Navigating the world of sunbeds can be tricky, especially when you are new to the industry. Picking the right supplier is crucial. The right supplier will not only have the best prices and a great selection of beds, they should be able to help you and advice you on the journey of becoming a successful sunbed owner.
- View the products Going to the showroom, viewing the machines and meeting people is essential. Buying, leasing or renting a sunbed is a big investment. Judging the equipment from photos or websites alone may not be enough; as you cannot fully judge the quality of the equipment. Furthermore, meeting the team who are involved in the company is always advised; as doing business face to face is always advised.
Important Tips – Invest in your machines
As a budding sunbed salon owner you will need to pick your machines wisely, as they will be the heart of your tanning salon. Pick a supplier who has a large range of sunbeds in stock- ones at the top end of your budget as well as ones at the lower end. Make sure you get all of the details of the beds such as the amount of tubes, maintenance costs, dimensions etc. All of these pointers will help you narrow down what equipment is suitable for your salon, your customers and your budget.
Everyone wants the best equipment at the best price. Setting up a tanning salon can be costly, especially when you are just starting out. A good and respectable supplier should be able to offer you finance options on your equipment. A simple lease to purchase agreement will allow your business to have better cash flow, as you are adjusting your expenses to your inflow. Many salons can expand quickly as they went down the finance route. Best of all, a great sunbed worth £7,000 will only cost around £9.00 per day!
Servicing and maintenance
A lot of the companies might reduce their overheads by not providing servicing after the purchase. Always ask questions about warranty for the equipment, and what technical support the company can provide. As sunbeds are going to be your livelihood, having them in a tip-top shape is crucial.
Sales people can be very charming and percussive. Ask them if they have worked with a salon in your area so you can check references.