Should I use competing brokers?

Should I use competing brokers?

Competing Brokers Most of the quotes that we put together are for businesses that already use an energy broker. In many cases, they know the broker adds a margin to their rates, so they’re happy to get an alternative quote and to allow both companies to compete for...
Purchase Timing – When to renew your energy contract?

Purchase Timing – When to renew your energy contract?

Purchase Timing It sounds simple, but the best time to renew your contract is when energy prices are low.  Getting it right isn’t always easy however.  Energy is a globally traded commodity where wholesale prices fluctuate throughout the year.  They’re impacted...
Why do I get so many energy calls?

Why do I get so many energy calls?

Cold Calling In many different industries, cold calling is still the best way to prospect for new customers. When a company starts out, if they don’t have a huge marketing budget, the best way they have to discuss their services with prospective clients is to...
How are energy brokers paid?

How are energy brokers paid?

Fee Types Like many other businesses, energy brokers typically add a margin to the products they sell. Some charge their clients a monthly fee or a percentage of savings, but the vast majority add an uplift to a client’s unit rates.  This is often preferred because it...
A Good Energy Deal – Am I getting one from my broker?

A Good Energy Deal – Am I getting one from my broker?

A Good Deal? The truth is, it’s difficult to say if you’re getting a good energy deal. More than anything else, an energy broker saves you time.  They have access to a number of suppliers and contract options.  They quickly compare data from different contract...
Are energy brokers independent?

Are energy brokers independent?

Are energy brokers independent? They should be, but it’s not always the case.  The reason is that some have preferred suppliers that sales people have to place business with, regardless of how competitive their prices are. In some cases, in order to set up an...