My area can really use another supply house, all we have is a a Bridgepoint that doesn't carry much and a SSS that sells janitorial supplies and pool supplies. Maybe in a few years I'll open one.
Not to mention the hundreds of thousand in inventory..lease terms etc.You will just create a headache opening one of these stores. Very few potential customers---how many cleaners in your area? And most of them are cheap skates....
In your current job you get paid when you work, in retail you get paid when customers buy----you have to work when you have customers and when you don't.
The best guy might be the salesman/sales manager at your location. Often the accounting staff cannot change invoices. They know of the sale and the terms that were supposed to be.
Here is an example of bad business practices.
Interlink Supply lost me as a client.
Placed a phone order for HomePro Spotter on 3/30 for 16 cases. The offer was buy 14 cases get 2 cases free plus 1/2 price shipping for a total of $543.23. No problem, I purchased the same order in November and the total was $503.78. Things go up.
Today I received an invoice in the mail wanting an additional $241.04.
Called accounts receivable. After having a heated discussion with them, I must say I am not very happy.
After spending over $96,000 with Interlink Supply throughout the years I expected more.
Gotta be a typo...freight has increased since the New Year to the tune of 15% on Ave. Far from 400!The nearest Interlink is 2 hours away plus HomePro Spotter has to be ordered directly from Interlink - no distributors.
The issue is the shipping charges. From $71 in November to $299 in March with the exact same terms and quantity. It's only a 400% increase in 4 months.
Gotta be a typo...freight has increased since the New Year to the tune of 15% on Ave. Far from 400!
You got the 'Good' Guy deal! instead of 50% Off you got 50% ON!The freight was supposed to be 50% off and it looks like they doubled the price.
What's amusing is I could have shipped everything to me using my FedEx shipping account number and it would have been 1/2 the price Interlink is trying to charge me.