5 Benefits of attending Trade Mornings as an Installer
If you aren’t attending trade mornings and events regularly as a contractor or installer, then you are definitely missing out. Not only are they a fun distraction and a change of pace with the always welcome addition of bacon rolls, trade mornings also offer the chance for installers to gain insight into the things that are shaping the industry around them. With that in mind, here are 5 benefits to attending these trade mornings as an installer.
1. Staying trendy
If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve and up to date with the latest trends within your industry, there are few better places than at trade events. What’s hot and what’s not is going to be reflected in the products included or left out of what is showcased. Gain knowledge and exposure to the resources available to you that you might have otherwise not experienced.
2. Instant feedback
Wondering why competitors are favouring a certain product over others or how to get a quote? Fortunately, at a trade morning there is a knowledgeable and experienced supplier standing right in front of you to ask! Being able to have immediate communication with a supplier saves the hassle of contacting them later via a sales team and allows you to build a relationship with a supplier. This is useful when it comes to…
It’s not what you know – it’s who you know. Being social at trade shows can form the foundation of a mutually profitable friendship between you and a supplier. When it comes down to it, who do you think the supplier would rather recommend for a job or help with product support if given the choice; a friendly customer who takes a genuine interest in them and their products or a silent and surly customer stood at an uncomfortable distance with their arms folded, scowling? It’s probably the actively engaging customer, so that’s what you should aim to be. Bring business cards to hand out, register your email with the supplier to receive product offers and updates or simply wear a smile and have a chat. These are all things that cultivate the two-way relationship you want with a supplier.
Being able to easily compare features, pricing and warranties of products all in one place is one of the main benefits of a trade morning. While the internet has changed the way we shop in many ways, some things simply require a more hands on experience. This is especially true in the plumbing, heating and water distribution industry, which is why seeing a products utility and features in person being demonstrated by an expert can be an invaluable insight into its advantages.
5. Placing orders
While you might not be able to purchase the products on the day, the previous benefits listed all lead to being able to place an order for the products at the trade morning itself. When placing this order, you’ve had the advantage of assessing the range and upcoming trends, being able to ask questions about the products and receiving answers straight away, having the product demonstrated for you by an expert before you decide to place an order which you can do there and then in person. If timely delivery of materials for jobs is important to you, being able to place an order easily and with confidence in person without having to navigate websites and phone calls with sales teams is an invaluable shortcut to speed through the process.
So, these are just some of the benefits of attending a trade morning as an installer or contractor. For more information about when a Multipipe trade morning is coming to a merchant yard near you, check our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/multipipeltd where we regularly update you on our trade morning whereabouts. We’ll bring the bacon!
In the meantime, check out our full product range online at multipipe.co.uk and find out how Multipipe can offer you superior customer service and support compared to your current supplier.