Five Essential Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Linen Supplier

Five Essential Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Linen Supplier

If you own a restaurant or cafe, you obviously need to find reliable food and drink suppliers. However, it’s also important to choose a linen supplier. Keep the following factors in mind when reviewing your options. They’ll help you find a supplier whose services are ideal for your needs.

Reputation

 

They may seem like a small feature, but a restaurant can’t succeed without clean and functional linens. That’s why it’s crucial that you research the reputation of any linen supplier you’re thinking about working with. After all, every linen supplier wants your business. They’ll all claim they have the ability to meet your needs. Not all of them will be truthful when making such claims.

 

Fortunately, by researching a supplier’s reputation among former clients, you can easily confirm whether you should trust their promises.

 

Sustainability

 

Surveys indicate that more and more consumers are beginning to favour businesses that prioritise sustainability whenever possible. This is something you need to remember when choosing any supplier.

 

If you choose a linen supplier that has a recycling programme, and you point this fact out to customers, you’ll significantly improve your brand. This of course boosts your odds of thriving in the long run.

 

Availability

 

All suppliers need to provide you with essential items consistently and reliably. You don’t want to run out of an important item because you chose a supplier who is based far away or otherwise can’t provide said item on a regular basis. Avoid this by choosing a supplier who is known for serving clients throughout the entire UK.

 

Relationship

 

It’s important to find a linen supplier you can easily get in contact with. Knowing this, you should look for suppliers who assign individual Account Managers to each account. Having someone to contact whenever you need to place an order (or for any other reason) will help you avoid major frustrations.

 

Training

 

Managing a stock of linens can be more complicated than some people think when they first open a restaurant. Fortunately, some reliable suppliers don’t merely provide linens; they also offer any necessary training. This is an important factor to keep in mind, but one that can also be easy to overlook.

 

At London Linen, serving clients throughout the UK, we understand the restaurant industry. That means we understand your needs. It’s the reason we offer training, have implemented a recycling programme, assign Account Managers to each account, and much more. Contact us online to learn what we can do for you.

Published on: February 12, 2020

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