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Packaging Trends 2021

Is your packaging ready for 2021 and beyond? Maybe some of these current packaging trends will help you stay on brand but be responsive to your customers needs.  Solid All-Over Colour While the colour palette is limited and must align with your brand, this trend undo...

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PRINTED MARKETING MATERIAL – PRINTING JARGON EXPLAINED

Printed marketing material and visual merchandising can give your brand a space to tell its story or offer more insight into your services. Sometimes a design agency is hired to create the designs for you externally, and other times the concepts are created in-house. Either way, ...

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STRUGGLING FOR STORAGE SPACE? HOW EXTERNAL BULK-ARCHIVING CAN HELP YOU EFFICIENTLY MANAGE INVENTORY

Businesses of all sizes need to manage growing archives, due to the storage of important documents either by choice or by law. It’s easy for archive rooms to become full or disorganised, which compromises a company’s ability to streamline processes and efficiently produce the...

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BRANDED GIFT PACKS – HOW COSTSMART CAN HELP YOU LEAVE A LASTING IMPRESSION

Is it just us or does it feel like Christmas is always just around the corner? Not to mention it seems to come at a time when we are already flooded with a million other time-sensitive tasks. Christmas gift purchases get shuffled to the bottom of the to-do list and left far too l...

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COST ANALYSIS – DON’T CUT STAFF TO CUT COSTS.

A certain level of anxiety is felt when the “cost cuts” rumour is circulated around the office. Does this mean we have to go back to using long-life milk in the kitchen? Is my department budget going to be decreased? Are our jobs safe? Before hysteria is created, looking at t...

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ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST VALUE FROM YOUR SUPPLIERS? HOW COST ANALYSIS CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS

Every day, you’re making decisions about the future of your business. From hiring new staff to setting strategic direction and embarking on new projects all the way down to the small administrative tasks that provide your team with the resources they need to do their work, you...

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CALENDAR COMPETITION 2019 WINNER!

Annually, CostSmart runs its renowned Calendar Competition to have a little fun whilst showing our appreciation to our valued partners. The question of 2019 was “Tell us where your dream holiday destination is and why?” and our panel of judges were set the task of finding the...

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JERSEY DAY

Last Friday our wonderful team wore their favourite jersey to work in support of Jersey Day! The team enjoyed a belated and well-deserved EOFY lunch and sparked the conversation around organ & tissue donations. Jersey day is an annual event intended to raise awareness for ...

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OUR NEW AND IMPROVED WAREHOUSE!

In June 2018 CostSmart received the keys to our very own warehouse in Wyong, Australia! CostSmart has grown at a steady rate of over 30% annually for the past five years, and more than 50% in the last financial year. CostSmart made the decision to move away from our warehouse l...

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DIABETES ALIVE – COSTSMART 2018/19 FY DONATION

We are pleased to announce our recent donation of $1000 to Diabetes Alive which was donated through Rotary Club Wyong/Tuggerah . This fund was created to help raise money for a $9000 insulin pump for a local toddler diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Alive Insulin Pump...

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COSTSMART ATTENDS NSW ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS

After securing Excellence in Small Business at the Central Coast Regional Awards , on the 23rd November CostSmart was honoured with attending the NSW Annual Business Awards. The awards were held at Luna Park Big Top, Sydney, with 172 finalists competing from sixteen different re...

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EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS WINNER – COSTSMART!

A NIGHT FOR THE COSTSMART HISTORY BOOKS On the 20th November 2018, CostSmart attended the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category. The gala awards ceremony at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal hosted top ...

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PROMOTIONAL GIFT PACKS CASE STUDY – BRANDED PRODUCTS & SPECIALISED SOURCING

The Client Our client is an agricultural company that seeks to improve global food security by providing farmers with the tools to better manage their crops and farm practices. They specialise in biotechnology and deliver integrated agricultural products. These include; leading...

