage and destruction of documents is something that every business does and this uses a lot of ink and toner. Even if you try to be paperless, documents and data exist somewhere. So managing paper documents and electronic documents and safely destroying them can be a real headache for your customers. Providing a document management service can enhance your total offering to your customer and reduce their printing costs.
As an Advantia member you can offer secure on-site and off-site shredding. You simply set the service up and our shredding partner will do the rest. Fully compliant to BS EN 15713 and ISO 9001:2009 standards with a Certificate of Destruction provided. We also have document management marketing tools including a flyer and a brochure to help you sell in this service.
Clean workspaces, catering supplies stocked up and personnel using the correct safety equipment doesn’t happen by magic. It’s good facilities management.
This is a large and lucrative product and service sector which we enable our members to maximise. Many products are legally required or necessary to comply with Health & Safety regulations. Your customers need to buy them, so we help our members promote the fact that they can provide these products with most being available next day. Our enhanced data on Merlin Marketplace includes COSHH sheets and details where a product conforms to required testing and certification. This can be accessed by the customer at point of purchase on Merlin or can be used by our members’ sales teams.
We currently provide a water solutions flyer, catering and janitorial flyer, a 290 page storage catalogue and facilities products always feature strongly in our Wisebuys mailer.