It won’t be long before the new school year begins, so it’s a great idea to plan ahead when it comes to supplies. Paper will almost certainly be among those supplies, so what should you bear in mind before placing a paper order to see you safely through the new term?
1. Plan ahead
Don’t leave it until the last minute to order supplies. Here at Springfield, we aim to deliver within 48 hours of your order, but with so much choice available, from recycled A4 printer paper, to coloured A3 paper or squared graph paper, you might need longer than you think to work out what you need.
2. Buy in bulk
Making a bulk order can not only save you money, but it can save you time and ease the pressure of having to schedule frequent repeat orders throughout the year. And by ensuring you have your supplies in place early, you can be confident teachers and students will never be caught out by a lack of printer paper, or missing materials. Choosing a single supplier for all your paper needs will make buying in bulk more efficient too.
Springfield gives you the benefits of bulk-buying without the stress of storage, thanks to our call-off service. Make your life easier by keeping your stock in the Springfield warehouse free of charge, and arranging delivery as and when you need it.
3. Prioritise quality
Think in terms of value for money, rather than just opting for the cheapest paper you can find. Quality is important when it comes to paper supplies for schools, because so many aspects of education rely on it. Nobody wants blocked printers due to low utility paper, or exercise books that fall apart by the second week of term. Do your staff and students a favour, and buy the best quality paper you can – they’ll thank you for it.
4. Don’t forget your sustainability goals
The paper supplies you choose can mean the difference between your school meeting its sustainability goals for the year or missing them. So give it plenty of thought. There are so many options now when it comes to eco-friendly and sustainable paper, and the range is only expanding. So, take the time to explore all the options, and do your part to reduce your school’s carbon footprint.
5. Think outside the box
Paper for schools goes further than just printer paper and exercise books. As part of your planning, don’t forget to consider all the types of paper that will aid learning and give students and teachers more scope to get creative.
For example, A3 paper is useful for group work, and coloured paper or card is great for creative projects or displays. Squared graph paper, in A4 and other sizes, is essential for maths and science classes, and is helpful for developing handwriting skills as well. And don’t forget about paper for certificates and awards, or specialist papers for craft projects.
Make a list of all the different types of paper your school might require and tick it off as you add it to your order.
Springfield is a specialist paper supplier for the education sector. Contact us today to discuss your school’s paper requirements.