Offices are often very easy to ship. Statistics show that the average office uses around 10,000 sheets of paper per year. This represents about 20 reams of paper, or nearly two reams per month. Buying paper to meet this demand can be stressful. However, purchasing supplies can work around this problem.
Buying in bulk is a bit like buying items in regular quantities, as we will see shortly. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice when buying wholesale stationery.
Check prices on different platforms.
Anyone who has ever bought something knows that there is always a better deal out there, you just have to find it. Along with the convenience associated with buying stationery in bulk, there is also the fact that you save money. It could even be argued that one of the main reasons you buy wholesale is to save money.
You’ll be buying in bulk, which means you can bypass any retail price hikes, which is good news. But then you can save even more if you waste time and research on different platforms. Online businesses always have sales, and a little careful checking will ensure you get the lowest prices possible.
With huge online stores, you might be tempted to think this is the best place to get your stationery, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. In fact, it’s probably best to look for companies that exclusively sell specialty products.
Since you are buying office supplies, you should look for a store that offers different types of lanyards. Specialists will know everything about desks, including what they need and what is in stock. You might be better off shopping there.
Shipping costs are now synonymous with online shopping. Depending on where you are, the number of items you buy, and the services of an online store, you can benefit from very fair shipping costs or huge costs.
You must be advised regarding the shipping charges. You need to find a supplier with low shipping costs. Some stores offer free shipping when you spend more than a certain amount in their store. Since you are buying in bulk, this is good news for you.
Also, try to compare the shipping costs on different websites. Since they often have different storage facilities, they will use different resources to ship your items which means they will have different fees. Comparing the prices can help you save a lot of money.
Look for peak seasons.
Every seasoned buyer knows that there are seasons to purchase certain items. For example, the beginning of the year is the best time to buy Christmas presents because there is no one else around and they are probably cheaper. The good news is that office supplies are also having their peak season. It’s just disguised as something else.
In August, many wholesalers and retailers have sales because students are going back to school and need supplies. Offices and students share many common supplies – paper, ink, and even staplers. Buying at this time will give you the best prices for those items. Plus, if you buy them in bulk, you can save even more money.