10 November 2011
At end October, 2011, Messrs Mark and Julian Baccash, respectively CEO and Director of Strategic Planning OFFICE 1 Superstores International Inc., attended a series of preliminary meetings arranged by the US Department of Commerce at the American Embassies of Bern and Vienna with the objective of meeting appropriate Joint Venture partners to launch the OFFICE 1 e-Shop platform and Associate Program in these countries.
11 October 2011
Left to right behind notary public: Herbert König, Board member Aristik; Dieter Schlautek, Board member Aristik; Volker Schlautek: GM of Office1 E-Shop Germany; Julian Baccash, Director New Markets Office 1 International; Mark Baccash, CEO Office 1 International
OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. announced the launch of its third E-Commerce Joint Venture – in Germany. The agreement was officially signed on 4th of October, 2011.
OFFICE 1’s Joint Venture partner is Aristik, a contract dealer and logistics supplier and national distributor of Canon, Lexmark, Brother and Xerox.
The website is already up and running and provides a wide selection of products at unbeatable prices. For more information please visit the new OFFICE 1 E-Shop at www.office1shop.de.
08 September 2011
OFFICE 1 SUPERSTORES INTERNATIONAL Inc. announced a new OFFICE 1 Master Franchise in Cyprus. The agreement was officially signed on 30th August, 2011 in Nicosia, North Cyprus.
The Master Franchisee, E&C Trade Company founded in June, 2011 specializes in general trade including stationery, electronics and construction. The Office 1 Cyprus General Manager is Mrs. Emete Gözügüzelli Civan.
An accomplished journalist and President of many civil organizations dealing with Democracy and Human Rights, Mrs. Civan together with her husband Mr. Civan, a distinguished architect, will be launching a 220 m2 store in Nicosia in early 2012.
In Mrs Gözügüzelli’s own words: “Our company has some important missions: to focus on all people who live in our state and to provide them with many services which can improve the quality of their lives. Social responsibility is another target of our company. The opening of OFFICE 1 Superstores in North Cyprus will create jobs and is a step in the right direction in fulfilling our goals.” – said Mrs. Civan.
Future plans call for the launch of the innovative OFFICE 1 Store in Store concept and a strong B2B program directed at large businesses and government.
18 July 2011
OFFICE 1 just added an innovative retail twist to its e-shop markets around the world. The E-Shop Web Stations provide a sign-up opportunity to customers visiting bookstores, copy centers, electronic stores and other high traffic retailers to order on line from the OFFICE 1 e-shop large assortment of office products and services.
Hosting retailers, without adding to space or stock, earn important commissions on Internet sales taking place in their stores while OFFICE 1 takes care of the logistics and customer service and provides free kiosk, signing and promotional materials.
Web Station in Bookstore
Web Station in Copy Center
13 July 2011
OFFICE 1 Philippines’s newest store is located along the bustling street of Timog Avenue in Quezon City. This addition outside Manila, in the Philippines’ second largest city, firmly establishes OFFICE 1 as a national brand after less than two years in the market.
With a little over 150m2 and conveniently located near businesses and retail establishments, the store has just the right size and product mix to service its various customers’ requirements.
OFFICE 1 Timog is located on the Ground Floor of the Toyama Group Center at 22 Timog Ave. For more information about the location of other OFFICE 1 stores please visit www.office1.ph.
04 July 2011
The OFFICE 1 E-shop platform, now more Google friendly than ever, features a sleek new look with more functionalities.
The new home page is user friendly and easier to navigate. The category dropdown menu and advanced search box make it quicker to search for and find products. The wider banner slider focuses on hot promotional items and a Bestsellers and Featured Products help users make the right product choices.
The shopping tools include a functional “My Cart” section allowing for quick manipulation, instant reorder form and a fast update of latest news and promotions.
The new design incorporates an elegant sub-category listing featuring:
- Specific filters, based on most frequently used attributes, such as: Category, Price, Color, or Manufacturer;
- Large space for promotional information;
- Useful sorting of the listed products in each category by: Position, Name, Price, Color.
