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UK company named as cheap cartridge retailer

March 8, 2016

A screenshot of the company's new website

A screenshot of the company’s new website

CartridgeShop.co.uk was chosen by Which? as one of the “cheapest places to buy printer ink”.

In a post (registration required) on its website, consumer advice magazine Which? named CartridgeShop.co.uk as one of the “cheapest places” form which to buy inkjet cartridges, finding that the retailer offers cartridges “12 percent cheaper than the average cartridge price available”.

The data also showed that CartridgeShop.co.uk offered cartridges “41 percent cheaper” than UK office retailer Ryman when it came to online purchases, with Which? looking at the prices of 198 cartridges at 12 different retailers, using the data to “work out which retailers were, on average, the cheapest cartridge retailers”. Of these 12, CartridgeShop.co.uk says it was “only bettered by one other retailer when it came to price”.

Katie Waller from Which? wrote in the post that “the results make staggering reading. In the most extreme cases you could end up paying three times as much for a single cartridge if you buy from the most expensive store. For example, the Canon PGI-1500XL yellow cartridge cost £11.48 ($16.34/€14.83) at CartridgeShop.co.uk, but a massive £34.99 ($49.82/€45.22) at Staples.co.uk”.

The company added that “it’s been a busy few months”, with a “new-look website” unveiled at www.cartridgeshop.co.uk and work taking place on “new features to help customers further when buying replacement ink and toner”. The company Cartridge Shop was also previously recognised by Which? in 2015 in the same category.

A spokesperson for CartridgeShop.co.uk commented: “We’re delighted to feature once more in a Which? study into the cheapest online retailers. Last year, we were found to be ranked in the top three out of 170-plus retailers when it came to offering cheap printer consumables so we’re delighted to have moved a step closer to offering the cheapest products online.

“We’re already working towards achieving that goal and look forward to being recognised once again when Which? completes their next study on the ink and toner cartridge market.”

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