Suppliers will move mountains for you if they know that it's going to lead them into a successful business relationship. You have the power to build this trusting rapport by using one supplier, and then return back again with your needs in mind. If you're nice to your suppliers throughout all of their interactions - creating trust through consistent relationships - chances are good they'll go the extra mile when things get tough.
Suppliers hope to build a relationship with their clients. That's because you're already halfway there by being assertive and clear about what you need. If your supplier is not able or willing, then it may be time for another one that will meet your needs - but let them know in the nicest way possible!
When looking for a supplier, you have to know the difference between being nice and kissing up. You don't need to kiss up or say anything that's dishonestly flattering but it is important be respectful of others' feelings by avoiding hurtful comments. Be sure not offend anyone with your words- if someone says something negative about themselves as a sign of a lack in self confidence, do not respond in kind; instead compliment them on what they are good at while remaining detached from their shortcomings as an individual so that neither party feels attacked when conversing.
When it comes to picking a party or event supplier, you want someone who is friendly and willing to help. This way your experience will be amazing from the start to finish.
To be able to get suppliers that are willing to go that extra mile for you, look for reccommendations on certain websites or ask the people around you for specific recommendations—family members, co-workers, friends—who they've used in the past that have been great. Think about their experiences with these suppliers: how easy was it working with them? Did they go above and beyond what's expected of them on the project/event? Use these questions when getting quotes so that there are no surprises once all final decisions have been made.
Once you find a supplier who wants to work with you, your job is not done. You will want to state the type of business relationship that you are looking for; tell them exactly what it means when you are working with one another and how much weight their words carry in the partnership. Once they know precisely what's expected from each other, there should be no reason why things can't go swimmingly.
Ideally though we don’t always get everything on our first try, make sure if anything goes wrong or gets left out the terms have been reiterated before issuing any bad reviews.
Building a healthy relationship with your suppliers is crucial to success in business. You need to be committed, loyal and respectful for the relationship to work well. If you're not willing or don't put time into it then there won't be any real benefit.