Choosing The Right Tattoo Supplier

How to choose the right tattoo supplier for your business?

If you type “tattoo equipment” into your favourite search engine you will find there are lots of tattoo suppliers to choose from. These online companies provide all the tattoo supplies you will need from tattoo needles, tattoo ink, tattoo machines, equipment accessories, furniture and more. If you already know what brands you like to use that’s a great start. The question is choosing the right tattoo supplier to fit your business needs…

Skin Health Hub Skin Art Choosing The Right Tattoo SupplierHere are our tips in choosing the right tattoo supplier online.

• Security

If you are purchasing products directly from the online store you will want to be assured that your business account details are safe. To do that check their Privacy Policy and ask how secure their Website is.

• Postage & Shipping

Depending on the location of your own business will mean you may need to discount using some suppliers as their posting and shipping criteria may not suit your business needs. Some pertinent questions to ask are:

Is my “Order Status” calculated in real-time?

Can I change the quantities I requested in my original order or remove an item in my order?

What are your delivery guarantees?

How can I track my order?

On delivery, what do I do if an item I ordered is missing?

• Shipping Questions

Do you ship to my country?

Are there any additional Duties or Taxes?

What is your return policy?

What are my payment options?

Can I ship to an alternate address to my business address?

Do you offer different delivery options?

• Payments and Billing

What are my Payment Options?

Do I have to pay sales tax?

When will my credit card be charged?

Do you offer Leasing or Rental for the purchase of your shop fit-out items or for large ticket items such as Autoclaves?

• Customer service

Do they have a dedicated 24 hour customer service centre?

What is your warranty / return policy?

What is your return policy?

What do I do if I have received the wrong product?

Many suppliers have different policies on minimum quantities that you can order and for some you will already need to be a registered business to order from them. In this article I have assumed that you are serious about your tattooing and turning your skill into a profitable business and that is why in choosing the right tattoo supplier for your business it is important to understand that they become an extension of your own business and if you start off on the right foot your partnership will be a long one.

The information above is a sample of the practical business information contained in the full version of “Inking it: Everything You Need To Profit From Your Tattoo Business.” A step-by-step e-book that will guide you through every step of starting a successful tattooing business.

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