When your supervisor tasks you with placing orders for the research peptides used by various members of your institution or faculty, it seems like an easy job. However, if you're not careful, your actions can lead to delays, problems and faulty results. Try keeping the below tips in your mind as you look for and work with suppliers.
1-Use Domestic Companies
You're likely to start your search for suppliers online. This is a smart choice, as you can search for competitive pricing from many different sources. However, think twice before ordering internationally. That's because there could be hidden customs fees and other shipment problems that could hold up delivery of the peptides you're getting. Ensure you're checking the country of origin before placing any of your orders.
2-Order Proper Type
Researchers that you work with may have their own preferences regarding whether they need powder or crystalline peptides. If you're unsure about what they need, ensure you do a survey of the department or group before ordering. The wrong type can mean you need to reorder and that could delay ongoing research. Also, ensure that you're ordering the right peptides before your complete an order online.
3-Check Expiration Dates
It's easy to assume that the peptides you're ordering haven't reached their expiration dates yet. However, inexpensive peptides could indeed be reaching the end of their shelf life. Make certain you're checking the dates on anything you buy. If the website doesn't seem to display those dates, contact the supplier directly and inquire.
4-Consult Customer Service
If a supplier's website is well-organized and gives you all the data you need, consulting customer service may not be something you think about. However, if a problem arises with the order, you might not be happy with the service you receive. Therefore, it's wise to get in touch beforehand to ensure you can connect with a person easily.
5-Watch for Delivery
Sometimes when you buy research peptides, they will need to be refrigerated or otherwise cared for. They shouldn't sit in the facility mailroom for too long. Have a good idea of when the package will be arriving and look out for it yourself. This way, the peptides will retain their quality and work well for researchers.
Your attention to these peptide issues will make them usable for everyone. Talk more with researchers and suppliers about how these peptides can be acquired without trouble.