Paper Market Outlook — Stocks Are on the Rise
A previous "Paper Market Outlook" highlighted www.Go2Paper.com, which has expanded into handling sheets and rolls, as well as broadened its focus to include paperboard, Kraft and specialty paper, along with commercial grades. In 2004, www.SurplusPaper.com went online with a similar vision to improve paper selling and purchasing.
According to John Von Colln, president, the Website was created to serve paper companies and printers, as well as design houses, artists, schools and any other buyers of paper in volume. Although not the main intent, the company also touts the environmental benefits of saving this paper from being tossed into the recycling bin.
Any potential buyer can search a database of available stock, but a registered account (free) is required to execute a purchase via a shopping cart function. Buyers are encouraged to use a feedback system to share positive and negative purchasing experiences, which are incorporated into a seller's feedback profile for review by potential buyers.
Sellers can also register an account for free, but pay a fee for successful transactions equal to 10 percent of the final sales price, not including taxes, shipping or trimming fees, if applicable. They can enter an individual listing via an "Item Submission Page" or upload a database with multiple items to save time. Product categories include coated, uncoated, text/cover, bond/writing, carbonless, pressure-sensitive, envelopes, specialty and index (Bristol and board) stocks.
An e-mail receipt is sent to the seller when a purchase is made. The seller is responsible for calculating the final amount due, including shipping, and informing the buyer via e-mail. Goods are to be shipped upon receipt of payment.