What we do
We like automatic…..
Rather than do things manually, we prefer to automate. We don’t like wasting money or time when there isn’t a great deal of return.
We would much rather invest time with our customers, building their business, than simply handling the repetitive tasks.
So, when we started Tessell8, we decided we would find a way to completely automate anything that was repetitive, boring, or, in fact, we just didn’t want to keep on having to do when we could automate it.
We don’t see the point of doing the same thing again and again…
Partially because we don’t see the point of doing the same thing again and again and again…
….and partially because it was just cool, we developed our own software, InterLock to do all the work, so our clients don’t have to.
InterLock handles everything from one end of the supply chain to the other, seamlessly, with minimal human interaction.
Any repetitive task is automated and managed with flexible logic that allows us to set rules by client or even sales channel.
We integrate with many of the best selling web shop platforms…
We integrate with many of the best selling web shop platforms…
….or directly with your own sales channel through an API.
InterLock is not just an order handling tool. It also allows us to deliver content digitally in a way that replaces books, allowing our clients not to print at all. The system significantly restricts the ability to download, print or copy the material, making it perfect for internal training.
We have our own team of developers that allow us to build new functionality instantly and often through the night.
Many of our clients benefit from these kind of quick development opportunities. Enabling them to strip cost or time out and realise the benefits.
InterLock has some funky functionality…..
- Take orders from multiple sales channels
- Present material in a secure digital format to save on printing
- Make decisions on where and when to produce
- Create all the paperwork required for order processing at one of our global partners
- Automate the data transfer for shipment details, costs and tracking back into the sales channel
- Provide completely detailed billing summaries by component for totally transparent and auditable invoicing
- Make the coffee
- Do the ironing
- Walk the dog on a rainy day
- Make custard
We are pretty frustrated by this last one!
Benefit from delivery in hours and days not weeks
If you want to benefit from delivery in hours and days, and not in weeks, InterLock makes this possible.
Orders can be confirmed and in production in (literally) seconds.
Just to re-iterate that…
…confirmed and in production in the time it has taken you to read this.
This gives our clients a powerful competitive edge allowing them to exploit new opportunities as soon as possible.
Because InterLock does all the hard work, it frees us all up to help you build your business and not get bogged down in the day to day.
Sometimes you don’t need a super slick campaign…..
Sometimes you don’t need a super slick campaign
Sometimes you just need posters, in stores, by Friday.
We won’t charge you for a very impressive powerpoint presentation, in a very impressive board room bejewelled with very impressive awards and there isn’t a bean bag in sight.
We will just charge you for what you need, when you need it.
We cover the entire process…..
From creative, professional photography and film (if you need it), through to design, production and delivery.
We don’t have slick offices or bean bags though, so we won’t charge you the earth for it.
We just deliver what you need, when you need it, at a fraction of the cost.
In fact, because we handle the entire process, we can be working on the creative, with you, during the shoot making sure we squeeze every last drop of opportunity out of those expensive studio days so you don’t pay for any more than you absolutely need to.
From brief to POP in stores…. in just 3 days…
As an example, one client needed POP created and in stores in 3 days, to use up excess stock.
- We received the brief in on Tuesday.
- Propping and set design on Tuesday.
- Photography and creative on Wednesday.
- Approval over night.
- Production and shipping Thursday
- In all stores across the entire UK estate on Friday
78% of inventory used up.
Time is everything…..
More often than not, time is everything with creative projects.
Because we handle everything from creative to installation there are no little ‘hidden surprises’ in the process.
We know what the production and installers need so we make sure this is covered right at the beginning to make the final deployment as smooth as possible.
NEVER lose sight of the budget…..
No matter how cool the idea, or how amazing it might sound, look or feel, if it doesn’t make any money or deliver on your targets we won’t recommend it to you.
We never lose sight that its your money we are spending and we have a responsibility to make sure its working for you.
We will deliver the project in time and with our creative flair and on budget.
We have production locations around the globe…..
Tessell8 provide print solutions around the world.
We make closer to the point of need so you save on shipping and get stuff to your customers quicker and easier.
We build a robust and consistent production model so you know you will get the same quality of product in Rome or in Russia, in Krakov or in Kuwait, in Toronto or in Totnes.
Ship around the corner rather than shipping around the world.
With partners in all major continents…..
We have production partners in all major continents.
As well as production in areas of the world that are traditionally challenging (like Russia and the Middle East).
All this gives you the ability to say ‘yes’ to those opportunities and income streams that your competitors might not be able to supply.
There is a reason why our clients tell us:
“Have I ever told you how easy you make my job by being a true partner?”
We show our partners lots of love…..
