Easy Fast Dependable
1) always low pricing
2) Printed price in the catalogue
3) Automatic discount on volume purchases
4) Clear and understandable set pricing
5) Next day on 90% of products
6) We always offer alternatives when items are unavailable
7) easy online ordering
8) online history and account information
9) one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry
We took our top 100 selling items and compared pricing with the competition.
This is what we found:
Surprised? To be honest, we were too.
We know that we offer good value to our customers’ on a daily basis but it’s a tough business when you’re competing with the “megas” like Staples and Office Depot. So, we took a closer look behind these numbers and made the following observations:
- We are a ‘non-stocking’ dealer. This means that we don’t tie our money up in inventory that could sit around for a long time and cost us warehouse space as well as the value of the product. (Pretty amazing when you consider we are also next day delivery)!
- This also means, we don’t have the overhead of staff for warehousing, purchasing, sales and human resources.
- We don’t spend millions on advertising that ultimately has to be paid for by our customers.
These are just some of the reasons why we have the ability to not only compete but exceed your expectations with pricing, service and product range.
So next time you think of running to Staples or OfficeMax, think again. It might not be just the gas that’s costing more.
Overall savings by percentage when purchasing with Simply Office Supplies were as follows:
20% less than Staples
18% less than Office Depot
26% less than OfficeMax
30% less than Quill
Note: We also wanted to compare pricing against Corporate Express and some independent dealers. We were unable to do this due to the inconsistency of their pricing i.e. frequent price changes and varying discounts. If you would like us to price against competitors’ invoices, we will be happy to do this or just check our website for current pricing at www.simplyofficesupplies.com
(Some products may have been packaged in different quantities by the competitors. In these instances, we divided the price to reflect ‘by the each pricing’, even when we were offering a quantity discount on these items).
This information is based on data gathered in August 2009