Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ensure you’ve got the best equipment at the best price. Below are a few tips while shopping for what you need for your spa.
- Don’t go by price alone. One of the biggest pitfalls spa owners encounter is choosing equipment simply because it’s the lowest price. But once the product arrives, they discover that it’s a huge disappointment. It may not have all the features you need, or worse — the equipment may not work as promised. When selecting the right piece of equipment for your spa, you will need to look at other factors as well, such as what features are offered for what you’re paying.
- Do your research. Looking for price comparisons is only a small part of the research you should be doing when selecting your spa equipment. Perhaps even more importantly, look for things such as manufacturer reputation for quality, promptness and thoroughness of handling warranties, etc. It is a nightmare to have to choose between two perfectly comparable products, only to find out that the one you’ve chosen has come from an irresponsible manufacturer who delays repairs and won’t honor a warranty. Additionally, do ensure you research encompasses former manufacturer recalls and adherence to customer safety — especially important when it comes to sterilization equipment!
- Don’t buy more than you need, but don’t be cheap, either. Remember that you may not necessarily need everything a certain piece of equipment has to offer. So instead of going with a pricier product just because it has more than you need, choose a product at a lower price that will get your job done. Ultimately, however, your customer’s comfort will be the deciding factor on which product you purchase. For example, if you have a choice between a $1,200 chair that has optional heat massage, and a $1,000 chair that does not offer heat massage, but does offer all the same features otherwise, do you really want to spend the extra $200? You might, if you’ve been getting a slew of customers stating they want heated massage! But for the most part, it wouldn’t be a necessity.
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