Developing office supplies Offices are hogs when it comes to supplies. The necessity of so many consumables makes offices consistent customers over the years. Much of an officeâ€™s working capital is spent on office supplies such as tape, scissors, glue, notebook, and rubber bands. Of course, the more pricey office supplies, such as printers and copiers, also take up a lot of that money. A wise business leader will always have enough funds on hand to take care of these daily expenses. Saving money by taking away the products that employees need to get the job done will normally backfire. Not only may the job be impossible, but if the item is small enough, your employee may just go out and buy it himself. In the long term this will lead to disgruntlement and fewer employees. A business that takes public opinion into account has a better chance of lasting. How does a producer or distributor of office supplies grow? Despite the fact that office supply companies are hypersensitive to the economy, they have plenty of opportunities to engage in a bit of growth. One growth strategy is improving models of old items. Rather than a pack of sticky notes, suppliers could provide entire office stationery set, ladybug stapler, or a pack of notes with a faded zebra pattern. Aesthetic changes are nice and sometimes convenient. Vital improvements may be so popular that other office suppliers will end up mimicking and competing with them. The rubber band ball, electronic pencil sharpener, and mountable marker board are a few of these helpful technologies. A second growth strategy is to improve advertising and services. When a product of company is more effectively marketed, its products may experience a dramatic increase in attention, regardless of how long they have existed unchanged or mediocre. When a company starts to offer new and expanded services, they gain over the loyalty of current and new customers. The customer is pleased to know that she can get advice from the supplier on how to best fix her printer. Set up services are also a great help to individuals and business owners. Why spend money hiring someone to set up a printer or hours figuring it out yourself, when your supplier will provide you that service for free? Companies gain many new customers through the use of this added advantage. Buying office supplies online can be cheaper for companies who buy items in bulk frequently. If the business is rather far from retailers, the Internet can be convenient in that situation too. While online sales are a great additional source of revenue for companies of office supplies, they do not encourage the third mode of growth: geographic expansion. Sometimes having a larger physical location is essential, especially for a retailer. However, if the business is very small, geographic expansion may be unnecessary. Typical office supplies are consumable items. Paper, tape, scissors, notebook, glue, printers, and papelerĂa de oficina (office stationery) are all vital to the daily functioning of any sort of office, but are meant to be thrown away at some point in their use.