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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Increased Cost of Freight

As hard as we have tried to avoid it, we can no longer leave our freight costs the same as they have been for the last 10 years. We have not increased our freight charges since we opened in 1998.

We know that you are aware that the cost of everything is increasing, but the largest increase by far is that of fuel. Not just any fuel, but especially the diesel fuel that moves virtually every thing within this country at one time or another. You don’t hear much about diesel, because most of us drive vehicles that burn gasoline. But the current average diesel price in the United States as of January 7, 2008 is $3.38 per gallon versus gasoline at an average of $3.11 per gallon.

The price of diesel affects all other prices. All those tractor-trailer rigs that you see on the highway are transporting groceries, clothing, auto parts, and ink, virtually everything to the stores from which you purchase them. Also when you order items on line, at some point during the trip to your home or business, a diesel-burning vehicle will transport them.

We have held off on an increase as long as we could, much longer than most of our competition. The increases are minimal. Our new shipping prices are as follows:

  • Standard Shipping (5 to 7 business days), $4.95
  • Expedited Shipping (2 to 4 business days), $7.95
  • Second Business Day (Commercial address required), $15.95
  • Overnight (Commercial address required), $18.95

I wish we had the answer to this dilemma. Some say bio-diesel, some say solar power, some say off shore drilling. There are many answers but none seem to be ideal or acceptable at this time. There is one thing I know, if diesel, which cost less to refine than gasoline, continues to rise in price, we will be seeing many more price increases to come with the products we purchase. As a truck driver put it, …“When bread is $10 a loaf and milk is $15 a gallon, maybe the consumer will start paying attention to the price of diesel fuel.”

Friday, January 11, 2008

CPA’s, Accountants and Bookkeepers

We know that, this time of year, you have no time to spare. That’s why I will make this brief. You spend all your time keeping an eye on your clients’ bottom line, who’s watching yours?

Do you know how much time and money you spend on your printed image? Did you know that you could save both? Picink saves time and money for firms like yours everyday. One visit to our website and you could be saving, too.

We have remanufactured and compatible ink and toner for almost every make and model of printer, copier, fax machine and we even have ribbons for your typewriters. You can save up to 40% over brand name products at your local office supply store. And the time you will save will surprise you.

Next time you find yourself running low on ink in the middle of those year end financial statements, don’t spend any time worrying who to send down to the store, go to . With free shipping for orders over $29, and next day service available, why waste the time (not to mention fuel)?

Why not also take advantage of our net 30 terms? When you get a moment, (maybe in May) just go to Credit Application and send it to us.
Breathe easier this tax season by letting us take care one thing off your list.

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Since 1999 we have been a major supplier of original brand (OEM), compatible replacement and remanufactured Premium Quality inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges and other printer supplies. Our customers range in size and include the United States Government, small and large businesses, schools and individuals. Each of our customers is equally important to us and is treated with the same friendly professionalism. Visit us at Price Less Inkjet Cartridge Co.