The Sirius Buying Group has reported steady growth in 2016 with a “heightened level of market acceptance”, it said.
It also reported that it had exceeded the targets it set for itself in relation to combined purchasing from its ‘preferred suppliers’.
Gordon Jones (pictured), chairman of The Sirius Buying Group, said: “2016 has been a marginally better year when compared to 2015: particularly with our members exploring new routes to market. These new business avenues have been in business to business, the addition of kitchen showrooms, localised e-commerce sales and click & collect facilities to encourage new up-to-the-minute revenue streams that will help retailers compete.”
Sirius has revealed it will work closely with its members throughout 2017 who are new to on-screen purchasing, as it claimed that some are yet to “embrace the opportunities e-commerce has to offer, even on a localised basis, which is equally vital”.
Its aim is to fully educate and support its members, and hopes to reward the effort made with fresh enquires via the digital marketing route. It will start by offering a “much improved” website facility and invest in digital technology to ensure the group offers value to both members and suppliers of Sirius.