Quality curtains are essential to dress even the smallest of windows, adding to the ambience and comfort of a room and serving a more practical purpose of keeping light, heat and cold, out.
How do you know you are getting a quality product? Choosing a local supplier and manufacturer to create your perfect window dressing is recommended for several reasons.
Most specialist stores, such as those that supply curtains, are small, family run businesses. Even large franchises usually have a small business owner invested in (and running) the business. Supporting local business creates jobs and income for families and promotes community development.
Small, local businesses often go that extra mile to obtain and keep their customers. You will usually find the staff are more personable, remember crucial and personal details and have more of a rapport with their clientele than those of larger companies.
Buying local means there is a chance your product, or something very similar, is displayed somewhere local; giving you the opportunity to view a finished product.
Local suppliers are likely to manufacture their product on site, giving the sales team and the customer more flexibility in design and ability to make changes not usually accepted by international mass-production workshops.
Word of mouth and firsthand recommendation are the best marketing tool for a business and provide a great opportunity for the customer to ‘suss out’ the company before committing to work with them. Discovering a company’s reputation for the aspects that matter to you (price, customer service, product quality, eco-awareness etc) is made easier when the business runs in the community around you.
Curtains and window treatments are an investment and a decision you will have to live with for quite some time. Working with a local company representative will ensure you can contact and even visit your supplier in your area to ensure you get the highest quality product at a competitive price.
To experience local service with a personal edge, contact Rian’s Window Treatments to discuss your window treatment vision and take advantage of our extensive product knowledge and free quote service.