If you manage a business, renting your employee uniforms will save you time, money, and headaches. Since you won’t have to worry about laundering or replacing your uniforms, a good uniform supply company will take care of all of your needs for you so that you won’t have to worry about a thing. Unfortunately, not all suppliers are created equal and by choosing the wrong provider, you could be locking yourself into a contract that will turn into a nightmare. To prevent this from happening, read on to learn some tips and tricks for choosing the right uniform supply company.
Check with Friends and Neighbors
Referrals are the best way to understand what it’s like to work with a company, so before you sign on the dotted line be sure to speak to several friends in the industry and several neighbors before choosing a uniform company. As a general rule, try to speak to at least 5 different people who use the service so you can be sure that you’re getting an unbiased opinion. Here are a few questions you should ask them:
- Is it easy to get hold of people in the office?
- Do they take care of invoicing discrepancies immediately?
- How often you see a new route man? ( This is a sign of turnover. Lower turnover=better service)
- How often are garments replaced?
- If you could change something about the service,what it would be?
After you’ve gotten answers from a few friends and neighbors, be sure to ask your prospective company for a list of 15 current customers that you can call as references. You’ll want contact information for businesses of all sizes so that you can get an accurate idea of whether the company services a business with 3 employees as well as one with 300 employees. Make sure you receive contact names and phone numbers and that the contacts directly supervise uniform wearers.
By doing a little bit of research first, you can ensure that your uniform supplier will be able to meet your needs for years to come.
Uniform Rental Services from Lord Baltimore
For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided the most trustworthy and cost-effective uniform rental services up and down the East Coast, including Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
To learn more about how Uniform Rental can make your business more effective and economical, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons; apron, towels, uniforms and mats for restaurants; and uniform, shop towel, fender cover and mat rental for manufacturing and automotive industries.