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4 Advantages to Buying Directly from the Manufacturer

kitchen exhaust equipment

As you look for the right kitchen exhaust equipment, you’ll have a lot of options. At Hoodmart, we provide the selection you want at prices that are right – and all the advantages of shopping directly with the manufacturer. Check out these four reasons we recommend buying direct whenever you can.

1. You’ll get the best price

There’s just no way around it. When you buy something from a retailer, they’ve already bought it from the manufacturer and must raise the price or they won’t make any money. On the other hand, if a manufacturer can sell directly to you without the retailer as the middleman, then you have access to lower prices. It’s very simple: If you take out the middleman, you take out the middleman’s profit – which means your price is lower.

2. You’ll be dealing with a company that can help with any issues

Retailers sell thousands of products and they simply can’t be experts on them all. What happens if you get a product and you have issues with it? For example, let’s say you’re having trouble installing your exhaust fan. Do you think a third-party retailer is going to be able to help you? It’s not likely. You can call them but you’ll probably find that they know a lot more about sales than they do the actual products they sell. On the other hand, the manufacturer knows their products inside and out.

3. You’ll be working with a company who can help you make the right purchase

Do you know exactly what you want? Or do you need assistance? Even the simplest questions are going to be better answered by the manufacturer. It’s also true that when you work with a retailer, their passion is sales. On the other hand, when you work with a manufacturer like Hoodmart, our passion is our product. We will take the time to learn what your needs are and will recommend products that work for you – not simply whatever yields the biggest price tag.

4. You’ll get the product more quickly

In some cases, retailers may store their products in their own warehouses. However, when it comes to more specialized equipment like make-up air hoods, it’s much more likely that a retailer simply lists items for sale on their site and promotes them, but doesn’t actually have them on hand. As a result, they may have to have the product shipped to them before they can even ship it out to their customer.

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