Choosing a Designer Receiving Company
We've all heard the age old phrases, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” and “You get what you pay for”. Those of us who have been around awhile know all too well that these statements tend to be true. So when a designer is getting quotes for receiving, storing and delivering items selected for a project, certain concepts should apply. For instance: If they are promised the best price for the best service, it will likely not happen. When researching a company for the purpose of selecting the best service for their furnishings the designer should first ask, “How long have they been in business?” A good follow up question is “How many projects like mine have they done?” Chances are that if they have been around awhile and have done some significant projects, their pricing will reflect this service. No one in the service business can get by for very long with overly high prices without delivering on the service end. Conversely, a company who promises the world at a rock-bottom price likely will have trouble delivering on those promises as the general costs of doing business can impede on even frugal business practices. However, when a company consistently delivers year in and year out at the highest level of service, the company should be a little more expensive. Why?
- Their rates are usually reflected in the tenure of experienced staff, sufficient support staff and top notch equipment and facilities.
- They offer better benefits, better pay and a steady work week.
- They will actually have the experienced staff that can deliver exceptional service.
Posted by Jim Henderson