We all operate in an environment where everyone is trying to do what we are doing. Customers are difficult to get and keep. Worse still new businesses are being launched everyday and stealing our customers. This why it is important for us to make sure that we stand out as a business. How can we do that?
One of the easiest ways to make your business stand out is to use custom printed business forms such as;
- Purchase order books
- Invoice books
- Receipt books
- Job cards
- Business cards
- Sales order books
- Company profiles and product catalogs
- Quotation books and many more.
These forms come in different designs, shapes and sizes but they have one objective, to present your company as a professional organisation that should be taken seriously by the customer. Many printers can provide these forms in generic form, but you must always make sure that the following information is imprinted on the forms;
- Your company name / logo
- Your business address
- Email and contact numbers
- Serial number of the transaction
- Thank your customer and ask them to call again
The last point is very important, it may sound trivial to ask your customer to call again, but it shows them you are confident about what you do and are looking for a long term relationship. Cut throat competition means you treat your customers well in order to keep them. Don’t take them for granted.
As we indicated above forms come in different shapes or sizes. The paper used to print them also differs and its important for you to speak to your printer about available options. Some companies offer carbonless forms. The forms do not require carbon paper in order to produce a copy of the main document being issued out. These are the in thing these days.
Why are these forms important in the age of computing systems. You will be surprised how many companies and customers still rely on paper forms. They remain important because they allow us to track sales and purchases, and inventory. Stock sheets are still used to track inventory and carry out stock takes.
So how much does it all cost?
Costs vary depending on the degree of customisation and type of paper being used. Generic forms without the business names and other unique company details tend to be cheaper than custom printed business forms.
How long does it take to get custom printed business forms?
Technology has come a long way since the details of manual printing and plate making. Today many printers can print an invoice books in minutes. Expect a big job to take a few hours, at most 24 hours depending on how busy your printer is. We hope you found this article useful.