Thursday, October 30, 2014

Business Starter Pack Bundle Offer

Do you know anyone about to set up their own business?  

Do they work from home or need to “carry their office around with them”?
Then point them in the direction of our special BUSINESS STARTER PACK BUNDLE.  

We are offering a special package which should appeal to any start up business and particularly those that need to be mobile yet need to have instant access to customer and supplier information, correspondence or even possibly invoices. 

The package cost is £999 plus VAT.   This includes an HP laptop computer complete with wi-fi connection, pre-loaded Microsoft Office, Dragon Voice Recognition software and eCDocs Document/File Assembly and Management System.   

And within a period of 10 days you can be up and running with a new corporate identity, business printing, promotional printing and your own “Office in a Box” laptop computer set up for immediate use.    

The package consists of:-
  1. Free Consultation – discuss your business and marketing plans and we will give free and unique practical advice to help you along the way, as well as a large number of contacts in the key areas of support you may need along the way.
  2. Free Design – including the creation of a logo, free artwork for all the printing you order as part of the Business Starter Pack – including any stock photographs for any leaflets, brochures and promotional items ordered at the same time.
  3. An “Office in the Box” high specification laptop computer and administration system.  This will allow you to store and communicate to all your clients & suppliers quickly and easily. Every communication is stored and indexed for easy retrieval.  There are easy to follow video tutorials on YOUTube to help you learn the features of benefits of this package.     
  4. A £50 DISCOUNT VOUCHER off one of our standard Business Stationery Packs – which range from £99 plus VAT to £149 plus VAT with their relevant discount off any other printed products ordered at the same time.

We can extend this package offered to include a range of other products and services for a very competitive cost – including web site design and web and email hosting, basic accounting software to produce your invoices & statements and a range of digital marketing services that would integrate with your traditional marketing channels. 

This bundle would save you at least £500 if these items were purchased separately. 
The offer is only available in this particular bundle format until the New Year.
If interested contact me on 0800 0346 007 or email for more details.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Company Christmas Cards

After a warm and mild September with the stock markets continuing their slow and gradual upward trend we enter the first signs of storms – both meteorologically and economically.

When the weather turns our thoughts are turning to Christmas.  As a printer we get the first promotional brochures and leaflets from specialist suppliers of Christmas Cards, calendars, diaries and gifts from the beginning of June onwards.  But for us, there is something not quite right in trying to communicate with our customers at this time of the year.  Those lucky enough to get a few days holiday off are probably sitting on the beaches and the last thing they want to be reminded of is the prospect of another year passing.

But things have changed in the last few days.  October has shown even more volatility this year.  The weather has turned sharply and the stock markets have almost matched the drops around the time of the 1987 storm.  Yet, in the real world of business we are really busy.  This is probably as good an October for sales as I can remember.

So, it is time to start promoting our Christmas printing offers.  And the first item to consider is the old reliable Christmas Card.  They have been with for some time now and they remain one of the most effective forms of marketing any business can undertake.  There is nothing better than receiving a nice personalised card – and compared to getting a digital message that is usually deleted within 5 seconds – sits on your desk for a few weeks as a reminder.

And with digital printing you can be really creative and personal.  Your company name can be added into the pictures – so it could be ABC Haulage sign-written on the side of Santa’s sleigh on the front picture or your company name written in the snow by the polar bears in the arctic.  These are available with our standard mail order brochure alone.  All you have to do is supply the caption or your company name.

You can be really creative with our digitally printed cards.  Why not have a “Photoshopped” staff photo – get a designer to create something relevant to your customers or just have something more tailored to the seasonal message you would like to send out.

We print cards full colour to both sides and van now add a gloss laminate finish to the one side.  Printed on a 350gsm silk card they can be easily personally signed by staff or if you need a few hundred, we can scan and print signatures. 

I always enjoyed getting my annual card from Prince Charles.  Mentors, volunteers and many other workers for the Princes Trust were sent a card.  The list probably ran into thousands.   He would select one of his paintings for the front of the card and his signature was printed on the inside.  Before I entered the world of printing I thought he had personally signed the cards and it took pride of place in my collection.  It was a small touch but extremely effective as a motivator and a way of saying “thank you”.

Christmas presents an opportunity for businesses of every size to send a message of thanks to their customers or even trying to win back dormant customers.  It adds an important personal side to your communications.  Remember without customers there would be no business at all!

Below is a table of our prices – which include envelopes and setting up the artwork from your photograph or images.  They are usually printed and delivered within 3 working days.

Please don’t leave it too late to order.  The longer your card is on display the more effective it has been.