Your company has several locations, and each location has an office manager who handles ordering things like company brochures, promotional products, uniforms, office supplies, and the like.
Each office manager has multiple vendors--some for promo products, others for printing, and still others for office supplies.
Spending between each location is wildly different.
Location A is always running out of collateral materials, which means sales has a hard time doing a good job.
Location B tends to hoard items and orders stuff whether they really need them or not.
Location C has stopped answering your emails about budgets and spending.
And so it goes.
You've tried encouraging the teams to use the same vendors, but this advice falls on deaf ears, and you can understand why: everyone is busy, and since each person has their own "system" in place, no one wants to start the process over.
In some ways, this "issue" might seem small in the grand scheme of things. Yet, you're always surprised when you see end-of-quarter and end-of-year reports that show how and where these office managers are spending their budgets. In a word, it's out of control, and you know there's got to be a better way.
The good news? There is. Say hello to online company stores.
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An online company store brings the whole process of ordering promo products, uniforms, office supplies (and more) under one virtual roof. With a few clicks, the office managers can place their orders, check their current inventory, conduct forecasts, and create reports.
Since everyone will be using the same approved vendor(s), you can ensure your brand will be consistent across all locations and materials.
Not to mention, you'll be able to rein in spending. You won't have to deal with certain office managers using unnecessarily pricey vendors or office managers ordering items they don't need. Transparency keeps the whole process honest.
This is just one of many benefits that an online company store can offer, but it's a big one. Learn more about online company stores and how stores powered by Proforma Durkee are your best option.