Choosing Your Supplier/Equipment

Starting your own business is by no means an easy task. Society tends to glorify the aspect of “not being answerable to anyone” since you are your own boss. However, they tend to forget that there are ten other problems that you have to deal with. Getting the necessary resources to be able to start a business completely from scratch isn’t easy. A lot of ideas are rejected by banks and aren’t even able to kick off because of this.

If you did happen to manage getting your idea approved and getting the money you need, you need to be smart in how you use it. Getting the right equipment or supplier is very important or else your quality will suffer and you won’t get positive feedback. So, we are going to help you decide how to choose on a supplier.

• First of all, you need to ask them for their necessary credentials. This means asking for their certification or license to be able to supply the goods that they offer. This serves as proof that they are getting their equipment/supplies through the right channels.
• Experience isn’t as important a factor but it should still be weighed in since more experienced suppliers are capable of handling different types of orders and catering to different needs.
• Check for customer feedback. This can be done by contacting their previous clients or by posting in different online forums.
• The quality of their goods and equipment is important. Your supplier giving you a guarantee as well as a warranty for their equipment is strongly recommended and is a major plus point.
• Find out if they provide any privileges to regular clients. Some suppliers offer a discount while some may give you sample equipment. For example, you have slurry samplers by Dual Valves as a privilege or just to help you try out the product before fully committing to it.