23 Feb You Can’t Afford To Buy Cheap
In a market that is heavily influenced by price, allow us to demonstrate the reasons why buyers should avoid using price as their number one consideration when evaluating and comparing suppliers. Unfortunately, price is the first port of call for comparison but intelligent buyers are looking past this to discover the added benefits and quality of the product and service they are receiving in order to add value to their supply chain.
For the markets we operate in, the products we supply display critical information that needs to last the lifetime of the product. Therefore, it is imperative that the quality of the material, adhesive and ink used is not compromised in order to reduce price. Taking price as the only consideration results in labelling errors such as the examples demonstrated here.
When price is the only consideration you are sacrificing on the durability of the product. This means your product is not going to meet the requirements of its application. This will result in adhesion failure, material failure, ink failure or all of the above. When either of these fail, you comprimise on the high quality appearance of the product which you have worked so hard to achieve. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
The service you receive from your supplier is crucial to the relationship you develop with them and the trust you can place in them. Through catering for a clients every need you take the hassle out of their supply chain. Within the labelling industry it is often the case that the label is the most inexpensive item to be placed on the product, yet often gives buyers the most amount of hardship. If this is the case, you are dealing with the wrong supplier that is not focused on your needs and requirements.
Your label supplier should be looking to take the agony out of your supply chain, offering additional services to make your planning easier. Dealing with a supplier that offers a supply management service ensures you have the product available, all of the time. The last thing you want is your finished product on your floor which you are unable to dispatch because it isn’t labelled correctly.
Finally, excellent customer service and responsiveness should be the default setting for your label suppliers offering. In a fast moving industry it is crucial your suppliers are able to meet your demands quickly and are willing to make sacrifices in order to meet your deadlines.
At System Label we place immense emphasis on the quality of the product we produce and quality of the service we deliver to our clients. If you feel you are not receiving adequate delivery from your current supplier, please get in touch with us today and we’d be delighted to satisfy your requirements.