You will find lots of suppliers in the market when looking for the right bearing of your company. Every bearing manufacturer has their own way of marketing and each of them claims to be the best in the market. The local suppliers might focus only on one particular niche whereas the bigger ones focus on various aspects. Now the question is how you will choose the right one.
The fact is that the size won’t matter if it does not serve all the purposes. Whom do you choose as your supplier will have huge impact on your business!
Here are few factors that need to be considered when choosing a supplier.
1. Quality, price and varieties of bearing:
It is always good to have wide range of options. A big bearing manufacturer will always advise you not to buy anything from smaller suppliers because of quality concerns. But the truth is that there are various big suppliers that get the bearings done from the small suppliers and then sell it at a higher price for their own profit. So if these small suppliers can be beneficial for the bigger ones then it can definitely be beneficial for you as well. If you find that a manufacturer is concerned about your visits to other shops, then you should think of changing your supplier. Therefore select the right manufacturer or a supplier who can give you information on famous manufacturers.
2. Ability to provide custom bearings:
The idea of ‘one size fits all’ looks good when it actually works. Even if your supplier is in touch with different bearing manufacturer, it is always good to look for bearing solutions which are readily available. Work with a supplier that can customize the bearings as per your needs. There are certain suppliers having teams working on different modifications services and designs of bearings to offer customized bearings as per the needs of the customers. You can get slimmer bearings, corrosion resistant material etc. The entire process of purchasing becomes easier when you get customized bearings. But this is possible only when the products offered to you are of quality and standard. There are suppliers that can take orders in small batches and deliver your products within a month.
3. Fulfillment of orders:
Choose a supplier who is in partnership with a reputed bearing manufacturer. This is because your order delivery will depend a lot on the punctuality of the manufacturer within which he delivers the order to the supplier. Slow fulfillment of orders is a sheer waste of time and money. However, you do not have to wait for those companies that will take years to fulfill your order. Do not hesitate to ask the supplier that how much time they will take to fulfill your orders. Sometimes the bearing price directly relates to the availability of the raw materials. Therefore, the price that you pay for the bearing and the price you thought that you would need to pay can be totally different. Some bearing manufacturer won’t change the price at all. Therefore, be careful when selecting.
There you have it all- these important traits are some of the things that you will help you to choose a bearing manufacturer or a supplier. Choose a supplier that will provide you high quality products at an affordable price. Also make sure that the supplier can offer personalizes services to the customers. You would definitely not want a supplier who would change their prices. Try to stay away from contract headaches as far as possible!