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Bonus gifts for April

Simply order your supplies through our website in April and you can select from a wide range of great freebies. The choice is yours!

Stock up with $250 worth of lunch room supplies and you’ll get a choice of office essentials like bright desk lamps, handy calculators, unkillable (plastic) pot plants and portable first aid kits, as well as cook books, lollies, spanner sets and beach bags.

Need some extra cleaning products too? At $500, your order could include a free umbrella to keep your hair dry, an assortment of coffee flavourings to boost your mornings, a decorative lolly tin, a powerful travel torch, a stylish desktop clock or a 7 piece fishing knife kit ready for the weekend.

Looking to upgrade your warehouse equipment? $750 of stock will score you a fan heater for those cold days, a deluxe first aid kit for any emergency, an A4 or A5 tablet compedium that look sharp in client meetings, or even a portable clothesline to take camping over the Easter weekend


Even if you just need coffee, small orders can add a jar of yummy Easter eggs for free!

These great gifts are available throughout April while supplies last, so if the boss would love a new set of fishing knives for the long weekend, you’d better get your order in quick smart.

Have a happy and safe Easter… and #dontrunout!

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Helping Aussie farmers battle the drought

RRT Operation Drought Relief

Agriculture is the backbone of this country, which is why we donate 5% of our profits each year to Rapid Relief Team, a volunteer organisation who provide hay bails and warm meals where needed across this country and beyond. Inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving, RRT operates across the globe confronting some of humankind’s greatest challengers, including natural disasters, heart disease, cancer research and the plight of homelessness.

Access Direct is committed to donating to this charity, as every amount makes a difference to those in need. Help us to support them by supporting us – every amount helps to make our world a more cared for society.

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Protect the environment (and your bottom line) through smarter cleaning

Whilst many of us are committed to using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, not everything on the shelf meets this criteria – many products contain corrosive, toxic chemicals that might clean well, but they don’t do much for the environment (not to mention our health). Here, we have provided some tips for choosing supplies that are more in line with your environmental beliefs:

Ingredients do matter

The best place to start is with the ingredients list. If the product doesn’t tell you exactly what’s in it, you should not buy it. Transparency is huge when looking for environmentally friendly products in the modern world. Whilst there are many ‘safe’ products that haven’t disclosed their ingredient list, you have no way of knowing if this is true or not.

Know what to look out for

poisonThere are a number of toxins that you should look out for and avoid when purchasing cleaning supplies:

  • Ammonia, which can be toxic if inhaled, swallowed or touched and can be deadly when mixed with the wrong stuff
  • Antibacterials and disinfectants, which include a whole host of ingredients, like bleach
  • Butyl Glycol, Ethylene Glycol and Monobutyl, which are common in most general cleaners
  • Chlorine bleach, strong, corrosive and irritating to the eyes and lungs – avoid this wherever possible
  • Petroleum solvents, many ingredients are derived from petroleum and are commonly listed as surfactants and formaldehyde
  • Phthalates, often listed as fragrance, artificial scents are toxic – this goes for everything from cleaners to candles

Outsmart labelling tricks

Just because the label says ‘natural’, ‘non-toxic’ or even ‘eco friendly’ doesn’t mean that it actually is. It’s a great place to start when shopping for products, but be sure to verify it. Take a look at the ingredients and judge for yourself whether the claim is true. If you aren’t sure about a particular product, either look it up or err on the side of caution.

Know your options

cleaning kitThere are a lot of great cleaning supplies out there, some of which you can find on the shelves of your pantry.

  • Baking soda, it’s great for cleaning so many things, from hard water stains to baked on food in pots and pans
  • Borax, this is a laundry additive that should be used with great caution, as it is not safe if ingested
  • Castile soap, this is a gentle soap made from vegetable oil and is great for general cleaning, laundry, body wash and hand wash
  • Lemon juice, is great in all sorts of cleaners, from cutting grease to lightening stains
  • Washing soda, similar to baking soda but stronger, it is a great laundry additive
  • Vinegar, is good for just about anything, from removing mildew spots to getting your dishes sparkling

We hope that the information provided above has enabled you to choose cleaning supplies that are more environmentally friendly. If you want to do your bit for the environment or are just concerned with your health, it is important to note that there are products out there to suit. The team at Access Direct can help you to choose the most suitable supplies for your needs.

