As a hotel manager, you are ready for just about anything. Throughout the last two years, you’ve been on top of your game; with the busy summer season coming you want to get ahead and stay ahead of everything. Hotel supplies may not be at the top of your guests’ minds, but they’ll definitely notice when your hotel is missing key essentials. Be prepared for any season and stay stocked for all occasions by ordering enough of what you need. It is especially important in today’s environment as raw materials are in shorter supply and they are taking longer to get to suppliers and all shipping companies are seeing regular delays of 1 to 4 days as well as losing more packages than usual.
If you are wondering how often you should reorder, consider the following questions and talk to the Front Desk Supply team about your next batch of hotel supplies.
Do You Run Low on Hotel Supplies Frequently?
If your front desk employees and housekeeping department are consistently requesting hotel supplies, it’s a sign that you should reorder immediately and consider ordering more. Request a quote from our team to discover your best options. You should never get to a point where you are overwhelmed by demand and have completely run out of hotel items. Ordering hotel supplies proactively is one way to stay stocked, as is ordering more – which also likely will reduce the per piece cost.
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How Quickly Do You Need an Order?
Hotel managers should know that the supply chain has made ordering hotel supplies difficult because of delivery delays and shortages of items like paper products. This has subsequently led to longer turnaround and shipping delays. If you wait until you urgently need hotel supplies, you are in a precarious position. Ordering supplies before you need them can reduce the stress of potential delays from external circumstances. All of the above are contributing to making your policy “order a week or two ahead of your usual cycle”.
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If the above questions elicited an urgent response, you should be ordering supplies much more frequently and/or in larger quantities than you think. As a hospitality business manager, you’ve handled immense stress over the last two years well. Make it easier on yourself, the hotel, and your staff by ensuring that you have the right supplies on deck at all times.
Our best advice is to order frequently and order slightly more than you need on the products you run out of the quickest. It’s best to order well in advance to avoid running out of supplies and waiting on orders. During this time, the supply chain is still unstable so try to navigate the landscape preemptively.
Talk to our team for more information about setting up monthly orders for the items that your guests love and enjoy.
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Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry. We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.