Before I worked at CustomInk, I had no idea what a Purchase Order actually was. I thought it was like pointing at something you wanted to buy and saying “I demand to buy that!” Fortunately, I know better now. If you are part of a school or a large organization, POs can make ordering a whole lot easier.
A Purchase Order (or PO to its friends) is a contract agreed on by a buyer (you) and a seller (CustomInk) outlining the “what” and “how much” of an order. The PO holds the place of actual payment until after the goods (like t-shirts or koozies) are delivered, and then a bill is sent over.
POs are a great option for customers who work in large organizations because they allow for work to begin on the order while avoiding delays caused by the red tape of a billing office. At CustomInk, we accept POs from customers at schools or when in association with the government.
I suggest calling your billing or payments office (if you’re with the government or a school) to check out how the process works at your organization. If you have any questions for us about Purchase Orders or any other form of payment, give us a call at 1 800 293 4232.