4 Reasons you Might Be Using the Wrong Label Supplier
With todays’ shopping simply a click away, it is so easy to browse Jet, Amazon or any other online giant to find virtually anything you need. While most people use online shopping in their personal lives, many B2B companies are battling with such resellers as well. It is true that many deals can be found on such sites, but are customers truly getting the best product when they remove the experts from the buying process? Below we outline four reasons why using such a site might be the wrong choice as a label supplier for your business.
- One size does not fit all
Selecting labels seems like a pretty straightforward process, but when you buy from a reseller both the size and color of the label available is often restricted to their stock. Most resellers stock the most commonly sold sizes, but many industries, such as healthcare, have particular sizing and color requirements that may not be so common. Getting a direct label supplier means getting the best label for your exact needs. If such a label is not currently a stock item, a good supplier should be able to create it for you, without delay in delivery.
- Are you really getting a deal?
Becoming a reseller on a site like Amazon is neither easy, nor free. Businesses who sell on such sites have to adjust pricing to include such things as management of the online account, listing and selling fees, and even a monthly subscription fee. Some sites often require fees when the item doesn’t even sell. Such fees must be recouped; so higher prices are typically the only solution. Cutting out the middle man and finding a direct label supplier often means greater savings to the customer.
- Customer service
Ebay, Amazon, and Jet all have great customer service teams who are there to assist with orders, but that is where their expertise both begins and ends. Do they know what type of label will work best in wet environments? Can they determine what sizing is needed for a particular software? Are you going to get the best label advice (if any) from an online shopping giant? Choosing a dedicated label supplier means you benefit directly from their years of experience having developed labels for countless applications.
- Here today, gone tomorrow
One of the most frustrating things for online shoppers is not being able to easily reorder items that are used on a regular basis. Jet is one of the few sites that has tried to make reordering simple. The problem is that many of their items aren’t always available from month to month. Your blank thermal labels may be available in June, but there’s a very good chance you won’t find them in July. Having a trusted label supplier can make reorders a breeze. A good supplier knows their customer base, and also knows what items need to be on hand for immediate shipment.
Ready to switch to a trusted label supplier?
If labels play a pivotal role in the daily operations of your work and your current labeling provider or online shopping isn’t meeting your needs, our experienced sales representatives are here to help you implement an ordering solution that works! Shamrock prides itself on providing labels that have the right dimensions, colors, adhesive, and dispensing options. Contact us at (800) 323-0249 to get started on placing your label order today.