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Cost Efficiency with Paper and Your Restaurant

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Do you ever think about consumption of paper and how much we use? It takes about 24 trees to make one ton of Printer Paper. Humans use about 90 million short tons of paper in a year. Just think about how that transpires. Every year the United States produces 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers. Think about the money your restaurant spends on printer paper. On average our case of printing paper goes for about $58. With all the current loss of resources and money for your restaurant, there has to be a better way.

The solution to paper and Money saving tips 

Total Merchant Supply is here to help when it comes to paper cost. We have several different ways that you can get around this predicament. Starting with some of the awesome features and products we carry, see below to see some wonderful options.

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Paperless receipt options: The easiest and free option is just start by asking the customer if they want their receipt. You will be surprised how many people do not want extra paper in their pockets.  

Online ordering: Ordering online gives your customers the option of ordering without leaving the comforts of their homes. This is wonderful for many reasons. One being it saves paper because the customer’s receipt is automatically emailed to the customers. So, a paper receipt won’t need to be printed when they pick up their order. This then in return will save the company money, paper, and the potential spread of Covid.

Postmates Integration: This is a great option for customers, being able to order online and have their food delivered to them. This will save the cost of employed delivery drivers, paper products and reduce the risk of a dine in customer. To read more about this topic click here.

Kiosk: Think about it this way, a small device, or a tablet, that will allow your customers easy ordering options from their table. This may be an upfront cost but the money savings behind it will be well worth it. Kiosk will allow less workers to keep checking on the customers. Have less paper being used due to email receipt options. All while allowing your restaurant to practice safe social distancing. 

Kitchen Printer Removal: Think of the future cost of your company and ways that you can make your team more efficient by using kitchen video. This is replacing your old printer with a state of the art screen that will allow your team to all view an order at the same time. In return this will save you money on kitchen paper and ribbon.


By looking at these products and taking the time to know the environmental and cost benefits any of these products are a great solution. These specific products can work for you and your company. If you need to talk with anyone at our office, feel free to give us a call by clicking the button below!

As always, we are here to help. Let us know if you have any questions.

Total Merchant Supply is a POS Dealer based in NC & SC.