Have you found any great deals?
Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.
If you are like many people today, when you shop, you try to find a good deal. For regular shoppers, we may even be able to tell you the best places to buy certain things. For example, milk is usually the least expensive at your local grocery stores while a car part may likely be cheapest finding online. Unfortunately, the only way to learn which places have the best prices is to check and check often. If one store typically has an item you need at a good price, it is important to regularly check other places because they could be having a sale or running a deal on that item. For instance, children’s shoes are something many parents buy pretty regularly. Typically someone may visit a few large retailers to see what they have and for what prices, but always being on the lookout can lead to finding a great deal you never expected.
This mode of bargain shopping – keeping an eye on the market and looking at multiple places – can also be applied to your organization. This is where SafeSourcing can help, too. If your business typically needs a lot of copy paper, it is a good idea to know what places you can buy from and obtain prices from those places. SafeSourcing can help, or in some cases take the lead, on finding the supplies or services your organization needs (especially finding which things most people are overpaying for), finding who can provide those things, obtaining pricing for those things, and presenting everything back to you quickly and clearly. This allows you to continue focusing on your business and can save a lot of money without exerting much time.
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