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Welcome to our first VIP UK customer newsletter.
With our shiny new newsletter you can keep up to date on happenings within VIP, our vendor partners, news & success stories. We are passionate about helping you grow and have an increased focus on delivering outstanding customer service and reinforcing our customer values. A key promise for 2018 is to collaborate more with you. There has been a lot happening at VIP UK recently, from our recent Christmas campaign ‘Star Deals’ to our newly introduced ‘Singles Day’.
Read on to find out more.
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Microsoft Authorised Refurbished Notebooks Are Now Available From VIP UK. BRANDS INCLUDE:
IT IS GOOD FOR YOUR WALLET When buying a refurbished computer you can pick up a current or slightly older model PC or Laptop for a fraction of the price of a new one. With the same warranties offered, you will find that ex-corporate devices are made to a higher quality than brand new home user devices. Desktop PCs include a 3 year warranty whilst Laptops include a 1 year warranty.
NO LOSS OF PERFORMANCE For 99% of usage, i.e. using the Internet and Microsoft Office, a state of the art computer is not required. Most modern software programmes will work on PCs and Laptops that are up to 10 years old. So, save yourself the money.
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
VIP UK brought Singles Day to the UK on Monday 18th December. Singles Day is Asia’s version of Black Friday which achieved double the sales from Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US combined. In 2017 sales in China hit a record $25 billion at the peak, processing orders at 256,000 transactions per second.
Singles Day is dedicated to the sales of single digit stock units at unbelievable prices. It was a hugely successful day. We hope you took advantage of some of our fantastic deals. Singles Day will return later in the year.
Every time you buy a refurbished PC or Laptop that is pre-owned you save the following resources in a new one being built and the old one being scrapped and going to landfill:
1500 LITRES OF WATER
3000 KWH OF ELECTRICITY
22KG OF CHEMICALS
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700KG OF CO2
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GAME PLAN PC gaming continues to be the clear growth opportunity within the retail IT market, with components, peripherals and monitors driving this growth. Market research experts, GfK reported a 28% increase in the value of gaming keyboards and mice in the first quarter of 2017, whilst the increase in the amount of units sold was even higher. As a comparison, general sales during this period was down 5% compared to the same quarter in 2016 [source: GfK].
GfK have produced an infographic that illustrates the global opportunities offered by the gaming market; such as a 35% sales growth for gaming accessories in Western Europe and an increase in value of gaming products compared to nongaming equivalents – between 1.2x higher for headsets and 2.2x higher for mice.
THE GAME IS ON: GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THE GAMING MARKET
GAMING ACCESSORIES ARE DRIVING MARKET GROWTH GLOBALLY... Sales value growth for gaming accessories Gaming monitors/keyboards/mice/headsets
Gaming continues to be the innovation driver in our sector. Thus far, we have already seen GPU and CPU brands push the envelope with AMD’s Ryzen processors and NVIDIA’s 1080 Ti graphics. The introduction of AMD’s highly anticipated Threadripper and success of Ryzen CPU’s made Intel bring forward the release of i9 Coffee Lake CPU’s in response. The peak trading season was the ideal time to get your store ready to capitalise on the gaming opportunity. The best way to get into gaming is to have a dedicated area in-store set up with demo systems for customers to try as well as stocking
serious gaming kit as well as budget options. Gamers are serious about their equipment and are prepared to invest in the best. Leading retailers are also diversifying to suit market needs. In response to falling sales in the console market, Game responded by moving in to new retail categories such as PC gaming accessories. It also launched in-store gaming arenas under the ‘Belong’ brand. An in-store gaming area where gamers can pay to play games could represent a good opportunity for Retailers to get more gamers in your stores.
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GAMING CREATES CONSIDERABLE REVENUE – View GfKINInfographic ESPECIALLY WESTERN EUROPE The spend on PC gaming accessories globally in million €
Picture courtesy of Torbay Computers
YOUR OWN GAMING EVENTS
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GETTING TO KNOW…
We have also helped some of our customers run some of their own gaming events.
