We all like to think that we take care of our company’s money as if it was our own…
But is this the reality?
Nowadays few of us would just pop down to the electrical store to buy a new TV or to replace a tired washing machine. We’d be straight on ‘the net’, looking at specification, availability, reviews and of course value for money.
Through working at PlastikCity, I’ve seen comparative quote request levels for equipment, raw material etc. steadily growing, but many are either from smaller plastic moulding companies where the ‘man at the top’ directly holds the purse strings, or larger companies with a results driven dedicated buyer, that generates the most activity. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill in a quotation request that goes directly to your selected suppliers so why are some still not using it?
We’ve asked around about possible reasons for this, answers varying from “I’ve got a great relationship with the sales guy”, to “we know the kit works so why change”. I’m guessing that the answer wouldn’t be the same if the same person was buying a new TV or a car, even if their own brother was the salesman!
So next time you are looking to buy something for your company, try not to automatically take the easy or safe option. PlastikCity have developed an intuitive and easy to use quote request system that allows you to get multiple and accurate comparative quotes from the UK’s leading industry suppliers. To save you time we vet all our partners to ensure they are well established and provide high quality products with reputable, UK based service support. You can read reviews and view their recent press releases to get a good perspective on the supplier before you select them to quote.
If your usual supplier can supply something of equal or better quality and value, then fine, you can sleep with a clear conscience!
It’s a New Year so why not start it by ensuring your company is always getting the best equipment at the best terms! Visit PlastikCity here.