If you run or own a print shop, you know that your supply budget is going to be high. You want to spend less money and still deliver quality work to your customers, whether it’s a simple black and white project or a complicated brochure. Their expectations — and yours — have not changed at all. You still have the same amount of work, but you need to cut the budget somehow and still maintain your high quality. So how are you going to do that? In order to do all this printing, you need supplies, and you need them on hand. And you need to be able to order them and have them arrive quickly whenever you need more.
And you want to keep your costs as low as possible. It’s hard to be in the print shop business these days, but you can cut corners without sacrificing quality with these tips.
One of the best ways to do this is to shop online for printing supplies and copier supplies. There are many benefits to doing this – one of the best reasons is convenience. Supplies are at the touch of your fingertips at all times. You need toner? You just have to click, and there it is.
Most printing supplies and copier supplies stores online offer free shipping on large orders. That’s good for you, and good for your costs. You save on the gas you would use if you have to go pick up your supplies, and you don’t pay a delivery fee or add to the total cost of your supplies.
You’re going to need lots of supplies, and because you’re ordering in bulk, you’ll save money. Online retailers give you a bulk discount many times, and if they don’t you should be looking for another source. You need toner, developer, imaging Units, fuser units, drums units, maintenance kits and many other things, and you need a lot of them. Get a discount. You deserve it.
If you set up auto-ship for the things that you need, you can actually save yourself money. There will be no last minute mad dash to pick up extra toner to finish a job, saving you from paying high prices just to get it quickly. Your credit card is charged when you specify, and your supplies ship out that same day. No muss, no fuss.
Have a hard to find part or supply? Find a retailer that will do the hard work of finding it for you. The best online retailers will source your hard to find items and keep them in stock for you until you need them. That’s a time saver – and a potential money saver for you, as well. Less time looking for printer supplies and copier supplies means more time working and a more efficient use of your time.