As always, we are approaching the date when Italy goes to sleep for a month. Recession or no recession.
I would like everybody to note that the summer closure dates for our warehouse are from:
28/07/2012 to 26/08/2012
However I will be available most of the time to offer customer support, prices, and to take orders for immediate processing after the summer break, so please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you are planning to make an order in the next couple of days, please note that the last shipping date is 26/07/2012, so please do not leave it to the last minute. Even the transport companies close for August.
The interactive price list will have the following functions:
Easy to find models or group of products
Full filtering capability
Photo of each model
Possibility to insert a discount that will automatically discount the whole price list
Easy to update prices
Touch screen capability
Product descriptions in English and French
At a later date I will also include a small database that will enable you to memorize the prices given to a specific client. I already have this function available on another program that I have developed.
I plan to have the new interactive price list available before August, but as I am developing the program in my spare time, it may not be ready until September.
For those that are more experienced in using ipads, should there be any specific functions that may be required? Please let me know.
The dilemma of the internet is that very often we find products that we would like to buy, but cannot, either the company in question has no online sales, or worse, only a text description and photo. This really does not guarantee either the quality of the product, or the supplier themselves. Consequently, at Eme we receive many enquires asking to know where our products are stocked.
When I receive an enquiry from the UK, it is always a pleasure for me to direct them to one of our long standing partners, John Lewis Partnership. We have been supplying John Lewis since 1994, and when a potential client asks to know who our major clients are, John Lewis is always first on the list.
Even when I had a “Saturday Job” at Waitrose, John Lewis had a reputation for quality and service. A characteristic that has remained with the Company to this day. I cannot help but feel that it is due to this philosophy that has made their online sales and direct sales so successful. Product and product information can be easily be found on their web site, and if that is not enough, why not take a visit to your local John Lewis Store and speak to one of their sales staff. You will find them friendly and well informed. You may even want to see our cutlery ranges on display.
At present we have two lines on display; Vintage, a classical design with special “pearl effect” handles in 2.5mm 18/10 stainless steel. Ideal for those special dinner party occasions. And Vero a modern design with coloured translucent handles in 2mm stainless steel; perfect for everyday use, and a must if you are looking for cutlery that will combine with your Guzzini products.
Although Frankfurt was pretty cold, I can at least say that the welcome at Ambiente was warm and highly successful.
Our stand was a little smaller than that at Macef, but for the full 5 days we worked consistently. It would seem that Made in Europe has been rediscovered, especially the advantages of working with companies close to home.
For those that have never worked with Eme, I would just like to underline some of the benefits:
No minimum orders.
No large financial commitments.
Delivery Time on average 10 days from receipt of an order.
A 100% Made in Italy product.
Work with the largest remaining European manufacturer of cutlery.
Just a warm thank you to all the visitors to our stand, and should you have questions, or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.