We've been in business since 1996, and on the web since 2000. In 2005 we
launched our marketing ideas newsletter. We promised it would be a quick and informative
monthly read, with a few ideas you can use. You get enough advertisements
in your inbox, so we don't want to add to them. We'll stick to
that format, but this bonus issue is admittedly "all about
us". We have more dimensions than you may know.
I'm Larry Triplett, and I've owned and operated APTCO since 1996. I've been in the printing business since
1977, originally specializing in business forms. In fact, I was
accredited as a Certified Forms Consultant in 1981. A form and
label system that I created was named Form of the Year in 1992
by Business Forms, Labels, and Systems magazine. In recent years
as the industry has changed, APTCO has changed as well.
Though I'm your point of contact, APTCO is MUCH more than just me. For a wider personal profile, find me on Linked In and Facebook.
APTCO has over
40 independently operated sales offices, with billing and accounting
operations handled by a central office. A team of customer service
and accounting representatives supports my efforts. Early in 2006,
we entered into a partnership agreement with another group of
distributors, giving us access to a powerful computer system and
greatly expanded web technologies. While aptcoweb.com has offered
online ordering for a few years, our new capabilities extend into
several additional product areas.
So just how broad
is our product line?
It breaks down into three major
One important new area is office supplies,
where our membership in the Q-Power network of over 200
offices enables us to offer prices on a par with the big box retailers
on the full range of office and computer supplies. Online ordering
makes it easy, with favorites lists, order history, multiple log-ins
and cost centers set up on a customized basis to meet your specific
needs. McKinsey & Company research recently concluded: "E-Procurement reduces average order processing costs from $100 per order
to $15 per order simply by removing administrative processes."
But what if you need a little hand holding just once in a while?
Try getting that from a big box store! And you already know the
level of service you can expect from APTCO!
Our business has grown because of our "customer-centric"
focus on supplying solutions to the forms, print, and promotional
needs of our clients. A wide array of forms and commercial printing
options now exist, and APTCO keeps pace with new print
technologies. Digital and variable imaging printing now provide
exceptional quality and affordable one-to-one marketing solutions.
Hi-tech document management systems make it possible for companies
to consider short-run, full color production for pamphlets and
flyers. APTCO does it all. . . from the simple form, letterhead,
or label, to the full color brochure targeted to specific audiences.
We're focused on your needs. One of our
services is Rapid
Bill - an invoice and statement processing service. If you
send hundreds of statements or invoices in a batch, we can take
your data, print it on our high-speed lasers, insert it into envelopes,
presort and mail, probably at less than it costs you to do the
same. We do this for numerous medical offices, but it's applicable
to any industry.
As a promotional marketing company, we help
our clients to find the right products to meet marketing objectives.
The wrong product is just a waste of your money. If you're exhibiting
at a trade show, what good does it do to stock up with premiums
if you haven't attracted the visitors you want? We can help you
to create a campaign that will drive visitors to your booth. A
consistent branding effort includes the apparel that will give
your staff a professional look. We can help you to create an incentive
program for your own staff that will motivate and reward them.
Once the purpose is defined, our online
database of over 850,000 items is sure to bring up some specific
ordering system integrates with our back office fulfillment
system to make managing your purchased needs quick and easy. More
than a supplier, we are a systems company you can rely upon for
support and administration of your customized E-Commerce solution.
We provide the training and implementation needed to interface
specific technological demands of each client into our service
package. If you're using different vendors, separate deliveries, distinct distribution points, multiple invoices and purchase orders, consider that these can all add
transactional costs that contribute to the ultimate cost of
the purchasing process. Whether your needs are local, regional,
national, or international, no release is too complex. Our automated
distribution centers currently ship to all 50 states and 67 countries
worldwide. With all of these resources on a single e-commerce
site, we are positioned to be your single source supplier that helps you to save money with a fully integrated e-commerce and distribution system.
Businesses face new challenges every day. How
may we help YOU?