Let's face it—some suppliers can be a pain. They'll leave you rolling your eyes instead of rolling smoothly in your new mobility scooter.
To save you time, frustration, and profanities (we're sure you'll throw in a few cuss words), consider our guide on what to look for in your mobility equipment supplier.
First things first, a good mobility equipment supplier is one who is committed to offering you high-quality equipment that will meet your needs. Quality is non-negotiable; that's a rule.
Quality is akin to a solid foundation and sturdy building. It serves as a fundamental element in determining how effective and long-lasting your equipment is.
The supplier is adept at eyeing the best of the best. It also means they source their equipment from reputable manufacturers who provide documentation to verify compliance.
A good supplier ensures that the mobility equipment they are selling is robust and resilient, has safety features (no compromise on this), comfort is a necessity and not a luxury, and, finally, is easy to use.
At Mobility Paradise, these are at the top of our checklist. We are not implying that we're the best; we are simply saying… no, that's what we are saying.
Supplier's Experience and Reputation
Experience is the foundation of expertise. And like fine wine, it gets better with time. An experienced mobility equipment supplier has spent years (even decades) in the industry.
They deeply understand users' needs and problems, enabling them to provide tailored solutions. They understand different products, their benefits and challenges, and how they meet different customer needs.
They are good at solving problems. This allows them to address concerns, troubleshoot effectively, and provide timely solutions.
With good experience comes a good reputation. Thanks to a stellar performance, a reputable supplier will leave behind a good impression. This is evident in the positive online reviews, word of mouth, professional associations, and, most importantly, trust from their customers.
You never go back to a crappy dealer, do you?
It takes months to find a customer, seconds to lose one.
We perfectly understand this at Mobility Paradise. Customer service is the cornerstone of any supplier's operations. As such, it's important that your supplier's customer service is a 5-star.
That means being quickly responsive. You can contact the team in a number of ways and expect swift and helpful responses. The team should be well-versed in their products.
They should know the pricing, availability, and features of different mobility aids such as ramps, scooters, and wheelchairs. This way, they can provide accurate information whenever needed.
Most importantly, your supplier should strive to provide excellent and viable solutions when occasional problems arise. They should be swift and effective in addressing warranty claims, order discrepancies, and equipment malfunction.
A good mobility equipment supplier strives to build lasting relationships with its customers. A good place to start is to ensure its customer services are top-notch.
Product Range and Customization
Is your supplier even worth it if they don't have a wide product range? A good mobility equipment supplier boasts an extensive product range that covers a wide spectrum of needs.
Spoiler Alert: we've got all of them at Mobility Paradise.
Additionally, most of the equipment should be customizable. Mobility isn't a one-size-fits-all. Customizing equipment is essential to effectively cater to different individual needs.
You can choose between different sizes and colors to find one that fits you comfortably, you can customize them with different accessories, and you can modify some to your liking.
Pricing and Affordability
It's a no-brainer that money plays a central role in the supplier you choose. You want to compare different suppliers to determine the best deal.
A good mobility equipment supplier understands that mobility equipment is a substantial investment. With this, they try to offer competitive prices. The goal is to find cost-effective solutions without compromising on the quality.
At Mobility Paradise, we offer our customers incredible discounts (up to 50% off) that you cannot simply miss out on. Additionally, we've partnered with Bread Pay to bring you the Pay Over Time program.
Instead of one lump sum amount, pay for your equipment over time in little installments. Quite thoughtful, right?
But while cost is an important factor, it shouldn't be the only factor when choosing a supplier. Try to strike the right balance between the pricing and value for money you are getting. It may be expensive upfront but worthwhile in the long term.
Warranty and Return Policies
Warranty is your ticket to protection and peace of mind. It ensures that you receive reliable and functional equipment and are covered in case of defects in workmanship and materials for a specified period.
A good supplier has clear warranty policies that outline the exchange or return of equipment. The aim is to make the process hassle-free for the customer. They'll also take the initiative to educate the customer on their return and warranty options.
There is transparency in the process, which helps customers make more informed decisions.
Reliability is another key factor when looking for a mobility equipment supplier. One, you want a company that delivers quality and durable products. Their equipment should meet and even exceed industry standards to ensure you are satisfied with your purchase.
Secondly, their customer service should be dependable. They should have open and responsive communication channels where customers can reach out for support, inquiries, and assistance.
Their staff should be knowledgeable in the products they offer so as to provide expert guidance and recommendations.
Finally, your supplier needs to be honest and transparent. Their pricing should be clear without hidden charges. Include any additional costs for services, mobility accessories, and customization upfront.
Customers can trust them because they avoid false claims and advertising.
Compliance With Regulations
Reputable mobility equipment suppliers will often seek approvals and certifications from relevant organizations and authorities. These certificates normally approve that the equipment being sold has met the industry safety standards and requirements.
Such suppliers will emphasize strongly on user safety. Each equipment is designed and manufactured with users' needs in mind. They are tailored to minimize injuries and accidents. As a customer, you can trust that you are purchasing the highest industry standards.
Specific regulations will vary with equipment and countries. However, they still remain a legal requirement and a fundamental aspect of showing a supplier's commitment to customer safety.
After Sales Service
The period between when you hit the purchase button and when the equipment arrives at your doorstep tells a lot about the quality of your mobility equipment supplier. A good supplier provides ongoing assistance and support to customers beyond their purchase.
On top of warranty, after-sales services also include delivery, training and education, maintenance and repairs, and feedback collection.
Where the product manuals aren't straightforward, your supplier will chip in to ensure that you understand how to properly use your equipment.
They'll also be there whenever your mobility equipment requires scheduled maintenance and repair services. They have or are connected to skilled technicians who can fix the problem efficiently.
Lastly, a good mobility equipment supplier values customer feedback. They are always seeking customer input about the quality of their services and looking for ways to improve them.
This feedback is useful in enhancing customer satisfaction and making continuous improvements.
Make the Right Decision
Is it a coincidence that Mobility Paradise ticks all the correct boxes when finding the right mobility equipment supplier?
Let's just say we've mastered the art of making your mobility dreams come true. Admittedly, this is the result of years of experience, having experts in our time, and common sense—something not common in all companies.
So, make us your #1 mobility equipment supplier, and we promise to commit to making your mobility journey a success. Contact us today to get started.