Stockport based P&P Print Specialists have introduced Managed Print Services into their portfolio of products offering wider choice and greater flexibility.
P&P’s new Managed Print Service means that businesses no longer have to be tied into a long-term contract, in line with the new way in which we procure and pay for goods and services, both in business and in the home.
For instance, car leasing has gone through a considerable change and made the most un-affordable vehicles more affordable with flexible payments and short terms contracts. Phone contracts, SKY TV – rental models where we pay a small amount per month with no long term commitment. Spotify, Netflix – access to music and films for a small amount each month. Low cost high value.
Consumers are becoming promiscuous and we now have to work hard for loyalty.
Stewart Bowden, managing director at Triple P Marketing and Print explains:
“Managed Print Services have changed to how the world is changing – subscription based, no contract, 30 days notice to cancel. Pay for what you print with everything covered.
“This model enables businesses to be released from long-term contracts, offering greater flexibility and saving thousands; there is no need to be tied down and, if you don’t like it, you can just cancel, easy”.
In business, subscription based billing is becoming more prominent. Software companies such as Adobe and Microsoft now offer their flagship products on monthly subscriptions. Easing cashflow for companies but with flexibility to cancel should business requirements change.
Recognising the shift in the market and based on customer demands – Stockport based print specialists P&P Mailing have now become the North West agent for Ofika.
Ofika provides print hardware for offices, providing well known branded copiers – like Xerox, Canon, Sharp and Ricoh – but on short term contracts with 30 day cancellations.
“It’s called ‘disruption’, a new way of working that will change the industry. We are a traditional print company and have noticed personalisation, on demand and flexibility are the key service ingredients in our business. Our business clients asked for more flexible internal print solutions and Ofika was the right partner for us. I think we will see more of the pay monthly models in the next few years where clearly volume is key so this will be a challenge for print businesses.
“We now offer Managed Print Services across the North West. Every business I know uses a company somewhere along the line and is tied to a contract. Now no more.
“The business world is changing, everything is moving towards subscription services and that includes the world of printing. We are investing and championing small businesses to help improve their cashflow so that they can spend money and time on the more important things in business.”
Stewart Bowden is managing director of both P&P and Triple Print based in Stockport.