Office Furniture Buyer's Checklist

Here are a few helpful hints to make sure you're getting the best office furniture value for your company:
 
ASK QUESTIONS
  • What services are offered?
  • Can they meet your job specifications? (timeframe, budget, job size, any special requirements)
  • Is there a warranty?
 TAKE A TOUR
  • Visit the dealer and inspect the facilities
  • Meet the people who will work on your project - sales staff, designer, project manager and lead installer.
  • Speak with a designer and project team leader about your specific objectives.
 CHECK REFERENCES
  • How happy are past customers with both the products and services provided?
  • Would they use this dealer again?
  • Visit a recently installed project.
 OTHER FACTORS TO CONSIDER
  • Is the support staff professional and easy to work with?
  • Is the company financially stable?
  • Are they members of their industry trade associations, OFR (Office Furniture recyclers)
 BEFORE COMMITTING
  • Follow sound business practices - make sure all pricing, warranties, job specifications and delivery dates are in writing.