International Copiers has seen a 25% increase in the number of used MFPs it ships overseas in the last quarter. The company, which sources used devices from OEMs, dealers and leasing companies, deals with any model from desktop printers to production presses, and all brands, also reports that UK sales have gone up by 10% in the same period.
Director Rob Wood said that increased demand has led to the firm ramping up its buying power. “We have a number of regular suppliers we buy from and they are helping us to keep new stock coming in. The orders are coming in thick and fast, no sooner have we unloaded one shipment, we’re loading it on to a container to ship out the next day. We’ve not been in that position for a few years,” he said.
One unforeseen benefit has been the ability to clear some space in the warehouse. “It’s much easier for customers to come in, see the devices and select what they want to buy,” Wood explained. “And of course our cashflow is very strong at the moment, which is enabling us to keep backfilling stock as it’s sold.”