How to Effectively Use Social Media to Save Money on Office Supplies For Your Small Business

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Every small business owner wants to find the very best ways to save the most money on the supplies that he or she needs to effectively run his or her organisation. Everything from ink and toner for printers, copying machines, and fax machines, to paper and other miscellaneous supplies that office staff members use throughout the workplace can certainly add up, especially since reorders on all of these supplies occur frequently.

 

There are several clever ways to save money on office supplies, though, and social media can be the gateway to those savings. Continue reading to learn more.

 

Find Your Favourite Suppliers on Social Media Sites

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One of the best ways to gain access to special deals and promotions that are not made public is by finding your favourite suppliers on social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. By taking this small step, you can actually reap substantial savings in the long run, especially if these companies are regularly posting sales on the products and supplies that you purchase on a regular basis that you otherwise would never have known about.

 

Keep an Eye on the Biggest Office Supply Companies

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The largest office supply companies include Office Max, Staples, and Office Depot. These companies can easily be found on just about every social media website out there, from Pinterest to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more. Connect with them on as many social media sites as possible and follow them closely, keeping an eye out for special coupons and discount codes that they offer to their followers.

Many also post their weekly deals so that you can either visit one of their retail locations or order your supplies from their sites to get the lowest prices, even if you just purchase the materials ahead of time so that you have them when you and your staff need them.

 

Find More Affordable Suppliers

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As a business owner, it is your job to find the best deals on all of the supplies that your workers use every day. This will ensure that you spend less and get more for your money, thereby keeping more of your profits where they belong: within your organisation. To find the lowest priced office supply companies, whether or not they have retail locations, perform searches on your favourite social media pages.

 

Yelp is a great place to start, especially if you are looking for local suppliers who can deliver right to your door at a fair price. But you can also perform the same types of searches on other social media sites, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, especially if you use their Advanced Search features to narrow down the areas you want the sites to search in.

 

Running a small business requires that you cut corners wherever possible in order to save money, and this is the case when shopping for office supplies. Using social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, however, will help you locate great suppliers and access discounts as well.

 

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Jurgita Glodenyte

   

Jurgita Glodenyte

Jurgita Glodenyte is an online/digital & social media marketer, manager, strategist, consultant, trainer and public speaker. Her goal is to give companies she works with the tools to make them successful in a technology based economy. Jurgita has written a few books on digital marketing & social media.
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