December '18

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46 || P R I N T W E A R D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 pricing" which passes on deeper discounts to the customer for buying multiple pieces at once. A bulk equipment purchase from a single supplier will eliminate multiple ship- ping charges, resulting in a one-time freight charge for the pieces purchased. Often, you can choose from preselected packages or create your own, and with the help of your sales representative, you can customize your equipment purchase to best suit the needs of your business. Purchasing each piece of equipment one by one will not only take more time to re- ceive, but it will require a lot more coordina- tion by you and your staff. If you purchase items piece by piece, it is likely that you will not receive them all around the same time and will have to arrange with each freight company how and when you will be able to receive each piece. Timing is an extremely important factor when it comes to starting up a new business, and so are the initial costs associated with it. When you begin adding up all of the time you spent talking to each supplier, figuring out which pieces will be a best fit, paying for the different S o you have decided to start a screen printing business. You are excited, nervous, and have no idea where to begin! As with all new businesses, there are sev- eral decisions that need to be made before the fun begins. One of the most important questions you will ask yourself is, "What kind of equipment am I going to need to run a successful screen printing business?" The machinery that you use will serve as the backbone of your shop and will be the key to maintaining a successful and profitable business. The overall goal of this article is to provide a deeper look into the benefits of buying equipment in bulk from a single supplier. Acquiring your equip- ment as a package will provide many ben- efits to make your startup a much easier experience. ALL TOGETHER Purchasing a turnkey package is a conve- nient and cost effective way to get all of the equipment needed to start up a screen print- ing shop. Many suppliers will offer "package The Benefits of Purchasing a Turnkey Package B Y C H E L S E A B E N N E T T Chelsea Bennett is the Mar- keting Director for Workhorse Products, a world leader in precision screen printing press machines and equipment. For more information on start-up screen printing packages, check out The Benefits B Y C H E L S E A B E N N E T T THE KEY TO SUCCESS

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