A successful partnership with one of the world’s top universities
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top universities, ranking 4th in the UK and 14th in the World. Home to over 44,000 students spread across five campuses around the city, the retail shop is an important hub for their students.
The University of Edinburgh retail shop was looking for unique eco-friendly branded merchandise that could be stored off-site and delivered quickly. Delivering a bespoke collection of branded clothing and merchandise for the popular on-campus shop Streamline worked closely with the University of Edinburgh team to develop the right products.
One of the biggest draws for the team at the University of Edinburgh Retail Store was our on-site storage facility. Close proximity meant they were able to streamline how their branded merchandise, clothing, and print are produced, stored, and delivered.
Gordon, Brand Manager says, “Streamline’s close proximity and storage facility means we know we can get the service we need”. With a full-service offering, from product sourcing and branding to storage and next-day delivery your merchandise is guaranteed to be where you need it when you need it.”
A dedicated Key Account Manager works closely with the University shop, and with the help of a bespoke online ordering system the retail store is able to see real-time stock levels, so everyone knows where they stand.
If necessary, the University can place an order that is guaranteed to be with them within 24 hours. This was able to solve a big problem for the shop, which is busy all year round and needs to be able to replenish stock at short notice to maximise sales and revenue.
“Streamline’s close proximity and storage facility means we know we can get the service we need”. With a full-service offering, from product sourcing and branding to storage and next-day delivery your merchandise is guaranteed to be where you need it when you need it.”
Gordon, Brand Manager, The University of Edinburgh Retail Shop
Working closely with universities across the UK means the University of Edinburgh benefits from wider higher education experience and expertise in our business partnership. Thanks to a broad market knowledge we’re able to keep up with trends in merchandise, and knowing how important it is, helping the team stock innovative and exciting products on their shelves, faster than their competitors.
With everything from reusable water bottles, to tumblers made from recycled coffee cups, organic cotton t-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags, adding innovative product lines is an easy process.
The team at the University of Edinburgh is always looking for a more sustainable option when it comes to their retail merchandise—offering a range of options with every order to fit in with their eco-conscious ethos.
Gordon says, “We’re grateful that Streamline can offer options such as sea freight over air freight and I can trust that they do all due diligence on the supply chain, which solves a worry for us”.