How Can I Save Money on Catheters?
Catheterisation and Continence Supplies don't come cheap. Here at Paralogic we have put together a list of ways in which you might be able to make your budget stretch further. As always, don't forget to contact our team and we can discuss your individual situation.
- Just by being here, at Paralogic - you have taken the first step in reducing the cost of your continence supplies.
Paralogic are an Australian owned and run company - we manufacture our own range of catheters (male and female intermittent, male external and foley) and we pass on the savings to you. Generally our Paralogic branded catheters are half the price of similar products from our multi-national competitors.
- Postage Prices - We offer the cheapest prices we can on our products and charge you at Australia Post Rates for shipping. Shipping prices vary by delivery postcode, size and weight. You can save money by purchasing in bulk, so 4 boxes every two months will be cheaper than 2x boxes every month.
- Bulk Discounts - we offer bulk discounts on many of our products which can make a big difference in the long run. If you purchase 1 box of intermittent catheters, they are $58 for a box of 100 or 55c each ($60 box / 60c each for Tiemann/Coude Tip). Purchase 10 boxes and the price drops to $53 /50c each ($55 box / 55c each for Tiemann/Coude Tip) , saving you $50 for the ten boxes.
- Order before you run out- Any order placed with us before 2pm (Sydney time) on a business day, will be despatched the same day. We do offer Express Post shipping which is next day delivery to many areas of Australia. But to save you money, and stress, we suggest you order before you need to so you can take advantage of the cheaper standard post option and sleep well knowing your supply won't run short.
- The Paralogic Catheter Calculator can calculate your usage of catheters and lubricant to make sure you get the right amount to cover your needs
- Use By Dates - our stock has a minimum 2 year use by date so you can order with confidence, knowing your stock has a long shelf life.
Example Savings on a Bulk Order
Let’s say, Cath is in need of some catheters and lubricant. She lives in Cathcart VIC, postcode 3377.
1 box of intermittent catheters = $55
1 box of lubricant sachets = $22.30
Standard post = $13.20
Total = $90.50
Average cost for 1 catheter and 1 lubricant – 90c
But if she were to place a larger order less frequently, she would save money
2 box of intermittent catheters = $110.00
2 box of lubricant sachets = $40.60 (bulk discounts apply when you order 2 or more boxes)
Standard post = $14.44 (there is only a slight increase as the weight of the package increases but its much cheaper than paying $13.20 twice)
Total = $165.04
Average cost for 1 catheter and 1 lubricant – 83c
Save $15.96 when ordering 2 boxes at a time, instead of ordering individual boxes multiple times
5 box of intermittent catheters = $275.00
4 box of lubricant sachets = $81.20 (there are 144 sachets per box so no need for the matching 5th box of lubricant)
Standard post = $17.54
Total = $373.74
Average cost for 1 catheter and 1 lubricant – 75c
Save $78.76 when ordering 5 boxes at a time, instead of ordering individual boxes multiple times
10 box of intermittent catheters = $500 (bulk discounts apply when you order 10 or more boxes)
7 box of lubricant sachets = $142.10
Standard post = $22.49
Total = $664.59
Average cost for 1 catheter and 1 lubricant – 66c
Save $240.41 when ordering 10 boxes at a time, instead of ordering individual boxes multiple times
There are 144 lubricant sachets per box and only 100 catheters so this cost analysis would likely leave you with spare lubricant sachets.
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If you have the room to store them and the means to pay for your order in bulk it is better to stock up and take advantage of the savings.
Call our team today and we can create a plan that works for you.
Mary19 February 2019Service, price and product are fantastic, but I would much prefer to use PayPal for payment
Mary thanks for the feedback! We try to keep prices as low as possible for customers, there are lots of payment options available, but most of them are expensive to run so we will be sticking to our current options.