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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS CASE STUDY – BRANDED PRODUCTS & SPECIALISED SOURCING

The Client Our client is an agricultural company that seeks to improve global food security by providing farmers with the tools to better manage their crops and farm practices. They specialise in biotechnology and deliver integrated agricultural products. This includes; leading...

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BUSINESS CARDS CASE STUDY – PRINT MANAGEMENT & ESTORE SOLUTION

The Client Our client is a fast-growing Property Management business who manages one of the largest strata scheme portfolios in Australia. Our client came to us requiring Business Cards for the many different companies and group subsidiaries under their umbrella. The company ha...

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COSTSMART AND SMARTGEAR AUSTRALIA ARE ON THE MOVE

We are on the move! CostSmart and Smartgear Australia are moving to a new warehouse and office. The office will be closed on Friday 21st September and from Monday 24th you can find us at 4 Lucca Road, Wyong NSW 2259. UPDATE: EXCERPT FROM NEW AND IMPROVED WAREHOUSE UPDATE: C...

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OFFICE FIT OUT SOLUTION CASE STUDY – SPECIALISED SOURCING

The Client We were approached to provide an Office Fit Out Solution to some issues a client of ours was encountering across their offices throughout Australia. Our client is a well-established organisation with close to 40 years experience providing professional strata and com...

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BULK ARCHIVING CASE STUDY – WAREHOUSING AND LOGISTICS

THE CHALLENGE It is evident in any sized business that important documents are generated continuously and require storage either by choice or due to legislation. Often storing in-house can quickly become disorganised, inefficient with documents being misplaced or lost. This c...

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HORTICULTURAL UNIFORMS AND WORKWEAR – CLIENT CASE STUDY

The Client  Our client is a fast-growing and successful leader in sports turf, garden and open-space management. The client had been introduced to CostSmart through word of mouth four years ago when they were looking for a new supplier of uniforms. Since then, we have been...

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BRANDED PRODUCTS AND SPECIALISED SOURCING

We provide assistance on the latest marketing trends, brand compliance and promotional products Whatever you’re buying we will help you remove links from your supply chain to maximise efficiencies and decrease costs. Our account managers and procurement team are continually s...

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C-CODE METHODOLOGY CASE STUDY – WAREHOUSE & LOGISTICS

We have developed a unique service offering for our clients called the “C-Code Methodology” to ensure costs are at a minimum and products are readily available for when you need them. We act as an extension of your company and carry out bulk purchasing on your behalf. This ob...

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EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS WINNER – COSTSMART!

A NIGHT FOR THE COSTSMART HISTORY BOOKS On the 20th November 2018, CostSmart attended the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category. The gala awards ceremony at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal hosted top ...

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EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS WINNER – COSTSMART!

A NIGHT FOR THE COSTSMART HISTORY BOOKS On the 20th November 2018, CostSmart attended the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category. The gala awards ceremony at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal hosted top ...

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EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS WINNER – COSTSMART!

A NIGHT FOR THE COSTSMART HISTORY BOOKS On the 20th November 2018, CostSmart attended the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards as a finalist in the Excellence in Small Business category. The gala awards ceremony at Crowne Plaza, Terrigal hosted top ...

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EXCELLENCE IN SMALL BUSINESS FINALIST – COSTSMART!

CostSmart is delighted to announce we have made the finals for the HelloWorld Erina Group Central Coast Business Excellence Awards, under the category of Excellence in Small Business! The Awards celebrate and recognise business excellence throughout the Central Coast region. We a...

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COSTSMART & EMMA MCBRIDE EARTH DAY COMPETITION

Earlier this year the member for Dobell, Emma McBride, created an initiative to engage young students in Earth Day and to raise awareness about the damage plastic is doing to our oceans and marine life. Emma and her party created an art competition for year five students on t...

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COSTSMART ATTENDS APPA ROADSHOW 2018

Our account managers and procurement team are constantly scanning for the newest and greatest products on the market. To help keep on top of the latest product trends and ensure a quality product is provided to our clients, each year members from the CostSmart team attend the ann...

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