Office stationery is something that we tend to take rather for granted a lot of the time. It’s there, and although it’s useful, it’s not something that most of us think too much about – we use it and we’ll notice if it runs out, but that’s about it. Unless, of course, you are the one responsible for keeping it all up to date. However, there are some important reasons to use good quality everyday office supplies for your business, so let’s take a look:
- Professional Appearance
When you use good quality office supplies you give a good representation of your company. It may be that your customers and clients don’t come to your office that often, if at all, but even if no one is going to see what office supplies you are using, they will see the result. They may receive post from you, for example, and if that is sent in better quality envelopes and printed on higher quality paper then they will most likely receive a good opinion of your company.
Plus, if you are using everyday office supplies that you are comfortable with and that are easy to use (pens that don’t dry up or run out too quickly, staplers that don’t jam up every time they are used, hole punchers that don’t spew out tiny circles of paper because the spring is too strong and so on), you will be more confident in your work. You may not realise it, but it will be there nonetheless. That confidence will translate to your customers who will believe you know what you are talking about.
If you can use your everyday office supplies as a method of branding for your company, not only will you get your message out there much more easily, but you will do it for less money than you would if you were to buy this stationery and then pay for branding through other means.
When you brand your office stationery, you can make sure that you use your company colours, or even the logo if there is space to do so. Having your email address and phone number (as well as company name) is also a good idea. If you don’t do this, you are missing out on a great chance to boost your identity to many more people.
Office supplies for business including stationery, paper, toner for printers and photocopiers, and everything else that is used by the majority of people on a daily basis need to be on hand at all times if you want your office to be as efficient as it can be. Without the right equipment, it’s hard to complete any task given to you. Having everything to hand, and plenty of it, will allow people to be much more efficient and productive. It’s a small measure but something that can make a lot of difference.
Equally, imagine how you would feel if you were working somewhere that constantly ran out of office supplies. Would it make you feel confident about how the rest of the business was run? Or would you worry that the company could fail, your job might not be secure or you’re just not being given the tools you need to do the job that you know you’re capable of?
All in all, having the right stationery and office supplies in place for everyone to use means that your staff will be happier with their work.