The World Wide Web has made it much, much easier for us to purchase just about anything online.
Proving itself to be a convenient way to shop, you’re now able to find just about anything and everything you need online, even industrial paint suppliers!
Purchasing industrial paint online, often direct from manufacturers, can not only be more convenient; it can also be more cost-effective.
However, buying paint online isn’t as simple as buying a new duvet or a set of curtains. There are several areas you should know about when it comes to industrial paint supplies before clicking on that “buy now” button, and below, we’ve provided some of our top tips to bear in mind when shopping online for paint.
Benefits of buying paint online
You get to view a broader range of products
Online paint manufacturers and indeed paint pigment specialists can post all of their products online. Pictures alongside descriptions of all paints and pigments, types, suitability, etc. Whereas retailers or wholesalers selling paint can often be restricted on space, so what is available to view instore can be limited.
Browsing online also means you don’t have to ask where products are or browse through in–store catalogues. Instead, you can scroll through the products online or type in your specific search requirements for instant results.
You can also take your time to browse as well as save your searches and come back to them at a later date.
All of this combined ultimately helps to save you time.
For those manufacturers that have deployed a user-friendly site, following the customer journey throughout, means your browsing time can be kept to a minimum as you should be able to find everything you need in a click of a button.
Ideally, the aim is to move the customer from the browsing phase to the checkout as swiftly as possible.
The benefit to you as the customer is that you don’t have to drive to the wholesaler to browse and choose the right paint. It can all be done from the comfort of your own home or office.
Depending on your paint requirements, fast delivery can also be an option when ordering online. Every company will vary, of course, and it is advisable to check what delivery options are available.
You’ll also have access to much more information online too.
With product descriptions as well as other information sites available, you can have all of your questions regarding paints and pigments answered in a second.
For example, you can find the most suitable paint for you, the most popular colours currently on the market, painting tips, paint selection techniques and much more.
You also, and most importantly in today’s busy times, have access to all of this 24/7.
Unlike physical wholesalers, you aren’t restricted to opening and closing times, so you can take your time to make an informed decision, choose paint to suit your budget and work out what you need and when you need it.
Picking Colours Online
When it comes to buying paint, you have options.
However, seeing a colour online can be different from viewing it in person. To help solve this dilemma, many companies now use technology to help. For example, you can now view different colours in different rooms all on screen, and in some advanced cases, you can even upload a picture of your room and see what the colour would virtually look like, all by the click of a button! Helping you to visualise rooms much easier and try out different colours without the need to paint your room!
Can paint bought online be returned?
The answer to this question is dependent on the retailer, their returns policy, and if it is standard paint, or if it has been mixed to offer a customised solution.
However, most retailers will refund paint if you’re unhappy with the product for whatever reason.
If you’re concerned about ordering in bulk and not being able to return, then we would advise opting for sample pots first to give you peace of mind.
Industrial paint suppliers Centre Colours provides a substantial amount of information online, offering customers the opportunity to find out more about us, our service offer, and how we can work together.
If you’re looking for a pigment dispersion specialist, look no further than the team at Centre Colours.
Call today on 01977 685458.
Read the next article: Common pigment terms