Six Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Container Supplier

    Commercial Containers Buyer’s Guide [Part Five]

    Six Questions to Ask When Choosing a Container Supplier

    Container features and benefits are half the battle. The other half is choosing your container supplier. Here are the key questions to ask:

    Does the supplier offer a broad multi-manufacturer product lineup?

    No single manufacturer has a solution for every problem or situation.

    Are you offered new products and services?

    Does the supplier keep you abreast of changes and technological advances in container products? Does it add new products and services to its lineup when appropriate? Henry Ford famously said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

    What about customization?

    Customization can be the key to solving a problem or winning a new contract.

    Does the supplier offer a low-price guarantee?

    Competitive prices are a given. Will the supplier also recognize your total purchases across multiple product lines and locations?

    Do they offer financing?

    Everyone understands how critical it is to preserve working capital.

    Is there a commitment to serving commercial/industrial users?

    What’s the supplier’s focus? Are references available?

    Now you’re armed and ready to start talking with commercial container suppliers.

    If you have any questions during the process, feel free to reach out to me directly.

    Steve Phelps, President
    Container Essentials
    Direct: 312-339-5615

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    Posted by Steve Phelps