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Price vs Quality – Striking a Balance with Health Products

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Core Products There have been 0 comments

Tri-Core Pillow FamilyFinding the right health care products to manage your pain is extremely important. It’s crucial to strike the right balance between cost and quality – obviously, a product of high quality is needed to best manage your pain. You don’t want anything that will degrade quickly. However, quality products have higher manufacturing cost and cost a little more – if you’re on a budget, you will need to locate the right products without paying a restrictive price.

Core Products wants to provide the best quality pillows, massagers, and pain management products for its customers, and understands that two of the main concerns for shoppers are price and quality. With that in mind, we have put together the following a few tips for finding quality pain management products without breaking your bank account.

First, let’s get into shopping for quality products:

  1. Shop with Companies that Back up Their Products: With quality in mind, look for manufacturers that guarantee their products and offer warranties or returns. Pillows or massagers with shoddy manufacturing can fall apart easily over time. Not only will you be disappointed with your product, but your pain will continue to be unaddressed.

Companies that guarantee satisfaction with warranties or generous return policies believe in their products. They offer guarantees because they know a majority of their customers will be happy and satisfied. If you are considering a health care product, avoid companies that don’t explicitly guarantee their product quality. 

  1. Look for Products Manufactured in the US: Products manufactured in the US are held to higher manufacturing and quality guidelines than many other countries. If something is manufactured in the US, it is generally going to have a higher chance of product quality because of these guidelines.
  2. Buy Health Care Products from Health Care Experts: Ordering a health care product online? Do your research first! You wouldn’t assume a doctor is an expert on buying clothes – don’t assume any retailer is an expert on health!  

Look around the website of the manufacturer. Do they have an established history of manufacturing health products? Do the product reviews attest to pain relief or quality management of your health condition?

You might also want to check the website’s blog, articles, or social media. If they are producing a lot of content with quality health care advice and expertise, chances are they have some health care knowledge and are genuinely interested in helping their customer. If they sell everything from neck pillows to car parts, they may not be the specialists you want.

Now you have some knowledge on the quality of your health care product, and you’ve found some great options.  Quality products come at a higher price, however – how can you try and exercise wallet control?

  1. Look for Sales: There are regular sales on comfort pillows, massage oils, and other products. If you’ve got a favorite product manufacturer, sign up for their email newsletters and social media pages. If they’re having a sale, they will want you to take advantage, and they’ll announce it. Taking advantage of sales over time will help you stock up an arsenal of weapons to manage that stiff neck or painful back!
  2. Establish your budget, then find the right product: Let’s say you need a new neck pillow. Figure out how much you’re willing to spend before you get online. Most retailers allow you to search within your category of products, and sort your options by price. 

Now you should have a list of neck pillows. Find the cutoff point for price to narrow down your selection, and then check the reviews and descriptions of the remaining pillows to find the right one for your needs, within your budget.

  1. Remember the lifetime value: Yes, higher quality products cost more. But lower quality products will break down faster, and have to be replaced. Consider the lifetime value of your purchase. The higher the quality, the less replacements you will have to buy throughout the years.
  2. Consider Your Insurance Options: Some insurance providers will help pay for products that manage health conditions. Find out if your provider might be able to help you with your purchases, and if so, what you can qualify to get assistance with.

Pain and discomfort directly impact your quality of life, so you want a quality product to help manage and relieve your pain. With our tips, you can find a quality manufacturer from a company that has genuine interest in helping you improve your life with chronic pain. Of course, many of us are on a budget – our tips on finding products that won’t empty your wallet can help you find quality products at a decent price.

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