Calco has taken buying paper for the smaller printer to a new level!
The biggest expense the paper industry has is deliveries & warehousing. Big wagons doing small drops is totally un-affordable & readily admitted by all. This is why you see mainstream merchants putting minimum order charges on your account where they can, they are not cashing in, they have to have these charges.
Calco talk to our customers, we discuss the range of products they would like to hold and we put it into their stock rooms. It’s only the same as it being in our warehouse but it works better for the printer. If it’s in your premises, we don’t need a great big warehouse, so a win win situation. This dramatically reduces transport costs, the printer can do work immediately with a great product range, and what they don’t use in that month they don’t pay for! After 3 months we find the perfect stock levels and it really is proving popular.
We even supply the racking for the stock to go on. With webcams & skype we can easily see what has been used and top it up. All other smaller items are then shipped via DPD within 48 hours.
Dalesgate Press: Ripon, North Yorkshire
Garry & Phil have 24 different products on a rack which is supplied by Calco. Either a ‘mini’ or a ‘maxi’ size. Throughout they month they use what they need as and when jobs come in. The great range in stock allowing speedy turnaround for customers.
The stocks are topped up once or twice a month (whatever suits really).
If a packet gets opened then it gets charged at the month end. There is far less invoicing for Phil in the accounts department. We have gone from doing 18 drops per month to doing 2 !!! if Garry wants a small order (say a pack of Pink 280 mic) he gets it within 48 hrs on DPD. In theory we have £2000 of stock (that would be in our warehouse) on his shelf, which works perfectly for both of us.
Enterprise Print: ‘Works brilliantly for us’
Anorak Colour Digital: ‘It’s been a great addition to our business as the boys have a great variety of stock to hand exactly when we need it.Great idea, well done Calco’.
Simply Digital print: ‘Has made our life so simple, brilliant idea’
Ultragraphics: ‘I literally have stock for any job as soon as it comes in’
DK Print ‘A fantastic & simple idea, allowing us to concentrate on winning work’
Exactis Interactive Print: ‘the concept of Paper Merchant & Print Manager all under the same roof is a truly inspired idea and Exactis is proud to part of this innovation‘
Just a select few ‘extremely’ happy customers who have consignment stocks………………………….Why not talk to us?