Whether you are looking for cleanroom solutions, lab ovens, fume hoods or any other specialized lab equipment, it is important that you get the very best supplier to meet your needs. Highly specialized products like these are not on offer everywhere and this is exactly why you need to find a reliable supplier who will not only sell these items, but also deal with the maintenance of them.
Finding suppliers for lab equipment for your business or your educational institute differs ever so slightly from finding normal types of suppliers and so this is how to go about getting a supplier who can meet your needs.
A laboratory is a place where experiments and tests are carried out to obtain reliable results of some chemical, medical, physical or biological process. In laboratories you can find a large number of accessories, parts, equipment and facilities that facilitate the realization of tests.
The first thing that you need to do is to understand exactly what your requirements are as this will make a difference in terms of what kind of supplier you end up working with. If you have a small operation then it may be that some suppliers won’t be for you as they deal with industrial scale operations.
Equally if you are looking at a large lab operation, there will be many companies who can’t match the needs of such a large scale laboratory. On you understand your individual needs, finding a supplier will be made much easier.
When considering the cost of how much you want to spend, it is important to think of this in terms of the big picture. For example you may find a supplier which offers the very best prices in terms of your lab needs, but they may not be able to provide a speedy and reliable service.
With this in mind it is important that you are prepared to pay whatever you need to, in order to not only get the best priced products, but also to get the very best service from your supplier. And the prices you find … are not really the cheapest.
When you only search on Google your search will be reflected in wholesale suppliers, which in fact the prices that are being offered are higher than the published eBay, Amazon. So, how do they get a percentage despite having a price below what they offer me to search Google? They must have an even better provider…. but who?
I would always recommend that you go with a supplier who has got a great reputation so that you will know that you can rely on them whenever you need. Putting together a lab is not an easy challenge, and it is made even more difficult if you have a supplier who you can’t rely upon. You can speak to colleagues, speak to manufacturers or even search online to find a supplier for your lab equipment who has a great reputation.
Remember that suppliers are in the business to make money too and for that reason they must have good reputations to get more business, don’t take a risk on a supplier without a strong reputation.
You could try to search on Google But some case good providers do not even appear on Google. They are very busy providers trying to have stock, unlike sellers. But, there are a lot of scammers. Unfortunately, it’s very easy and lucrative to be a fake wholesaler, so there are a lot of them. So it is often difficult to find differences and you can only check when they run away with your money.
Make sure that you don’t sign a long term contract with a new supplier, whilst you do want to find a supplier to whom you can be loyal, you can’t make this decision until you have seen how they operate. Once you have found a supplier that you think will work for you, sign a short term contract with them and begin a trial period before you commit your loyalty. It may take weeks to find an acceptable provider.
Think about the amount of time you have spent looking for providers. The fact is that finding a good provider can take weeks, with a lot of dead ends and at the same time frustration. Think about the amount of money you are not doing while searching and searching repetitively. Depressing, is not it?