As a business owner, you have to make a lot of choices. Some of the choices are internal and affect the culture of your company. Other choices may be external and affect your bottom line. Regardless of the type of choice, any good business decision comes from research and weighing your options.
When it comes to selecting an external vendor, such as a yard ramp provider, it is important to do your research as opposed to choosing the least costly option. What kinds of signs should make you avoid buying a yard ramp from a company? Here are three.
The first sign that you shouldn’t buy a yard ramp from that company is the price. As with most things in life, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. While we understand that businesses want to keep equipment costs down, purchasing the cheapest option doesn’t always result in the most money saved. You might save some money in the short-term but the long-term might be a different story.
Copied Design with Inferior Materials
Many times, if a yard ramp is extremely cheap, it is because they have copied a competitor’s design and reconstructed it with cheaper materials. Other than reducing their profit margin to nothing, there is really no way that a yard ramp company can recreate a competitor’s exact yard ramp, materials and all, and make a cheaper version.
Inferior materials are the primary cause for a cheaper yard ramp. While the initial price tag is appealing, you need to consider the longevity of the product. Inferior materials are going to break down quicker. So while you may have spent less in the short-term, you will have to pay for more maintenance or a replacement much sooner that if you had bought a fairly-priced, quality yard ramp.
Finally, if the yard ramp supplier you are considering purchasing from is a reseller, it could be a sign to stay away. Not all resellers are trying to make a quick dollar from used materials. However, in the case of yard ramps, resellers are selling you yard ramps that have undergone wear and tear that they may not be privy to. If the original owner is getting rid of their yard ramp it is either due to the fact that they no longer need it, or it did not perform as they had hoped. You don’t want to take the chance that is was the latter reason.
For more information about purchasing or renting yard ramps in Los Angeles, contact Medlin Ramps online or give us a call at 877-4-MEDLIN.