On your way to the office this morning you probably passed a billboard advertising an Android phone, saw someone reading their morning paper on an iPad, and heard the radio personality going on about the benefits of “the cloud.” It’s like we’re living in some futuristic, techno-crazed, more complicated version of the world we once knew.
Then, you arrive at work; and, on the way to your desk you grab a cup of coffee from the counter area. You stop to peruse the carbon copy tickets from yesterday that are piled up and waiting to be filed. Looks like sales are starting to pick up. Good deal. You go along your merry way. Sccrrreeeeeeeccchhhh. Hold the phone. Wait a second here. Carbon copy tickets? Didn’t those go out with the Yugo?! Or the French roll? How could we live in such a technologically savvy, “green” world, but yet still need file cabinets full of duplicate and triplicate pieces of colored paper to run our operation? How can we be able to read a book, send an email, and listen to music all from the same device at the same time, yet we can’t figure out a better way to print invoices and keep proof of delivery? It probably sounds pretty silly when you think about it that way, but most wholesalers believe they have an incredibly valid reason: MONEY.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s quite possible you’re wrong. Okay, well you’re not completely wrong. It’s not free to switch your warehouse to laser printers and digital signatures. But, you often can get your money back in as little as 12 months; and, by 24 months, you usually can be SAVING thousands of dollars per year.
Want to know more? I thought you might. Eclipse is set up to handle laser printers. That’s no secret. But many of our customers think that the process and value of converting is a bit of a mystery. As such, we developed an ROI tool to prove it’s worth it. And, we want to share it with you. If you spend a few minutes to complete this simple form, we’ll email you a customized report showing what YOUR company’s return would be on converting to laser printers.
The report will take your yearly spend on carbon copy paper, an estimated cost of new equipment, and the cost of ongoing maintenance into account to determine how long it will take you to break even. It will also tell you how your cost per ticket will change, and how much you’ll save each year.
Most of the time, the cost per carbon copy ticket is from .03 to .09 per ticket. Laser printers can bring that cost down to .01. Meanwhile, you’ll be saving time to file paper tickets as well as storage space, and you’ll have an electronic proof of delivery. Not to mention that you’ll be released from the stone age!
As for the implementation part, it’s pretty simple. It goes something like this:
1. Acquire the printers.
2. Set up the print queues.
3. Set up the correct control files for Open Order Statuses.
4.Review the billing process and billing control files.
5. Define your new paper flow for counter sales orders. (This is important since you will most likely have 2 tickets now.)
5. Train your personnel.
6. Flip the switch.
The process usually requires a little help from someone like us to get it done; but, our ROI estimates INCLUDE that cost. And you can still save up to eight cents per ticket!
Get your free report by contacting us today!
Tony King is the owner of Zerion Group whose roles include sales, consulting and management of a team of 12 consultants who work directly with customers to help them achieve their business goals.