In your hotel, carefully chosen partnerships are the best way to create the ideal guest experience for your customers. In light of the amount of day-to-day operations you must manage, a trustworthy hotel supplier is one of your best resources to ensure that your staff is well supplied with the products they need to offer a truly great hotel stay for your guests.
The team at Front Desk Supply is one of the leading hotel suppliers for hotel chains and boutiques hotels in the US, offering high-quality custom supplies, including hotel key cards, key card sleeves, notepads, pens and stationery, and more. Many clients come to us wondering how to discern whether a supplier is a good fit. Below are a few of our suggestions for consideration when choosing a supplier as a partner.
Three Considerations When Choosing a Hotel Supplier
When choosing a supplier, consider your hotel’s budget, the supplies you need, and the location of the supplier. Finding a perfect match is the best way to ensure your partnership covers all of your needs and lasts for a long time to come.
Identify the Supply Needs of Your Hotel
Before you can choose a supplier, an analysis of the types of supplies your hotel requires can help narrow your options. Practical ways to gather data about the type of supplies your hotel needs is to refer to your inventory software, poll your staff, and to ask for feedback from guests. Once you’ve gathered a comprehensive list of the supplies you need and the frequency at which you will need to reorder, you can identify suppliers that fit your unique requirements.
Consider Your Budget
Whether you offer budget-friendly supplies or luxury items, seek out a supplier who can offer high-quality materials and services for a favorable price.
“At Front Desk Supply, we believe in a ‘good, better, best’ approach to finding the right hotel supplies for your business. Regardless of your budget, the materials you pick should be of a high quality, sustainable and beautiful enough to please your guests.”
— Mark Zisek, Director of Operations, Front Desk Supply
Your hotel’s clientele and budget can help you determine the right amount of funds to allocate to supplies.
Understand the Importance of Your Supplier Location
Much of custom hotel supplies come from overseas, which typically results in cheaper prices and often reduced quality. Custom hotel supplies may also be manufactured and shipped from within the United States. Supplies shipped nationally typically have shorter lead times and are less likely to be affected by supply chain disruptions.
When choosing a supplier, evaluate their location and compare that with your needs as a hotel. If you choose an all-in-one supplier, you can mitigate many of the negative aspects of obtaining hotel supplies by having a wide range of options to choose from.
Proven Supplier for Hotel Key Card Holders
At Front Desk Supply, we help hotels manage their hotel supplies by partnering with you for all of your needs. Front Desk Supply is a leading hotel supplier for the hospitality industry.
We offer a wide range of hotel supply products, such as custom pens, hotel key cards, key card sleeves, and more. From boutique hotels to nationwide hotel chains, we have a selection of generic hotel supplies and offer custom hotel supply orders.
If you have a question or need a quote for a custom order, you can get in touch with our team through our contact form or by calling (888)-859-2061.