04 Nov Money Matters: Keeping Costs Down Without Compromise
Money is tight these days, there’s no doubt about that. With currency markets uncertain and Brexit posing a question mark over the future of the UK, it’s more important than ever to keep a keen eye on budgets and make savings wherever you can.
For many restaurants and takeaways, packaging up their goods can be an afterthought and is often the first thing to be scaled back on when cashflow isn’t at its best. If you’re savvy enough, there are some great packaging deals to be had out there that’ll boost your business’ sales and marketing potential but won’t pull too heavy on the purse strings. There are some easy tips you can follow to put it all into action and help you keep ahead of the competition by buying smart.
First, make sure you’re not over or under ordering. Getting fewer boxes and bowls than you need might sound like a good way to pinch the pennies at the time but your next order will come around sooner and, if you’re desperate, you might not have the time to shop around for the best price paying a premium in return. Over-ordering seems like an obvious mistake but it’s one that companies continually make. Taking advantage of bulk order deals is all well and good but if your menu changes and you no longer need the stock, you’re stuck with surplus to store. Watch out for deals that sound too good to be true. Our prices are great but we’ll never deliver a shoddy product – sometimes super-cheap deals give you just that: a super-cheap product. Make sure you’re buying to your business needs – not just the needs of your wallet – and you’ll avoid having to replace unused containers.
At ID Packaging, we’re always pleased as punch to be able to offer the best deals with sensible prices and a no-nonsense approach to quality. We know your flavours sell the food but your branded packaging can help stick the memory of it firmly in the minds of your customers. We’ve got permanent low minimum orders on offer – from just 4,000 units – so you won’t be at risk of over-buying in a panic. The deal is available on custom-printed packaging too so being on-brand needn’t be a worry. If you’re looking for plainer stuff or need a small order to fill a gap, then our plain packaging can be delivered free within the M25 on orders over £150 – can’t say fairer than that really, can you?