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Medical Tape Converters – The Downsides of Dealing with Subpar Brands

Given the fact that 3M Tape Converters offer an extremely specialist and undeniably niche service, you’d naturally assume there to be very few such service providers on the market. But you’d also be mistaken, as when you take into account the manufacturers themselves, third-party resellers and other middlemen involved in supplying such products, it’s actually a fairly large sector.  Of course, if you are talking about the highest quality tape converters on the market, then you are looking at a much more select group of names in shorter supply.  But while it may take a little more effort to pinpoint the most exceptional service providers on the market, it is also effort very well invested.

With so many service providers and resellers offering access to what appear to be exactly the same products, it can be natural to assume that there’s really no big difference from one to the next. Unfortunately, it’s not until you find yourself staring down the barrel of a disappointing or downright dodgy deal that you realise just how much better off you would have been working with the best in the business.

So to put it all into some kind of perspective, here’s a quick rundown of just a few of the downsides of dealing with a subpar tape converter or supplier:

1 – Slower Order Fulfilment

First of all, unless you are dealing directly with the high-end manufacturer with the kind of capacity to keep up, you are taking a rather large and unnecessary risk when it comes to fulfilment times. Of course it’s not to say that each and every order placed is necessarily something of an emergency situation. But at the same time, when and where you place orders for any products of importance, it simply makes sense to order from those who promise the fastest fulfillment times. In the case of the third party reseller or middleman, fulfillment times can be exacerbated even further as they often do not carry their own stock, but rather order what they need as and when their own orders come in. Suffice to say, it isn’t the most convenient or logical way of going about things.

2 – Quality Issues

It’s also important to take into account the overall quality of the items being ordered. The thing is, if quality and performance were not of importance it would not be necessary to order bespoke adhesive products in the first place.  Instead, it would probably be satisfactory to instead choose a standard off-the-shelf adhesive to get the job done. If you are ordering a custom adhesive product, it can be assumed that it is for a purpose of importance. Which is precisely why it makes sense to avoid any given service provider that isn’t relentlessly committed to extraordinary quality, in terms of both the products it produces and its customer service standards.  If the product isn’t fit for purpose, there is essentially no sense in ordering it in the first place.

3 – Consistency

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In a similar vein, consistency should also be considered in any instances where bulk or repeat orders may be required. The reason being that in the cases of resellers and middlemen in particular, it is not uncommon for a wide variety of manufacturers to be used when placing orders on the behalf of clients. And when a wide variety of different manufacturers are used, it is inevitable that the products supplied will be inconsistent in terms of quality and performance. To work with a leading brand by contrast is to ensure that the whole process is taking care of under one roof, which can in turn guarantee total consistency of quality.

4 – Advice and Guidance

Last but not least, above and beyond the actual products themselves it can often be the advice and guidance provided by the manufacturer that determine the overall outcome. Chances are that you yourself will not be fully up to speed with regard to every possible adhesive tape variation and option available to you, meaning that you could benefit from expert advice.  Suffice to say, to take advice from those who a) are in it for their own gain or b) have little to no idea what they are talking about is to leave yourself wide open to a world of unwelcome consequences. The advice and guidance offered by leading tape converters and adhesive manufacturers can be truly priceless, when it comes to ensuring your business or project moves in the right direction.