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 user 2009-05-11 at 11:29:26 am Views: 33
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    Euroffice Successfully Launches in Italy
    Euroffice – the UK’s leading online office supplier for small businesses – is pleased to announce the formal launch of its Italian operation, Euroffice Italia SRL, and the successful first day of trading on its Italian office supplies site, on the outskirts of Milan, Euroffice’s Italian business closely mirrors its UK operations with the company exclusively focused on generating online sales. As in the UK, the business holds no inventory, it using in-country wholesalers to fill orders and deliver the products to customers in line with Euroffice’s specified service level agreements.Initially, is offering 12,000 products representingsome 80% of’s category offering.Euroffice’s wholly owned Italian operation is run by experienced online business professional Diego Vicamini who previously was country manager for online recruiter StepStone in Italy. Prior to that, he was with Intel.

    Simon Drakeford, group CEO of Euroffice, said:
    “We are delighted to have been able to complete this launch successfully and on budget – a feat that has been made possible thanks to the significant investment we made into our underlying platform and people in 2008.”

    Country manager, Diego Vicamini, continued:

    “Italy’s industry structure makes it an important and logical next market for Euroffice to enter – 97 percent of the country’s employees presently work in companies with fewer than 16 people. Likewise, internet usage is high. We’re confident that these factors, combined with the strength of our product offering, will allow us to successfully build the Euroffice brand in Italy.”In the UK, Euroffice’s sales currently stand at £20 million per annum. The first order to be processed on the Italian site was for five printer cartridges and two boxes of copier paper.

    About Euroffice’s UK operation –
    With a staff of 29, now offers over 35,000 products and services to a customer base of over 300,000 small businesses through its web-based service. Products supplied range from office supplies, computer supplies, printers & faxes, to office furniture and kitchen/cleaning has won multiple awards – most recently OPI’s 2008 Emerging Reseller of the Year – and has been listed in the Sunday Times Fast Tech Track 100 three times in the past four years.