Going through the process of finding the perfect lapel pin company to create your custom lapel pins can be daunting.
There are quite a few out there and many look the same on the internet. Beyond looking at their previous work and policies offered on their website, actually calling them up and having a dialogue with a customer service representative is incredibly helpful and necessary.
Its in the person to person contact that much can be assessed about a company. Once a dialogue has been established and your needs discussed, getting a quote is crucial. Two things are important here; ask for a quote to be done way in advance of the deadline you have for getting your project done, and pay attention to the quote itself once it reaches your hands, or screen as the case may be.
Does the proposal address all your needs? Does it look like a boiler plate form? Does the proposal leave you feeling like your specific needs were heard and reflected in the quote? Will the time the entire project will take to complete sound reasonable to you and work with the timeline you have? How well does the quote fit your budget? Answers to these questions will give you further clues as to whether or not this lapel pin company is the right fit for you.
Along those lines, and likely more importantly, a quote is a clear way to make sure your communication with the lapel pin company was clear and heard. Both you and the company must be on the same page in order to create the product you need. If the quote doesn’t clearly and perfectly reflect the conversations you have had regarding your needs and the custom lapel pin you want, then its a sign that either more dialogue is needed, or another company is needed. Conversely, if the quote is the exact reflection of what you need and discussed, its a perfect jumping point for an agreed upon work order.
About The Author: Paul Stark is the owner of The Monterey Company, a firm that specializes in producing employee recognition pins, custom lapel pins and other custom metal products. Visit http://www.MontereyCompany.com for more information about lapel pins, service lapel pins and service pins.
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