This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Third Week in November 2008

 

Busy, busy week last week, at least for Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday turned out to be a dud with just a couple of small orders.  We all know the story for Thursday & Friday.  I took a well deserved break from the site for four days.

End of the year, the month, the year and the quarter coming up. I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!

Enjoy the most popular threads from ten years ago this week.

Ricoh, IKON, and the Next Great Bubble ''''1

acquisitions to date - or the next big bubble. The deal is expected to allow Ricoh to surpass Xerox as the top selling office equipment manufacturer worldwide, as the company "upgrades" the estimated 720,000 non-Ricoh products that IKON has in the field. The acquisition also provides Ricoh with access to IKON's impressive Fortune 500 and public sector client list, adds 400 sales and service locations, and significantly bolsters the manufacturer's print services resume. Since the merger was first
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Weekend Copier Notes from 11/16/08

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Canon dealer and had sales of $25 -$30 million o Canon only bought the assets of the copier division - Canon launched a new software solution called uniFLOW Output Manager, to help end users track copies and prints. - Sharp announced that the base MSRPs of its new A4 Frontier series color laser MFPs, the MX-C311 and MX-C401 will be $7099 and $7995 respectively. - Sharp was ordered to pay a $120 million fine and pleaded guilty to price fixing for color LCD displays after being charged by the U.S
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Re: Some of my observations....

relegated to sell primarily to smaller businesses, why tease them with production-level devices? In addition, what is the forward-looking strategy for retaining dealers that have been and will continue to be courted by competitors, such as Canon and Konica Minolta? Despite the economy, the current environment seemingly provides a great opportunity for dual-line dealers to negotiate and push the limits of their profitability.
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Ricoh Print Director

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RICOH AND DOCSTAR TEAM TO SUPPORT NEW JERSEY PUBLIC RECORDS SHARING EFFORTS

cost savings to businesses of any size. About Ricoh Americas Corporation Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 72-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2007 sales in excess of $22 billion, a 7.3 percent increase over the previous year. Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions including their software as a service (SaaS) document management tool
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HP launched three new document management solutions

applications. 2. HP and ReadSoft Automated Invoice Processing which allows users to quickly interpret, validate and verify information contained in printed invoices by transforming a traditionally paper-based workflow into a seamless electronic process. 3. HP Automated Invoice Processing Solution for Manufacturing which captures invoice data for manufacturers at remote locations using HP multifunction printers (MFPs) and rapidly interprets, verifies and approves the information electronically
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Re: Paris, Kentucky

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They handle both Ricoh and Savin, and yes they sell duplicators. The name is Duplicator Sales & Service. Phone number is 800-633-8921, and ask for Mike Nash.
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Ricoh New MCP2050/2550 Brochure

downlaod attached file
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Updated Ricoh Color Product Sheet

Got this today, see attached file
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Updated Ricoh Monochrome Product Line

Got this today, see attached file
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Ricoh GlobalScan Video

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Printer Showcase Showndown

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Around the World with Ricoh III

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Re: Ricoh Rumored to have acquired small dealer

as Connecticut since 1986. Fairfax has provided award winning service to companies large and small. Fairfax to Add to Ricoh's Strength Fairfax's operations will be combined with Ricoh's operations in Westchester and Connecticut. The service and sales staff that customers have worked with over the last 22 years will continue in their roles. The combined strength of Fairfax and Ricoh will lead to a better customer experience going forward. Amy Mills was quoted as saying, "Our customers are very
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Re: Some of my observations....

I've stated this a few years ago and still stick by it. I think Ricoh will keep all high performing dealers as Ricoh dealers. Thus any under performing dealers will be asked to take on Lanier or Savin. End result IKON, RBS to dominate fortune companies with sprinkling of mega Ricoh dealers. Lanier and Savin dealers left to compete for SBM's. My two cents worth.
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Re: Paris, Kentucky

Are they Savin or Ricoh and do they handle duplicators?
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

"Dealers that don't perform!" Come on man that is a negative statement. There is still a market for the Lanier name and Lanier is advertising like crazy on television as well as other media. Ricoh is not the "Supreme" or the best. All of the revenue for Savin, Lanier, and Ricoh ALL goes into the "Ricoh" pot. Don't put down the smaller Lanier dealers please.
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Re: Ricoh cuts Jobs

Meaning Ricoh dealers that do not perform, maybe asked to take on Lanier or Saving (these are just my thoughts). I m sure there are many decent sized and well performing Saving and Lanier Dealers. Heck, I work for a small dealership also.
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Re: How you got started in the Industry?

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into a Ricoh dealership. He asked if I had any sales experience, which of course was a NO. He said, I'll give you a $1000 and you go out and try to sell copiers. Straight commission is a hard way to go when you are new, but 16 years later, I have to admit I have made a good living at it.
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award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront ASP

Ricoh is pleased to announce the release of the new EFI Digital StoreFront™ 3.0 ASP EFI-Hosted Solution. Digital StoreFront 3.0 ASP simplifies the print procurement process by providing a custom e-commerce platform specifically designed for easing the print procurement process. The award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront ASP delivers a complete, streamlined job management and workflow solution, all hosted by EFI. The product enables businesses to create a personalized, interactive Internet or
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GX3050N Error Code

In one account we have four of these printers and all have an error code of 999. Can someone help me with this? Art
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MPS Pay plan poll

Let us know how you get paid on Managed print services contracts.
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Re: Ricoh to purchase IKON Office Solutions

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in the Uk the CEo of Ikon has taken over the reins of Ricoh uk (Ricoh,NRG,Infotec) as well. So we wait and see
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Re: Error code Gelsprinter

yes, one of my customers had 6 of these with the error 999. I told him to call the number, it seems they (Ricoh) may replace all six of them, and they are all out warranty by a month or so.
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