Almost 10% Soap Price Increase May Seriously Impact Contractor Profit.

Cleaning Contracts, that include the supply of consumables are becoming more and more popular and place an even bigger burden of the Contractor to find the most cost efficient answer to toilet paper, hand towels and hand soap. With some of the bigger brands of soap now costing in excess of £40 a box, this soon adds up and can seriously impact on today’s highly squeezed margins.

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Cleaning Contracts, that include the supply of consumables are becoming more and more popular and place an even bigger burden of the Contractor to find the most cost efficient answer to toilet paper, hand towels and hand soap. With some of the bigger brands of soap now costing in excess of £40 a box, this soon adds up and can seriously impact on today’s highly squeezed margins.

 

Spray or Foam Soap

Spray or Foam Soap is one way of getting better value; trials suggest that foam soap goes up to 3 times further than the liquid equivalent and costs about the same to produce. Not only can the usage be cut but there are some amazing savings to be had by choosing the right brand.

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Foaming soap is made when a solid soap concentrate is mixed with air to form foam, almost like shaving cream. Spray and Foaming soap are easier to spread over your hands and has a larger surface area to attract more dirt.

Using Spray soap also reduces waste, because the soap is easy to apply, in contrast with regular liquid soap, which may spill onto the sink or into the drain. In cost-conscious applications, foam soap can be a much better choice than conventional soap for this reason.

 

Businesses everywhere are struggling to deal with the possibility of double dip recession and with annual increases by some of the branded soap manufactures running at almost 10%; it’s becoming ever more very difficult to pass these costs on. In the soap industry as with any other, the pressure on the market leaders to maintain margin is not to be under estimated and has been the main reason for unprecedented price increases in the last year.

In my experience finding a relatively new supplier that’s looking to take market share in the UK, is a good starting point to finding value for money and it would be unwise not to take advantage of any opportunities that may arise.

Change is never easy and getting a client to change dispensers can of course be a major problem, but I am aware of a UK airport that did just that and achieved a whopping 40% saving. However none of this is any good if you have the expense and inconvenience of buying and fitting new dispensers.

 

Soap Prices Continue to Rise

However I am pleased to report there is now an opportunity for a limited number of building owners and contractors to cut costs considerably and have their existing dispensers replaced free of charge. If you interested in exploring the possibilities of this new opportunity I would be pleased pass on this information to relevant interested parties

 

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