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Why Ordering Your Way is Beneficial to Your Fleet

Posted on 10/15/2014 by Mecca Howe in Fleet Maintenance Supplies

For the fleet owner, improving your bottom line and reducing your costs mean everything. When it comes to managing your own maintenance, one quickly realizes that it cannot only be monetarily costly, but also can cost valuable time when not administered efficiently. We all know what losing time means…yep, losing precious moolah.

Imperial Supplies understands this. That is why for the past 56 years they have worked to make this area of your business easier, while cutting your costs at the same time. What was their magic solution? It’s pretty simple, really. They took exactly what you need to effectively run your maintenance shop, made it sensationally easy to get at all times (literally 24/7), and at a low price. That’s right. It’s a system that lets you choose how to order your fleet-specific maintenance products!

Now, why should you fall in love with this? Let us elaborate.

Let’s start with a story. You are the fleet owner or maintenance manager, and one day you find that you don’t have the specific oil drain plug on hand needed to replace the leaking one on your truck. The longer the truck sits in your shop unable to drive, the more money you are losing. In addition, you’re essentially paying your shop employees to wait. Yikes. So, what can you do? You may be thinking “I have a guy for that”, whom you probably mean your local sales rep. Or maybe you’re thinking “I can run to the local industrial supply store”. Great! But, let’s look at these solutions a little deeper.

Maybe you are fortunate to get ahold of your sales rep. You tell them what you need, you wait on them to place your order, and then you wait on them again to either ship the order to you, or bring it by.  In other words, you’re waiting and trusting in someone else to get the job done for you. I don’t know about you, but to us this seems like risky business...

What happens if you can’t get ahold of your trusty dusty sales rep? Oh, you didn’t know that they’re still asleep at 6 a.m., or they’re out of town for a family reunion? Whoops. Now what? You run to the local store. Once you get there, you might find they don’t have the exact part you need, because, ahem, their sign doesn’t say “fleet supplies store”. Thus, you can have them order it for you, and again you’re back to waiting on someone else, or you can run across town to another store. Needless to say, you’re wasting more of your time. 

Let’s say the local store does have the part you need. Great! You can take it back to your shop along with your now empty wallet after paying out the wazoo for this fleet-specific item. 

Instead of waiting on your sales rep or running from store to store, you can turn to ordering on your terms with Imperial Supplies and save your time, energy and money. With Imperial Supplies, you have the ability of choosing among 25,000 fleet specific products from all kinds of brands right at your fingertips. No more running around town or calling representatives that only carry two of their favorite brands. Imperial carries the widest selection of products, sizes, colors and brands in the fleet industry. Their readily available tech-specs help you narrow down your search to find exactly what you need, not something that is “close enough”.

Online Ordering
Imperial ordering also provides the convenience of shopping on your time. Imperial doesn’t mind that it’s midnight and certainly never goes on vacation. Their online and mobile portals are always open. You can view your order history and saved product lists 24/7, and their auto re-order system ensures you never again have to worry about not having the stock you need. Plus, remember that waiting game we talked about earlier? It can be eliminated. Place your order before 2 p.m. EST, and it will ship that same day.

Dedicated Service Advisor
Your Dedicated Service Advisor is readily available to make your ordering process easy and convenient. They can communicate new product arrivals, provide technical information, and aid in product returns. These individuals will handle all of the day-to-day business matters for all of your facilities nationwide via Imperial’s toll-free telephone number. Unlike the traditional route salesperson environment, only Imperial can offer the ability to make immediate, company-wide changes in purchasing practices with a single telephone call.

Ordering your fleet maintenance supplies online from Imperial means saving money. There is no overhead like the conventional brick and mortar stores. The products do not have to be marked up due to low demand, because Imperial Supplies is a fleet supplier, not an industrial supplier

Don’t forget us! With your exclusive FTS Plus+ discount of up to 25%, you save even more.

The Imperial Mobile app means that you can still have all the amenities of Imperial’s online ordering when you’re on the road and/or do not have computer access. You can approve orders, access your lists, scan the product you need, and more right from your phone. 

Ordering fleet maintenance supplies  on your terms with Imperial decreases time loss and costs for your business, allowing you to get back to the things that really matter, like bringing home the bacon. To learn more, visit ftsplus.com/Imperial.