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 unaffordable. This is why you see mainstream merchants putting minimum order charges on your account.
Calco talks 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 has 24 different products on a rack. Throughout the month he uses what he needs. 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 £1000 of stock (that would be in our warehouse) on his shelf, which works perfectly for both of us.