We partner strategically so we leverage excellent costs…..
We also treat our partners how we would expect to be treated. We make sure we make the field easy for them to play on and we make sure they get paid on time so they share the love back when our clients need things urgently.
Alongside the automation that InterLock brings, and the ultra low overhead nature of our business, we can offer exceptionally low costs alongside our “legendary customer service” (genuine quote from a customer).
Even the “hard to get to” areas…..
Regardless of where your market is we have you covered…..
We have production partners in those ‘difficult’ areas, like Russia, the Middle East and South Africa.
We are even registered for taxes in several key global locations so you don’t need to be.
This is all part of Tessell8’s way to make all the pieces fit, seamlessly. We do all the hard work, behind the scenes, to make you look awesome.
For most of our customers, their customers don’t even know we exist, and we see that as a good thing.
Our partner facilities cover everything you could need…..
Our partner base is wide ranging and covers all the…. ‘bases’…..
With services from POD digital book and training material production, right through to 10 colour ‘perfectors’ and web, we have a solution that you can just turn on (and more importantly turn off) as you need it.
We then take all the ‘speed bumps’ out of the process for our partners making it as easy as possible for them to produce quality material for you.
We make sure the files are easy to access and secure, we make sure they are print ready, we build and test a robust production process before we start and we make sure they never wait to be paid.
All this means that, when you have that last minute nightmare, everyone is here, ready, with open arms, to help deliver for you.
Small or Large – same service
If you just need a banner and metal frame kit, or even just a banner, if you need new window graphics across the whole country, if you need stickers or decals and you need them to be graffiti proof and stuck on so they never come off, we can help.
It doesn’t matter how small or large the project we can support you and provide everything from design through to installation. Or any element in the process you need
Global brand or local independent – same quality
We provide large format solutions for some of the UKs best known brands. In fact it’s likely that you will have seen or used something we have produced in the last month, but that doesn’t mean the small independent is left out in the cold.
At Tessell8, we deliver the same high quality service, expertise and product regardless of who you are and we are delivering every week around the country.
Simple or complex needs – same level of expertise
Regardless of what you need, we bring years of experience and expertise to every project we do.
We never just ‘do a job’ but want to make sure you get the absolute most out of it at the best price possible.
From a simple banner to a self adhesive decal to stick (and stay stuck) to a new anti graffiti coating (that the customer forgot to tell you about), we have the knowledge and the resources to make sure its right.
National roll out or just one banner – same low cost
We know that you need this fast, we know it needs to look good and we know that, quite often, its only up for a short period and it will need to change.
We cover the whole process from site visits and measuring up, through design and production to install on site in time frames that mean you can maximise the return on any opportunity the world gives you.
1 site or 50 sites – same speed
We have a bit of a reputation for delivering very very quickly and we love a challenge.
If it is at all possible, we will be able to deliver and we have delivered on some crazy fast projects in the past.
We manage the entire process and our partners get special levels of love and care from us. because of this they pretty much always say ‘yes’ when we ask because they know we will deliver them a ‘baked cake’ rather than a bunch of separate ingredients.
Screen updates in minutes…..
We have extensive experience creating and deploying digital content to screens across an entire estate.
We can schedule changes in line with national timetables or local sites at the same time. Make changes specific to local markets so you can exploit opportunities.
Our capabilities allow you to make changes to maximise on opportunities far quicker than with print alone.
Print… or don’t print… or both…..
Because we don’t have masses of capital invested in equipment we are free to give you the solution thats driven by your needs and not what’s best for us.
Our partner base covers print and non print so you never need to waste money when it could be made to work better elsewhere.
All with the same exceptional speed and service.
Single storefront for all your brands…..
We run multi-brand store fronts for many of our clients.
Allowing them to automate the back office ordering process across their entire business, leverage spend and reduce wasted time and cost.
All through a simple and effective web store linked to InterLock (our own back office system), delivering transparent reporting and billing.
Instant updates to digital catalogues…..
We have successfully transitioned a number of our clients from printed in store catalogues to a completely digital model.
Both for front of house product catalogues (an ice cream cake catalogue for example) and back of house “job aid” cards the digital delivery method allows both market driven and more importantly legal updates to be delivered in the time it takes to download at a fraction of the cost of print.
Deliver training digitally, and securely…..
For a number of our clients they face the significant conundrum of allowing their IP to be delivered digitally.
They make the sale and win the business but increase the risk.
We have developed a web based tool allowing our clients to deliver their training content digitally. Via a web browser, in a manner as secure as the printed page but for a fraction of the cost.
Our system allows clients to tailor who sees what and for how long in a way that restricts print and download options.