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The Art File

We are a design and publishing company, multi award-winning business, we’ve been operating for about 22 years now, specialising in greeting cards, stationery and gifts. Based in Nottingham in the UK. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGbWlQVGZsRjFXSmslMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== We are a design and publishing company, multi award-winning business, we’ve been operating for about 22 years now, specialising in greeting cards, stationery and gifts. Based in Nottingham in the UK. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGbWlQVGZsRjFXSmslMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== How has Blue Alligators' products imporved your experience?   "It’s worked tremendously well, I mean just cutting out that middle man now and being able to just do the order with the customer on the stands, send it straight into our software system which integrates into Blue Alligator and goes straight to the warehouse and straight out to the customer. It cuts leads time by up to 2 or 3 working days. If you are on the stand, you can send the order confirmation with the images directly to them there, so it just sort of adds that little point of touch to it."   What problems did you generally face prior to SalesPresenter?   "It’s just really transformed the look of our business as well; we look slicker on the stand and obviously for our agents. We have 12 sales agents on the road they used to fire orders in, in all sorts of ways via courier pigeons, on backs of envelopes and you couldn’t read anything they were saying and it’s completely eradicated all of that and streamlined it all now and I get tremendous feedback from the agents on a regular basis, it’s a big life changer for them as well." Currently using SalesPresenter Currently using SalesPresenter "I very rarely need support, but when I do it’s there. There’s a couple of guys on the tech team, they log onto your computer straight…
Ben Furby
23rd September 2019
Home and Gift

Something Different Wholesale

I started the business 25 years ago from car boot sales and went on to do market trading, I’ve had a chain of shops, I had a cash and carry wholesale and now we import and have our own team of designers. We design and we have manufactured all our own ranges now. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGSWM2em1waTFZamslMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== I started the business 25 years ago from car boot sales and went on to do market trading, I’ve had a chain of shops, I had a cash and carry wholesale and now we import and have our own team of designers. We design and we have manufactured all our own ranges now. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGSWM2em1waTFZamslMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== How long have you been a customer of Blue Alligator for?   "We bought the Blue Alligator software 5 years ago. It was quite transformational because before that we did paper orders, we had some salespeople on the road. The only way we could sell was either by having a printed catalogue and as we all know by the time you’ve had the catalogue printed, it’s out of date, so anything new coming on you can’t show them or you have to carry samples which is really not ideal."   How has Blue Alligators' products improved your experience?   "So, we looked for a system and we talked to you and you were very easy to talk to, you were very friendly lovely people. So, we decided to go with you and we certainly haven’t regretted that decision. It was a good decision. The beauty of Blue Alligator is unlike some other pieces of software, you buy certain parts of the software and then you find that a few months later there’s an upgrade or a vast bit of module that you really like but actually it costs hundreds and hundreds of…
Ben Furby
16th September 2019
Home and Gift

Lund London

“We have some show friends that exhibit and while we were on pen and paper, they were on iPads with fancy photos, so we really wanted to find a way to be more efficient. We got their advice on what they were doing, and they were actually using Blue Alligator, so that’s how we found out.” Lund London is a home & gift company that was founded in 2014 by Daniel Lund Savage.   In their words 'you name it we make it', they market themselves of suppliers of quirky home and giftware products and they are good at it too! Blue Alligator's job was to help in the selling process and provide the tools to speed everything up whilst helping salesmen have complete visibility. Check out what they had to say about their experience. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGald4a29QZHZRYWclMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== Lund London is a home & gift company that was founded in 2014 by Daniel Lund Savage.   In their words 'you name it we make it', they market themselves of suppliers of quirky home and giftware products and they are good at it too! Blue Alligator's job was to help in the selling process and provide the tools to speed everything up whilst helping salesmen have complete visibility. Check out what they had to say about their experience. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGald4a29QZHZRYWclMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== What benefits has the product brought you?   "One of the most rewarding things has been that at a trade show, sometimes we don't have enough space to show of all our products. We've managed to actually sell products that we don't even have on stand, by flicking through the iPad and showing the customers. We actually take orders there and then, for products we don't even have on show. So that's really rewarding."   What is your favourite feature?   "Really enjoy using…
Ben Furby
14th May 2019
Home and Gift

Bath House

Bath House is a fragrance and natural skincare brand founded in 1997.   "We started the company 21 years ago, we all come from an art design background, from fine arts to textiles and photography and sculpture. We're quite unusual as a British company because we manufacturer all our products and design all the packaging. We do everything ourselves so everything’s in our control which is brilliant. It keeps us really busy and it’s quite a complicated business to run." JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGN2dKajhjSXBsTXMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== Bath House is a fragrance and natural skincare brand founded in 1997.   "We started the company 21 years ago, we all come from an art design background, from fine arts to textiles and photography and sculpture. We're quite unusual as a British company because we manufacturer all our products and design all the packaging. We do everything ourselves so everything’s in our control which is brilliant. It keeps us really busy and it’s quite a complicated business to run." JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGN2dKajhjSXBsTXMlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvdyUzRCUyMmFjY2VsZXJvbWV0ZXIlM0IlMjBhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUzQiUyMGd5cm9zY29wZSUzQiUyMHBpY3R1cmUtaW4tcGljdHVyZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== Problems before Blue Alligator   "So, I came into the company when Blue Alligator was first being considered. I think what really drove that was just the pure amounts of manual labour that was involved. Taking orders, processing orders putting them in our in-house ordering system. We use sage primarily and that was the sheer number of hours that was taking somebody and many people at key times of the year. Quite frankly that was draining resources from other parts of the business because we needed to be hands on deck.   So, to be able to automate that and make that process smoother and actually fulfil orders quicker for our customers was really important and really drove that process."   How has the support team been?   "My goodness, I was totally flabbergasted, firstly dealing with Lewis and of…
Ben Furby
3rd December 2018
Home and Gift

