The Benefits Of Comparing Business Water Suppliers
Back in April 2017, the English competitive water retail market opened up for business, meaning that companies all over the country were finally able to start choosing their own water supplier, one that could potentially serve their specific needs more effectively.
There are all sorts of benefits associated with comparing business water suppliers, shopping around and renegotiating so you’re able to find the right deal for you. Put simply, if you don’t like the service you’re getting from your current supplier, you can shop around until you find one that works for you.
The market operates like any other that your business is used to working with, whether that’s gas, electricity or telecoms. Various suppliers purchase wholesale services (water supplies and/or the removal of wastewater) and then offer packages for sale to eligible business customers.
In terms of actual benefits you could reap if you switch, you may well find that you see cost savings and lower bills through better tariffs with a different retailer. If you’re unhappy with the level of customer service you’re receiving from your current supplier, you could switch and find that you prefer the processes and procedures elsewhere.
Companies in certain niche industries or with specific operational needs, meanwhile, could benefit from changing supplier and finding one that has more experience of working within their sector.
It could also prove useful to consolidate some or all of your water supply across multiple sites and different regions with just one supplier. If you’re keen to boost your green credentials in the future, you could find that switching supplier also helps you use less water, so bear this in mind if you want to be a more eco-friendly business moving forward.
But because the market is so new, many businesses still aren’t aware that they’re able to choose their own water supplier – and the ones that aren’t aware often find the process of switching very confusing, unsure of how to choose the best supplier to meet their particular needs.
In time, the English water retail market will mature and switching will become as commonplace as it is for the likes of gas and electricity. But until then, making use of a water consultancy service can prove really helpful, guiding you through the entire process and making sure you find the right supplier for you and your business.
As the market matures, it’s likely that some retailers will disappear as they may find they’re unable to manage their costs in relation to the rate of customer acquisitions and business retention.
But the stronger water retailers will go the distance, and these will have addressed the current operational challenges brought about by deregulation and the infancy of the market – so the environment will still be a competitive one.
If you’d like any help choosing a water supplier, or finding out what you can achieve through switching, get in touch with us here at SwitchWaterSupplier.com.