Don’t Overpay for Office Supplies

March 20th, 2014

You may or may not know this, but the standard internet price for office supplies is overpriced!

Today’s post is by Sarah Kouse; Project Manager at SafeSourcing

You may or may not know this, but the standard internet price for office supplies is overpriced. With the following ways below, you have the opportunity to obtain an optimal amount of savings.

Price: Ultimately, the standard internet price still has quite a bit of a markup for Office Supplies, especially Office Furniture. Request for Proposals and Request for Quotes can help drive down the price to make sure you are receiving the best price possible. The higher the quantity and total spend, the more savings Office Supply companies will be willing to give you.

Account Conversion Incentives: Many companies will offer an additional savings to either gain or even maintain the business. If the current incumbent feels threatened that you could potentially take your business elsewhere, they may be willing to provide you additional money to stay with them. The more of the opportunity at stake and the longer contract term, the more incentives that will be offered to you.

Category Discounts/Market Baskets: Collecting Category Discounts and Market Baskets are other additional ways to achieve further savings on top of the other two ways above. One benefit of Category Discounts and Market Baskets is that these percent off savings can be applied to additional items, not part of your current general ledger, purchased in the future.

Here at SafeSourcing, we can help ensure you receive significant savings with your Office Supply needs. The average savings can be anywhere from 10% to 20%, and can be even greater as well depending on the items and/or total spend. For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

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