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Important Factors to Consider When Buying Office Furniture

Jan 18, 2018
Important Factors to Consider When Buying Office Furniture

Office Furniture is definitely one of the most important features to consider when it comes to organising and decorating an office, whether it’s your home office or corporate office. Creating a sleek office interior is as important to clients as it is to staff.

Purchasing office furniture needs careful consideration, as most times there is a set budget that needs to be met. The decision making process requires planning on what will suit the office atmosphere; comfort for the staff needs to be considered and also space requirements.

Once some of these requirements have been taken into consideration, the individual responsible for purchasing will need to investigate various suppliers, stock availability, the quality of the stock and guarantee given on furniture.

Selecting an Office Furniture Supplier

There are few factors that need to be considered when making a final decision on purchasing office furniture:

  • Where is the supplier situated?
  • Does the supplier have the stock required?
  • Are there adequate stock levels?
  • What is the purchasing process?
  • Competitive pricing model?
  • Does the supplier deliver locally and can they also supply throughout South Africa?
  • Quality of the product supplied?
  • Can the office furniture supplier assist in the planning process?
  • Is the supplier only a “middle man” or a first-hand supplier/manufacturer?

Some of the More Important Factors to Consider

There are many factors to consider as mentioned above, but some of the more important factors that can help in the selection process of the best office furniture supplier:

  • The office furniture application: This is definitely the very first consideration to take into account. Do the staff spend a lot of time seated behind a desk? Is there a reception area? What kind of work is being done, e.g. call centre or admin?
  • The level of comfort: This is probably the most important aspect to consider. It’s important to make sure employees are as comfortable as possible, as their jobs could force them to be behind a desk, seated for 8 or more hours which means comfort and ergonomics are a priority to avoid strain on the body. This would require knowledge from the supplier and a quality product.
  • Competitive pricing: Last but not least is the budget consideration. The buyer selecting the office furniture needs to be smart when making the final purchase decision. Office furniture is a long term investment which needs to last as long as possible. Simply going for the cheapest product could lead to problems and faulty products very soon after purchase. Selecting a supplier who can give the best quality product for a set budget should be the one of choice.

At Workstation Office Furniture we are proud of the fact that we have been around since 1995 and have a showroom and factory based in Port Elizabeth. We supply a wide range of office furniture and office supplies to fit all budgets with our proud Workstation quality stamp of approval.

With the support of a very experienced team, Workstation Office Furniture is able to deliver the widest range of office furniture or office equipment to any destination in South Africa. All products are guaranteed and you can ‘Expect Great Service’.

For more information, visit    workstation.co.za or call 041 586 0258or visit them at 1 Korsten Street, Central, Port Elizabeth.