Managing Business Responsibly

3 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Corporate Plaque Supplier To Work With

by Priscilla Terry

Running a corporation is serious business, but it doesn't always have to be. Presenting corporate plaques to employees, customers, investors, and even colleagues can be a fun way to improve morale and increase your profit margins as time goes on. Here are a few questions to ask when choosing a corporate plaque supplier to work with:

Can Custom Designs Be Created?

One of the first things you should ask a corporate plaque supplier before deciding whether to work with them long-term is whether custom designs can be created for your specific business. You don't want to give out generic plaques to your employees, colleagues, and investors that look just like the others out there.

You should be able to have your company's logo and a unique design incorporated into your plaques. And you should be able to change the design based on the type of plaques you're ordering and the occasion for which you are giving them away.

How Long Does Production Take?

It's also a good idea to find out how long production will take when you order some plaques for your corporate events and ceremonies where you'll be presenting multiple plaques in the same space of time. Will it take as long to produce hundreds of plaques as it would to produce just one or two?

How accurate are the production timeline estimates that you'll be provided with? And is there a delivery guarantee to provide you with peace of mind knowing that you won't have to host an event without the plaques you need? The answers to these questions will help you efficiently plan for your plaque presentations throughout the year.

How and When Can Orders Be Made?

Another thing to find out before deciding whether to work with a particular corporate plaque supplier is how orders can be made. Calling orders in is not always a convenient option when you're short on manpower or time. So make sure that the supplier you choose to work with accepts order via fax, email, and their website. This will give you the flexibility you need to make ordering plaques convenient for your team.

You should also find out when orders can be made if you need your plaques by a specific date. If you place an order on a weekend, will it get processed right away or sit there until Monday rolls around? Are last-minute ordering options available for pre-designed plaques? If so, what's the order deadline?

Schedule a consultation meeting with your preferred corporate plaque supplier to have these questions answered and to learn more about the services they can offer you.