Lack of financing holding you back?

Posted On May 27, 2016

The demand for BXMKR’s to produce short runs has never been stronger. Yet many companies are not taking advantage of this opportunity. Why? I think one of the chief reasons is the perceived difficulty in acquiring financing. If you want a new or used BXMKR but are not sure about financing…you are not alone.
The money is available. However, everybody is aware by this time that you will have to answer a few more questions and work a little harder to get what you need.

The first step is pretty basic. We have to spec the right machine for your application and put a proposal on paper. (Okay, e-mail.) Doing this gets you three quarters there.
The next step is to locate a good source. We have a great source. Works hard and will tell you what you need to know.

Obstacles and solutions:

What I am seeing regularly is that to make up for some downgrading in a credit score, companies are putting a little more ‘skin in the game.’ Excess or dead inventory. An under utilized machine or vehicle. One of the first principles of “lean” business is to get rid of the dead wood. Its value on the books may not match reality. Do not let it deceive you into losing more time and value. Unless you are in the antique business, it is not going to gain value with age. Turn it into something more productive. Recently a good friend and business associate sold an old machine for about half what he really wanted. However, the machine was turning to rust, not making him anything and was like an anchor holding him back. Tough decision to make but really the only smart thing to do.

Another idea that is often overlooked is approaching one or more of your good customers. Many good customers like and have a genuine interest in helping their vendors.
Coop. This seems counterintuitive to many. However, it is done regularly with great success. Focus on the common interests and benefits. Sharing a machine is a great way to shorten your ROI time.

I believe that the time to move is now.
Get on board or get left behind is the message I am hearing.

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Dimensional weight pricing is coming soon

Posted On May 27, 2016

Fulfillment Centers have just five months to get ready for a big change in how shipping charges are calculated. Dimensional Weight Pricing is coming and there is no stopping it.
To get ready, companies will have to become more efficient in their choice of shipping package size.
For some, shipping a very light weight product in a large container is a requirement and they will have to figure out whether the new higher shipping charge can be absorbed or must be charged to their customer.
For others, there is an easier solution. Use a shipping package that is correctly sized for the product.
Sounds simple.
Save container material, excess inner pack and dunnage too. Using the correctly sized box can also reduce the chances of product damage. The days of using a basketball size box to ship a marble are coming to an end.

The challenge is managing a box inventory of almost countless box sizes. It is one thing to order 500, 1000 or more boxes of one size that you are going to use within the next few weeks. But what about the box sizes that are used much less often?
Maybe 1 or 5 or 20 per week or even per month?
Suppliers traditionally will not deliver in those small quantities or will charge a disproportionately high price. The solution that many companies have found over the years is a short run boxmaker from Lake View Sales BXMKR.

With the widest choice of American designed and built models starting at just $29,995.00, Lake View Sales BXMKR can help almost any type of fulfillment operation with the right machine to make boxes in the exact size and exact quantity on a JIT basis. The Lake View Sales BXMKR team includes designers, engineers and real, commercial boxmakers with years of experience.

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