Running a business is never an easy task. It requires
Think about all the supplies everyone at the company uses the most. How often do you go through these items? When you first begin a business, you will have no real idea. There will probably be times when you've completely depleted your supplies and other times (after knowing the pain of being without said items), that you end up buying enough to last you through the apocalypse. Hopefully you'll get the hang of it after awhile, but it's important to follow the fluctuations of the company and your supply usage habits.
Take notice of the items that you use the least. Maybe you don't do much shipping, so shipping labels will not be required as often. Or perhaps it's just the opposite. You're constantly mailing out packages to customers, you will need to order in bulk. Just as I'm sure you will with printing paper, pens, and invoice labels. Also notice how long it takes the supply store to ship items to your business. If they arrive in just a few days, you can wait until you are nearly three-fourths of the way through the supplies before you place another order. But if they take a little bit more time to ship out, it's best you actually place the order when you're halfway through. It's better to have them arrive early then late.
Ordering on time is crucial. How can you run a business or a retail store if you're missing the necessary supplies. If employees don't have what they need, customers cannot be serviced, or at least receive better service. There are many intricacies to keep the wheel of business spinning. Having competent employees who do their job well is one part of it. Having smart management too is another. But having the right supplies, even the simplest of them like printing paper, is just as fundamental.
Look for supply companies that carry everything you need, from integrated labels to printed forms, at affordable prices with immediate shipping. When they do their job, you can do yours. Be efficient and stay on top of your supply.