How to choose the right supplier

30 Apr 2019 15:08:22


Whether you are an existing business or a new business, choosing the right supplier is essential for successfully running a business however big or small. Whilst wholesale suppliers may come in all shapes and sizes, some of the first things you’ll look at before building a relationship with them are how they meet your business needs, the quality of the products they offer, delivery times, reliability and of course most importantly the value for money too.


Established in 1989, CIMC Home is a business that has been built on listening to its customers and now is proud to be one of the UK’s leading wholesale suppliers of furniture, lighting, home accessories and textiles supplying various industries such as independent retailers, developers, architects and interior designers working on projects across private and public sector, including hotels and hospitality, healthcare, commercial and residential.


Our success relies heavily on how we operate as a supplier, our product quality, and our competitive pricing. Therefore if you’re a business looking for a new supplier, then continue reading to find out about why CIMC should be your go-to supplier for all your business needs.


1. Product Quality


Launching new products each season, we work around the clock designing highly fashionable products for all our customers to enjoy. Our in-house design team continually scours the market for inspiration to bring you the latest trending designs.


As well as looking great all our products are built with longevity in mind, we test all our products ensuring they meet all UK market regulations therefore you can be assured that our high-quality products are built to last as well as remaining in style for years to come. 


2. No minimum orders & Delivery is free on orders over £500


Catering for a wide variety of customers we understand that you may or may not require a large quantity of a product therefore we do not have a minimum order amount or quantity policy. We value every order however big or small so you can easily place orders with us whether it’s a single item or multiple.


All our deliveries come from our warehouse in Whitburn and are free if your order is over £500 (if below £500 then carriage charges are £30 for UK mainland £45 to Ireland). We usually book in all our deliveries and with a max lead time of 7 – 10 working days you’ll always know when to expect your order. 


3. Competitive Pricing


As a wholesale business we always aim to keep our prices low. Unlike other wholesalers we always have promotions and discounts available for all our customers. We also offer volume discounts for customers who like to purchase more than one item so you know that you’ll always be getting the best price for a product.


4. Customer Services


Providing our customers with the very best customer services our offices are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. You can call us with simply any query and we’ll always do our best to resolve it as soon as possible. You can also contact us by email or even using our live help service on our website.


5. More than just one way to shop


The quickest and easiest way to shop is on our website. You can shop at your own convenience 24/7 online on our dedicated website which is packed full of all our products, information, stock levels, and style inspiration.


Our wonderful team of sales representatives covers the whole of the UK and Ireland (we also have an office-based international rep) so if you’d prefer a visit from your area representative simply call us to organise a meeting.


With our beautiful showroom based in Leicester, we always encourage our customers to visit us to get a first-hand feel of the quality of our products. You can also visit us at the trade shows which take place at the NEC in Birmingham we normally exhibit at the January Furniture Show or the Autumn Fair in September where we have full room displays of our amazing products.


6. Reliability & Stability


As a business that has been trading for over 30 years, you can rest assured that building a business relation with us will be a safe and smart decision. Our offices and warehouse are UK based therefore if in the unlikely event of anything going wrong we’ll always be on hand to ensure its put right.


More than just your average wholesale supplier, we’re dedicated to bringing our customers the best products, customer services, ideas, and inspiration and also style advice! If this sounds like the supplier for you then be sure to register for a trade account here and start shopping as soon as your account has been approved.


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