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Running Around in Circles with your Procurement? It’s Time to Get Back in Line.

20th April 2018
Running Around in Circles with your Procurement? It’s Time to Get Back in Line

When you think about buying for your business, what comes to mind? Scrambling to find the right supplier? A constant stack of invoices piled up on your desk?

Sourcing everything you need to keep the office ticking over (whilst keeping an eye on the budget) can seem like a never-ending task sometimes.  With this in mind, it’s good to know that there are tools and services out there to make your job easier.

A seamless approach to business procurement should bring together trusted suppliers, products, and services to enable you to run your day-to-day operation as smoothly as possible. At Futurform, we combine the ability to provide your business supplies with the capability to supply your print requirements via our in-house facility. Throw in dedicated account management, bespoke pricing and discounts, and a host of other support services, and you’re onto a winner.

So, without further ado, let’s talk about the 3 main ways in which using a procurement service can help businesses like yours.

Money, money, money

With the average company spending 10-12% of their total annual budget on office supplies, it’s no wonder money is top priority when it comes to procurement. Buying from one single source can help a business consolidate and simplify their supply chains, which saves money down the line and increases efficiency.

Sourcing your print, tech, and general supplies from one place also increases your buying power, and this doesn’t just mean getting things at a discount. In reality, it means making small savings throughout the buying process which amount to a sizeable sum at the end. For example, ordering goods in bulk and getting them delivered together at the same time will take chunks out of your overall costs.

Make savings whilst you spend

Using one single source for your business supplies can increase your buying power – this much is true. Outside of the supplier-purchaser relationship, however, there are thousands of pounds to be saved. Here at Futurform, for example, we’ve partnered with one of the UK’s largest dealer groups to bring our customers secure and unrivalled prices on their shopping lists.

We also appreciate that sourcing stationery and resources for the office is a baffling business sometimes. The market is vast, and we’re lucky to be able to bring you a catalogue that’s as varied and flexible as you need it to be. Our dedicated approach to account management and customer support can help you refine what you need and when you need it – so you can be more scrupulous in your purchasing.

Become more efficient in your decision making

We’ve shown that single-source procurement isn’t just about saving on costs – it’s also a fantastic way of saving yourself valuable time. It means less time spent doing admin, filing, and stock taking, and more time to do your job.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our procurement options and how we can help your business, please get in touch.

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