Quality or Cost

More than ever, our customers are wanting more for their money. With the rising popularity of internet shopping, electrical contractors can now get their hands on cheaper and lesser known products easily.

But are these products good value, or are we compramising quality over cost?

Benefits to working with more reputable manufacturers give contractors peace of mind that the goods have been rigorously tested, are of a high standard and comply to the latest regulations.  These manufacturers can also assist you in chosing the best product for your customer, giving you access to the latest developments, and make sure that you are using them effectively. However, this all comes at a cost.

When using budget’ or ‘lesser known’ products, high failure rates or low performance on products can be disappointing for customers. Call outs to rectify these problems can also be costly to the contractor (as well as affecting your reputation). Items which have not gone through necessary quality control also pose a significant risk. However, it does give customers on a tight budget the opportunity to carry out works that they may not have had the chance to before.

With contractors working within ever-tighter budgets, it can be extremely difficult to get the balance right between quality and cost.

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