Service Point Solutions issued a Press Release today; here’s what it said:
Service Point attacks the online consumer and home office print market through OasisPrint
• Through OasisPrint, a UK-based web platform, Service Point attacks the Small Office, Home Office (SoHo) online print market with expected annual revenues of €12M by 2015
• The new offer leverages Service Point print locations across Europe and creates a new revenue stream
• Service Point bets on a diversified, increasingly online offer to position itself in growth markets
30th November 2011 – Service Point incorporates OasisPrint (www.oasisprint.co.uk), a UK-based web platform, and launches a new brand to win market share in the lucrative online printing segment with focus on the SME and SoHo-segment, a move in line with the strategy of the group to diversify the sales channel and broaden the traditional B2B customer base.
OasisPrint, a start-up founded by two ex-VistaPrint employees, James Welsh and Shadi Manna, will bring online marketing skills to Service Point’s global reach and production capacity, enabling the fast-growing website to expand into the rest of Europe via Service Point’s multinational operations base.
Unlike many competitors, OasisPrint’s emphasis on quality products (including business cards, letterhead, flyers, etc) and attentive customer support has meant that the website enjoys exceptionally high levels of satisfaction, resulting in a high degree of returning customers. And now, with Service Point’s extensive local production capacity, OasisPrint will be able to offer fast local delivery right across Europe.
“Service Point already has the expertise, the production capacity and geographical reach”, says Christian Paulsen, Chief Online Business Development Officer. “With OasisPrint, and other online initiatives, we can fully exploit our potential by opening new markets, launching new products and developing new channels. We anticipate that our online strategy will generate very strong revenue growth in the coming years.”
“iDekor.no”, “zip-posters.co.uk”, “plotgiant.co.uk” are further examples of online initiatives across Service Point’s European operations. But other success stories also rely on the company’s online capability: its Photo Books operations, 3rd biggest in Europe is growing at 24% in 2011, and even in the challenging Spanish market, its Books on Demand offer, where book publishers order productions runs electronically is growing at 24%.
Diversification and strong online strategy is enabling Service Point to focus on growth markets, and with online consumer spending for print-related products increasing by as much as 70% in some areas, OasisPrint offers the company a B2C online brand with great potential.
Service Point Solutions (www.servicepoint.net) provides an all-in-one managed solution for clients wishing to have their information processed, communicated or managed by a true service-focused partner. Our 2,140 professionals, based in nine countries (UK, US, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Hong Kong, France, Sweden and Russia) provide products and services across a network of 130 service points and 800 facilities management programs. SPS is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Madrid and Barcelona stock exchanges (ticker: SPS.MC).
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