The success story of IPO PrämienServices GmbH (then still IPO Meier GmbH) begins in Peter Meier's garage with an innovative idea: the use of branded articles to acquire subscribers for newspaper and magazine publishers. Clients and customers are enthusiastic.
The space in the office space occupied in 1985 in the centre of Weingarten is no longer sufficient. Therefore, the new administration building and the first two warehouses are built and occupied in Rudolf-Diesel-Straße.
Due to the continuous expansion and the acquisition of new customers, a further warehouse is added and thus the storage and shipping capacity is increased to approx. 12,500 sqm.
Digitization is also progressing at IPO. The first IPO rewards shop goes live. With immediate effect, material premiums can also be ordered online. Four years later, a new tool - the points account for the shops - is ready for use. For the first time, customers can accumulate points on an account and exchange them for higher quality rewards.
A new, comprehensive software, which enables everything in one system, from collecting points and marketing campaigns to redeeming points and tracking orders, goes live. IPO Meier GmbH and PMM Markenartikelversand GmbH are merged and renamed IPO Prämien & Service GmbH. A short time later, the name is changed to IPO PrämienServices GmbH.
IPO PrämienServices GmbH now also offers its customers the opportunity to benefit from its services on an international scale. Continuous growth through innovation and investment in state-of-the-art technology is seen as the key to success by IPO. With a further warehouse in Switzerland, multilingual shop systems and worldwide shipping, IPO PrämienServices GmbH is now also well positioned internationally. The expansion of the own infrastructure to a new framework with a large developer community and the extension of the standard interfaces to agencies and "external" CRM/CMS systems will improve the networking of these agencies and the immediate exchange of information.
Again the area is too small, so that a new administration building with approx. 1,000 sqm of office space is built and occupied. In addition, the storage area has been optimised and, with the space now available, is finally able to cope with the increased shipping volume.
Introduction of a new, modern ERP system through which all departments, in particular purchasing, storage and dispatch of approx. 6,500 different material prizes are organised.
As the first premium service provider to offer branded products and the largest premium portfolio in Germany, we bear a great deal of responsibility. In order to live up to our "pioneer" status, we are constantly working on new concepts and want to continue to revolutionize the market in the future.
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