7 Tips for Finding the Right Wholesale Janitorial Supply Vendor

Finding the right wholesale janitorial supply vendor can be a challenge, especially when youre unsure what to look for. Although every business has different needs, there are a few key factors to consider when selecting a vendor. Here are seven tips to help you find the right wholesale janitorial supply vendor for your business.

1. Research Janitorial Supply Vendors

Before you begin your search, take some time to do your research. Identify your needs related to janitorial supplies and create a list of vendors youd like to consider. Talk to colleagues and friends in the industry to get their feedback and recommendations.

Read trade magazines and make sure your vendor has a presence in them. In 2018, American Laundry News selected Monarch Brands CEO, Hal Kanefsky as 2018 Textile Expert.  Hal has been quoted many times in industry publications. In this 2021 article in Hotel News Resource, Kanefsky discussed the challenging textile manufacturing shortages that the industry faced during the pandemic. 

2. Consider Product Quality

Quality is critical when researching janitorial supplies. Look for a vendor that offers a wide range of products. Monarch Brands offers a wide selection of highquality products, including Institutional Towels and Linens, Microfiber Wipers and Products, Industrial Wiping Rags, and many other wholesale janitorial supplies.

Monarch Brands sourcing team strives to develop a selection of good, better, and best products for each category. We strive to introduce every new product with higher quality than what is available in the market now by finding creative ways to add value to each product and keep the cost down, thereby outperforming the competition. 

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3. Variety Matters

Your vendor should offer multiple options in each product category. Wholesale janitorial supplies are available in many different sizes, colors, and quality levels — vendors with limited options can be frustrating and waste your time when you never have time to waste! When Monarch Brands develops a product line, we bring in a complete collection so our customers can choose from good, better, and best products in the category.

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4. Shop Price, But Not First

While price is an important factor, it should not be the most important factor in the decision-making process. Look for a vendor that offers competitive wholesale prices on quality products that are exactly what you need. Don’t fall for super cheap prices just to get stuck with returns, complaints, and the worst thing of all — bad reviews! (Remember, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.)

5. The Importance of Availability

It’s essential to find a supplier that can provide consistent availability of the products you need. Ask about product availability and turnaround times before selecting a vendor. Monarch Brands is well-known for keeping a long pipeline so that we can fill regular orders consistently and unexpected orders in cases of natural disaster emergency clean-up or when filling new customers’ orders when their existing supplier runs out of product.

We know the importance of up-to-the-minute inventory counts for distributors. That is why we introduced Live Inventory pages on our website. You can now conveniently locate inventory counts in real-time without logging into a portal or digging up forgotten passwords. Just click on “Live Inventory” at the top of the Monarch Brands homepage to get to Live Inventory Trackers for Towels and Sheets, Microfiber and Wipers, and Foodservice.

6. Choose Excellent Customer Service

Good customer service isn’t enough when it comes to finding a reliable wholesale janitorial supply vendor. Look for a vendor that is always responsive to your needs and provides timely answers to any questions or concerns you may have. Monarch Brands strives to provide the best customer service for every customer, as well as additional services that they may not be used to from their existing supplier. Like relationships with professional Reps that are experts in their field, collateral for your website, and marketing resources like brochures, flyers, sales support, and pitch decks to help you sell more.

7. A Sterling Reputation

Before you rush into any long-term business relationship, take the time to read online reviews and research your new vendor’s reputation before making a decision. Look for a vendor with a solid track record of reliable service and customer satisfaction. We are proud of our reputation in the industry. We want our customers to succeed, and we are always looking for new ways to help them do that.  When they succeed, we succeed!

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When seeking the right wholesale janitorial supply vendor, these seven tips can help make the process easier. When you need a reliable, long-term wholesale janitorial supply vendor, consider Monarch Brands. As we approach our 77th year in business, we look forward to providing new and existing customers with an outstanding distributor experience and top-tier products at competitive prices.


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