(Closed) Vendor etiquette question

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7405 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

You are under no obligation to tell them.  But I think it is nice to give feedback as to who their competition is and politely tell them why you went with the other company.  Feedback like that can help them make improvements.

Post # 4
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My guess is they only want to know who their competition is so they can better improve their business.

You of course do not have to give them that information, (and can reply and say you would rather not share that information), but I don’t think it would hurt to answer, either.

Post # 5
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am going throught this now also.  I had a caterer that I did TONS of business with and I went there first for a quote.  I also let them know it was not a sure thing, that I was going to shop so to give me there absolute best price.  I found they were the highest priced even with their long standing customer discount.  I chose another caterer that i loved the food and was 1/2 of what they quoted me and included appetizers.  I am in sales and would hate if my customers disclosed what I gave them so I decided to practice the same here.  I am letting them know I went with someone else based on great food and lower quote but will not give cater or exact price.

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