Partner vs. vendor is an age-old topic of discussion in many industries, creating several different definitions of what it really means to be a partner. To us, the difference between a partner vs. a vendor is so much more than just semantics. Below are some of the ways we feel a true partner relationship is beneficial to both sides.
Partners take the time. We work with and listen to you throughout our partnership in order to really learn your business and understand your needs. We ask the important questions and learn the ins and outs of your business. The result? We become an extension of your team and offer unique and innovative solutions to your toughest recruitment challenges.
Partners only solve for you what you need. While we need to make money to stay in business, we won’t sell you things you don’t need just to make a buck because we understand that when you see success, you see the real value in our services. And that is just good business!
Partners have an unbiased view. We have developed outstanding proprietary technology, but we don’t believe in locking you into using just our technology. We’re fluent in all solutions and have great relationships with other partners so that we can offer them to you if they are a better solution to achieving the desired outcomes.
Partners offer strategic solutions. We collaborate with you and work together to find a customized solution to your problems. When we put in the effort required to understand your business, you benefit from a competitive advantage — we can anticipate your needs and go beyond cookie-cutter ideas to offer you strategic solutions as unique as your needs require.
Partners set clear expectations. Each partnership requires an understanding of what the expectations are on both sides. These expectations act as guideposts and keep us focused on the desired outcomes. Everyone benefits when we are on the same page.
Partners keep your best interests in mind. Sometimes we say no! We won’t just tell you what you want to hear because that is a sure way for both of us to fail. Instead we stay focused on the results and work with you to find the best solutions to a problem. If you’re looking for someone to say yes to every idea, then you are looking for a vendor, not a partner.
In summary, we understand what it means for you to put your trust in us and we know that we win only when you succeed. We want to excel, and the feeling of reward only comes when we’ve exceeded your expectations.
Hopefully this post has offered some clarity about how we view our partnerships and the desired outcomes for our working relationships. If you’re interested in learning more about a partnership with CKR Interactive, feel free to reach out to us by filling out the form below.