The Category In Brief

The Print Services category is simply defined as “ink on any surface”.  Most often, these services are purchased for marketing purposes.  The category may be more easily defined by examples of the products included:

  • Annual Reports
  • Apparel
  • Brochures
  • Direct Mail
  • Displays
  • Envelopes
  • Labels
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Packaging
  • Point-of-Purchase
  • Posters
  • Promotional Products
  • Signage
  • Stationary
  • Stickers

The Challenges For Buyers

For most organizations, print procurement is a costly, inefficient, resource-intensive internal function that reduces focus on core business issues.  There is no quick solution for buying printing.  The key is that there’s always a perfect supplier for each job.  The trick is finding that supplier due to some of the following challenges:

  • Finding the right supplier with the right equipment for the right job
  • Managing supplier quality and validating price bid is price paid
  • Managing third party mark-ups (ad agencies & sub-contracted print)

ThePurchasingDept Can Help

ThePurchasingDept™ has partnered with one of the largest and most technologically advanced buyers of print and promotional materials in the world.  Our relationship guarantees leverage, scale and access to a vast network of suppliers – resulting in remarkable savings and increased supplier responsiveness for ThePurchasingDept members.

Here are a few of the benefits our members enjoy in our partnership:

  • Highly competitive price
  • Stringent quality standards
  • Reduced administrative overhead
  • Capability to handle jobs of any size

Contact us for a FREE Benchmark Analysis of your Print Services expenditures.