Things To Try Before You Buy
Purchasing a sign, for most, is a journey out into unfamiliar territory. While most every person will at one point in time be involved with purchasing a home or an automobile, those buying signs rarely know what to look for or what questions to ask. Doing some fairly basic research will go far in helping you get the very most for your investment. After all, this sign is going to represent your business, organization, or other affiliation for years to come.
How much do you know about the sign company?
Because your sign may be the very first impression many have with your business, organization, or cause, knowing who is providing this first glimpse is essential in ensuring years of quality and support. In this digital age of business, finding reviews and testimonials from past customers has never been easier. Look beyond the first few reviews and weigh them out to make an educated decision. Do some thorough digging by calling or emailing these past customers to get their take on the sign company involved. A little human interaction can go a long way in determining whether or not the sign company passes muster. Ask not only about the quality of the product, but also about how much support the company provides when something isn’t quite right.
What does this company currently have out there? Do the signs hold up well?
Keep in mind that many of the pictures of signs you will see in advertisements for sign companies were not picked at random. These companies oftentimes include pictures of the very finest signs they can find. Short of traveling through time to see how your sign will end up, paying a visit to the signs that the company has had up for a while can help you predict the future of your potential investment. Don’t just drive by; stop and get a close-up view. Is it faded? Is it chipping? Give it a touch to feel the quality. If you would stop and look at how your own signs are doing in years to come, there’s no reason not to with signs already up by the same sign company.
Are you getting what you pay for or just getting taken?
All businesses or organizations have a marketing budget that they have to stay within, but when it comes to making the most of those funds, looking to the value of your investment can make all the difference. Sure, a sign can be very inexpensive, but you still may not get your money back on the sign if it doesn’t hold up. At times, going for higher quality signs is easier to do when you look past the initial price tag and look into how this sign will benefit your business or organization in the future.
Take time to weigh your options.
You wouldn’t rush in deciding a home to buy; why rush into making yet another decision you may end up regretting a couple years down the road? Doing thorough research will always be worth the time you spend in order to make sure you’re getting the very best quality sign for the most reasonable price. Take into consideration the amount of support you will receive from the company after the check is signed when trying to determine if the price tag is reasonable.