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The Dealer Network – what is it and how does it benefit me?

28 september 201528 september 2015

Silver Chef has many benefits for business owners in the hospitality industry.

As Australia's only dedicated hospitality equipment funding solution, Silver Chef has a proud history spanning back three decades helping more than 25,000 businesses with their fit-outs and equipment needs. The Dealer Network refers to nearly 1,000 accredited equipment suppliers Australia-wide that source quality equipment to give your business the best chance of success.

Our Dealer Network is a key strength of Silver Chef's, and here are the benefits of what it means for you:

Quick processing and application times

Dealers that work with Silver Chef know the process and will get you the equipment you need – in the shortest possible time. You can literally be standing in the showroom and be approved the same day for the equipment you need – simply with a few things already found in your wallet (Drivers Licence, Medicare card).

Generous, accessible credit limits

Silver Chef is not like a bank where you are paying back a loan. Our funding works like this: 1. You are approved to a set credit limit in a quick and hassle-free process. 2. Get the equipment you need straight away, and feel confident knowing you have funds available to use whenever you need. This allows you to draw on your funding as needed knowing it doesn't attract any interest until you are ready to to use it. You can visit either your previous equipment dealer, or call us and we'll recommend another in your area. The process is designed to be as fast and simple as possible.

Go via the dealer network or see us directly

At Silver Chef, we like to make things easy. You can either choose your equipment first and then organise your finance through us, or alternatively, get your ducks in a row and organise your finance, and then we can introduce you to some of the best equipment dealers in your area.

Flexibility and affordability

Silver Chef works by offering a number of finance solutions to your equipment needs, starting with a 12 month flexible agreement. This allows you to fit-out your restaurant, café or eatery and trial the equipment in your business for 12 months to see if it's right for you. After this, there are several options to choose from, based on what you want and need for your space, which we discuss in more detail in this blog. This process means you can try before you buy and upgrade items that aren't working the best for your venue or return items that no longer suit (after 12 months) – no questions asked! With 100% tax deductible payments, it gets even better.* Flexibility and affordability are key to our solutions.

Trusted suppliers

At Silver Chef, we team up with the best commercial kitchen equipment and furniture suppliers, also known as dealers. This means you can focus on running your business, knowing you have access to top-of-the-market equipment and fittings. All of our dealers undergo an accreditation process to ensure they are trusted and will provide the best services and deals to our customers. All of the dealers we work with are equipment specialists, working with you to recommend the right equipment for your business' needs. When you go through a Silver Chef dealer, you can rest easy knowing you are going through a credible company. Lots of choice As we are working with many dealers, this means you aren't stuck with one brand or company. You can choose from thousands of brands, styles and prices to find the perfect fit for you and get the best return on investment.

Better relationships

When you need help with the equipment you are renting, you can talk directly to your dealer, who we can find for you if you need. This means there's no middle man and you can keep your business running smoothly at all times. We understand how frustrating it can be trying to relay information across several people and this is why if you have any repairs, maintenance or just general questions, you can go straight to your dealer, who knows your equipment best. The Dealer Network is one of the major perks of Silver Chef and we are committed to ensuring you get the best out of our solutions and find success in your venture, which is why we work hard to make it the best experience possible. To join the Silver Chef family, give one of our team a call on 1800 191 684 and we'll recommend some suitable accredited equipment dealers in your area. Alternatively, you can fill out an online application form to apply for funding in just 10 minutes by clicking here.

*Silver Chef does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified person.