If you need product ordered, such as new systems, software, parts, etc,
we are in many cases able to offer you an option in which we use your
company credit card to make the purchase. In these cases, we will bill
you a $30 handling fee for placing and managing the order, but you get
the benefit of being able to defray that actual payment according to
your credit card provider's terms, plus you can avoid any markup that
would occur as compared to the more traditional process of passing the
order through us.
In most cases, even with the $20 fee, you will be able to get a lower
overall cost AND a 30-day or more delay in payment for the product. This
way we can use our volume purchasing power, combined with your credit
card's delayed payment, to get you the best combination of price and
delayed payment. And you still don't have to deal with the ordering
Alternatively, we are still happy to order and then invoice product in
the traditional way. In this case, we will add a 10% markup to cover the
overhead expenses of cashflow, business taxes, etc. There is no order
handling fee in this case.
Some items will not be practical to order on your card, such as parts
purchased in town for immediate use, or for items that we might purchase
from a supplier that will not allow the first process.