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Our manufacturer services

Helping develop your products and brand

Dot4 Distribution offers more than just stock warehousing and distribution, through our tiered approach, we offer a full range of services which help deliver on your products or brand. Whether we’re building your brand through traditional media campaigns and/or social media/PR to helping develop your products by obtaining the right European accreditations, we are focussed on maximising every aspect to ultimately help you sell more products.

tier one

sales and logistics

Stock warehousing
Operational logistics
Sales and retail network development
Merchandising and point of sale collateral design and production
Social media promotion through D4D platforms
Advertising

tier two

Sales and logistics Plus brand marketing

Stock warehousing
Operational logistics
Sales and retail network development
Merchandising and point of sale collateral design and production
Social media promotion through D4D platforms
Advertising
PR and communications
Product placement
Media management
Product development

tier three

Full management

Stock warehousing
Operational logistics
Sales and retail network development
Merchandising and point of sale collateral design and production
Social media promotion through D4D platforms
Advertising
PR and communications
Product placement
Media management
Product development
New product design
CE Certification testing and management
Brand image design
Product and lifestyle photography
Brochure and marketing collateral design and production
Run European brand social media
Create and host European web presence

Our manufacturer services

Efficiently managing stock inventories

We offer an efficient stock management system, linked to our customer order website (see Retail Portal link above), you can view ‘live’ stock lists of what we currently hold and where possible, we will hold stock on your behalf and deliver to you upon a confirmed order.

Where we don’t hold stock, we will endeavour to deliver within 5-7 working days.

Logistics & distribution

Dedicated retailer on-line ordering

Through our dedicated customer order website (See Retail Portal link above), we can manage and maintain your order stock. Once a confirmed order is received, we will deliver through our partnerships with UPS and Royal Mail.

Product & brand marketing

Creating demand through effective product/brand marketing initiatives

As the main distributor for many of the clothing brands we represent, we are also responsible for building their brands in selected markets. Through the many marketing channels available, we aim to build an individual reputation which is unique and relevant to each of the brands. By creating demand through traditional and on-line media, social media channels, PR, advertising and websites, we aim to build awareness for all the products we represent, which in turn will help drive sales to our various retail businesses.

websites

Creating an on-line prescence

For some of our represented brands we produce local websites. Primarily as a point of promotion and information on all of their products. But also, to help increase a brands prescence and drive consumers to retailers to buy them.

Advertising

BEING out there

Whether traditional magazine/newspaper advertising or on-line advertising, we can create targetted campaigns that promote products and/or expand your brands prescence and create product awareness.

PR/Media relations

What they say?

PR/Media relations is a great awareness driver whether for promoting new products or expanding your brands prominence. We will use our extensive network to get your products or brands featured in the right publications.

sales channels

Finding the right outlets

We have a large network of traditional and on-line retailer channels. We will promote your products and/or brand to this network to help increase your market prescence and drive sales.

social media

let’s talk

Getting people to talk about your products or brand it critical. It creates awareness and demand, through targeted social media campaign we will endeavour to promote conversation about you.

product development

Ensure the best products reach the market

We have a wide range of experience in motorcycle clothing, whether that’s trying to create the safest protective products or just the next must have! Our expertise is second to none. We have grown up developing products and brands that appeal to our target audiences, and therefore feel we are one of the best place distribution companies out there to fully help manufacturers develop unique propositions for their products.

accreditation

Dot4 Distribution – your experts in European PPE legislation

Are you a manufacturer of motorcycle clothing and want to sell into the European Union? Do you want to be part of this market, but don’t know how?

Europe is a legislatively challenging place for any manufacturer of motorcycle clothing interested in selling within the EU. Unfortunately, that legislation is due to increase and, as a consequence, become further heavily enforced, thus making it more difficult for those without the know-how of how to become a motorbike clothing manufacturer selling in Europe.

However, while Europe may be a complicated market for motorcycle clothing, for those who manage to get it right it can be quite lucrative.

One factor to bear in mind when it comes to selling motorcycle clothing that is protective is the fact that it will need to conform to the European Union’s Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) legislation.

This legislation was updated in 2014 and today it is an offence to claim or to imply that clothing for bikers is protective unless the product in question has in fact been tested and bears the ‘CE’ marking to assert that it is.

Each garment of clothing whether it’s motorcycle jackets or motorcycle jeans will need to carry out specific tests which then deliver specific results. In most cases manufacturers tend not to invest in the correct machinery or have the quality skills to complete the tests successfully, which means they require the help of a third party organisation to facilitate them.

Dot4 Distribution are experts in PPE legislation and in helping producers gain what is called EU type approval so that they can sell their motorcycle clothing in Europe.

Take the necessary steps today and speak to Dot4 Distribution, so we can help navigate the legislation minefield so that you can focus on getting your products approved for sale quickly enabling you to sell quicker.

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