For this installment in our continuing series entitled “Business Meeting Room Signage,” we look at how to select the best supplier. We believe the key factors to consider include: quality, reliability, value, reputation, customer service, and the teamwork approach. Click here for the first post in the series entitled, “Business Meeting Room Signage – The Best Place To Put Your Business Meeting Room Signs.” Contact us at Westmount Signs for all your business signage needs.
What Should You Look For In a Supplier?
When it comes to looking for a supplier for any business product, there are some critical factors that should be present. Here we examine some of the following factors:
- A Good Reputation
- Strong Customer Service
- Teamwork Approach
Are They Reliable?
Will they get the job done on time and as requested? It is one thing for a supplier to make a commitment to do what is requested, but another to get it done as requested and on schedule. Check to determine whether they have a record for reliability.
Do They Provide Top Quality at a Reasonable Price?
A great price is not so great if it is followed up with shoddy workmanship and poor quality. Can the supplier provide both a great price and a quality product? Ask to review their work. Can you visit one of their customers? Does their work meet the standards you require?
“From the initial meeting to the design of my signs to the final completion it was one of the best experiences I have ever had dealing with a company in my 18 years in business. If you need a company to trust that has your best interest in mind at all times call Simon and I promise you will not be disappointed.”
Do They Have a Good Reputation For Customer Service?
An unbelievably good price is often followed by poor customer service. Check out the potential supplier’s customer service. How do they fare on Google reviews? Are the listed with the Better Business Bureau? Westmount takes pride in having a 4.9 rating from 42 reviews.
Are They Capable of Working With You?
There is a difference between providing a service or product and working with your business in a team approach to make sure that the business relationship is what you need. At Westmount, our team of experts will walk with you through the entire process – from the initial design phase to the completion and installation of the signage project.
How To Identify Potential Suppliers
Finding a reputable and trustworthy supplier can be daunting.
- Search the internet – for example, search “business signs Waterloo“
- Talk to your existing business partners – do your other suppliers have a recommendation?
- Chamber of Commerce Directories – use local chamber of commerce directories for local suppliers
- Trade associations – joining trade associations puts you in touch with potential suppliers
- Social Media – such as Facebook, Twitter to check who is currently active
Draw Up A Shortlist Of Suppliers
Once you have identified a list of potential suppliers in your area, choose those that you believe are most likely to meet your specific requirements. Limit the possibilities to two and ideally no more than three potential suppliers. Visit each one to get a better understanding of their facilities and their philosophy of business.
Active In The Community
Did you know that Westmount Signs has a long record of being involved in the local community? We sponsor events and charities. In addition, we offer placements for youth from both home and abroad. This means that when you bring your business to Westmount Signs, you are also supporting the local community. Contact us at Westmount Signs if you need any type of signage.
Read The Rest of the Series
Business Meeting Room Signage Guide – Overview
Choosing The Best Suppliers For Your Business