Supplier Terms


#1

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of terms they have with suppliers. Is it really true that the more you buy the better pricing you get?


#2

yes. at least it is for me.


#3

yes i think that is true also, but sometimes to get your business they will sell u materials under someone elses account on a COD basis and give you theyre discount.


#4

The more you buy the cheaper it is. I dont know of mant suppliers running off of someone elses account though.


#5

Yes, the more you buy the better deal you get. When I go into the huge shingle suppliers I get a price list and it’s always a good 5% more than I pay. Once I told them how many roofs I do per year and they handed me another price list which was still a little more than what I was paying at the time.

A sider I know went into the big shingle house and ordered a load of Timberlines and got a better price than his boss who buys quite a few roofs per year. Once the boss found out he got angry at his salesman and his price was adjusted to what his sider/sub payed for his roof!

My yard is really nice to work with and only if forced to by say a home owner will only buy from them. They send me leads monthly and as a matter of fact my next tear off was from a guy who got my name from my salesman at the yard.

Usually when I buy flat roofing at the big suppliers house I am the only white roofer in there. Sure makes me want to stick with my place! Can’t recall seeing one Hispanic at the yard in the 10 years I have bought from them.

My yard gives me a 15 minute roof load window the others like to give a 3 hour roof load window.