Ordering printing can be kind of like going to the dentist, sometimes painful, often a hassle. DPI Printing has worked with our customers to find out what would make this frequent, sometimes urgent and highly demanding task easy.
Our customers love this simple way of ordering printing. The history of each order is recorded automatically. No more having to call your printer to find out what amount you ordered last time. It’s also a great budgeting tool. We can set this ordering system up by location and cost centers with multiple levels of approval if you need it.
All of this saves you money and time by simplifying the ordering process. It allows departments to order what they need with proper controls in place to reduce waste.
Our client Penmac utilizes this system for all of their locations in several states. We ship the orders right to each location’s door. It’s simple, easy and cost effective.
Wages are the single highest cost for businesses today. When the time it takes to complete a task is shortened, it’s a big win.
As an example, below is a chart of the multiple steps most companies take to order business cards, one of the most frequent print ordering tasks.
This archaic and micro-managed effort is just the way most companies assume business cards are ordered, but it doesn’t have to be that way. DPI Printing has invested in software to make the task of ordering business cards easier. This saves an enormous amount of time and in most cases can reduce the cost of the cards.
The company print buyer reviews the order online and approve it
It’s automatically sent to the printing company
Our ability to reduce 9 to 13 steps down to 2 or 3 is one of the reasons DPI has more 5 star Google Reviews than any other print company in Southwest Missouri.
One of the reasons the purchase and management of printing for a business or organization is difficult is because the people who are responsible for buying it are typically ordering printing in addition to their regular responsibilities.
In other words, there’s very little chance for them to become an expert. The ordering and managing of print buying for a company is an infrequent task crammed in between countless other daily tasks.
Usually someone calls or emails the print buyer with a last minute request for a printing need.
Sometimes there’s a big project and things need to be printed for it but there’s no consensus on exactly what it should say, how it’s supposed to look, or how many pieces need to be printed.
One of the difficulties most companies have with printing is the fact that it receives very little priority. It’s almost an afterthought.
What’s amazing is that according to the Aberdeen Study Group most companies spend between 2% and 5% of their overall budget on printing. For a company with a million dollars in revenue that’s a line item that ranges from $20,000 to $50,000 in annual expense.
Printing shouldn’t be an afterthought. DPI offers a free Print Audit that can help you prioritize printing and save your business time and money.