See all Blog Posts Buy Small Quantities of Metal Category: Metal Man Knows Posted: March 19, 2015 It’s a question we at Metal Supermarkets hear all too often: “Where can I buy small quantities of metal?”. Over the years, we have talked to so many customers who once found themselves in this position before finding us. It is a common problem our global network of 80+ stores has been solving for thirty years. Find a Store Buy Online The fact is, people need small quantities of metal for all types of reasons. Machinery breaks down, and equipment needs repair. It’s a simple fact of life. You need metal fast, but you need only a small amount to get back up and running. Or, maybe you need metal to make something else – tools, machinery, car parts, or some other product containing metal. Perhaps you need only a few dozen pieces of a rare or exotic metal. There are a million reasons why people and businesses need small amounts of metal. At the end of the day, it comes down to eliminating waste and saving money. Plus, you can save a ton of space by buying only what you need. Here are a few examples of how Metal Supermarkets customers save time, money and space by buying small quantities of metal: “I like that you have different types of metals available and in small quantities that I want for my various projects. Recently I bought some aluminum for a tail ski for an airplane, and some copper sheet for a roof for a cupola. Where else would I get the metal for those things?” – Metal Supermarkets Scarborough Customer “As someone who worked in the steel making business for years, I know the pricing of steel, especially when you buy thousands of tons of it. I was trying to find a source for small quantities when I saw a billboard for the Niles location. My prayers were answered… I found pricing very reasonable, the workers very friendly and helpful and selection what I expected, with the option to special order. I am THRILLED to have them just a few miles from me.” – Metal Supermarkets Chicago (Niles) Customer “You always have what I need and in small enough quantities that I don’t have to spend a fortune to get it.” – Metal Supermarkets Ottawa Customer “The slogan (“The Convenience Stores for Metal”) perfectly describes Metal Supermarkets’ place in the industry. If you need relatively small quantities of metal “right now” it is the perfect place to go!” – Metal Supermarkets Victoria Customer Product Sourcing Being able to source the metal you need is essential to keeping your business running smoothly. You may find that your equipment and machinery requires a wide range of metal parts in various shapes and sizes. Not being able to find the correct part could result in your business operations grinding to a halt every time a piece of equipment needs repair. We know that disturbances in the running of your business can impact your bottom line, erode customer confidence and undermine your brand. We will find the metal you need, no matter what the size. Guaranteed. Finding a Small-Quantity Metal Supplier If you’re looking for a local, flexible and reliable supplier of metals, you might find it a frustrating process. Metal sales and distribution is a multi-billion dollar industry serving big manufacturing and construction firms. Traditional metal and steel distributors focus on selling large quantities of a limited range of metals. They take orders of metal by the ton rather than the foot. This is ideal for the big manufacturers, but no so great for you. Virtually no other supplier focuses on the small quantities niche like we do. At Metal Supermarkets, we offer a selection of over 8,000 metal products, shapes and grades. Our stock includes a variety of metal types and metal shapes to meet all your needs. Metal Cut-to-Size We cut metal too. Our production saws and shears will cut your metal to your exact size. This means you don’t have to buy a lot of a given metal. Just tell us the amount you want. Save on Inventory Space Don’t waste precious space by stocking inventory on site. We stock inventory so you don’t have to. No need to tie up money in inventory, or house metal parts you may never actually need. Metal Supermarkets Metal Supermarkets is the world’s largest small-quantity metal supplier with over 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the US, Canada, and United Kingdom. We are metal experts and have been providing quality customer service and products since 1985. At Metal Supermarkets, we supply a wide range of metals for a variety of applications. Our stock includes: mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, tool steel, alloy steel, brass, bronze and copper. We stock a wide range of shapes including: bars, tubes, sheets, plates and more. And we can cut metal to your exact specifications. 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