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How to choose a plastic buckets and pails supplier

June 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM

If you're in the market for plastic buckets and pails there are several things to take into consideration to make sure you choose both the right product and supplier.

choice.jpgCost is a major consideration for most businesses. It's natural to want the best price in the marketplace but if quality is not part of the package, you're likely to be out of pocket in the long run. Not only will you have to pay to replace your purchase, you could potentially damage your reputation and credibility with customers if the plastic buckets you use are not up to the job. Due diligence is a worthwhile investment.

Plastic buckets and pails are used in many different industries; some applications and uses demand a stricter procurement process.

The food industry for example requires that containers comply to a specific range of rules and regulations. The production of containers for hazardous materials is also governed by many rules, including United Nations legislation

In order to comply with specific environments and conditions like those above, your supplier will need specialist knowledge, expertise and capabilities.

Here are other questions you should ask a potential supplier:

What are your testing procedures?

If you're looking for plastic buckets to suit particular conditions, ask the supplier if this is a scenario that they test for and whether this takes into account having something similar to your company's product inside. Tests for compression, crack resistance, lid strength and temperature tolerances could be relevant.

What are your quality control procedures?

Accreditations such as ISO 9001 demonstrate that a supplier is able to provide products that meet strict requirements time after time.

Do you have a minimum / maximum order volumes in place?

Different companies have different order volume needs – are small orders catered for? Or on the opposite side of the scale, do they have the capacity to manage large orders?

When it comes to commercial packaging, the visual impression created by the look of your plastic buckets and pails is important; colour can be part of this. Most suppliers should be able to offer a range of options, especially if you're looking for a product to fit specific company brand colours. If it's specific shapes and finishes that you need, you will need a supplier who can meet your requirements.

H & O Plastics match excellent quality and service with flexibility on order volume and colours, and short response times. Telephone us on 0151 639 0002 for a FREE no obligation quotation.


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