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  1. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Does anyone know what a good price for each blank would be on 23,000 pieces of 24"x18" white coroplast
     
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  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Blanks we pay like $0.78/ea for a pallet... Which you are well over at about 9 pallets worth.
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I guess I got a good quote then, its almost 21 skids with 1100 on each one
     
  5. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Are yours 4x4 pallets? We get 4x8 with 2700/ea
     
  6. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Wholesale Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    The question is what are you going to do with them?

    Generally, if we're running a job that large, we run it on 48x36" sheets and shear it down (Screen) or 49x98" sheets (Digital).

    You should be able to buy that all day long for mid to high seventies. Let me know if you can't find it. We can help. gene at firesprint dot com
     
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  7. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I`m thinking of opening a new business selling pallets of coroplast & aluminium composit panels and other sign materials that are not either used or hard to get in the US. Im in the process on figuring out the logistics now on the best way to ship to the end user while offering free shipping. My next step will be getting a merchant membership on Signs101
     
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  8. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Wholesale Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Like going head to head with Grimco? ...This will be challenging, they are HUGE.

    Still, I would love to hear your ideas on this. Feel free to email me to discuss.
     
  9. jfiscus

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    The problem with competing with Grimco is that they will discount their product and even lose money to put a competitor out of business.
    Once the competitor is gone/absorbed the price raises for everyone.
     
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  10. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Grimco is so wishy-washy on their pricing and policies, I don't know how any business can rely on them.

    But in your case, it would be nice to have more vendors who offer oversized materials like 50x98 coro or acp.
     
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  11. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Wholesale Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Yes, we try to buy from them but have found the same issue. Very inconsistent. I think the decisions are made top down with little feedback from Frontline sales people.
     
  12. Zach Starr

    Zach Starr Head of Printing Operations

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    Yes, Grimco material is not very consistent, trying finding a local supplier that buys directly from the brand coroplast, they should have dealers around your area. That way you will be able to find the best quality coro.
     
  13. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    As the old saying goes...

    "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"

    I'm always up for a good challenge!
     
  14. netsol

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    i think the biggest problem is grimco has 48 locations. local to everyone.
    even a logistics company like worldwide can give you discounted rate for ups/fedex/freight
    but they still take a hefty bite.

    my largest client has 70 tractor trailers/day in & discounted rates going out through logistics companies, but they are only 30% cheaper than what i can pay(and, by comparison, I SHIP NOTHING)
     
  15. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    But for how long you think they do that for?
     
  16. Jeremiah

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    I have to admit that I did something like that . I set up my kid with t shirts in a fair booth. Big booth 10.00 -12.00 shirts. Over 1000 shirts in the booth. Sales were great. Then another guy who was watching our sales. Opened up a 100 shirt booth across from us. 8.00 for "seconds" printed. I made a banner 2 for 12.00 . It took 4 hours and the guy who was selling seconds cried Uncle. Closed up and left. I would only do that at a fair. I never lower our prices on signs in our shop. I might throw something in with the deal, but never lower my prices at the shop. Customers who are business owners usually know quality vs cheap junk
     
  17. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Wholesale Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Well I'm cheering for you! Let me know how we can help!
     
  18. jfiscus

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    Till the competition is absorbed/closed if its worth it to them. They want ALL your business.
     
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