Once you have a vendor rep in your employ, it will be to your benefit to keep them there. Not only will they be able to give you advice, they will act as a communication pipeline between your company and the networks on which you wish to advertise your products. Even after you become established, you will want to keep the broker around for their services.
Cost of a Vendor Rep
In a startup business, your goal is to save money. You have probably gone over your budget numerous times and you have more than likely purchased refurbished items where you can. Oftentimes this includes your office furniture and even the very computers you use to facilitate your business. When it comes to a vendor rep, don’t do this!
Cutting costs is okay and even recommended everywhere else, but a good vendor rep can be worth their weight in gold. Not only will a vendor rep come with a large number of contacts at HSN, but also the potential to earn back the money that you invested in the first place.