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A Guide for Housekeepers

Housekeeper knocking on a door at the hotel

Housekeeping managers see to it that hotel guests have adequate supplies both within their hotel rooms and in the public areas that they visit, such as the spa and wash rooms. Different categories of hotel rooms entitle guest to different supplies. For example in a standard room, guests might receive only bathroom supplies, while in executive rooms, hotel services could include mini-bars, laundry and pressing services. It is the responsibility of the housekeeping manager to ensure that a hotel guest receives all the housekeeping services he purchased. The housekeeping manager conducts a daily and monthly inventory and liaises with the hotel procurement manager to ensure a constant supply of the supplies needed.

This is where Access Direct can assist you, the Housekeeping Manager. The last thing you want to occur is running low on stocks of your essential Motel supplies or housekeeping supplies. With Access Direct by purchasing bulk motel cleaning supplies you not only get your known and trusted brands at the best value, you have them delivered in a timely manner by our polite and ethical delivery drivers.

We stock a full range of hotel bathroom supplies, from shampoo to body wash and conditioner, pleat wrapped soap, dental kits, shaving kits, to mention a few.

Our Janitorial selection is huge, with popular brands such as Oates, Sabco and Edco, you can be sure we stock the correct buckets, brooms, mops and tools to ensure your staff are equipped to do the job most effectively.

Our full range of wrapped toilet tissue and boxed slimline or cube facial tissues available in 2 or 3 ply come in a vast range of designs and colours, ensuring the correct colour combination to your guest amenities.

We also stock a full range of Dishwasher & laundry supplies, as well as white office bin liners to heavy duty black bin liners for large waste bins and wheelie bins.

Our premium range of hotel pillows, quilts and blankets is dedicated to provide your guests with the ultimate comfort and warmth. Our factories take great pride and care in the craftsmanship of these individually produced bedding products and ensure that all our hotel pillows and bedding products are durable and of the highest quality.

The unique process of carding, layering, patterning and piping ensure that the fibres and feathers in our quilts do not move and our pillows retain their loft and freshness even after years of usage. We are committed to supplying the highest quality Australian made hotel pillows and bedding products, using the best available raw materials only.

 

Benefits of Buying your Wholesale Cleaning Products Online for your Motel / Hotel:

These days, most housekeeping managers are choosing to purchase direct online instead of collection themselves. This is often because they have realised the many benefits of buying in bulk as well as the convenience of buying online – so why not get the best of both worlds? If you still haven’t made the switch, here are just some of the benefits that you will receive.

 

What are the benefits of buying in bulk?

You will always have supplies on hand

A key benefit of buying wholesale is that the various cleaning supplies your workers use will always be on hand when they need them. If they run out of bleach halfway through cleaning a hotel room or dishwashing liquid in the middle of a busy restaurant service, there won’t be any need to stress – all a worker has to do is head to the storeroom.

You can actually save some money

Another benefit of buying wholesale is that it can actually be cheaper than buying items individually, as you need them. The cost per unit could drop depending on how many you’re buying or you could receive a discount on large orders at the supplier’s discretion. It will cost you more upfront, but the savings you’ll make will be worth it.

You won’t have to place orders as often

Let’s face it – placing orders for cleaning productscan be a time consuming process, taking you away from other tasks that you would rather be doing. A benefit of buying wholesale is that you won’t have to place orders as often – every 6 months instead of every 2 weeks. Just keep in mind that some products have a use by date.

What are the benefits of buying online?

You can shop at a time that works for you

The problem with shopping at a physical store is that they have limited opening hours, so you might have to rearrange your schedule to get down there before they close. When you shop online, however, you’ll have the freedom to shop at a time that suits you – early in the morning, late at night or even during your lunch break.

You can arrange for delivery

Some shops are quite happy to deliver, whereas others expect you to somehow find a way to get everything to your premises. When you shop online, however, they always deliver for you. You can often receive free shipping on orders over a certain amount or if you’re a repeat customer, so this is another way to save some money.

You can more easily compare products

The sheer number of cleaning products on the market can sometimes be overwhelming. This can make it difficult for us to compare them and determine which will best meet our needs. When you shop online, you can simply open tabs for each product that you’re interested in and compare their various offerings without getting overwhelmed.

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits associated with buying wholesale cleaning products online. Whether you’re looking for ways to save money or you simply don’t have the time to shop during business hours, we are sure that you will benefit in some way. Browse the Access Direct website today to see what we can help you with and do not hesitate to ask for assistance if required.

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A Guide for Canteen Managers

Cream cheese brownies with cookies

Access Direct provides fast delivery Victoria wide for all canteen requirements, whether it be your regular beverage supplies to disposables and plastic ware, containers, foils, cling wrap to Healthy snacks and drinks.

Having a canteen or cafeteria on site often is beneficial as it can make workers less harried and companies more productive: Nearly every company—even small ones—should have a cafeteria or staff kitchen… Management-theorist types will tell you that cafeterias work magic for employee morale and save time by discouraging long lunches away from the office.

Also here are some helpful pro’s to having a canteen or cafeteria on site:

Extra Meeting Space

Usually, canteen is used by employees during breakfast and lunch time. In some companies, employees might complain that they do not have enough meeting rooms or space for informal meetings. By communicating to your employees that canteen can be used in multiple ways you will not save money, but at least you will be ensured that space in your office is used effectively and efficiently and employees’ happiness has increased.

Employee Productivity

Canteen, of course, does not prevent employees from procrastination, but you can make sure that employees’ productivity is not at risk as they will have less time away from their desk.

Talent Attraction

By creating or keeping canteen at the workplace you make it easier for your recruiting team not only with attracting the talent but also maintaining it at your company. Some people might disagree with this statement, but we should not forget Maslow pyramid of needs, where our physiological requirements are the baseline for everything and it does not matter which culture we come from.

 

Access Direct specialises in assisting the canteen manager at all manufacturing companies, automotive showrooms & workshops, accommodation facilities as well as primary and secondary schools and colleges by providing the full range of supplies and lunch room essentials. These also include full range of ‘white-goods’ such as pie warmers, urns, toasters, fridges, freezers and automatic coffee machines.

You also can’t go past our range of products designed to keep your canteen tidy and ergonomic. Stocking the full range of Aromacup beverage wall dispensers, Aromacup’s units are smoothly contoured, tough bodied and precision formed from durable plastic. It is free of “dirt traps”, making these beverage dispensers easy to maintain. Save money, Reduce waste, mess and pilferage in your kitchen.

See our full range.

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A Guide for Automotive Service Managers

Mechanic

Where we can assist the service manager is providing solutions to the challenges faced in maintaining good clean and efficient facilities. When it comes to ensuring your employees have access to the best possible hand cleaner, body protection and general cleanliness, Access Direct has the answer.

Stocking a full range of before work and after work skin protection and restore creams made by well-known and trusted brands such as Deb, Lightning, Stoko, Supakleen and Peerless Gel; we ensure employee OH & S standards of safety and cleanliness.

A distributor of the well-known Stoko grit hand cleaner, made from Walnut shell which assists in cutting safety through the toughest grime and grease safely and is essential for preventing reactions to sensitive skin.

Hand protection is made easy by offering a vast range of gloves for the automotive industry, from solvent resistant PVC to premium heavy duty disposable black nitrile.

Body protection is a must where repairs and vehicle maintenance is performed. Full offering includes personal safety with earplugs, eyewear protection, disposable overalls, PVC aprons respirators and facial protection and a full range of First Aid kits and refills.

To ensure surface and floor safety, we also offer a full range of safety matting, from standard rubber cushion mats, ribbed traffic mats to diamond foot cushioned anti-slip matting. We also recommend our range of anti-slip floor safety tape great for use on stairways and walkways for optimum safety where traffic in the service workshop is concerned.

Looking for a solution to assist you with clean ups and spillages? We have a full range of cost effective wipes, wipes on a roll or industrial rags to select from, along with wall dispensers that keep the workshop tidy & ergonomic.

Of course last but not least is the need for Washroom supplies! With a full range of hand towel & toilet tissue paper products for the washroom we stock all well-known brands such as Caprice, Scott, Kimberley Clark, Tork to name a few. Please ask about our complimentary wall dispensers on offer for your Workshop’s washroom areas.

The benefits of purchasing in wholesale cleaning products online

These days, most businesses are choosing to purchase wholesale cleaning products online instead of collection themselves. This is often because they have realised the many benefits of buying wholesale and buying online – so why not get the best of both worlds? If you still haven’t made the switch, here are just some of the benefits that you will receive.

What are the benefits of buying wholesale?

You will always have supplies on hand

A key benefit of buying wholesale is that the various cleaning supplies your workers use will always be on hand when they need them. If they run out of bleach halfway through cleaning a hotel room or dishwashing liquid in the middle of a busy restaurant service, there won’t be any need to stress – all a worker has to do is head to the storeroom.

You can actually save some money

Another benefit of buying wholesale is that it can actually be cheaper than buying items individually, as you need them. The cost per unit could drop depending on how many you’re buying or you could receive a discount on large orders at the supplier’s discretion. It will cost you more upfront, but the savings you’ll make will be worth it.

You won’t have to place orders as often

Let’s face it – placing orders for cleaning products can be a time consuming process, taking you away from other tasks that you would rather be doing. A benefit of buying wholesale is that you won’t have to place orders as often – every 6 months instead of every 2 weeks. Just keep in mind that some products have a use by date.

What are the benefits of buying online?

You can shop at a time that works for you

The problem with shopping at a physical store is that they have opening hours, so you might have to rearrange your schedule to get down there before they close. When you shop online, however, you’ll have the freedom to shop at a time that suits you – early in the morning, late at night or even during your lunch break.

You can arrange for delivery

Some shops are quite happy to deliver, whereas others expect you to somehow find a way to get everything to your premises. When you shop online, however, they always deliver for you. You can often receive free shipping on orders over a certain amount or if you’re a repeat customer, so this is another way to save some money.

You can more easily compare products

The sheer number of cleaning products on the market can sometimes be overwhelming. This can make it difficult for us to compare them and determine which will best meet our needs. When you shop online, you can simply open tabs for each product that you’re interested in and compare their various offerings without getting overwhelmed.

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits associated with buying wholesale cleaning products online. Whether you’re looking for ways to save money or you simply don’t have the time to shop during business hours, we are sure that you will benefit in some way. Browse the Access Direct website today to see what we can help you with and do not hesitate to ask for assistance if required.

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A Guide for Operations Managers

Sheet metal bending in factory

Even if an Operations Manager is responsible for only one plant or location, if the company operates multiple sites, its vision should include a synergistic approach to measure performance, cut costs, and optimize processes.

Constantly on the look-out to improve systems & processes of your Team members that report back to you, you value new ideas and better more efficient tools and consumables that save your team the two most valued resources we have – Safety and Well-being of each other and a Time efficient workplace. Where Access Direct can assist is to ensure your Safety consumables are delivered on time at the right price, every time and your Packaging Products ensure high efficiency and are cost effective and you never run out of them!

With a full range of Wrapping supplies, strapping supplies, protection supplies, and cardboard packaging supplies, Access Direct can offer you the full range of products for all your bulk packaging requirements.

 

How Can I Improve Efficiency With Packaging Supplies?

The more efficient the business, the higher the potential for profit. In the search for ways to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, many businesses are overlooking the obvious – packaging supplies. From the warehouse to the mailroom, packaging is essential for many businesses. These items are simple yet provide the crucial job of protecting any items being shipped – no one wants to hear that their goods have arrived damaged.

Here are 4 ways that you can improve the efficiency of our business with packaging supplies:

1. Start Small

A small container that has been more closely packed with plastic packaging supplies such as bubble wrap or polystyrene; will do a better job of protecting the item within, simply because it has less room to move. At the same time, you’re also using less packaging and filler. For small non-fragile items, consider a bubble wrap lined mailer or padded mailbag rather than a standard envelope. These also take up less room in the warehouse, which means that more storage space is freed up for other items that you need.

2. Choose the Right Filler

Not all fillers are created equal. Choosing the right one can make a huge difference to your bottom line and the condition of your goods upon arrival. Is the item better packaged in bubble wrap or paper, for example? If bubble wrap is preferred, do you use bigger or smaller bubbles (hint: this depends on the size of the product being packaged)? Depending on what your requirements are, you can optimise the amount of packaging supplies used as well as reduce waste and shipping costs.

3. Seal Securely

The right packaging tape can mean the difference between a package that arrives securely sealed and one that doesn’t make the distance. Choosing the right tape also ensures less waste and a more efficient packaging process. Avoid using masking or duct tape, as these are not for this purpose. You can also save time by investing in some dispensers, as these can help employees to quickly seal packages and tear off the end of the tape. For wrapping larger items, stretch wrap film is also a great idea.

4. Buy in Bulk

We highly recommend bulk buying items that you use regularly (such as tape, bubble wrap, mailers and packing knives). By having ample supplies on hand, you can ensure that employees aren’t wasting valuable time searching for the right packaging items (and, when they can’t find what they need, using the wrong ones). Buying in bulk can also allow you to take advantage of special deals and discounts, which are often applied when you order over a certain quantity.

From the mail-room to the warehouse, every second counts. It’s crucial that your business saves time, effort and resources wherever possible. By investing in the right packaging supplies, you ensure that your employees can pack faster without compromising on the quality or the security of items in transit. In the long term, you will see savings in both productivity and profits as well as reductions in waste and a lower environmental impact.

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A Guide for Facility Managers

cleaner

Where Access Direct can assist the Facilities Manager is by providing the most suitable products and consumables to ensure the facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard, as well as a full range of janitor supplies and equipment to assist his/her team in being the most productive.

By stocking the full range of wash room supplies and cleaning chemicals supplies, Access Direct is committed to ensure the role of the Facilities manager is made easier.

Benefits of Buying Wholesale Cleaning Products Online for the Facilities Manager

These days, most facility managers are choosing to purchase wholesale cleaning products online instead of collection themselves. This is often because they have realised the many benefits of buying wholesale and buying online – so why not get the best of both worlds? If you still haven’t made the switch, here are just some of the benefits that you will receive.

What are the benefits of buying wholesale?

You will always have supplies on hand.

A key benefit of buying wholesale is that the various cleaning supplies your workers use will always be on hand when they need them. If they run out of bleach halfway through cleaning a hotel room or dishwashing liquid in the middle of a busy restaurant service, there won’t be any need to stress – all a worker has to do is head to the storeroom.

You can actually save some money.

Another benefit of buying wholesale is that it can actually be cheaper than buying items individually, as you need them. The cost per unit could drop depending on how many you’re buying or you could receive a discount on large orders at the supplier’s discretion. It will cost you more upfront, but the savings you’ll make will be worth it.

You won’t have to place orders as often.

Let’s face it – placing orders for cleaning products can be a time consuming process, taking you away from other tasks that you would rather be doing. A benefit of buying wholesale is that you won’t have to place orders as often – every 6 months instead of every 2 weeks. Just keep in mind that some products have a use by date.

 

What are the benefits of buying online?

You can shop at a time that works for you.

The problem with shopping at a physical store is that they have opening hours, so you might have to rearrange your schedule to get down there before they close. When you shop online, however, you’ll have the freedom to shop at a time that suits you – early in the morning, late at night or even during your lunchbreak.

You can arrange for delivery.

Some shops are quite happy to deliver, whereas others expect you to somehow find a way to get everything to your premises. When you shop online, however, they always deliver for you. You can often receive free shipping on orders over a certain amount or if you’re a repeat customer, so this is another way to save some money.

You can more easily compare products.

The sheer number of cleaning products on the market can sometimes be overwhelming. This can make it difficult for us to compare them and determine which will best meet our needs. When you shop online, you can simply open tabs for each product that you’re interested in and compare their various offerings without getting overwhelmed.

Access Direct provides complimentary Stock Check & Refill service!

As a no cost option to all of our customers, we offer a monthly managed inventory system. You set the level of consumable stock you wish to hold; we will check and replenish your stock on a weekly or monthly basis!

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits associated with buying wholesale cleaning products online. Whether you’re looking for ways to save money or you simply don’t have the time to shop during business hours, we are sure that you will benefit in some way. Browse the Access Direct website today to see what we can help you with and do not hesitate to ask for assistance if required.