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Case Studies & Company News

May 2018

Maginus Newsletter: Issue 3 is now available!

It’s been a busy 8 months since our last customer newsletter. We have been implementing some major new solutions for a number of Maginus customers and have undergone a period of significant change as we have adapted our business to ensure we are GDPR compliant, as well as developing compliant solutions for our customers. Download our newsletter to find what’s been keeping us busy.  

 

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April 2018

Rita Sackey-Kaydea Appointed to New Role at Maginus

A growing customer base and expanding range of business solutions, creating the need for additional managerial focus, is the driver for Rita's appointment to the new role of Business Applications and Cloud Solutions Support Manager. Rita is a highly experienced IT professional and has worked for Maginus in various customer-facing roles for over 7 years. She takes charge of the Helpdesk Support and Managed Services team.

April 2018

Simon Dunleavy appointed to new role as Director for Cloud Services

Cloud delivery for core business systems has now become a mainstream technology within the industry. With a decade of managed services experience in high transaction volume environments, we now wish to expand our cloud service offerings to support eCommerce, OMS, and ERP solutions deployments. To this end, Simon Dunleavy will transition to a new role as Director of Cloud Services. Simon Dunleavy, has been at the forefront of designing and building our hosting business, in his new role Simon will focus on how we can deliver new cloud services for our existing and future customers.

March 2018

Maginus are in the Northern Tech Top 100 League Table!

Fantastic news! Maginus are in the Northern Tech 100 League Table 2018. The table ranks the top 100 fastest-growing tech companies in the North, with rankings based on revenue growth over the past three years. The top 50 companies are invited to the Northern Tech Awards ceremony to receive an award. We’re thrilled to have made the shortlist and are looking forward to seeing who topped the charts on the night.The Award Ceremony will take place on the 22nd March at The Hub, Edinburgh.

21st & 22nd March 2018, NEC - Birmingham

We’re exhibiting at Internet Retailing EXPO

Come and see Maginus on stand C41 at Internet Retailing EXPO 2018, the UK’s largest Multichannel Retail Event. With 5,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors, 90 speakers, and 100 hours of content - this exhibition is not to be missed.



There are 8 free-to-attend conference tracks focused on: Marketing & Customer Obsession, International Growth, Mobile-First, the Final Mile, Beyond Channels, Innovation & the Future, Marketplaces & B2B and Operational Excellence.



Register for FREE Today

May 2017

Future Focus: Maginus User Conference - 16th May 2017

We're delighted to invite you to 'Future Focus' our upcoming User Conference on Tuesday 16th May 2017, here in Manchester.

As a thank you for your business, we've arranged a Pre-Event Dinner on Monday the 15th May at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Airport, (about a 10 min drive from our offices). We have negotiated a heavy discount on the rooms, £80 including breakfast. If you’d like us to book a room on your behalf please let us know here.

 

This year's user conference agenda has a fantastic line-up including:

  • Customer Presentations from RSPB, Nisbets and The Royal Mint.

  • Industry Insights from Peerius and the UK Warehousing Association.

  • Product Sessions on Microsoft, eCommerce and Maginus OMS.

 

- THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED -

October 2017

Habitat Launches Click & Collect Service to over 2,300 Locations

Maginus customer, Habitat has gone live with Click and Collect at over 2,300 locations. Giving customers the choice to pick up their purchases at a convenient location at a time to suit them, or continue to have their orders delivered direct to their door, will make the buying experience more convenient than ever before.

The new delivery option, implemented by Maginus, will apply to more than 3,000 products in the Habitat homewares collection, including: lighting, tableware, textiles, small furniture and decorative accessories. Pickup points include over 2,300 DPD Pickup collection sites including 200 Sainsbury’s stores and Habitat’s stores in London, Leeds and Edinburgh.

Clare Askem, Managing Director at Habitat, comments: “The way our customers want to shop with us is changing and we’ve worked hard at evolving our digital offer at pace to meet this demand. Over 60% of our sales are now generated online so giving customers the choice of fast delivery to a collection point close to where they live or work at a time that’s convenient makes sound business sense.”

October 2017

Mark Thornton is appointed
Chief Operating Officer at Maginus

We're delighted to announce that Mark Thornton has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Maginus.

 

Mark has made an excellent contribution to the company since joining in 2007, initially developing the Maginus eCommerce offering and latterly as Marketing Director.

 

The newly created role is in response to the company’s plans to double the size of the business by 2020 and the need for a coordinated approach to customer service across all of the Maginus business units.

 

Mark will be responsible for all the operational delivery aspects of the company. Mark commented that, “I feel my role is first to improve our communication with customers and then to ensure that all elements of the Maginus business are co-ordinated to facilitate great customer service".

 

August 2017

The Card Factory Reports Strong Sales Performance

Maginus customer, Card Factory has seen strong group sales performance with a total reported growth of 6.1%. During this period, The Card Factory, has continued to expand their store network with 30 new UK stores and is on track to meet their target for a total of 50 new openings over the full year.

 

Karen Hubbard, Card Factory’s Chief Executive, said: “It is pleasing to report that the strong sales performance highlighted in our Q1 announcement has continued into the second quarter, delivering a very good first half both in terms of overall and like-for-like store sales.

 

“Our store expansion programme remains on track and we are pleased with the performance of this year’s openings, including strong sales from the increased proportion of openings in retail parks.”

 

Card Factory is continuing to expand its range of card and non-card products available on its websites, both personalised and non-personalised, as it aims for a significant increase in its share of this segment of the market.

 

 

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February 2017

Customer Survey | Tell us about your experience so far...

We'd appreciate if you could fill in our Customer Satisfaction Survey and tell us about your experience working with Maginus so far.

 

The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete, and it will give us valuable insight into your personal views on the products and services we provide to your organisation.

 

Your participation will help us to make improvements so that we deliver the highest possible customer service.

 

*For every survey completed, we will pay £10 to the Save the Children charity. What's more, if you choose to provide your name / company you'll be entered into a draw to win the latest iPad Pro worth £550.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to say we truly appreciate you, love working with you and thank you for choosing Maginus.

 

- THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED -

February 2017

The First UKWA Technology Advisory Board Led by Maginus

The first UKWA Technology Advisory Board will be hosted by at One Great George Street, London on Weds 8th February 2017.

 

Led by Associate Member Maginus, the newly established Advisory Board will be looking at the importance of cloud technology to the logistics industry going forward, in particular how 3PLs can harness the technology to manage rapidly emerging B2B e-commerce demands.

 

Joining Maginus to contribute to the debate will be specially selected UKWA members who lead the technology field as well as exclusively invited contributors from the retailing and manufacturing sectors.

 

March 2016

UKWA logo

Maginus are Members of the UKWA

UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) is Britain's leading trade organisation for the logistics sector, with over 650 members. The UKWA aim to support the business development of their members - including warehousing and logistics providers as well as manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to the logistics industry.

 

Visit the UKWA website

March 2016

The Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme (AWRS) 

According to a recent announcement from the UKWA, if you sell any alcohol to another business you may need to apply to register for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). This scheme was introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle alcohol fraud. The application deadline for existing businesses closes on 31st March 2016.

 

Find out if you need to apply