CCS’ window & conservatory retailers outperform the market in 2015

by Andy Wallace Despite the glazing market reportedly being in decline this year, many CCS retailers have experienced greatly improved sales results – a clear indicator that businesses can achieve better outcomes as a result of offering finance! Separate reports by Palmer and Mintel have expressed a cautious note for the industry as it goes […]

G&G Finance Sales Continue to Rise – up 32% on the same period last year

Finance approvals in the Glass and Glazing sector for May/June 2015 were up approximately 32% on the same 60 day period in 2014 (from £23m to £30.5m).  The figures add to the optimistic findings in the recent Insight Data Report which found the total turnover of the UK’s Top 30 fabricators rose by 6% rise […]

Sash Window Market Predicts Growth in 2015

Sash Window Market Predicts Growth in 2015 88% of installers expect more sash window sales in 2015, and 65% feel sash window installations are more profitable than casements, according to a study by Roseview Windows and Insight Data. Over 10,000 installers were asked for their opinions on sash windows and to gauge their confidence in […]

Consumer credit for retailers: Get the edge in a competitive market

Why offer credit to your consumers? As a retailer, you’re well aware that businesses only make money by closing sales. But when you sell ‘big-ticket’ items, affordability can sometimes be an obstacle for customers. So if you’re not offering repayment options, then you’re probably missing sales opportunities every day. Consumer Credit for retailers is a […]

New report predicts continued growth for the Domestic Glazing Market until 2018

Growing consumer confidence, a burgeoning housing market and a low interest rate environment helped boost the domestic glazing market in 2013, and the latest research is predicting growth will continue through to 2018.  Robert Palmer, director of Palmer Market Research, said: “We’re entering the longest period of prolonged growth for this market since the nineties.” The […]

Are you up to date with recent changes to the Consumer Contracts Regulations…

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The introduction of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 includes major changes in the law relating to consumer protection. They now apply to consumer contracts made on-premises (through retail stores), made at a distance (including online sales) and off-premises (e.g. in-home sales). Firms will need to review their processes and change […]

CCS hits record sales as window retailers use finance to sell

Window installers offering soft sell credit finance to help customers buy have contributed to record sales at Consumer Credit Solutions (CCS). Companies as diverse as Pennine Windows, Hammonds, Kutchenhaus, Jacuzzi and Envirosolar are reporting increased sales as homeowners look to improve their properties without dipping in to cash reserves, or borrowing from uncooperative traditional lenders such […]

CCS helps Crystal Windows and Doors sell green technology

Crystal Windows and Doors Ltd has just launched the Crystal Air-to-Air Heat Pump, the latest addition to its Home Improvements green energy range. It’s part of the company’s move towards a greener and more sustainable future, using the latest technology to deliver an all-in-one heating and cooling system. But, in difficult economic times, it isn’t […]