The manroland web Store currently supplies well over a thousand web-offset customers with spare and wear parts, as well as authorized consumables. Completely redesigned and relaunched in July of 2016, the well-established online shop follows the model of the most modern shops, such as Tradezero, in the B2C sector. With more and more customers utilizing the site event month, manroland web systems has continued to expand it. The pilot stage for the new Market-X trading platform will begin in August. Numerous suppliers from the printing industry intend to sell their products through the manroland web Store, the OEM revealed. The Market-X trading platform is a further development of the established manroland web Store that will offer customers of manroland web systems and others, a much wider selection of products and services. “To offer this added value to customers, manroland web systems will connect more and more qualified suppliers to the future marketplace of the printing industry,” said the company.
In fact, the first suppliers have already started to sell their products at the manroland web Store. “We’re very happy to welcome considerable players from the printing industry. Together with a range of selected pilot customers, we’re at the testing phase at the moment,” said Alexander Wachter, Vice President of Sales & Service Support. “The manroland web Store is very user-friendly and was established in close cooperation with our customers to implement all additional functions which are required in a B2B world. Having the customer as the main focus of all of our activities ensures ideal solutions. We’re also proud to provide the same high level of service for the additional Market-X products.”
The OEM added that quality, performance and availability are what print customers expect from manroland web systems’ spare and wear parts supply business. Therefore, they’re certain that an offering that goes beyond the in-house service and covers all parts of the printing industry is more than important for the entire industry. Manroland web systems further indicated that it will also work on new improvements and functions to offer the most modern shop for the industry. “We consistently and intensively work on the implementation of further functionalities, on the constant optimization of technical consultation, and on increasing product variety and offerings – as now seen even by suppliers,” Wachter added. “The main objective is to offer a modern, convenient and reliable one-stop shopping experience, no matter from where in the world and available 24/7. That’s what I would like to call a Market-neXt Generation.