Can Procurement be Enhanced by External Partners?

Outsourcing the procurement of goods, services, suppliers and materials can generate major benefits for businesses of all types and sizes. Procurement outsourcing is growing, companies are becoming more aware of the benefits, the outcomes have been documented and substantiated, and these results are helping company bottom lines. Main Benefits of Outsourcing Procurement outsourcing is the …

The Importance of Branded Products for Your Business

Finding effective and creative ways to grow your brand awareness is essential for building your business and attracting new customers. In this digital age, many businesses understandably focus on digital marketing and social media. However, it’s important you don’t disregard the value of more traditional marketing techniques, such as the use of branded products. Building …

How to Efficiently Analyse and Manage Business Expenses

Procurement is a key expense for most businesses and one that rightfully gets a lot of focus in terms of how to analyse, manage and minimise the costs involved. The various processes involved in procurement are time consuming – from researching different suppliers, generating quotes from various suppliers, analysing the costs between suppliers and making …

How Covid-19 Has Changed the Offices of the Future

The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organisations across a range of industries have been forced to reimagine their work and the role of offices in creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs for employees. However, the large-scale work-from-home experiment has inspired other ways to reimagine how offices and business spaces can …

Why Off-site Warehousing and Fulfilment is the Future

Inventory management can be a challenge for any size company. Many start-up companies have limited space but want to offer large product lines to their customers or staff. The challenge is the cost and work involved with managing your inventory in a warehouse. Today’s consumer also expects fast shipping at a low price. It’s safe …

Customer Satisfaction is the Key to a Successful Partnership

At CostSmart we take pride in our relationships with our clients. Our dedicated and loyal employees have enabled us to secure lasting relationships and we are proud to still be partnering with a number of clients who have been with us since we commenced in 2004. We recently conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey and received …

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, understanding printing principles can arm you with the knowledge …

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 Colourng While the colour palette is limited and must align with your brand, this trend undoubtedly catches the attention of the consumer. In 2021, expect …

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 annual APPA Roadshow. The Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA) is …

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 the Central Coast in her electorate. The competition required the …