Purchasing of qualitative goods at reasonable price is the prime consideration of purchase of stationery and supplies. Qualitative stationery at reasonable cost increases the efficiency of operation. Efficient buying denotes buying of stationery and supplies cheaply. The primary takes of purchase manager of office is to go for purchases of stationery cheaply. Efficient buying denotes purchase of stationery at low cost or better product at same cost or paying lower price to the lowest quality and higher price for better quality products.
Correct buying of stationery denotes purchase of stationery in correct quantities. Correct buying can be ensured when the maximum level, minimum level and the re-ordering levels are clearly defined.