Print solutions company Upstream has partnered with the Australian Retailers Association to help retailers reduce costs associated with printing.

As part of the agreement, ARA members will be offered free paper for the first 12 months when they become a new Upstream customer and they will also be offered a software that monitors the usage of all devices.

Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association said: “Australian retailers are under greater pressure than ever to reduce costs, identify inefficiencies and improve the sustainability of operations. By partnering with Upstream, we’re able to help retailers address these challenges through managed print services.

“Our members, large and small, realise that traditional approaches to printing are no longer able to keep up with the demands of business today.  Add to this the fact that consumers expect retailers to incorporate green efficiencies into their operations and it’s clear new approaches to printing need to be embraced.”