Sunday, January 1, 2012

Aggressive Purchasing

Every dollar that I don't spend on ingredients or supplies is equal to 3 or 4 dollars coming in the front door. I'm taking advantage of being closed mid-week to get the best prices I can for anything we use here at the shop. Some of the savings are shocking. The price of sugar at a local vendor vs our regular supplier saves us $30 each time we buy.
So I made up an inventory list with three columns for price comparisons (did it in MS Word). I do my ordering inventory, email it to my suppliers, get their prices for the week, go to local stores and buy whatever is cheaper, then purchase the remaining order from whichever supplier has the best overall  pricing.
It takes time but saves me more money than I can net in weekday sales. 

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