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15 
Feb

Tips on How to Find a Heating Oil Supplier

Finding a trustworthy heating oil supplier to create a long-lasting relationship with is essential for both private consumers and commercial clients.  If you’re currently in the market for a new supplier or have never purchased heating oil before, here are some helpful tips on how to get started:

Reputation is Everything

In the heating oil business, a company’s reputation can mean the difference between good service and bad service.

One of the best ways to find a supplier is through friends, family members or neighbours. Ask them which company they use or if they can refer you to a company that has a good reputation. Be sure to ask pertinent questions regarding prices and the efficiency of their delivery service.

Year-Round Service is Essential

Heating oil is used for a variety of purposes at different times throughout the year. Your chosen supplier must be able to meet all of your demands, regardless of the time of year.

In cases where someone needs to order oil during an emergency situation, they should be able to contact the company at any time of the day. To ensure that you can order products for such occasions, make sure that the supplier you choose has someone working the phones twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Bulk Quantities may be Important

If you own a business and need to purchase large quantities of oil, you must choose a supplier that can accommodate your requests.  Most reputable suppliers keep large quantities of oil on hand and can always fill large orders, regardless of size.

Delivery Points: Make sure you have Coverage

Not all suppliers cover the entire UK.  Before you decide to start a relationship with an oil company, ask them if they have any delivery points in your area.  If they don’t have any locations close to your house or business, you may end up paying a hefty fee for delivery.

Payment Plans

If you need a large quantity of oil for your business, make sure that the supplier you choose is willing to work out a flexible payment plan for your product.  Normally, a reputable heating oil supplier will set up a commercial account for their larger clients. They will then bill them for the oil that was ordered during that specific time period.

Published Date: 15th February 2013
Category: Heating Oil