September 12, 2016
Updated: March 1, 2017
In the purchasing dept., my role is advisory. I'm enlisted for the expertise in strategizing,
keeping current with shipping logistics, industry trends, specific
product knowledge & selections... not to act as a reseller...
certainly not as stocking distributor.
You order directly. I guide you through the process.
- Cash management
- use cc as financing option (vs checks only)
- take advantage of interest-free balance
- cash-back bonus, or gifts
- transparency & control
- close control of exact items
- shipping method vs delays & risks
- warranty handling
- direct with distributor for swap/return, etc.
- direct with
manufacturer on component warranty
- sales tax management
THE DOWN SIDE
- entails more work & communications
- you'll be responsible for all shipping mishaps
- you'll be liable for ordering mistakes
- you'll be handling warranty cases
In general, it's well worth the efforts for simple
& major items.
should be avoided for minor & tedious items.
(numerous & confusing/tricky)
NOTE: some projects require: multi-order,
multi-vendor, staggered schedule, and different ship-to locations
- I research, select, evaluate & validate
- I create verified shopping cart, stop short of
- forward cart to you, for easily click &
add to your cart
- You order & pay, ship to location as I
& Exact Items
source (avoid 3rd-party listing sellers)
At Your Discretion (with ramifications)
Premier membership? Prime?
- when to
subject to additional work, if stock situation changes & req.
more research & decisions
create an account with EACH distributor
- "order as guest" = less manageable
buy from random
3rd-parties listing on major sites
premium membership level program
create and save ship-to locations:
own location(s): HQ & branch office(s)
8314 W Ridge Rd
Brockport, NY 14420-1434
- monitor order progress, respond to cc issuer verification as needed
- login, so your Premier membership will be in
- Immediately pick pre-saved SHIP-TO
location as I requested <<<IMPORTANT
- from my forwarded shopping cart:
- confirm on-sale items reflect discounts
- subtotal should be same as
mine, else... investigate
- Select payment method
final amount to be charged
- any extra items auto-added?
SHIP-TO address is as intended/requested
- finalizing order
- fwd me tracking info ONLY,
while suppressing all the rest
- order confirmation
- charge successful/decline/retry notices
- follow-up, thank-you
- invite to vote
- share with your friends...
- extended warranty offer
- buyer of this also... related...
- "delivered" notice