Motorpoint, the UK’s leading car supermarket, sells a vehicle every six minutes. With their head office in Derby and 11 additional branches up and down the UK they have hundreds of staff working in different departments from reception, sales and customer services, to the workshops, yard and valeting teams.
A successful growing multi-location business, Motorpoint has a high demand for a diverse range of products and services which are essential to the everyday smooth running of the business.
It’s a challenge for a large multiple-site business to manage the supply of its products, whilst controlling spend. For Motorpoint, it meant hassles and headaches for its central administration and accounts team in Derby – sourcing products, placing orders, chasing deliveries, distributing out the branches, all from a mix of different suppliers. With more sites opening, it was becoming an increasingly costly, time-consuming and demanding job.
To help Motorpoint solve their procurement problems, we proposed extending the range of products we already supplied. This would reduce the number of supplier relationships they had to manage and centralise spend with just one supplier. Following on-site consultations and cost audits to provide a clear case for greater savings and efficiencies, we now supply Motorpoint with:
- Office products
- Operational and marketing print
- Cleaning & washroom supplies
- Secure shredding
- Staff uniforms
- Promotional merchandise
- Catering supplies
Motorpoint now has access to all of their products at the touch of button on the InOne portal – whether it’s a uniform for a new team member, a set of business cards for their sales staff or branded umbrellas for their showroom – branches are empowered to order what they need when they need it.
Print ordering portal
Workwear ordering portal
Orders are approved by the accounts team in Derby, and all items sent out from Irongate’s warehouse in consolidated deliveries direct to their branches on a next day basis, providing a fast and reliable service.
And because all operational, marketing print and promo merchandise now comes from one central point, Motorpoint is guaranteed high quality print and brand consistency.
We also support Motorpoint with a dedicated account manager who is able to call upon our sector specialists to provide Motorpoint with expert advice, guidance, ideas and innovations.
Motorpoint now benefits from a complete single source package, which has had huge benefits for their business. In the first year, we generated savings of 16% on their office products and our expansion into other product areas has enhanced those savings further, plus other benefits.
- Comprehensive reporting across entire network
- Reduced costs
- Contract compliance
- Greater financial visibility and controls
- Reduced reliance on central admin resource
- Improved buying power
- Brand consistency and control
Having been initially impressed with their service as our office products provider, we were keen to benefit from their great service in other areas too. Being able to source everything from Irongate has taken away many of the day-to-day hassles associated with sourcing and distributing products to our sites. Our sites can now easily order what they need via the InOne portal from a pre-approved list of products, cutting down admin time and reducing costs. We receive a fantastic service and have come to trust and rely on Irongate.
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