The new product pages list easy to read and comprehensive descriptions for better SEO results with tabs providing product information and multiple pictures for an improved user experience.
The new e-Shop design includes an expanded Bottom Page section with full information regarding company policies and footer with SEO links.
08 June 2011
OFFICE 1 buyers attended one of China’s largest office products trade events – the Canton Fair, which held its last session between April 15th and May 5th in Guangzhou, China.
The fair is held twice a year in Spring and Autumn and is a comprehensive event of international importance. Its most important role is to boost China export sales and strengthen its economic relations with other nations.
The 109th edition of Canton Fair was reported to be the most successful session of all times by its organizers. Exhibitors from over 53 countries participated and a total of 207,103 visitors and buyers attended the Fair.
OFFICE 1 International team in charge of sourcing and logistics of OFFICE 1 China Export visited the fair accompanied by buying teams from OFFICE 1 Philippines and OFFICE 1 Indonesia. OFFICE 1 Bulgaria head buyers were also present at the fair.
In support of its master franchisees and joint venture partners OFFICE 1 International has developed and exports on vendor direct basis a product mix of several hundred high quality OEM best selling products as well as items branded by some of the leading China manufacturers. Along with the commodity stationery items, the assortment includes popular consumer oriented items, furniture, office chairs, and compatible ink and toner cartridges.
The 109th Canton Fair edition according to our buyers was richer than the previous ones and offered a greater variety of retail items than before.
03 June 2011
On May 17th, 2011 OFFICE 1 Bulgaria in collaboration with HP launched the first HP Print Station in the country located at the OFFICE 1 flagship store in the capital city of Sofia.
The HP Print Station provides new opportunities for reliable, high quality multi-format color printing of business and marketing materials from numerous media sources. The set up and equipment of the Print Stations fit well with the OFFICE 1 store interiors and complement the products and services this leader on the Bulgarian market is famous for. The HP Station will provide solutions suitable for individual customers as well as for a wide range of small and medium size companies and organizations.
The HP Print Station was introduced to the Bulgarian audience at a Press-conference held in Sofia. Among the official guests and speakers were Mr. Paolo Dal Santo, HP Print Station EMEA Sales Manager and Mr. Dieter Hoefle, IPG General Manager EEM.
"It is extremely important for us to offer our clients a comprehensive service for all their needs - from office furniture, equipment, supplies and materials to telecommunications, insurance and advertising solutions – everything that their business needs under one roof. In our store at 139 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. clients can now receive an innovative service in terms of printing and design of presentation, image and technical materials." - said Elka Kamenova, Chairman of the Board of Managers at Panda Cooperation.
OFFICE 1 is the exclusive partner of HP regarding this new concept for Bulgaria. Print Stations are planned to be launched in four more stores in Sofia and Varna by the end of 2011.
18 August 2009 West Palm Beach, US
Office 1 Ireland has launched a state of the art e-commerce website that marks the symbolic transition between bricks and mortar retail to state of the art e-shop.
The Office 1 Ireland website will provide customers with a user friendly platform presenting 22,000 office products to be delivered to end user across Ireland or the UK within twenty four hours.
This will be a pure ecommerce virtual solution with no warehousing, no delivery vans, no paper catalogues and a limited staff. The focus is to provide customers with a unique online shopping experience and exceptional service.
Basic to the model is a single source Logistics Supplier/wholesaler in each country. Spicers Wholesaling in Ireland and VOW (formally Kingfield Heath) in the UK.
The order process is very simple and offers the customer an easy to use enjoyable experience. The site can offer comprehensive B2C and B2B functionality that targets all levels of customers; from home and student customers to large corporate accounts.
17 August 2009 Lima, Peru
A year after the inauguration of its first store in Lima, OFFICE 1 Peru launched its eleventh outlet this month despite a difficult economic situation worldwide.
Three new OFFICE1 locations will be launched in the next three months, followed by store openings in the cities Arequipa and Trujillo, both major economic centers in Peru.