Selecting a dependable and trustworthy fuel supplier is vital for the smooth and efficient operation of your business. A reliable supplier will ensure that your fuel needs are consistently met, while a subpar supplier can lead to significant problems and delays in your operations.
Given the abundance of fuel suppliers available, it can be time-consuming to identify the best fit for your business. To assist you in making an informed decision, here are some factors to consider when selecting a fuel supplier.
If you have been procuring fuels, oils, and lubricants for a few years, you likely have a clear understanding of the type of supplier and services you require. In this case, we have compiled a few tips to simplify your search for a new fuel supplier.
However, if you have been relying on the same supplier for an extended period or are new to procuring from a fuel supplier, you may find yourself uncertain about what to look for or where to begin. In such a situation, we have put together a few tips to make your search for a new fuel supplier significantly more manageable.
By carefully considering these factors and following our advice, you can find a reliable and suitable fuel supplier that will contribute to the success of your operations.
Tips on how to prepare for your order
At first glance, determining the specifics of your fuel order may not seem like a top priority, particularly if you have not yet identified which supplier you will be ordering from. As such, it can be tempting to expedite the evaluation process and begin reaching out to potential suppliers right away.
However, once you have narrowed down your list of potential suppliers and are ready to request a quote, it is crucial to provide precise details about your order to obtain an accurate quote that meets your needs.
To save time in the long run, it is advisable to prepare the necessary details ahead of time. These details should include:
The exact amount of fuel needed in litres
Your contact details and location
Your availability to accept delivery
By having these details readily available, you can streamline the ordering process and make it easier for your chosen fuel supplier to provide you with a quote that is tailored to your specific requirements.
Check if the supplier covers your area
The last thing you want to do is to spend a long time finding the right fuel supplier only to discover that they can’t deliver within your city or region. So, to avoid this happening, make sure that you know exactly where the supplier can deliver before you get in touch.
Many suppliers will make this clear on their websites, usually explaining whether they’re a local fuel supplier delivering to small geographic regions or a nationwide supplier, delivering fuels across the UK.
If you’re not able to tell this information from looking at their website, then you may need to find alternative suppliers or get in touch with them to confirm before you ask for a quote.
If you do contact the fuel suppliers for further information, remember to have the information about your fuel requirements to hand in order to get an accurate quote.
Ask for the best prices
Remember that when you initially call a fuel supplier to check their delivery areas and availability, this won’t mean you’re committing yourself to a purchase. Simply tell the person who answers that you would like a quote based on your requirements.
This is why we recommend you collect together the information about your potential order early, so that you’re ready to give the fuel supplier all the information they’re going to need right away without any delays.
For instance, when you call our fuel experts here at Compass Fuels, they’ll ask you questions about your requirements and also be on hand to answer any questions you may have yourself.
Many fuel suppliers these days have contact forms and quote forms on their websites. But it can often be more insightful, especially for a new customer to speak directly to the supplier.
If there are any special requirements, you may have for your order or any potential obstacles with access to your property. These are often better off being discussed before getting a quote and placing an order to prevent any potential issues down the line.
Here at Compass Fuels, we have fuel trucks of all sizes capable of navigating the majority of the country lanes in the UK, as well as difficult to access properties. But of course, we, along with the majority of suppliers, will not ask for this information on a simple contact form or quote form. But you will be able to advise us of any issues by telephone.