Why it pays to ‘shop around’ ?


Why it pays to ‘shop around’ ?

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How often are we encouraged to ‘shop around and get the best deal’? The answer is probably quite a lot especially when we were children. There is certainly plenty of logic in the suggestion of ‘shopping around’ but maybe the reason should be to concentrate on quality in terms of the deal and therefore value for money rather than who or what is the cheapest. Well, not surprising the phrase is pretty apt for shop fitters if not something of a pun!

Quality over price certainly wins the day where most shops are concerned. After all, a poorly fitted out shop if hardly a ringing endorsement of the shop or brand itself. Shop fitters must know their trade, it is a highly competitive industry but undoubtedly some are better than others. So exactly how do you shop around when you are looking for shop fitters?

The best place to start is always recommendation. If someone is prepared to go out on limb and say ‘I recommend XYZ’ then they are effectively putting their name to the brand. They probably used them before and had a good experience or at least know of someone who has. However, if you can’t get a personal recommendation or simply don’t know who to ask what do you do then? Why not ask the company themselves to tell you about clients that they have worked with in the past. If they are close by pop in and have a look at their work, may be even speak to someone there. After you only want the best.

If that fails then you could always base your judgement on longevity and the time they have been in the industry. If they have been in business for a number of years then generally, but not always, they must be good at what they do. Companies that have a long record of service usually have a reputation that is not too hard to find out about.

Also, you need to take into account what industry you are involved in. Have they worked with similar before or would you be unique? If they haven’t, how comfortable are you with that? Some companies specialise in certain industries so this may be the answer for you as too perhaps is a company that can act as a ‘one stop shop’ and can do everything from start to finish. Whatever you want, take your time and make sure you choose the right company for you. After all, if you are wrong it will be an expensive mistake.

ITECT Construction based in Perth, Western Australia are one such company that deals with everything from start to finish. They understand many industries and have dealt with clients in many different sectors during their 15 years in existence. If this is the company that you feel is right for you and would like to discuss your shop fitting needs further then contact us for more details.

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