Do you need to select a furniture vendor for your business? Furnishing your business may be just another addition to your “to-do” list before you open, but choosing the right furniture vendor can save you time and money in the future.
Before you place an order with a furniture vendor, ask yourself these questions:
Does the furniture vendor you’re considering have what you’re looking for?
You have a vision when it comes to the appearance and style of your commercial space. Whether you want to create a trendy, laid-back atmosphere or you want your space to reflect the height of luxury and elegance, it’s important to choose furniture which fits your brand.
Don’t settle for cheap furniture that doesn’t reflect the message you want to send. Taking the time to focus on high quality furniture in your style will prevent you from having to replace your furniture in the future.
Will your furniture be delivered on time?
Pay close attention to delivery times when selecting your commercial furniture vendor. Can your order be delivered in time to meet your company’s deadlines? This is especially important for hospitality and other customer-facing companies.
What are the vendor’s return or replacement policies?
Accidents happen, and sometimes your furniture can become damaged during shipment, or you may realize you’ve ordered the wrong size, color, or quantity of an item. Make sure you’re clear on your furniture vendor’s policies for returns and replacements so there are no surprises if you need to follow those policies.
Does the vendor offer any warranties?
If a chair buckles after only a few months, will your commercial furniture vendor repair or replace it for you or will you be stuck with the cost? It’s better to invest in high quality furniture from the start, so make sure your investment is protected with a warranty. Talk to a representative to learn about their policies.
What are their customers saying?
Before you place an order with a new vendor, take time to do some research. Check reviews on Google, browse their social media pages, and see what other people are saying about the quality of their products and their customer service.