Whether you’re opening a new restaurant, hotel or want to upgrade your existing equipment, it’s important that you partner yourself with a catering equipment supplier who knows your needs and can give you the right equipment and support at a competitive price.
WestWon have worked with thousands of equipment suppliers, in a range of industries including catering equipment. We’re sharing our top tips you should keep in mind while searching for a catering equipment supplier.
When you are buying a product, recommendations from peers in the same industry are vitally important. Word of mouth is one of the strongest, most common ways to discover the right catering equipment supplier.
WestWon are fortunate to have worked with many suppliers of catering equipment throughout the UK. These suppliers cater for all sizes of businesses. If you require a recommendation of the right supplier for you, call us to discuss your requirements on 01494 611 456.
It is always important to do your research when investigating a potential catering equipment company. Do your own due diligence when looking for a catering supplier who can give you confidence that you have found the right company to work with to fulfil the needs of your business.
Check reviews of suppliers online and choose a company who has a good reputation. A customer who has had a good experience with a supplier are more likely to leave a recommendation online. Anyone with a negative experience is also likely to note this online.
You want a supplier who can offer maintenance packages should anything go wrong with the equipment. Some suppliers may have engineers available, or can recommend engineers who can install their equipment to make sure it is working as it should be.
It would be easy to purchase equipment online. But be aware the listed price rarely includes full installation and delivery fees. While most manufacturers will offer a one year warranty, does the supplier offer additional warranty for the expected lifetime of the equipment?
Study the supplier’s website to see whether they have worked with restaurants like yourselves. Many suppliers will have case studies or examples of other customers they work with in the industry. Working alongside a supplier who has relevant experience to get the job done is important.
Make Sure You’re Getting The Best Deal
All restaurants want to make sure they’re getting a fair price for the equipment they are purchasing. You also want to make sure you’re getting the complete package to ensure you’re not paying anything extra should anything go wrong.
To ensure you’re getting the best deal, it is advised to get more than one quote. From there, you can decide which supplier best suits your needs. Remember, the best value may not necessarily mean the cheapest.
If you are looking for an alternative quote, WestWon would love to help. We can put you in touch with one of our approved catering equipment suppliers. Please give us a call on 01494 611 456.
If you are a supplier of catering equipment who is interested in becoming a WestWon approved catering supplier, please visit www.westwon.co.uk/catering for more information.
Written by George Shillingford.