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Things to consider when purchasing your stationery

In the UK office supplies are easy to order online or purchase directly. There are many companies that specialise in office equipment and larger items, and many more that deal with the more traditional everyday stuff that we all need to get by when working in an office. Online it is easy to access websites that show a whole host of items. Many companies continue to send out catalogues and these remain as popular as ever. Stationery can then be delivered by a reputable delivery agent or partner, or the firm itself may do its own deliveries. Local based firms tend to operate in this way.

For medium to larger sized companies there are often staff whose sole job it is to oversee and maintain the stationery needs of the company. In smaller companies it can be a small but vital part of one person’s job. Whoever is ordering your stationery, they need to be making the best and most cost effective choices. When ordering stationery supplies UK based companies need to consider savings that can be made by purchasing in bulk versus the costs of storage and cash outlay. It is also important to consider the transparency of a company’s pricing policy as some companies operate stealthy price increases. Many companies now make a price promise. However, you need to ensure you are regularly checking that their prices are indeed the best, and claiming back the difference if not. It is also beneficial if your office stationery suppliers have a good pre and post sales customer support policy.

It is no longer enough to order just what you need, when you need it as many companies make special offers that you need to take advantage of. Some operate BOGOF pricing or two for the price of one, or three for two offers. If you can accommodate storing more than you need, it is worth taking advantage of these offers. These are just some of the things you need to consider when purchasing your stationary and office equipment!

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