There are several pros and cons to buying in bulk. When it comes to food and beverage products (or anything with an expiration date), buying in bulk can be a great way to save up front, but you have to make sure you’re going to use it, so nothing goes to waste. Luckily, this isn’t the case with non-perishable items.
Making sure the proverbial pantry is stocked with whatever your company needs is simply good business sense, especially considering the unpredictability of the last few years. It’s no secret that the supply-chain crisis has made it more and more difficult to get products, especially ones from overseas. Different industries suffer from extended wait times or expensive shipping costs, and sometimes they still don’t get the products they need on time.
While some might bulk at buying in bulk, here are a few ways that bulk ordering can help your business save both time and money.
1. It’s Cost-Effective
We know what you’re thinking—with the upfront cost of buying products en-masse, how is it cost-effective?
Yes, the initial price tag can seem like a lot—but it’s important to consider things as “units” versus total cost. So by buying in bulk, you’re likely getting a better deal on individual items because you’re ordering so many at once.
Most of our products, like badge holders and lanyards, have the option to purchase in bulk. The larger the quantity you order, the more of a discount you get. This can range from 4% to even 34% off.
2. It Helps Your Employees Feel Taken Care Of
Smaller savings compounded over time can result in big savings long-term. Items like our white PVC cards for ID badge printers can be purchased in quantities as large as 1,000. These cards are perfect for hospital and employee IDs or anywhere a badge needs to be visually inspected before entry.
Simple things like name badges are essential for identification and even employee morale. Ordering in bulk helps cut costs but also helps employees feel like they’re taken care of and provided for.
3. Be Prepared for Shortages and Emergencies
Setting your employees up for success means giving them access to the things they need when they need them. Buying in bulk makes it easier to handle any emergencies that might come your way.
If you run out of basic supplies like face mask lanyards, your employees are left underprepared and will likely go through more face masks per day than usual, which can cause additional strain on your supply. A face mask lanyard helps employees keep their facemasks clean and safely nearby, so they always have it right when needed. The durable clips on the end of this adjustable, 36” lanyard help securely grip the face mask, so you know you’re always protected.
When you buy in bulk, you can get 10% off—saving your business money and ensuring your employees always have clean face masks easily accessible!
4. Save More Long-Term
Every business that wants to grow and be successful thinks about its long-term strategy. This includes bulk ordering.
When you’re only thinking about short-term gain, you’re not preparing for long-term wins and goals. Ordering bulk not only helps you save and be more prepared for whatever comes your way—it aligns with a long-term growth mindset and strategy.
Ordering your essentials in bulk is simply good business practice. And we’re happy to help! Order from Specialist ID today and see how much you can save.