Buying wholesale is a great way to minimise your carbon footprint and get high-quality plastic sheets at an affordable price. But, of course, selecting the right supplier can be tricky. So we’ve taken a more in-depth look at the wholesale buying process to get the right products with the minimum of fuss.

Find the right products

Before placing your order, you need to be clear about the products you need. Knowing the design, colour and features of the plastic sheets you’re ordering will save time and hassle. 

For example, you might need clear sheet plastic to use as glazing. In addition, you’ll need to specify whether you want acrylic or polycarbonate, plus details like thickness and pattern. 

Contact the best supplier

You can find plastic suppliers with a quick Google search. What’s more complicated is finding a trusted wholesale plastic sheet supplier. Get this critical decision right, and your business will avoid potential pitfalls, including supply delays and poor-quality materials.

Don’t rely on communicating via email. An excellent wholesale supplier should be easy to contact by phone and have knowledgeable and helpful answers to any queries. Your minimum expectations should be:

  • Competitive pricing
  • High-quality products that meet your requirements
  • Correct paperwork from order confirmation to invoices
  • Prompt order confirmation
  • High-quality products correctly packaged, undamaged and clearly labelled

At Plastics Plus, we can source and process orders quickly and efficiently at our 24-hour production facility. We’ll then deliver to you using our modern fleet, so your products arrive in first-class condition.

Ensure product quality

Look for wholesale suppliers who carry quality products from industry leaders. It’s important to purchase plastic sheet products from recognised and approved European partners. There are many options out there that may offer cheaper pricing but often these are from un-approved, white-label suppliers. A low price may be attractive, but these products will not provide the quality you deserve.

If you’re not 100% certain about the origin or quality of the plastic sheet on offer, look elsewhere. A good supplier, including Plastics Plus, will provide samples and source suitable materials for your project.

For example, if you’re in a critical service industry like medical or aerospace, it’s essential that plastic sheet doesn’t warp, go out of tolerance or fail during machining. So our products come from the best manufacturers and can be precision-cut on-site using cutting-edge technology for results that are second to none. 

Look for added extras

A trustworthy and legitimate business will focus on the detail, adding value to the purchasing experience.

For example, at Plastics Plus, we offer a range of additional services, including boxing, barcoding and wrapping, to meet your requirements. We also provide a range of semi-finishing processes, precision cutting and diamond polishing so you can achieve the quality results you need.

Discuss your requirements

When you’re buying wholesale plastics, you need to make sure you and your supplier are on the same page. This stage is probably the most critical part of the buying process because any misunderstandings here could result in nasty surprises. 

Aside from nailing down the details of your plastic sheet order, you’ll also discuss pricing, including any additional charges like shipping. You should know the lead time for your shipment and have a clear idea of what other cost factors may be involved.

Trust Plastics Plus for your plastic sheet needs

At Plastics Plus, we’re the UK’s leading supplier of plastic sheets, and our service is second to none. With a full range of products from leading European manufacturers, we can meet your needs right here in the UK. Our sales team will find you the products you need when you need them, so contact us today.