There are a lot of different industrial suppliers throughout the United States and on an international level. Some of these companies specialize in different industries while others offer a more general approach to industry material supply.
All contractors and businesses in the construction area, regardless of the specific industry, are looking for ways to cut the costs of their industry material supply orders. Unfortunately, trying to work with multiple suppliers may be driving up the costs when there is a big picture overview of where time and money is often wasted with these multiple supplier situations.
To help to understand why working with a single supplier is beneficial, consider the following three critical factors. The larger the project or the type of work the company does, the more weight these factors will carry.
Establish a Working Relationship
Having a good working relationship with an industry material supply company is a benefit to any contractor or construction company. Rather than just being a person on the phone or online placing an order, you are a known and valued customer.
While top industrial supply companies focus on customer service for all clients, having a good relationship allows your business to know who to talk to for emergency orders or if specialized products are required.
Decrease Ordering Time and Paperwork
Working with one company means one call in to place an order, one invoice to track, manage and pay and the ability to talk to a person who understands your company’s business. This results in less time online or in the office handing orders and paperwork from multiple suppliers.
In addition to just saving time and paperwork, working with one supplier can also help to avoid incorrect orders, missed items on the order or errors in orders. When the company is familiar with the types of orders placed they can quickly spot an error and call to confirm before you are invoiced, and the items are shipped.
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