Admittedly, but the most important part of the process is locating the right supplier for your needs. This isn’t an easy decision to make or one that you want to take lightly.
When finding the right supplier, you don’t only want to focus on price. There are several factors to ponder in terms of what they can offer and how they can ultimately benefit your business.
For instance, are you searching for a transactional supplier? Does a certain supplier offer a fair deal that matches up to your consumption habits? Perhaps you’re in the market for a retailer that provides value-added services as part of the package?
One of the biggest points to consider is customer service. You want to find a supplier that takes customer service seriously and delivers it to a high level. That much is obvious. Yet how do you know if they provide top-notch support? How can you find out if they’re the real deal in that regard or if it’s just marketing bluster?
You should see what previous customers have to say about each provider you’re considering for a start. See what their reviews say in terms of service. Another way of gaining insight is by seeing how they approach the quoting process. If they’re helpful and transparent when delivering a quote, this is a good sign of their overall customer service.
Speaking of quotes…
You have analysed all viable suppliers. You’ve narrowed down the options and placed the best ones onto a list. Now it’s a case of receiving quotes to see which one is the best fit for your company.
When requesting business water quotes, you will need to have some information on hand. This includes:
- Business name
- Business address
- Annual water consumption figures
- Supply point ID (SPID)
- Premises contact number
Just remember: one supplier may quote their services in a different way to another supplier. However, you must compare all quotes the same. Otherwise, a certain deal may look better than it is – and this could cost your business in the long run so it may be worth getting a water audit.
Finding the right water supplier and comparing quotes is hard work. We understand that completely. That is why it makes sense to use a specialist broker to do the heavy lifting for you.
Along with being able to save you time and resources, a specialist knows how to get the best deal for your business. As a result, working with Utility Bidder could save you even more money than if you went straight to a supplier.