About Portland PartyWorks

In the 20 years that PartyWorks has been in business, we've developed systems, knowledge and relationships that make us a leader in the entertainment industry. It is our desire to share that experience with you and to bring our cutting edge concepts to your events!

We are here to share some tips on producing successful events along with some time-tested facts about party planning. We're also going to throw in a funny story from time to time because we're serious about fun!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's Your Right To Know

Choosing an Inflatable Supplier
Is the unit you would like to rent new or used equipment?Finally, trust your gut to subconsciously pick-up on non-nonverbal clues. If something feels not quite right it's worth a little due diligence.
When selecting an inflatable interactive supplier it is important to know they are a reputable vendor who is trained, licensed, insured.We hope by offering fact-based information and insight into our industry we can help you make better informed decisions and avoid the pitfalls associated with sub-par suppliers. 
The following questions are designed to help you select a vendor: 
How long have they been in business locally? 
Is the staff primarily full-time employees or part-time contractors? 
Are they trained/experienced in inflatable operations?
What is their safety rating?
Does the vendor have the requested rental equipment?
Do they make claims without support? (ie: we are the largest rental..
What professional affiliations do they have?
Have other vendors heard of them?
Are they currently working with any of your competitors?
Do they have a Facebook page?
Do they have any references to be found on the internet? Listed in online directories? BBB? Chamber of Commerce?
Can they provide you with references from previous clients?
"I can't thank you enough...your attention to all the details and your knowledge of event making were without a doubt what made it so outstanding...many said it was the best they have attended!"  ~ Intel 
How often are inflatables cleaned? Are their products Eco-Friendly?
Do they regularly inspect for mold, damage, excessive wear and tear? 
Is the equipment allowed to dry thoroughly before being stored? 
Do they have inspection logs recording the maintenance? 
The industry standard for cleaning inflatables is to vacuum and wipe down the surface with an all-purpose cleaner after each rental.
The vinyl used for Inflatables comes from two sources China & Korea. The quality is then determined by the construction.
What kind of guarantee or warranty Is offered?
Are they current with industry trends including computer technology that can document/track and detail maintenance and usage reports? 
Is their website up to date with photos of real product? 
Is the product shown the one you will be renting? Watch for: "Looks like...or Similar to...". 
Portland PartyWorks is a fully insured vendor with an experienced staff equipped to handle any situation. Our clients know they can count on us to deliver a successful event every time. As the leading supplier of inflatables in the Northwest we are determined to raise the bar on customer service. Visit our FAQ page if you would like to read about Portland PartyWorks and our commitment to customer satisfaction.

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