are some tips and pointers that you may like to consider when looking to
re-evaluate purchases from your Foodservice Suppliers. Following these
tips will go a long way towards ensuring that you get better prices, terms
and conditions from both your existing and prospective suppliers. Remember any
enhancement in your prices, terms and conditions will ultimately convert
into increased margins for you and as equally important, improved value for money for your customers.
We will update these tips on a regular basis,
so ensure that you come and visit our site again. There are also more ideas on the
consultancy page. There is the
opportunity to consider consultancy as another option to getting the best
from your business.
Your business is valuable, after all you are working in it and is
only source of income for you and your family. So do not be afraid to call your suppliers in and discuss all aspects of your
Arrange a regular meeting be sure to be kept
informed of what is happening in your local area.
Wholesale prices on a number of key commodities do
move up and down on a regular basis, don't get left behind.
Discuss with your supplier prices on the products
"you" want to purchase, not the ones they would like to "sell", don't
forget that is why they are there!
Ask another supplier to come in and quote for your
business, they would just love the opportunity, believe me.
Remember though, extra discount does not always mean
you are getting the best price for your goods and services.
Don't ever think that your business is not big
enough to discuss any aspects of your trading agreement, they do not want
to lose any customer however big a small.
High volume customers are not always the best to
have so don't underestimate your value to them!
Volumes, even if you have just one or two volume
lines it is still worth negotiating, just ask and you will see.
Would you like some more tips and advice? Go to our
contact page or simply email