Imprest FAQ

QUESTIONS

What do you do?
What’s the catch?
Why should I switch when my existing supplier says he can manage my stock?
What if I need to order something we don’t normally use?
Will it fit in with our purchasing system?
Can I have a separate invoice for a particular item or a special project?
How good are your prices?
What’s the Stock in Trade ‘Rebate Club’?
Why should we swap suppliers?


ANSWERS

What do you do?

We manage and finance office and IT supplies, stationery and consumables for our customers with a unique imprest office supplies system.  We supply toner cartridges, inks, copier papers, pens, pencils, stationery, office furniture, computer equipment – anything at all for the office, in fact. Delivery is free and there are no hidden costs.  And unlike the traditional ‘buying and stocking up’ method, our customers don’t pay for items until they’ve used them.

What’s the catch?

There isn’t one. How are we able to offer what we do? Because of what we don’t do!

NO Central Warehouse: Our small warehouse couldn’t possibly hold all your stock. But because we have stock distributed all around the country – where it’s needed – it doesn’t have to.

NO Expensive Deliveries: With stock shipped to customers before they need it, there’s no need for urgent or next-day delivery. Usually its just one delivery per customer per month.

NO Telesales: Why call you when we cannot influence how much you spend!

NO Promotional Catalogues: You get one brochure a year. And that’s it. And with our online catalogue, you may not even need that.

All of this means you only get what you need, and we make massive savings on overheads, salaries, marketing, commissions and telephone calls, etc..  When you join Stock in Trade, you get a fully financed and managed state of the art stock management system. And we get a satisfied customer.

Why should I switch when my existing supplier says he can manage my stock?

We’ve heard this before – many times. But it’s never yet been true. They may offer ‘consignment stock’ but they won’t finance or manage it like we do. There really is nobody else offering this unique service.  We’ve spent years developing our system and writing the software to manage it.

What if I need to order something we don’t normally use?

Just do it the old-fashioned way. Pick up the telephone and place an order. Or send a fax. Or an email.

Will it fit in with our purchasing system?

Yes. The Stock in Trade system is designed to mesh seamlessly with customers’ existing purchasing setups.

Can I have a separate invoice for a particular item or a special project?

Yes.

How good are your prices?

If this is such a good service, you must be paying for it somewhere, right? Well, no. Our prices are competitive, but as we don’t do things the traditional way, we don’t have the usual overheads. The service is free – and you’d be hard put to get more ‘cost effective’ than that!

What’s the Stock in Trade ‘Rebate Club’?

It’s a customer referral service that allows you to reduce your monthly costs whenever you refer another customer us – Check out the details here

Why should I swap suppliers?

Have you read any of this? You’ve just jumped straight to this question! Now go back and do it properly.