Bomb Cosmetics

Bomb Cosmetics are a manufacturer of handmade cosmetics and home fragrance. They sell directly to retailers via a network of sales agents and trade shows. Bomb Cosmetics are a manufacturer of handmade cosmetics and home fragrance. They sell directly to retailers via a network of sales agents and trade shows. Before Blue Alligator   "Orders in the field were taken on printed excel forms or forms that sales agents had created themselves. Orders at trade shows were handwritten onto NCR pads and brought back to the office for processing."   Problems prior Blue Alligator   "Orders taken at trade shows were time-consuming to write, meaning interaction with customers was limited as you wrote them out. Orders had to be manually entered into the system which only happened after the trade show (sometimes 5-7 days) and all the orders created a massive backlog." Currently using SalesPresenter Currently using SalesPresenter "We use SalesPresenter on iPads which is linked into our Exchequer back-office system via Blue Alligator cloud accounts." "We use SalesPresenter on iPads which is linked into our Exchequer back-office system via Blue Alligator cloud accounts."
Ben Furby
17th September 2018
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Heaven Sends

Wholesaler in seasonal accessories The Uk's leading wholesale of fabulously quirky gifts, stylish home accessories and seasonal decorations...not just Christmas!   Established over a decade ago, Heaven Sends are proud of their reputation for quality, unique design and quirky products. The Uk's leading wholesale of fabulously quirky gifts, stylish home accessories and seasonal decorations...not just Christmas!   Established over a decade ago, Heaven Sends are proud of their reputation for quality, unique design and quirky products. Currently using SalesPresenter and CloudCart Currently using SalesPresenter and CloudCart
Ben Furby
14th September 2018
Home and Gift

Biggie Best

Wholesaler in home and giftware A vintage-inspired company selling unique and electric products that are practical but also beautiful for the home and garden. A vintage-inspired company selling unique and electric products that are practical but also beautiful for the home and garden. Currently using SalesPresenter and CloudCart Currently using SalesPresenter and CloudCart
Ben Furby
13th September 2018
Home and Gift

Santoro

Wholesaler in home and giftware Santoro is a London design house and we spend they days making beautiful things. From their first little studio on Newburgh Street, tucked away just behind London's iconic Carnaby Street they have created numerous collections based around their love of art, colour and creativity. Santoro is a London design house and we spend they days making beautiful things. From their first little studio on Newburgh Street, tucked away just behind London's iconic Carnaby Street they have created numerous collections based around their love of art, colour and creativity. Currently using SalesPresenter Currently using SalesPresenter
Ben Furby
13th September 2018
Home and Gift

Sifcon International

Wholesaler in home and giftware   Leading supplier of gifts and interior accessories to retailers of all sizes. They cater for almost every department, including home, garden, kitchen & bathroom, baby, arts & crafts and pets, with a core collection of established best sellers and a new directional collection added every 3 months. Currently using SalesPresenter Currently using SalesPresenter
Ben Furby
12th September 2018
Home and Gift

Twos Company

Twos company is a giftware wholesaler selling to retail. They supply fashion, accessories and general giftware. offering the best product but also by their inspiring showroom displays their exciting trade show offerings and by their world-class service staff. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGTG14NEw4cG1HQWMlM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3clM0QlMjJhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== Twos company is a giftware wholesaler selling to retail. They supply fashion, accessories and general giftware. offering the best product but also by their inspiring showroom displays their exciting trade show offerings and by their world-class service staff. JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjI1NjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGTG14NEw4cG1HQWMlM0ZyZWwlM0QwJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwYWxsb3clM0QlMjJhdXRvcGxheSUzQiUyMGVuY3J5cHRlZC1tZWRpYSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ== How has your Autumn Fair gone using SalesPresenter?   "It’s gone really well, SalesPresenter is a great tool because we’ve got information at our hands to give to our customers instantly."   How has your experience been with our support team?   "Excellent, they answer any problems that you have and if they don’t know they go back and have a look for you as soon as they can, anything you need to know." Currently using SalesPresenter Currently using SalesPresenter “Favourite feature is looking up stock items because that is very important for us to find out prices and availability. An existing customer I can tell them what they have on backorder instantly.” “Favourite feature is looking up stock items because that is very important for us to find out prices and availability. An existing customer I can tell them what they have on backorder instantly.”
Ben Furby
10th September 2018
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