Solid vendor relationships are essential in maintaining a successful organization.
1. Get to know your suppliers. Use new technology for communication, but don’t forget the personal touch of a phone conversation.
3. Make sure they understand your needs and expectations.
4. Show appreciation for good service or for a new product that’s just right for you.
5. Pay on time. If you can’t, let your vendors know right away and work out a payment plan. That’s when knowing them personally will be invaluable.