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5 More Ways to Save Money on Office Supplies

Save Money on Office SuppliesWe wrote a blog earlier with tips to save money on office supplies, and we’re back to give you even more ideas to help you cut costs.

It’s easy to get carried away when purchasing office supplies, even if it’s just the essentials. This can cause your list to grow longer and your total to get higher.

Here’s what you need to know to save money on office supplies:

1. Do your research

Before you begin to make purchases, take some time to do research and compare prices. Think about what you’ll be needing and make a budget. Then look for offers that might be helpful to you. You may come across a sale or promotion that is directly pertaining to your needs.

2. Be a loyal customer

Being a customer that returns to the same seller can have its perks. You may receive special discounts and offers for being a returning customer. Buying in bulk can be great for your bottom line. In addition, you might benefit from rewards programs if you choose to buy many of your supplies from one seller.

3. Get referrals

Jumping off the previous point, reach out to your employees and other contacts to get referrals to office supply sellers. This could once again can lead to special business discounts and offers.

4. Reuse and re-purpose

There are a number of ways you can make the most of your office supplies. Think about creative and clever ways to re-purpose office supplies such as sticky notes and binder clips, and lengthen their life.

5. Buy quality

It may seem like an easy option to buy cheaper office supplies to save money. However, in the long run you will benefit from spending a little more on high quality office supplies. This way you’re less likely to re-purchase items that are broken or doesn’t live up to the quality you are expecting.

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