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Janitorial Supply Distributors Holding Their Own Versus Big Box Stores

In the dynamic realm of janitorial supplies, traditional distributors are facing competition from various fronts, including big box stores. While the janitorial supply sector has experienced steady growth, with total sales reaching $24.6 billion in 2014, discerning customers are realizing that big box stores may not offer the superior value they seek.

Quality Over Bargains

Big box stores may entice customers with vacuum cleaners priced at $49 and cleaning products from dollar stores. However, the adage “you get what you pay for” rings true in the realm of commercial cleaning. Numerous cases highlight the pitfalls of opting for low-cost alternatives, such as the apartment caretaker who went through multiple $49 vacuums in a year before investing in a commercial vacuum, proving that quality products endure.

The Pitfalls of “Dollar Store” Chemicals

Dollar store floor cleaning chemicals may seem like a cost-effective solution, but they often require higher usage per gallon of water and still fall short in delivering a proper cleaning job. For those serious about maintaining cleanliness and safety, cutting corners with subpar products is not an option.

A Surprising Array of Competitors

Beyond traditional janitorial supply distributors, cleaning products have found a place in lumber stores, office supply outlets, online auction platforms, and even grocery stores. The diversification is evident, with some lumber stores venturing into the mattress market. Amidst this plethora of choices, janitorial supply distributors stand out by exclusively focusing on delivering the highest quality commercial and industrial-grade cleaning equipment, chemicals, and supplies.

The Value of Expertise

While strolling through big box stores, customers might be hard-pressed to find knowledgeable staff who can explain the significance of surfactants in floor care or offer insights into floor cleaning techniques. In contrast, janitorial distributors excel in providing not just products but expertise. They can deliver fully assembled cleaning equipment, offer free on-site training, provide parts and service support, and offer valuable advice tailored to specific cleaning needs.

Choose Quality, Choose Scrub n Shine

When it comes to maintaining the cleanliness and safety of your facility, Scrub n Shine is your trusted partner. We specialize in high-quality commercial and industrial-grade cleaning solutions. Unlike big box stores, we are not selling 2x4s, staples, or mattresses. Our focus is solely on providing top-notch cleaning equipment, chemicals, and supplies. Contact us for all your cleaning needs, and experience the difference that expertise and quality make.