Yikes! When is the last time you thought about what it means to be a preferred vendor, let alone whether or not your IT is in fact your preferred vendor? If you haven’t given it much thought, we want to invite you to do so today.
So what exactly is a preferred vendor?
A good definition provided by wiseGEEK provides captures it well: ” A preferred vendor is a vendor who has been investigated by a company and approved. When a company needs services, it turns to these vendors first, which means that being on the preferred list can put a business in a powerful position.”
What qualities should you look for in a preferred vendor?
- Reasonable Costs
- High Quality Product/Services
Don’t forget to check to ensure your vendor is also fully licensed, bonded and insured and check on certification and experience in the area they specialize in.
What perks can I expect from using a preferred vendor?
You’ll find that quite a few companies expect some concessions from preferred vendors. By adding a company to a preferred list, your company is saying that the preferred vendor will be its first go-to choice, and that it will only go to a second vendor if the preferred vendor is unable to provide the service requested. As a return, some companies can also ask for discounts–so always check to see if that is a perk your preferred vendor offers.
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