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Document folders lost? | Keep track of your stuff!!

Posted by Chris Higgins on Wed, Dec 24, 2008 @ 13:26 PM

It was a strange call, a customer wanted to know where  his document folders were. We quickly looked up his order history and realized he hadn't ordered document folders in almost a year. The real surprise was when we realized the folders he was looking for had been delivered almost a year ago. Four pallets, 40,000 folders, and he had no idea what had happened to them; didn't believe the delivery had been made. Even after showing him the P.O.D. - proof of delivery- that clearly showed not only were the folders delivered but he signed for them he wasn't convinced.

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Topics: Save money, Document folders, Reduce cost, inventory control, Distribution

Business printing | Using a distributor is like going to Walmart

Posted by Chris Higgins on Wed, Dec 17, 2008 @ 22:54 PM

For some reason many businesses that buy printing  think they are better off dealing directly with the manufacturer. they believe that if they are not buying direct from the factory then they are dealing with a broker and paying more.

Now the sentiment is one thing but the reality is another. with the exception of apple picking where you actually drive to the orchard and pay for the privilege of picking your own apples, almost everything you buy comes through a distribution channel that reduces the cost. Take the apple picking example: you can stop at the market (distributor, retailer, broker call it what you want) and buy a bag of apples for $5. Or you can go the direct route spend half a day in the car with the family, drive for an hour and pay $30 to pick your own. When you add in the gas and time, the cost can approach $100. Obviously you get a lot more in terms of family time and relaxation but when all you want is apples using the local distributor (market) costs a heck of a lot less.

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Topics: Business Printing, saving money, document holders, desk pad calendars, custom stationary, Walmart