Purchase of stationery has occupied an important position in the control of stationery and as such it has been observed that buying is very much a specialist activity and it calls for a commercial acumen. In centralised purchasing the purchase of stationeries of all the departments are done through a central purchasing department located at the head office or the registered office of the organisation. In government organisation this work is done by the stationery and printing department. The advantages of centralised purchasing are:
- In ensures specialisation of purchasing function.
- It facilitates purchases of stationeries at bulk quantity and as such, it reduces the cost of operation.
- It ensures better budgetary control.
- It facilitates standardisation of forms.