Designflow launches Outsourced Design Shop

Black Friday marks the launch of designflow’s new Outsourced Design Shop, a platform for integrators to make quick online purchases of design services.

Designed for residential, marine and commercial integrators, they are able to purchase design services for entire projects or to fill gaps within a project’s design and documentation. 

The new web shop also includes the usual designflow outsourced design services available individually, as well as its popular Site & Engineers Packs as bundles. Simplifying the buying process, the integrator just has to enter the number of floors in the project to purchase a suitable Site Pack Bundle, with a similar process for buying other bundles too. 

To celebrate the launch of the Outsourced Design Shop, there is 40 per cent off standard retail prices on all design and documentation items and bundles until midnight on Monday. 

As well as the launch of the Outsourced Design Shop, designflow has also released some new bundles – The Cinema Site Pack and The Engineers Panel Bundle.

The Cinema Site Pack gives integrators all the design and documentation required to install a cinema system with one to three rows of seating and options such as with or without fabric walls and acoustic treatments.

The Engineers Panel Bundle provides a panel layout and schematic for items such as lighting, blinds or control panels. 

The decision to launch the Outsourced Design Shop follows findings in CEDIA’s last edition of its Size and Scope Report, which detailed findings that the single biggest challenge facing integrators was found to be staff recruitment and retention, seen as twice the threat of the next biggest challenge: DIY integration products. 

Leading on from this were findings from saying that in the current economic climate, outsourcing is key to building rapid but stable growth. They also found it best to outsource where specialised knowledge is lacking in-house but to avoid outsourcing core competences. 

It also advised that it is key to ensure the company chosen to outsource to should be aligned and adhere to similar business values.

Designflow’s sole focus is on providing a complete, outsourced AV and smart building design service and can provide a complete end to end service including full system specification. 

The new Outsourced Design Shop can be accessed at: