Request bids from your detail shop material supplier and their competition. The bids should be for bulk supplies, not individual containers.

It's amazing how much money you can save from buying in bulk supplies that you are going to use relatively fast. So why buy such materials individually?

When we switched to bulk supply separate containers, we went from approximately $2,000 a month to $1,100 a month. This saved us $900 a month — $10,800 a year!

Idea Time is a feature of NCM Associates, Inc., using ideas provided by dealers participating in 20 Groups.