Brother UK has said there is growing popularity among businesses for contract printing.
The OEM has reported that the number of pages printed via its MPS contracts over the past three months grew by 13% year on year, surpassing previous record levels set in April 2022. It has attributed the rise in page volumes to significant demand from the grocery and healthcare sectors, with channel partners providing support for GP surgeries and chemists, in particular.
Accompanying the rise in page volumes is an uptick in devices currently used as part of MPS contracts, up 25% in the quarter compared with this time last year. Earlier this year, Brother UK launched a subscription service for SMBs called PrintSmart Essential, which has no doubt played a part in the company’s MPS figures.
“The continued increase in demand for print via MPS highlights its growth in popularity as firms focus on driving productivity and cost-efficiency,” stated Greig Millar, General Manager for Sales, Services and Solutions at Brother UK.
“This also points to an opportunity for print partners, with customers looking to adapt print infrastructure as their hybrid working arrangements evolve. MPS contracts also benefit resellers as much as the businesses they support: securing customers on contracts provides partners with clarity over their order book, recurring revenue from supplies, and an opportunity to build strong relationships and demonstrate the level of support they can offer.”
He added: “We can attribute our own success, particularly when it comes to MPS, to providing more bespoke assessments and offering tailored solutions based entirely on extensive conversations with businesses. Getting under the skin of how they operate and identifying hidden pinch points is crucial, and our latest figures prove that it pays dividends.”
Millar also referred to the lower volumes required in its PrintSmart Essential programme as another “key area” of growth.