ProSkips brings broker model into 21st century
TfL’s recent announcement that it has selected 13 partners to help it develop £3.6bn of property assets across the capital shows there’s no let-up in the number of large scale building projects that are coming on stream in London.
Whether you are part of TfL’s joint venture plans or working on a more modest domestic conversion, every firm is looking to reduce its costs.
Long before we jumped online to bag the best credit card offer (and a free toy) from comparison websites, most home and car owners approached brokers to find them the best insurance and mortgage deals.
ProSkips has brought the broker model into the 21st century and is able to give its domestic and commercial skip hire customers savings comparable to those available to the bargain hunters who packed the new easyFoodstore in Park Royal, north-west London, before it closed two days after opening because it had run out of stock.
Network of suppliers
The broker model works by forging links with a variety of suppliers who offer companies like ProSkips better deals than are available to the public simply because we give the ever-growing network of skip hire businesses we work with repeat business.
ProSkips’ customers benefit from this arrangement because we pass on the bulk of the savings our superior buying power is able to negotiate.
But the best thing about using a new-style commercial broker is standards of service are every bit as good as those you would expect from approaching a supplier directly.
Although the booking and contract is made between you and ProSkips, the skips we supply are delivered directly by our large network of firms.
The added advantage this offers the construction trade is, unlike easyFoodstores, ProSkips is never likely to run out of stock.
As the construction trade picks up, and demand for skips rises, the network of suppliers ProSkips uses is so wide we can always meet even the largest customer’s requirements.
The broker concept is spreading to other areas of the building and construction industry. Tim Cork, who established a windows firm in 2002, explains why he opted to operate a broker-style company.
“Customers wishing to find the best products and most reliable installation for their home would be forced to invite three or more different suppliers to their just to view a reasonable cross section of the market,” he says.
This is the opposite of using an independent mortgage broker, he adds. “The broker searches the market and finds the best deal. A broker’s customer will generally go with their advice because they're not tied to a single supplier or company.”
“I wanted to do the same in the window market and that's why we call ourselves independent window brokers. We continue to search the market working with a large network of preferred suppliers delivering our clients the best possible products.
“We do the research on behalf of our customers and then put the most appropriate solution forward.”
ProSkips is not in the glazing business but we do open a window of opportunity for anyone requiring the removal of waste to reduce their costs while taking away the hassle of dealing with a multitude of different suppliers and the cost of paying different invoices.
If you need a cost-effective answer to your skip hire needs, get in touch with ProSkips today.