After twelve other European countries, broadliner ALSO has started the rollout of its WePrintSmarter service in the Netherlands.
"We offer resellers new opportunities through our platforms. With this initiative ALSO is further expanding its extensive service portfolio. The innovative WePrintSmarter services have a modular structure, allowing more and more resellers and salespeople to better meet the printing needs of their customers", says Bas Janssen, Chief Customer Officer, ALSO Nederland. "The first service on WePrintSmarter is SmartSupplies, an end-to-end web solution that fully automates the ordering and delivery of toner and ink cartridges for all brands of printers and multifunctional devices. This provides resellers with a constant flow of orders, without customers having to place orders manually via the reseller's webshop or knowing the required article numbers."
Registration for and use of SmartSupplies is free. After registration, customers have 24/7 access to the SmartSupplies portal, where they have an overview of all printers in their network. The detailed overview for each printer indicates how much toner and ink is still available per printer. The platform offers resellers new business opportunities because they can identify outdated printing solutions on their customers' network and offer new solutions to replace them.
The main advantage of SmartSupplies is that it allows resellers and their customers to set printers to automatically order new stock. When the print stock of connected printers runs out, an automatic order is placed and sent directly to the customer by ALSO on behalf of the reseller. No complicated contracts are required, customers pay per order.
WePrintSmarter was first introduced in Denmark in early 2017, followed by Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, France and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).