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Harcourts i-consignment

For Digital In-House Printers—The Supply of consumables such as paper can be a headache — but Harcourts Gold Real Estate discovered a solution with i-consignment. GSM investigates…

Harcourts gold are a busy real estate agency, servicing 5 offices and 90 agents. Their design team are responsible for the output of a wide variety of marketing materials. A significant amount of which they digitally print in-house. This provides both cost savings and improves time efficiencies. However, one of the challenges for an in-house printery is securing a reliable supply of consumables —with paper being a central requirement. Having experienced issues with their previous pipeline, Harcourts gold looked for an alternative solution for the supply of paper. As Allanah Davey, marketing team leader for Harcourts gold explains, ‘In the past, we encountered multiple issues including delivery delays and quality problems—our previous gloss stock would crack along the fold of our booklets’. The answer—BJ Ball i_consignment.

Harcourts i-consignmentSupply

BJ Ball i_Consignment is an automatic stock management system which replaces paper as you consume it. There are no manual orders to place and you’ll never chase late deliveries. There is simply always paper on hand. The way the system works also means the end of dead stock. This keeps the printery tidier and improves cash flow. The system also provides easy tracking of stock on-hand, how much has been used, what is on order, and when deliveries are expected. Plus, i-consignment consolidates all stock purchasing into just one invoice at the end of the month.

As Allanah explains, ‘Changing to BJ Ball i_consignment has made a huge difference. It was incredibly straightforward—communication, provision of samples and trial stock and the set-up of admin was a breeze… I genuinely jumped for joy when our first order arrived. The process was completely painless. The team thoroughly enjoy using the i_consignment system as it is user-friendly and has helped to streamline our ordering process. With a click of a button we can update our stock usage, which we do daily. Minimums and maximums are chosen at set-up, so we never have to worry about being out of stock or having too much’.

Harcourts i-consignmentQuality

However, supplying a printery with paper stock is not just about systems. Quality is also a key consideration.

The team at Harcourts gold love the gloss finish of the BJ Ball Silk Gloss. The thickness (256gsm) proving to be perfect for letterbox drops, brochures and booklet covers.

The pure whiteness and tactile feel of BJ Ball Colour Choice (100gsm) have made this stock the go-to choice for the internal sections of booklets.

And on occasion, when Harcourts Gold require additional stocks they source them through BJ Ball i_consignment. For something a bit more left-of-centre, such as large SRA3 prints or special event invites, they know they can rely on the team at BJ Ball to help —‘The staff at BJ Ball are all just fabulous! Helpful, friendly, and so efficient. We could not ask for better service’.

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This article was originally published in GSM16. To read this and other great articles purchase this issue here.