What We Sell


 

We sell paperclips.

And office coffee.

And toilet paper.

And chips.

And desk chairs.

And hats with your logo on it.

 

 
 

Time and Efficiency

Guernsey brings you everything for your workplace, and in so doing we help you manage two key costs: Product Costs and Program Costs. Here’s how it works:

 

 
 


 
"Without reducing the number of suppliers and concentrating on the few that matter, any aspirations towards effective performance management are doomed."

McKinsey

Program Costs

With storage, acquisition, distribution and accounting costs, it takes a pretty penny and more to manage your workplace supplies effort, and we work with our customers to target and decrease those costs. A recent McKinsey whitepaper notes, “without reducing the number of suppliers and concentrating on the few that matter, any aspirations towards effective performance management are doomed,” but vendor consolidation is only part of the solution.

Through advanced reporting and regular business reviews, Guernsey helps our customers identify purchasing patterns, then develop and implement cost-saving strategies via contract price changes and purchasing platform optimization. Popular solutions vary depending on the level of independent decision-making authority our customers allow their individual purchasers, including:

  • Lists of best value items
  • Best value alternative product suggestions

  • Best value automatic alternative product subbing
  • Best value product selection limits

As you can see, we’ve looked at purchasing and procurement whitepapers from consulting companies like McKinsey and found some interesting similarities to our program. We won’t say we know everything—we definitely don’t—but there are a number of things we do know and can help with.


 

What it all means for you.

Before coming over to Guernsey, some of our customers were expected to store weeks’ or even months’ worth of product. Your storage space is a valuable asset, and so is the time you spend maintaining it. The time you spend hunting down different vendors for different lines, and the time accounting spends reconciling it all, is valuable too—and getting it out to each person when and where they need it? Come on.

You are valuable. Your time is valuable. We’re here to help you and your team be the best you can be. Sound better than a buy one get one free deal in the ice cream aisle? We’d love to jump in and help you out.