Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Going green

So with everyone wanting to go green these days why is it that businesses don't take the first step and start with the item that is done with their cash register, the receipts?

This is a item that is generated with every purchase and is normally printed twice for 1 transaction.
But yet not everyone wants their copy of the receipt and if they do take 1 but do not need it they crumple it up and throw it away.

This is a huge waste of paper and sometimes even ink. It does not take much to simply reprogram the register to either not print the double receipt at all or only to print 1 copy for the stores record.

Generally receipt paper is ordered by the box and in most cases there is about 20 rolls in each box and most companies will order 4 box's at a time every 2 to 3 weeks.

If 1 employee working 40 hours a week only prints the receipts that are required (The stores copy and 1 for the customer if they need it) they can on average decrease their paper order by almost 1 box a week.
This is not only better for the environment but also for the companies bottom line for expenses as well. At the end of the year you have saved a couple hundred dollars.

Now if this was done by all the employee's (assuming the company doesn't go through with the reprogramming proactively) then the saving potential could be as high as a $1000 or more.

Also with the end result being not only the savings but also the storage required for the receipts as well for most companies will keep these receipts for upwards of 2 years.

So with this having not only a financial benefit for the company but also a huge impact on the environment why is it all companies or most companies are not doing this yet?.

Is it that the high and mighty upper echelon of management have been so distanced from dealing with the public that they lost all grasp on how to manage expenses and would rather reduce hour budgets on employees that can be working at any 1 given time!.

Please comment and share to let me and everyone else know what you think.
Until the blog, Wilcre blogger trying to go viral.

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