It’s becoming an all too familiar tale, office supply chain stores overcharging institutional buyers. The days of long-term, poorly monitored, contracts need to end if institutional buyers are serious about reducing costs. As our customers know, we are on average 20-30% cheaper than the leading chain stores. One customer wrote yesterday saying that we were 75% cheaper for an item they were buying from Office Depot. I shudder to think how much more they would have been paying if they were also tied in to a contract.
Palo Alto could have saved between $196,484 and $389,426 by more closely monitoring its multi-year office supplies contract with OfficeMax Inc. to ensure it was receiving “reasonably expected discounts at authorized prices,” according to a new audit released Wednesday evening.
…although the comments on the Dyson Air Dryers might be a little excessive:
“We still prefer towels to the Dyson jet engine air dryers, which tend to give us headaches when the air pressure reverses the circulation in our veins and sends the blood racing up our arms and into our skulls. Dry hands are nice, sure, but is a strong air dryer worth the danger of having your fingerprints blown off?”
Here’s a formula to score some goodies from your favorite internet office supply store:
1. Find your favorite writing implements* in our store
2. Pin them to Pinterest with a note on why you like them
3. Post the link to your Pinterest board on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/theofficedealer)
4. Sit back and wait till Pi Day (you know when that is, right?). We’ll send one lucky person the writing implement of their choice.
* By “writing implements” we basically mean pens, markers, highlighters and the like. But if you’re one of those funky pinter-etsy people who writes with clay, stickers, paperclips or whatever–go ahead, pin those.
The proper washing and drying of your hands is the first line of defense against bacteria. Washing is not enough; your hands must also be dried quickly as to prevent bacteria growth. This is the goal set for its products by the Dyson Company. The Dyson Airblade hand dryer is an invention of Sir James Dyson, a British industrial designer and founder of the Dyson Company.
The Airblade was launched in 2006 and is touted to be the cleanest and fastest hand dryer. It cleans the air before blowing it, thus making it a very hygienic tool. It has a HEPA filter with its anti-microbial additives that capture and eliminate over 99.9% of the bacteria from the air that other hand dryers normally use to do their job. It uses up to 80% less energy than a warm air hand dryer because it has no power hungry heating element. It is more cost-efficient than paper towels which dispense with their use entirely.
For anyone looking for a good quality hand dryer, any of the models through the Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer will offer exceptional results. No matter what décor you may have in your space, these models will provide a match as they come in colors that are neutral enough to fit any space. The 1980801 Hand Dryer White is optimal for most layouts, but you also have the option for Dyson 1304301 Hand Dryer Aluminum model and the Dyson 1422501 Hand Dryer Gray. Other models include the AB04 and the AB02. No matter what, you will find the perfect match with Airblade.
The Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer contributes to the conservation of natural resources as it leaves very little carbon imprint. The Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer dries your hands in just 12 seconds with its 400 mph sheets of air practically scraping your hands dry. The independent health specialist, the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has certified to its hygienic abilities. The (NSF) has recognized the Airblade as the first hand dryer to meet its Protocol 335, which satisfies the following conditions:
Air Filtration – removes dust and bacteria from the air that is used to dry the hands;
Unheated air – the air used for drying is not heated because warm air dry removes beneficial oils from the skin; bacteria quickly reproduce in a warm moist air environment;
Drying time – does its job in 25 seconds or less because damp hands pick up and transfer up to a thousand times more bacteria than dry hands;
Touch-free operations – starts and stops automatically.
There are three models of the Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer: the Dyson 1980801 in white; the Dyson 1304301 in aluminium and the Dyson 1422501 in gray. The Dyson Airblade Hand Dryer is the only hand dryer to have been awarded the Carbon reduction Label from the Carbon Trust. Dyson has committed itself to further reducing the carbon footprints of its products for the year 2012. Label from the Carbon Trust.
Dyson AB02 Airblade Hygienic Aluminum Hand Dryer DYS1304301
Dyson AB04 Airblade Hygienic Aluminum Hand Dryer DYS1422501
AB04 Airblade Hygienic Aluminum Hand Dryer DYS1980801
It may come as a surprise to many that the paper sizes we are all familiar with and use on a daily basis–legal, letter–are not universal. The most widespread international convention is ISO 216, with A4 paper being the most frequently used. The beauty of this standard is that in the A series, each is half the size of the next, measured along the largest dimension, creating a uniformity that is efficient for paper manufacturers and users.
We are often contacted by companies in the US who do extensive international business or by overseas companies with a branch in the US looking for these paper sizes. The good news is that, yes, we do carry them. Here are some of the most popular options: