It’s easy to think that commercial containers are just a normal cost of doing business and there’s not a lot you can do about it.
However, with some small changes, you can create savings that will have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line – and maybe even free up budget for some of your other initiatives.
Here are 3 ways you can reduce the cost of your containers. Some may sound counterintuitive at first, but keep reading – these strategies will save you money over time.
Reduce Breakage: The next time a container breaks or needs to be replaced, take note of exactly what is going wrong. When you talk to your vendor, mention the issue and see if there is an upgrade you can get on the replacement so it doesn’t happen again. That way, you’ll increase the life of your containers so you don’t have to replace them as frequently.
Custom Containers: If your stock container isn’t working, a custom container may be the only way to get the job done. With any customized product, the cost may be slightly higher at the onset, but the investment will be worth it in the long run. You’ll retain your current customers and open the door for even more opportunities that may also need your unique solution.
Used and Second Quality Bins: Budgets are not getting any bigger these days, and used, overrun, or second quality containers could be a great way to save money. Even if your supplier doesn’t usually offer used equipment, they may be able source them for you. There’s only one to know – ask!
It’s always prudent to ask your supplier what’s new in the marketplace before making a purchase. Otherwise, you’ll never know if there are more effective solutions available for you.
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