Bespoke shop fittings manufactured in the UK.
We know that buying shop fittings manufactured offshore is often cheaper than buying UK made. And of course cost is a huge consideration for buyers. But there are many reasons to buy from UK manufacturers, including a life-time overall cost benefit that might not always be immediately apparent.
Value for money
The high level of the craftsmanship behind the manufacture of UK produced shop fittings ensures they have long-term durability. Therefore they often give greater value for money than imported metal shop fittings which can be of inferior quality. With inferior quality failure of fitment can be more common during use and so fittings manufactured offshore might need to be replaced more frequently.
Customers might assume that bespoke shop fittings come with a lengthy and complicated customisation process. But UK manufacturers are extremely flexible, often with in-house design as standard. Moreover, without the time-zone working hours mismatch, or language barrier, UK manufacturers are collaborative and convenient making customisation a seamless and rapid process.
Faster turnaround times
Choosing a UK manufacturing partner can significantly reduce turnaround times compared to offshoring from distant countries. By eliminating long shipping and transportation periods, businesses can have quicker access to the shop fittings they need. This allows for faster store setups or renovations, enabling businesses to respond swiftly to market demands and changes.
Shipping and logistics
For buyers, concerns about shipping, import taxes, and logistics can be huge. These kinds of concerns are not an issue when buying UK shop fittings in the UK, furthermore without the freight the whole process is greener.
Trust and reputation
Building trust is crucial in commercial relationships, this can be more challenging when purchasing from an offshore supplier as the opportunity to “pop in and see how it’s going” or even make last minute amends is not as easy as it is when purchasing in the UK. You can also easily check the UK manufacturers website for testimonials and case studies which will add weight to their trustworthiness and reputation and give you peace of mind
Support for the local economy
This is something that is very close to our heart. Choosing UK manufacturing supports the local economy by creating jobs and fostering economic growth. It helps in sustaining local communities and maintaining a skilled workforce. Additionally, sourcing shop fittings locally can contribute to a stronger domestic supply chain, reducing reliance on imports.
Accessibility to after-sales support
With UK manufacturing, businesses have easier access to after-sales support and customer service. In case of any issues or concerns, it is often more convenient to reach out to local manufacturers for assistance, repairs, or replacements. This ensures a smoother customer experience and faster resolution of any potential problems.
We do need to note that offshoring can still have its advantages, such as potential cost savings for large-scale production. However, when it comes to shop fittings, the benefits of UK manufacturing, including value for money, quality, customisation, faster turnaround times, collaboration, support for the local economy, and accessibility to after-sales support, make it a compelling option for businesses looking for superior products and a seamless customer experience.