Hello 2017: What’s in store at Aspin?

January 3, 2017 Aspin News

A very happy ‘Happy New Year’ to you all. Social media has been awash with motivational blogposts, tips on healthy eating and of course the rather trendy ‘hygge’ today.

We too, are going to talk about our plans for the year if that’s ok – however they don’t involve calorie counting or Danish cosiness techniques

Spring Fair 2017

This is a huge trading event for distributors in the gift, greeting card, toy and homeware sectors. We’ll be exhibiting at the NEC, Birmingham from February 5 – 9 alongside many clients. Our clients will be using our PixSell software to take electronic trade orders on their stands, whilst we will be there to catch up with each business and assist where required. This is also a great opportunity for prospective clients to not only come and see us and explore our products and services, but to witness our software in use and understand the benefits to their business. Visit the Spring Fair website here.

SkooCloud DAM

Our cloud based image storage and sharing system (DAM) has been in development for the last 18 months and we have seen a gradual take-up of the DAM throughout 2016. This year, we are on-boarding our PixSell users onto the basic version of the DAM. The user upgrades started before Christmas, and our goal is to migrate PixSell users by June 2017, so that they can enjoy the benefits of PixSell integration and internal file sharing. Furthermore all new InterSell projects will utilise DAM. The full version of the DAM is also available for businesses that wish to share their assets (images, PDFs, videos, MS documents and sound files) with external users (customers, suppliers and other third parties). Just ask your Aspin account manager for more information.


We have seen great success with LinkedIn throughout 2015 and 2016. As a communication tool for businesses, we have been able to publish company news and photographs, client case studies and product updates to a wide audience that have engaged with us. We intend to continue developing our LinkedIn company page, and our 2017 goal is to encourage more of you to follow us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date with our news. You can find our company page here – just click ‘follow’ and each Aspin news item will appear in your LinkedIn feed.

Aspin social events

December is always our most social month with the Christmas party, Secret Santa and Christmas Jumper Day. This year, we are keen to keep the social momentum up, rather than go into hibernation until barbecue season starts. Next week, lots of us will attend a tour of the Flack Brewery in Romsey for our January 2017 trip, and we are planning a bowling and pizza trip for February. We would recommend sprinkling your work calendars with social events throughout the year – it’s nice to do something different together rather than work only – and reporting on such events (with photos!) always attracts lots of traffic to our blog.

These are just a few of the things we’ll be focusing on this year, as we continue to strive as your best supplier. Your interaction and feedback with us are very valuable, and we look forward to another busy and prosperous year with our clients.

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