Services for Businesses
Services for businesses are different, more complex and have to be more reliable than for home systems. Take your home phone for example. You may only need a few amenities like call forwarding and call waiting. If there's a glitch your friends and family will call back.
With your business phone system your potential customers may just go on to your competitors and you've lost a sale. Your business phone system needs to seamlessly transfer calls, take voice messages and have backup systems in place.
When attempting to figure out how to choose a wholesaler for your business, consider several areas. Customer service plays a very important role in the decision making process. You often hear business people saying "If I treated my customers like my wholesaler treats me, I would be in a lot of trouble!" That is not the position you want to find yourself in. The whole purpose of selecting a wholesaler is to improve your business and achieve a higher level of success. Unfortunately, sometimes the contrary occurs and due to the wholesaler, a client is lost.
The type of business you conduct and your projected sales volume, are two factors that determine how you should logically choose a wholesaler for your company. If your business is small and you intend to keep it that way, you aren't going to want to get involved with a wholesaler that requires you to place a $50,000 MINIMUM order just to get in the door.
If you plan on selling big name brand items find out the minimum orders that are required. Some small businesses, that originally intended to offer top quality products, have not been able to achieve the level of volume they were required to purchase. The end result is they were forced into selling "off brand" products just because that is all they could afford.
No matter how big or small the business is, other important factors in the selection of wholesaler are: customer service, timeliness of delivery, accountability, reliability, quality of product and of course, cost. With so much competition out there, and with so many companies being either really good OR really bad...it takes a bit more effort to choose a wholesaler for your business.
Even though a lot of time, diligence and effort goes into selecting the best possible wholesaler for your business – the payoff can be tremendous. The important thing is to make sure you don't make the decision based on cost alone. Business owners sometimes make impulsive decisions based on greed or saving money and in the end it costs them MUCH more when something goes wrong and they have to start the quest to find a wholesaler all over again.