Sourcing printer supplies: Think broader than just pricing!

Feb 24, 2021 6:30 PM ET

iCrowdNewswire   Feb 24, 2021  1:30 PM ET

From tonners and ink cartridges, paper, printers and ink cartridge refills, thousands of Australians depend on an affordable, reliable and reputable supplier to see them through. And now, more than ever, when millions are working from home, having access to a dependable supply of Xerox toner or Epson ink cartridge is even more critical.

Total cost matters more than price

Imagine that you are a freelancer, working from home, and have to send in a proposal (yes…many organizations still demand originally-signed paper copies today!) by mid-day today. What happens if, you run out of ink and you can’t print the three copies requested by your tender?  Toner cartridges aren’t something you can buy at Coles or Metcash store around the corner.

So, what does that mean? Well, it likely means you’ll forego the bidding and look for an opportunity some other time – when your printer won’t run out of ink or toner! But is that all it really means? Not entirely. It also means a lost opportunity to earn an income doing something you are good at. More importantly, it means someone else – a competitor – now wind the bid that you thought you could have won.

Not having the right printer supplies, whether it’s a pack of Xerox toner, a ream of printer paper or a supply of colour ink cartridges, can cost you much more than you think. But most of don’t realize that. We typically equate running out of these important printing accessories to the price we have to pay to buy them:

“Oops…I’ve run out of black ink for my Cannon printer. It’ll cost me $50!”

What we don’t often think about is the opportunity cost:

“Oops…I’ve run out of black ink for my Cannon printer. It’ll cost me a $3,000 proposal that I now can’t print and send out by the deadline today!”

In this case, the price of those toner cartridges may be $50, but the total cost of not having printer ink when you needed it most is far more than that. Because you lost an opportunity to earn some income, the total cost is $3,050! And, when you start thinking in terms of total cost, not just price, it drives home the importance of having a dependable, high-quality supplier of toner and ink cartridges for your photocopiers, printers and fax machines.

Assuring your printer supplies

Whether you are a professional working from home, or one of millions of Australian businesses competing in a tough business environment, CartridgeMate Printer Cartridge Services has your back. With a broad array of printing supplies always in stock – from Xerox toner to ink cartridges for popular brands, including Panasonic, Epson, Lexmark, Oki, Cannon, Brother or Toshiba, you’ll find it all under one roof (one website, actually!).

But that’s not the best part of the deal. As an online portal for all printer suppliers, you’ll find prices here are more affordable than other online stores, and way, way…way lower than some of the bricks-and-mortar stores out there. And, with same-day order shipping guaranteed, you’ll never have to worry about missing out on a printing deadline – guaranteed!