Sometimes you will find out that importing some of the cheapest colors, such as the staples (Ubatuba, New Caledonia, etc) will have a similar price to if you buy them locally, right? Sometimes this difference is no more than $1/sft. Then you might ask: Is it still worth going thru all the import process to save just a dollar?
The answer to this question has never been so clear: YES!
We will explain you here why importing to save sometimes just $1/sft is still very much worth it.
Let’s take a common staple color as an example: Giallo Ornamental
Import x Buying Locally
Better quality materials
When you buy from the source you will be able to choose actual Premium slabs or if you decide to save more you will pay much less for lower grade materials. When you buy locally, you are only being offered lower quality slabs but usually paying for Premium.
Keep customers in house
Without a doubt, one of the main benefits of importing your own slabs is that you can keep customers in your company. By bringing in a container you are actually building your own inventory. Your customers will now be able to choose from what you have in stock instead of going elsewhere.
Much less remnants
When you buy locally, sending your customers to the nearest distributor to choose their slabs, whatever is left from that project usually can not be used on a future kitchen. However, when you import bundles you can certainly combine that remnant piece with other regular slabs in stock for your next project!
Since you will have slabs on site, you can use Just-In-Time and have a better management in your operations!
Warranty / Brothers’ reputation:
Now you might be asking yourself: Ok, what if I don’t like what I receive or if I find any issues with the slabs?
First of all, we’ve built a special studio for pictures in our warehouse which show exactly the reality from the stone, without changing the colors when taking our pictures. With our high resolution pictures along with closeup pictures and even descriptions of the slabs shown in our website, you will get the chance to see details that you probably wouldn’t been noticing if you were looking at the slabs in person. We have a very good reputation of pointing out problems on slabs in case there is any. You will notice that any issues will always be described in our website at description and we will point them out again once you are done selection your 7 bundles in our website.
Also, once you receive the slabs and if any issues are still found we will take full responsibility on it by providing you credit for a future order or even refunding you back entirely. We stay behind the products we sell and you won’t be disappointed.
We are part of an association called Stone Fabricators Alliance (www.stonefabricatorsalliance.com) from which the majority of our customers come from. This is an non-profit organization with main objective to share information and expertise about the stone industry in USA and Canada. Mainly formed by stone fabricators, most of its members know us very well and they would be happy to share with you about our reputation. Please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to send you by email a list with some of our current customers so you can call and check references about us.
Let’s Rock’n Roll
We’d like to encourage you to give us a try. All you need to do now is to select 7 bundles of whatever you like from our website and let us take care of the rest.
If you prefer, you can even place a simualted order and let us show you with details how much you would be making by importing from us!
Access our register into our website and feel free to check on all slabs and to make your selection: www.brothersingranite.com