When you’re buying something from another company, you expect to have some say in the process. Otherwise, what’s the point of making a purchase? However, there are some business-to-business (B2B) suppliers that won’t let you inspect their work unless you buy their product first—and if you don’t like it, tough luck. Here are three reasons why suppliers will sometimes prevent buyers from inspecting their work before payment is due.
How does this affect Contractors?
Most suppliers will never let you look at their work because they don’t want you to see their shortcuts and bad practices. They don’t want you to know that they may not be using premium materials in your building projects. If you were able to inspect their work, it would most likely leave a negative impression on how you do business, which would lower or even eliminate future purchases from your company. It is better for both parties if these things remain a secret. Any questions about what supplies or methods are being used should be answered by phone or email alone so that there is less of a chance for an Pre-shipment inspection to occur.
How This Affects Property Developers?
Properly inspecting what you’re buying from suppliers is a top priority for any business owner. After all, defects can lead to millions of dollars in losses and hours upon hours of wasted time trying to find workarounds for problems that could have been avoided. But, sometimes suppliers aren’t willing to let their products be examined by clients, leading some buyers to wonder if they’re hiding something or why. In many cases, there are perfectly legitimate reasons for a supplier not letting buyers inspect their products before delivery. Read on for more information about inspecting suppliers’ work and how it affects property developers in Dubai and other cities throughout UAE as well as countries including Australia, the US, Canada, and the UK.
How This Affects Furniture Companies?
When a furniture company is purchasing raw materials from a supplier, they are entering into a business relationship with them. One of their main concerns is that they won’t get what they ordered or that it will be of lower quality than expected. They want to be able to inspect (on ISO 9001 audit standards) raw materials before they sign off on them, but there are some suppliers who simply won’t let them. This means that you have to ask yourself if you are comfortable taking on suppliers whose practices may not line up with your own standards. In any business situation like this, trust and communication are key—without them, nothing will go smoothly and your end product could suffer greatly as a result.
Tips for Consumers Who Need Inspection Reports?
The fact that a supplier is unwilling to let you inspect their work doesn’t mean you should automatically abandon that supplier. Here are some tips for how to proceed: The first step is always to check references, so ask existing customers about their experience. Make sure your prospective suppliers understand your requirements. Give them adequate time and money to complete a high-quality product within any required deadlines.
If your product needs to be made on a mass scale, it’s always best to know exactly what you’re paying for. Anything else is just asking for trouble. It’s best to make sure everything is in writing, if possible. While it might seem like an unnecessary hassle, putting things in writing will give you more confidence and help protect you from unscrupulous suppliers who might want to change their fee structure or delivery methods. If they’re willing to forego a written agreement, at least get something on tape—it doesn’t need to be a whole conversation; many smartphones now come with voice recorders. Just hit record and make sure everything is explained that way there are no surprises later on.