To help you save the most on coffees and your favorite specialty beverage brands, we have developed a Customized Savings Assessment and Custom Price Gridas part of our new Everyday Savings Program.
To find out how much you can save, the process starts as a conversation with one of our specialty coffee industry professionals to discuss what items you use, usage levels, ordering frequency and other factors that impact your usage, ordering, lead times, storage concerns, and more. This assists us in presenting options to you on how to best combine orders and alter them for the optimal savings over time, typically a monthly basis. We then create a Custom Price Grid to demonstrate how our Everyday Savings Program can help you save time and $1000s per year by combining orders, vendors and frequency of ordering. Shops that serve as few as 50 specialty beverage items per day can qualify. Based on the size of your order and specific items, your savings can range from 3% to over 10%!
Here’s an example of how the Everyday Savings Program can save you time and money:
Our per order savings levels are as follows:
$495 (Free Freight)
$1,500 (Pallet Savings)
Order size is based on the Standard List Wholesale Price as reflected in the most recent Stockton Graham & Co. Wholesale Price List, which you can request by calling 800.835.5943.
Pallet Savings is based on LTL or freight line deliveries. Ancillary charges assessed by the freight carrier are the responsibility of the customer. If you are not able to accept freight deliveries, please contact Customer Care or your Sales Associate to determine your customized Pallet Quantity Savings.
Over the years, I’ve heard this in various forms from a few customers:
“We love your service, but we stopped buying “X” from you because I can get it at (insert big box store name) for less.”
Though we pride ourselves on maintaining the most competitive pricing in the industry, it’s still tough for most companies to compete with the big box boys on certain allied product pricing. They have the buying power to turn out a lot of small business lights. Taking the price difference at face value is one thing, but I always caution our customers to take a deeper look into pricing discrepancies before running out to the super store. How much do your errands cost?
The most important and yet most underrated cost component is quantifying how much your time is worth. Let’s say the average coffee shop owner runs errands three times a week and spends an average of two hours purchasing supplies each trip. That amounts to 6 hours per week – a whopping 300 hours per year! Much of that time is spent behind the wheel, using expensive gasoline and adding wear and tear to a vehicle. Imagine if you could spend four (or more) of those weekly hours networking at local businesses, handing out coupons at apartment complexes, giving out samples at festivals, etc. Now you’re actively working to grow the top line instead of focusing on the bottom. A business can only cut so much, but top line growth is limitless! So I ask, How valuable is your time?
Secondly, when you head out across town for supplies you are out of the shop, meaning someone else must be paid to be there for you. Even if you decide to leave during a slower time and don’t bring in additional help, you could be setting yourself up for a disaster. Let’s say you get an unexpected rush while you’re out running errands; how many potential new regulars could be turned off by a long wait thanks to an understaffed bar? While it’s impossible to calculate this totally, the thought alone is a little scary. It could be pointed out that time away to market the business could also lead to these issues, but when you run errands you only cost yourself money but while you’re out marketing, you’re investing in potential sales growth.
Customers who order from Stockton Graham & Co. know we offer options for free freight so you can spend more time growing your top line. Call a customer care associate at (800) 835-5943 today and begin to truly value your time.
With the current economic pressures, Stockton Graham & Co. is trying to help soften the blow to our customers and pass along any extra savings we can, which is why we developed the Everyday Value & Savings Program.
This program is designed to help save you money on the items you purchase the most. For example, if you buy six or more cases of Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit, you save$3.00 per case. Purchase eight cases in those hot summer months and that’s an automatic savings of $24.00! It’s the perfect way to stock up on fast-moving SKUs when you need them the most and increase your profits at the same time.
Everyday Savings works in conjunction with our Free Freight program.
For more info on how Stockton Graham can save you money on all your specialty beverage needs, call us at 800.835.5943.