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Self-service Print Marketplace launching this autumn

A new self-service Print Marketplace is being launched this autumn to make buying printed materials less like procurement and more like online shopping.

The first ever public sector Print Marketplace will work just like those commonly used across the private sector, enabling you to order a range of printed materials, including business forms, brochures, prospectuses, flyers and posters online. 

Designed for, and in consultation with, the public sector, it will offer a compliant, flexible and simple way to purchase print, whilst saving time and money. 

You will be able to define your requirements – such as selecting paper size and quality – and upload artwork or request artwork services, before receiving quotes from suppliers across the country or choose from pre-loaded templates. You can then filter these quotes by your priorities such as price or locality.  Crucially, you will also be able to order online too. 

With access to a large selection of pre qualified printers, the marketplace will make sourcing printed materials feel less like procurement and more like online shopping.

Dave Duncan, Crown Commercial Service’s Head of Document Management and Logistics said:  

“Capable of providing real, instant quotes from multiple suppliers, Print Marketplace will be a genuinely market-leading solution. It will allow customers from the entire public sector to purchase quality print products and, in doing so, save time and money while meeting their social value obligations.”

CCS has partnered with YPO to develop Print Marketplace, with Allied Publicity Services (Manchester) Ltd appointed to manage the platform. 

Print Marketplace will go live in autumn 2020. 

Be the first to benefit 

We’re planning webinars and system demos to show you how Print Marketplace works and the benefits it offers. 

To register your interest in these events, or to simply be kept up-to-date on launch plans, email us with the subject ‘Print Marketplace’.

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