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Cartridge World sales growth fuels new service to UK businesses

Despite the recession Cartridge World, which has almost 250 stores across the UK, continues to buck the trend, reporting national like for like sales for the last quarter of 2009 up 11.5% compared to the previous year. Strengthened by this growth, Cartridge World plans to open 24 new stores across the country in 2010 and this month will launch a new service to businesses – Cartridge World Business Direct.

The Cartridge World Business Direct service will offer all businesses low cost, high quality printer cartridges, backed by a 100% Moneyback guarantee allowing businesses to reduce their printer operational costs through the use of environmentally friendly, ink and laser cartridges.

Cartridge World’s General Manager Mark Holland explains: “Independent research* has shown that the single biggest complaint most businesses have against their printers and all-in-ones is the cost of consumables. While hardware prices typically continue to fall, the cost of printer cartridges continues to rise; in 2009 there was a rise of almost 40% on the cost of printer manufacturers’ cartridges. Year on year, such increases represent a disproportionate amount of the running costs of printers so we feel that the launch of Cartridge World Business Direct is a very timely solution which will help businesses of all sizes to overcome such steep and rising costs.”

Cartridge World is the market-leading retailer of refilled and remanufactured printer cartridges. Using specifically formulated inks or toners, the Cartridge World stores can supply all major brands of inkjet and laser printer cartridge. The end result is a high quality product offering business and domestic users substantial savings on the cost of the printer manufacturers’ cartridges and an environmentally friendly alternative to throwing the cartridge into landfill.

Mark Holland adds: “This is proving to be the longest, deepest recession in our living memory and, like all businesses we know that the need to operate as efficiently as possible is more vital than ever before. In 2009 Cartridge World saved its UK business customers an estimated £15 million and with our growing network of franchise stores now offering the new Business Direct service across the country we are ideally placed to help more businesses realise substantial savings.”

“Our fully trained printing experts will visit businesses, provide a free, thorough assessment of printer requirements and offer an ongoing free delivery service** to ensure business customers have exactly the right printer cartridges when they need them, helping businesses to avoid tying up valuable resources in holding stock. As we fully understand the demands on businesses, we have also incorporated flexible credit facilities to customers using this new service***.”

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* The independent research findings support the use of refilled and remanufactured cartridges over more costly printer manufacturers’ OEM replacements. In recent trials, Cartridge World cartridges all worked perfectly first time, and outperformed the printer manufacturers’ cartridges in the Canon, Epson and HP printers.

** subject to a minimum order requirement

*** subject to status

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