First Baptist Church of Geneva’s facilities manager, John Harper, made it a point to examine every aspect of Schweppe’s service, products, and prices. Although he appreciated the service, he knew that in order for the relationship with Schweppe to continue, he would have to be convinced that their prices were competitive.
“I performed due diligence and really examined the prices we were getting and the prices that Schweppe’s competitors were offering,” he said. “I was thoroughly convinced early on that we were getting the best prices possible from them.
John adds, “I still periodically call around to check the pricing of Schweppe’s competitors. Schweppe almost always has the best prices on everything we need, which is one of the reasons that we’ve stuck with them for so long. I’ve not found anyone that can beat their pricing.”
In addition to major kitchen equipment (Schweppe provided kitchen appliances for the new campus in 2007), Schweppe regularly supplies furniture (such as tables and chairs), a variety of kitchen supplies, and disposable paper goods. Schweppe account rep Mike Singleton says, “The amount and types of supplies they order from month-to-month can really vary for a number of reasons, including special events that they often have. We have to anticipate their needs in order to be certain that we have everything in stock.”
Mike says that John and the rest of the FBCG team are very easy to work with. He especially appreciates the fact that John is always very organized and professional.
John adds, “Another reason that we’ve had such a long relationship is that they have excellent customer service, they’re very helpful. Whenever I need something, all I have to do is call. Another reason is product availability. They nearly always have what I need in stock, but the few times they haven’t, they’ve worked hard to get it for me right away. I would highly recommend Schweppe to others for three basic reasons: pricing, customer service, and availability of stock.”
So, you see, people that are diligent price shoppers, buy from Schweppe. You should too!