If you are planning to buy metric bolts and nuts online, there are fundamental challenges that you need to address to succeed in making online transactions. You need to put the following into consideration before buying:
Validate manufacturer or distributor – it is important that you are able to check and validate whether or not your prospective manufacturer or distributor is legitimate in doing the business. With that, visiting its physical store is extremely important (scams are everywhere online – they offer products but do not have the actual products – so do not rely in online information alone). If visiting the store location is not possible with your location, you should, at least, get some opinion from others who might have substantial idea about the company. It can also be a big help if you are able to ask people who are working in the government most especially in the business bureau about your prospect’s legitimacy.
Check history of complaints – it is also important that you are able to check the company’s history of complaints as this will help you determine the level of trust you should give to it. To do that, you might want to check the company’s business performance at Better Business Bureau (BBB) – an institution that rates company business performance based on a number of factors including history of complaints. Your prospect might have a couple of recorded complaints from customers, which could be considerable most especially if the company caters, let’s say, hundreds of customers. However, if the company has more that 10 complaints, then this should be a valid reason to be skeptic – cross it out from your list and move on to the next prospect.Lag Bolt sizes
Check the available products and payment options – you should also ensure that your prospect offer the right product you need (right sizes, fully or partially threaded, etc.) Manufactures might showcase online the kind of metric bolts and nuts that you need but then when you contact their customer representatives, you get “sorry, out of stock” reply. Ensure that the product you are looking for is available – to avoid delays. In connection with this, checking the payment options is equally important – does your prospect accept other payment options, aside from cash?
Shipping and return policies – you should also check the manufacturer’s shipping policy. There are manufactures offering the right metric bolts and nuts that you need but in some cases, these companies do not ship products in your area (or the charges are high). In addition, you have to be also aware of their return policy – does the company offer return or exchange guarantee for factory defects?
Buying-in-bulk option – when you finally found an ideal manufacturer to buy bolts and nuts, you might want to consider buying in bulk (but of course it depends on how much you really need). In many cases, manufacturers give discounts when you buy in bulk, which could be a significant amount to you.
Above are just few considerations that you need to take into account before buying metric nuts and bolts. These could help you succeed in your online purchase.