Bulk and Wholesale Paper Buying Guide for your Business
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Paper products are a staple office supply item for many businesses. No matter the size of your organization, you can still save time and money by purchasing your paper products in bulk or wholesale. There are several points to consider when placing your bulk paper order such as paper type, quantity, and purchasing process. Read on to learn more about paper attributes, bulk buying, and how Amazon Business can help.
There are many types of paper available for business purposes, but the most common is bond paper; also commonly known as multipurpose paper. This type of paper is utilized in most basic office inkjet or laser printers and can be used for a multitude of projects depending on the paper weight. Bond paper can come in three weights with each weight category having a specific use.
Whether you need basic copy paper or cardstock, you will need to know how the weight of paper is measured to accurately choose what paper is right for your business. The U.S. method for measuring the weight of paper is based off 500 sheets of uncut paper and is represented in pounds. For example, if 500 sheets of uncut 17” x 22” paper weighs 20 pounds, then the paper is labelled “20 lbs.” regardless if it is cut into smaller sheets. It is important to note that the greater weight listed does not necessarily mean heavier paper and there is no standard size for uncut paper.
How to choose your order quantity
Once you have decided what paper product would be best for your business, the order quantity will need to be determined. Most paper products come in packages, also known as “reams”. One ream of paper holds 500 sheets and are available in half-ream sizes of 250 sheets. You can also purchase reams by the case, which holds 10 reams or 5,000 sheets of paper. Knowing these quantity options can help you consolidate orders to help you save money and have a substantial supply for your business needs.
When purchasing your paper products in bulk or wholesale, there are several other points to consider that can make an impact on how much you save.
Managing orders and supplies can be a lot to undertake, but through Amazon Business, you can keep track of your purchases, manage your budget, and reduce and automate your orders. In addition, you can get discounts on qualifying bulk orders that can help you stay on budget. For further savings, sign up for Business Prime, which offers unique benefits that are customized to your unique business needs. Learn more about how Amazon Business can help through the links below.
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