The cleaning products we sell are the result of a Safer and Superior New Product Standard that has led to more than 160 “green” certified products by major governmental and non-profit organizations worldwide. The Standard is as follows: Safer for the Environment / Safer for Human Contact / Superior Performance / Superior Savings. Each and every product we sell must meet the Safer and Superior New Product Standard, which well exceeds governmental and institutional laws and regulations pertaining to “greener” and “safer” cleaning products. The Standard is meant to ensure that customers do not need to lose in performance and cost when switching to safer and more environmentally friendly cleaning products. We will address the fourth of the four parts of the Safer and Superior New Product Standard in this post.
Superior Savings – With Green Concepts products you can have it all. Product Actual Cost – Although many green products are more expensive than brown ones, the reverse is true as well. In many cases a user does not have to pay more for performance effective and truly greener and safer products. In fact, the diluted product cost of our Green Concepts line of cleaning solutions is generally below the brown competition. Allow us to explain: the acquisition cost is the cost of a particular item “as is” in finished product form when delivered to an account and sealed prior to opening and using the solution inside the packaging. Thereafter, the product is either used straight without diluting it with water or it is diluted with water. In order to compare apples to apples, the size of the product and acquisition cost are only 2 factors that must be considered by a potential user. The diluted cost, generally referred to in the professional cleaning industry as “In Use” Cost, is the true and actual cost of the product that is used to clean. For example, it may cost someone $10.00 for one quart of concentrate from Company B, where the cost for one quart from Company G’s competitive product is $20.00. The Acquisition Cost face value by Company B is cheaper. However, the Company B product will have to be used at 8 oz. per quart of water to be effective where Company G only has to be used at 2 oz. per quart of water. The true and actual cost to the account is much less for Company G’s product. In fact, dramatically less in this case as Company B’s “In Use” Cost is $2.50 per quart of use solution where Company G’s is only $1.25, or half the cost of Company B. Overall Cost – In addition to price of the individual products alone there are other cost-related considerations and benefits that should be evaluated in determining Overall Cost. In the example above, Company G’s product is in higher concentration and, thus, the customer will only need one quart of Company G product for every four quarts of Company B product to make the same amount of diluted and “ready-to-use” solution. Thus, the cost of shipping and the availability of storage space in the closet and under the counter will vary depending upon the level of concentration of a particular product. Product safety, user health, user motivation, productivity, performance effectiveness and lost time should also be key considerations when evaluating overall cost. Finally, a facility using green products will achieve greater goodwill and satisfaction within their organization as well as with the local community, neighbors and visitors of the facility.
Our products are “Superior in Savings “, because the Product Actual Cost of our products is less than concentrated alternative products, and dramatically less than un-concentrated, “ready-to-use” competitive products. Further, the many cost-related considerations and benefits listed above under the Overall Cost analysis need to be accounted for in evaluating the Overall Cost in making an informed decision.