Accessories ‘key to retail survival

Venom’s newest recruit David Davies has spoken out on the importance of peripherals at retail, encouraging retailers to take advantage of the various opportunities they present in order to survive the recession.

Everyone’s adapting to the current financial climate and our customers are understanding the benefits of focusing on accessories as it helps them increase their overall margins, which is key to survival,” he told MCV.

We need more people maximising bundling opportunities as the benefits are much higher for both our customers and the end user.”

Davies has joined Venom as national accounts manager after almost a decade of working at UK distributor Gem. There he also worked for the company’s Exspect accessories division.

He brings years of experience within the games industry to the company and is using this to strengthen its position in the peripherals sector.

I hope to bring a good all round knowledge of the games industry,” he said. My seven years at Gem and Exspect has been a great backbone to my knowledge of the market and an understanding to the challenges we all face.

Being a gamer for most of my life has helped me to understand what accessory companies are trying to achieve and helps me to come up with new ideas for products.

I’m mainly looking forward to working closely with our customers and understanding the challenges they face, as well as working alongside to help overcome them.”

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