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In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?
  
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Print Buyer Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by print buyers. However, printers and other non-print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:
In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,000
b) $6,000 to $25,000
c) $26,000 to $74,000
d) $75,000 to $124,000
e) $125,000 to $249,000
f) Over $250,000

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Print Buyer Quick Poll

In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,0005%
b) $6,000 to $25,00023%
c) $26,000 to $74,00018%
d) $75,000 to $124,00019%
e) $125,000 to $249,00022%
f) Over $250,00013%

Printer's Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by printers. However, print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:


a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, so please feel free to submit your comments below.
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Printer's Quick Poll



a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.60%
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.40%


 
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