DISTRIBUTION ACCOUNT MANAGER
If you could switch job with anyone else Q1 – within VIP UK, whose job would you want?
Ste or Dan marketing, I like the idea of being creative and colouring in pictures
Do you have an office nickname? Q2 – What is it?
Richard from Guess Who
Q3 – What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Pigeon, octopus, snails, anchovies they are minging….
Q4 – What is your motto or personal mantra?
In life we are here for a good time not a long one
Which movie character would you most like Q5 – to switch lives with and why? Pictures courtesy of DTEC Computers Ltd
Tony Stark aka Iron man because he is mint, billionaire playboy philanthropist what more do you want?
ASUS is a Taiwan-based, multinational computer hardware and consumer electronics company that was established in 1989. Dedicated to creating products for today’s and tomorrow’s smart life, ASUS is the world’s No. 1 motherboard and gaming brand as well as a top-three consumer notebook vendor. Today, the company is pioneering new mobile trends with the ASUS ZenFone™ series, and it is rapidly developing virtual and augmented reality products as well as IOT devices and robotics technologies. In 2015 and 2016, Fortune magazine recognized ASUS as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, and for the past four years Interbrand has ranked ASUS Taiwan’s most valuable international brand. The company has more than 17,000 employees, including a world-class R&D team. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion in revenue in 2016. ASUS continues to deliver on our In Search of Incredible promise as we strive to become the world’s most admired leading enterprise in the new digital era. Our In Search of Incredible campaign, launched in 2011, symbolizes our Design Thinking – Start with People philosophy. It extends beyond product design and development, sales and marketing, and illustrates the ASUS commitment to making life better through innovation. The ASUS product range includes motherboards, monitors, networking, VGA, mobile phones, laptops & desktop PCs, gaming & peripherals.
Where do ASUS Motherboards & Monitors sit in the market? ASUS have a product in every category from budget options to high performance gaming models depending on a user’s requirements.
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ONYX GAMING PC Designed with Tier 1 gaming grade hardware & excellent craftsmanship, offering a no barrier solution to entry level gaming. Standard load out equipment such as rapid dual channel DDR4 memory, cinematic DX 12 graphics & next gen processing power, all encompassed in an elegant performance chassis, defines the pedigree of the Stormforce Onyx Range. has managed to “ Stormforce construct an entire gaming PC, capable of 1080p gaming and light media/office work for under £600. No mean feat.
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ASUS A68HM-K Motherboard
ASUS PRIME Z370-P Motherboard
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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO Motherboard
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ASUS VS197DE 18.5” Widescreen TN LED Monitor
ASUS PG279Q 27” Widescreen IPS LED Multimedia Monitor
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ASUS MX239H 23” Widescreen AH-IPS Multimedia Monitor
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STAR DEALS - THE BEST DEALS IN THE GALAXY Star Deals ran from November 27th until December 13th, offering you some of the best deals in the galaxy as well as a daily prize draw to win a copy of the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 game in a format of your choice.
A grand prize draw to win cinema tickets VIPStart UK Account to watch the new Wars film,Manager The Last Jedi was won by Phil Meredith (ADMI Ltd). We hope you and your guests enjoy the film. We look forward to seeing your pictures.
or Dan marketing, I like the idea of A1 – Ste being creative and colouring in pictures
A2 – Richard from Guess Who octopus, snails, anchovies they A3 – Pigeon, are minging…. life we are here for a good time not A4 – Ina long one Stark aka Iron man because he is A5 – Tony Mint, billionaire playboy philanthropist what more do you want?????
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TALK TO US, WE’D LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH YOU IN
To support our aim to ‘help your business grow’, we would like to find out what is important to you and how VIP UK can support your business in 2018. Speak to your account manager at your earliest convenience so we can collaborate for mutual success. If it’s been a while since we last spoke to you, there’s no better time to speak to me as we have lots of deals available to help you buy smarter.
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