May 14th 2021
There's a number of different places you can get bricks from.
We covered this in our post on the best place to buy bricks.
But some might wonder whether the age of a company has an impact on the quality of product or service.
Is there something that an experienced well-stocked company can give you that a brand-new company can't?
Generally, when buying most day-to-day products, buying from a more experienced supplier is going to be the best option.
Sure, there's a lot less variation in quality in the brick world but the same rules generally still apply.
When it comes to determining the quality of a supplier, there are a number of factors that come into play.
Testimonials, first impressions but most importantly of all, the longevity of the company.
When you're looking for a brick supplier, checking to see how old the company is and how long they've been delivering quality service is a great place to start.
So why does the age of a company matter?
Usually if a company's been going for some time, they have an extensive team of experts in the area they specialise in.
When it comes to brick, this comes in handy for a few reasons.
Knowing brick well means being able to point out exactly the kind of brick you want even if you don't know the type or even the name of the colour.
They might also have a few extra tricks up their sleeve. For example, we've got team members with different specialisms when it comes to brick. Everything from Brick Specials to Brick Slips.
One of the biggest benefits of using an established supplier is the relationships they've built over the years within the brick and construction industry.
Having contacts and long-standing trading relationships means their supply chain is solid, they can get the best products and they've got the confidence of other professionals.
And it's not just about having contacts with the big manufacturers.
The smaller companies, reclaimed yards and independent handmade producers can offer unique products that you'll struggle to get anywhere else.
Over the years we've polished our online experience. It's not the case for every company but we recognise that the vast majority of customers look for stuff on the internet.
Having a smooth e-commerce and customer experience is essential for attracting and retaining customers. Making it as easy as possible for people to access their bricks is a big part of our success.
As such, if a company has been around for longer then they'll have hopefully got this part sussed.
Nobody gets it right first time. That's fine.
But if you want a quality service, you naturally want to choose the company that's already made the mistakes and has learnt from them.
We've certainly had our fair share of slip ups and have also made decisions that haven't turned out best for the business.
But the fact is we've learnt from them. After well over a decade of trading, you build on the lessons you've learnt along the way.
Experience is mainly about the fact that you've already made the big mistakes people usually make when starting a company so you're less likely to make them now. This should fill customers with confidence.
Another thing that might influence who you buy from is how many satisfied customers they've already had.
Can you even see proof of that? Well, yes actually.
An experienced business will want to shout about all the good business they've done already. Seeing other people's good reviews is a good way of knowing whether they're a good quality company.
You can see ours here.
You only get those kinds of reviews if you've been around for a while.
You've probably guessed by now, but we tick all the boxes above.
Experience matters and we have bags of it.
With over 16 years of trading history and many more years of individual experience from our staff team, Brickhunter is about as solid and as trustworthy a company as you can get.
We've got the experts, we've got the industry connections, we've got the slick online store, we've got the satisfied customers and we've learnt a lot along the way.
If you need any more convincing that we're the people to get your bricks from, get in touch using the chat to the right. We'd be happy to talk.