Many companies work with a distributor or wholesaler when it comes to buying supplies. Whilst there are plenty of benefits to working with a distributor, there are so many more when you work with the manufacturer directly. Not only do they know the product inside out (after all, they’re the ones making it) but it can also work out to be much more cost-effective for you too.
At UniPrint, we supply businesses directly with our hazard reporting and Take 5 Safety products – but we’re also the safety checklist manufacturer. We can offer unique insights into our products and advise on special features and customisable options which would work well for your business (which the middleman can’t always do).
In this article, we’re going to delve into all the benefits of working directly with a manufacturer so you can know your options and make the best decisions for your business.
Benefits of Working with a Safety Checklist Manufacturer
Benefit #1: Customisation and Flexibility
Every workplace is different. There is different machinery and unique processes and protocols that need to be taken into account when it comes to health and safety and the welfare of your workers. So why have a standard safety checklist?
While standard checklists cover the basics and help keep everyone safe, customised safety books make health and safety a priority and a daily focus for all. When you work directly with us as the manufacturer, we can add logos, company colours, specific information (such as meeting points and phone numbers) as well as anything else that may be relevant to your company. We can also print them in different sizes, which is particularly useful for safety posters and books, depending on whether they need to be portable or stand out in a specific location.
Benefit #2: Cost Effective
Dealing directly with the manufacturer can work out to be much more cost-effective than working with distributors. Wholesalers and distributors add an additional charge so that they can make a profit. However, when you work directly with the manufacturer, you’re buying the products for a slightly cheaper price. Plus, you’re able to buy our safety books in bulk which often works out cheaper.
Benefit #3: Quick Turnaround
Take 5 Safety Books and hazard reports are not something you want to wait around for – especially if you’re running low on supplies. When you work directly with the manufacturer, you cut out the middleman and the time it takes them to contact the manufacturer and reply to you. Not only is it quicker, but there will also be fewer mistakes. You can tell the manufacturer directly what colours and other customisable options you want, without them getting misinterpreted by the distributor.
Benefit #4: Scalability and Flexibility
Businesses are ever-changing and it’s important suppliers can match that demand. When you work directly with UniPrint, we can scale your orders based on the growth of your company. We can accommodate smaller orders (minimum of 30 products) up to much larger ones. So, as long as your business isn’t too small, we can ensure that all your workers have the correct health and safety products and that there’s a constant supply when necessary.
Benefit #5: Support and After-Sale Service
At UniPrint, we’re dedicated to providing the best products and customer support to all the companies that buy from us. Not only can we recommend products for your business and customise them to your specific needs, but we also care that they’re the best and printed to the highest quality possible.
They’re our products and we’re incredibly proud of how they help to keep workers safe every day. Some distributors may not have this level of commitment to the products and customer service, which is why it’s a good idea to work directly with the safety checklist manufacturer for the best experience.
Are There Any Negatives to Working Directly With The Manufacturer?
The main disadvantage for smaller companies is that there’s often a minimum number of products that can be ordered at a time. For those with smaller teams, it may not be worth ordering directly from the manufacturer as a lot of the benefits (such as it being cost-effective) won’t apply.
The good news is that we at UniPrint also supply several retailers across Australia. This means that smaller businesses can still have access to our Take 5 Safety Books and hazard-reporting products without needing to buy more than required.
Is Buying Directly from a Safety Checklist Manufacturer a Good Idea for Your Company?
If you’re a medium to large-scale company, it’s certainly worth contacting manufacturers directly to see what they could offer you. At UniPrint, we work with countless companies directly, delivering quality and customised checklists and safety products. All of these businesses benefit from our customer service, turn-around times, scalability and cost-effective prices.
If you’d like more information about how the products at UniPrint can benefit your workplace, get in touch with our team. We’ll be happy to advise on the best printed solutions for your company, our customisable options and quantities to ensure every member of your team is safe.