Are you planning to buy respiratory medical equipment like ventilators, nebulizers, oxygen concentrators, CPAPs, blood pressure monitors, etc. online? There are some things you need to consider before making a purchase. Here they are.
Do thorough research
First, get all the details from dealers that offer respiratory medical equipment online. Compare the prices of the products, see the reviews, feedback, rating for various online dealers. Once you are done with your research, analyze the data to find out the best medical equipment dealer who offers reliable quality products at best prices.
Find a reliable dealer
Before finalizing the dealer it is also important to check the reliability of the online store. You must verify whether the business is accredited by the industry standard. You can do this by checking the license of the dealer, by getting reference from the dealers’ former buyers and by reviewing online discussion forums to hear buyer’s experiences with each dealer.
Shipping costs can be significant while purchasing medical equipment and they vary from dealer to dealer. Many established online stores offer free shipping and you only have to pay for the product. Some may say you need to purchase more than a certain amount to receive free shipping (for example, more than $100 or $150, etc.).
Shipping time is another important factor to be considered. Delivery is usually quick when ordered at a nearby store, usually taking only one or two days.. But, it can take considerably more time (a week or more) when bought from dealers, who are located far from your facility. So, double check and verify delivery cost and time before placing an order.
Prefer bulk purchase
Purchasing respiratory medical equipment in bulk from a supplier can save you a lot of money. This is because online suppliers can offer discounts and free or lower shipping costs when purchasing products in bulk. So, based on your requirement, consider making purchases in bulk to leverage the benefits offered by the supplier and to save money.
After sale service
Now that you have done the research and picked a reliable dealer, you should check the post-sale service that the dealer provides before completing the deal. You must ensure that the dealer does proper training and educates you on the use and maintenance of the equipment.
It is important to have a good understanding of the replacement policy of the store. In case the respiratory medical equipment you have purchased is not fulfilling the needs or if you are not happy with the quality/performance of the respiratory medical equipment, then you can immediately contact the dealer to resolve the matter or replace the equipment.
Buying respiratory medical equipment online is a very good option because it can saves you the time and money. Keep in mind these tips for buying online and your buying experience online will be rewarding.