If you’re looking for a new fuel supplier, read our tips and advice on finding the right one for your home or business.
When you’re looking for a new fuel supplier, choosing the right one can be quite a daunting task with the search engines and other sources offering up lots of options both locally in the same city or region, as well as larger national suppliers.
Sometimes, it can be tempting to save time and call the first one you come across. But there are a few things you need to consider before going ahead and ordering your fuel.
If you’ve been ordering fuels, oils and lubricants for a few years, you’ll be pretty confident that you know what type of supplier and services you need. So, you’ll be able to quickly vet the suppliers you’ve narrowed your search too.
However, if you’ve been using the same supplier for a many years or you’re new to ordering from a fuel supplier. You may be unsure what you’re looking for or where to start. So, we’ve put together a few tips on how you can make your search for a new fuel supplier a lot easier.
Prepare the details of your order need in advance
It may not seem like the top of your list of priorities right now, knowing what you plan to order. Especially since you still don’t know who you will be ordering from. So, it’s easy to get a head of yourself and begin the vetting process right away.
However, when you do narrow down who you would like to contact and request a quote from. They’re going to need to know the specifics about your order in order to accurately help you with what you need and provide you with an accurate quote.
So to help save you time later on, make sure that you have all the details you need in advance. The details a fuel supplier will need include:
✓ The exact amount of fuel you need in litres
✓ Your contact details and your location
✓ When you are available to accept a delivery
As long as you have these details to hand, this will make it easier for your chosen fuel supplier to process your order.
Check if their delivery areas cover your location
The last thing you want to do is to spend a long time finding the right fuel supplier only to discover that they can’t deliver within your city or region. So, to avoid this happening, make sure that you know exactly where the supplier can deliver before you get in touch.
Many suppliers will make this clear on their websites, usually explaining whether they’re a local fuel supplier delivering to small geographic region or a nationwide supplier, delivering fuels across the UK.
If you’re not able to tell this information from looking at their website, then you may need to find alternative suppliers or get in touch with them to confirm before you ask for a quote.
If you do contact the fuel suppliers for further information, remember to have the information about your fuel requirements to hand in order to get an accurate quote.
Find and check the fuel suppliers reviews online
Once you’ve narrowed down your shortlist of fuel suppliers and you’re confident they’re able to supply fuel to your location. The next thing to consider is other peoples’ and businesses experience with the fuel suppliers you’ve narrowed it down to.
Although online reviews aren’t as good as being able to get a first-hand recommendation from somebody you know. They’re often the only way for many people in this modern age to gauge which fuel supplier to use for their fuels, oils and lubricants requirements.
When you have found a fuel supplier that looks promising, it’s time to read what the previous customers have said about their experience with the supplier. This could potentially give you plenty of information about their service and reliability.
If you’re unsure about where to find reviews, then Google is a good place to start. You can also have a look through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to see if people are talking about the suppliers.
Call the fuel suppliers for their best prices
Remember that when you initially call a fuel supplier to check their delivery areas and availability, this won’t mean you’re committing yourself to a purchase. Simply tell the person who answers, that you would like a quote based on your requirements.
This is why we recommended you collect together the information about your potential order early, so that you’re ready to give the fuel supplier all of the information they’re going to need right away without any delays.
For instance, when you call our fuel experts here at Speedy Fuels, they’ll ask you questions about your requirements and also be on hand to answer any questions you may have yourself.
Many fuel suppliers these days have contact forms and quote forms on their websites. But it can often be more insightful, especially for a new customers to speak directly to the supplier.
If there are any special requirements you may have for your order or any potential obstacles with access to your property. These are often better off being discussed before getting a quote and placing an order to prevent any potential issues down the line.
Here at Speedy Fuels, we have fuel trucks of all sizes capable of navigating the majority of the country lanes in the UK, as well as difficult to access properties. But of course we, along with the majority of suppliers will not ask for this information on a simple contact form or quote form. But, you will be able to advise us of any issues by telephone.
Here at Speedy Fuels, we are proud of our reputation within the industry, as one of the leading fuel suppliers in the UK. If you’re ready to speak to one of our knowledgeable team, to see how we can help you. Call us today on 0330 123 5665 to request a quote and request any further information.