Anyone can binge buy anything they believe are useful – especially for household products. There was a lady who thought that she needs a supply of catsup after seeing the promotion on her wholesale club subscription. She proceeded on buying two big boxes of catsup only to realize that she doesn’t really need it. The supply will probably last 2 years at least and she can’t consume a lot of it in 2 years span. I believe this goes the same with electronic enclosures. We should be careful in planning out how much we really need for a certain amount of time.
However, buying anything in bulk amount should be carefully planned and considered. There are absolutely number of items anyone would like to purchase in bulk – just because having plenty of them will give them peace of mind. However, the costs that comes with it such as inventory and maintenance cost should also be considered in overall expenses. With this in mind, the things that should be purchased should be only the things that are needed for an “x” amount of time. This may incur lesser purchasing cost rather than buying things in bulk.
There is why there are enclosure manufacturing companies offer no minimum order quantity on their products. Some of enclosure manufacturing companies will force end users to buy 50, 100, 500 pieces of metal or plastic enclosures when in reality, the company only needs 1 or 2. But there are considerate companies that understand that there are cost in businesses that will have the tendency to add up. Regardless whether the end users’ business large or small, there’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on one product that will not fit perfectly on their equipment. There can be also a tendency in which the enclosure will not perfectly fit an equipment and this will just incur additional cost on the company’s overhead expenses. It can be a large waste of funds. There are companies that will push the end users to buy electronic enclosures on large quantity. Be aware of that. Carefully decide and plan if you really need a lot of enclosures, if not, then you can freely find a company that offers you considerate and valuable options for enclosures. There are greedy companies that would only like to ensure that they get a profit out of an order regardless if the end user will really need the equipment. Just make sure that the application and the use of the enclosures are well planned from the beginning.