Many of our clients wonder how we can save them money on the invoice and statement printing, processing and mailing service we while still making money ourselves. While there are many ways that we have made the printing, processing, and mailing business more efficient, one of our big cost-cutting secrets involves purchasing supplies in bulk.
Very simply, the more of something you buy, the more affordable it is. That’s why we purchase whole pallets and truckloads of the materials that we use most. At Towne Mailer, our 7,500-square-foot warehouse houses several bulk items that we use every day:
- #10 Double Window standard business envelopes.
- #9 Single Window return business envelopes.
While we only save a few pennies per envelope, pennies add up very quickly when you are mailing hundreds or thousands of letters each day.
Why don’t more businesses buy supplies in bulk in-house?
While it makes perfect sense for Towne Mailer to buy printing and mailing supplies wholesale and in bulk, many other businesses wouldn’t profit from making the same move. First and foremost, you have to have a space to keep your bulk purchases. For many businesses, renting or purchasing the space to keep large volumes of wholesale items would erase any savings they would see from buying in bulk. Secondly, buying in bulk takes time and effort: it means assigning one of your staff members the task of keeping inventory, making orders, and moving the supplies. Finally, many small businesses simply wouldn’t ever need so many envelopes or so much paper: it would take them years to use the number of sheets of paper and envelopes that we mail in a month.
In short, for most businesses, buying bulk mailing supplies is not worth the drawbacks. But outsourcing the printing, processing, and mailing of invoices and statements to someone who does buy wholesale is where they can find significant savings.
Find out how much you can save by using a mail processing outsourcer.
Are you ready to take advantage of our ability to make bulk purchases and our highly efficient printing processing, and mailing system? Are you ready to find out how much money you can save for each statement or invoice you mail? To learn more about our service, to ask a question, or to request a free quote, call us today at (877) 882-6245.