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Maplin extends e-commerce hosting

Friday November 16 2012

UK electronics retailer contracts IT supplier to provide online sales and internet services for a further 12 months

UK electronics retailer contracts IT supplier to provide online sales and internet services for a further 12 months

 

Maplin recently awarded independent West Yorkshire-based IT solutions provider, Claritas, a contract worth in the region of £250,000 to host its entire online sales and internet services.

 

Building on initial cost savings

 

The original contract between Claritas and the UK electronics retailer involved a hosting re-evaluation and resulted in a 30% reduction in costs from their previous provider.

 

Claritas has now been entrusted to continue with the service for a further year, to host both the critical business to consumers and the business-to-business websites, acknowledged to be central for continued growth. The provider works closely with Maplin’s own e-commerce and IT teams to ensure they invest the most appropriate technologies to achieve their business objectives.

 

Managing large scale operations

 

Mark Smith, Maplin Electronics IT director, said: “Claritas completed its initial contract extremely competently, always prepared to go above and beyond the confines of the agreement to ensure our web platform maintained maximum availability for our over 30 million annual visitors. We have every confidence that the team will work closely with us over the next twelve months to support our planned business growth and exciting developments in our online presence.”

 

Maplin is headquartered in South Yorkshire from where it runs its multichannel retail strategy alongside 192 stores and a mail order division. The company also has operations in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, and employs 2,100 worldwide.