TCO at work
For many organizations, the most common challenge when purchasing office supplies is the inability to pinpoint the total cost for their organization’s office supplies. This challenge typically stems from conducting price comparisons, which often leads to purchasing from multiple vendors.
With the COSE Office Supply Program, you can consolidate your purchases down to a single vendor. This vendor consolidation allows you to confidently calculate the out of pocket cost of your organization’s office supplies, and helps ensure that your organization is getting a more efficient solution.
How? By consolidating vendors, you also cut the number of invoices in need of processing, and the amount of shipping and delivery charges. While it may not seem like much, this really can equate to more than substantial cost savings for your organization.
So then we are left with the question, which vendor do you choose?
COSE has made the decision easy for you by working with Office Depot to negotiate the deepest discounts over the broadest range of products. These discounted products offer an average discount of 30% off retail price, and can be accessed through your Office Depot online account by shopping under the “best value” filter. You’ll also get the same great savings by visiting any of your local OfficeMax or Office Depot stores with your Office Depot Store Purchasing Card in hand.
Want to further reduce your TCO? You get free shipping on online orders over $50 in addition to free in-store pickup. Not to mention that when you choose to do a free in-store pickup, items available in store will be ready within one hour!
All things considered, the COSE Office Supply Program has fully integrated the TCO model in order to provide you with all of these great features and benefits. It is an exceptional reference to how your organization can take TCO, and apply it throughout your purchasing process for acquiring and maintaining products and services to achieve great savings.