As a consumer, people value convenience, speed, and price. These same values apply to operating a modern business. With the convenience of virtual offices and online shopping, it seems almost unfathomable to have to stop at an office supply store. Likewise, personnel left with the duty of stocking and shipping branded items or office supplies seek out quick, streamlined services.
Including warehouse items in your kit adds a lot of value to your Mimeo order. Warehousing with Mimeo eliminates the need for you to stock (or warehouse) inventory items yourself. Warehoused items can include an assortment of branded and non-branded items, like shirts, bags, cups, face masks, safety kits, and much more. Simply add warehoused items to a kit to create one unique package and have it sent to its intended location. Here are 5 ways to add value back to your business’ operations with warehousing:
1. Save Precious Real Estate
One of the more obvious benefits of warehousing is that you save real estate in your office supply closet. Nearly every brick and mortar has a dedicated closet cluttered with an overabundance of office supplies. On the other side of the spectrum, in a growing economy of freelancers, there often isn’t even a place to store items. If you’ve got a set of remote employees, chances are they may never step foot in the office, let alone the supply closet. While these employees won’t necessarily need a box of No. 2 pencils, you can always send them a welcome aboard gift, along with any printed company documents.
No matter where on the spectrum you fall, warehousing eliminates the need to manually stock items. Add a warehoused item to your kit and send it to its desired office location or employee.
2. Share in Responsibility
In kindergarten, we were taught the rules of sharing, but some people are hesitant to take ownership of certain office tasks. Quite frequently, gathering inventory supplies and printed materials is one of them. Warehousing provides the unique ability to share the responsibility of inventory lists. You can select users on your Mimeo Marketplace account to order warehoused items, like a branded pen, highlighter, or stress ball. They can send warehoused items where they need to be, taking some of the responsibility off of your plate.
3. Automate Your Stock Inventories
Being responsible for company-branded items comes with a lot of questions. What should be kept in stock at all times? How much of this item should be reordered? Inventory shortfalls and oversupplies are often a culmination of limited insight into these questions. Warehousing provides detailed inventories for your product planning needs and removes the need to manually update a supply spreadsheet.
You’ll be alerted when the supply of items drops and need to be replenished. Likewise, if you’ve noticed that certain items aren’t being used up at the desired rate, then you can warehouse a substitute item after downscaling.
4. Be Prepared for Events and Shows
Tradeshows are prime opportunities to push your brand image forward. Just about every attendee looks forward to some freebies when they stop by your booth. The last thing anyone wants to do is to haul boxes of supplies to an event or show. With warehousing, you don’t need to worry about gathering, shipping, and picking up items. Select the number of items you’ll need and have them sent directly to the venue.
5. Get Your Time Back
Time spent considering how to order, organize, gather, package, and ship items is time spent away from productivity. Our main goal is to give you back your time; warehousing items with Mimeo provides confidence that you’ll always meet availability. No matter the purpose – be it an event, for customers, or for onsite training – adding warehouse items to a kit simplifies your schedule while still distributing the best representation of your brand.
Why Leading Procurement Departments Partner with Mimeo
When it comes to streamlining your business, thousands of companies depend on Mimeo to help save them time and money. From proofing marketing collateral to storing training manuals and promotional products, procurement departments choose us to print and ship on demand.
One of the biggest costs in any business is space, and by eliminating your own storage units, you’ll be able to cut costs dramatically. And by storing materials in one of Mimeo’s warehouses, you’ll still have almost immediate access to your stored materials, since we can ship them out with next-morning delivery almost anywhere in the world.
Find out how our warehousing solution can help you reduce costs and save time. Check out our website to learn more about our warehousing solution and schedule a consultation with one of our print experts.