Vistaprint has partnered with UK-based Integra Office Solutions Ltd. to provide branded online stores with print fulfillment capabilities. Integra’s members – independent dealers of office and IT supplies – will have access to products and samples with three-day turnaround for delivery through the stores, which will be hosted on their sites.
“This is an exciting opportunity for members to add value to their existing customers together with generating new business through being able to supply a range of professionally printed, personalized products,” said Neil Basham, Integra’s purchasing director. “Vistaprint is a well-respected brand and has the infrastructure to deliver excellent service levels. We already have several members interested in the proposition and working with their team to go live.”
Integra offers a variety of creative services, including marketing programs, digital tools and promotional products. In total, Vistaprint will offer 6,500 items to Integra members to sell to their customers, including promotional products and printed marketing materials. The companies say that Integra members will still have “ownership” of their customers and earn commissions on all orders placed. Orders can be sent directly to end-buyers or to Integra members who will then deliver to their customers.
“Through this strategic alliance, we will be providing Integra members with a zero cost way of promoting and selling an extensive range of printed items to their customers,” said Tim Webster, head of European business development at Vistaprint Corporate Solutions. “In addition, this will also help members who already provide a print management service to key accounts to widen their offer across a wider customer base.”