Peptides used for any research purposes need to be purchased often, as fresh samples can result in better results for your work. If your facility has multiple researchers who use crystallized or liquid peptides, it's likely that everyone places a regular order together. If it's now your turn to buy research peptides, you may be seeking out ways to trim the budget and get quicker delivery. Avoid the following peptide purchase mistakes, however, to safeguard your facility's budget and the work of every researcher there.
Mistake #1: Purchasing Internationally
Finding drastically reduced prices for peptides seems fantastic at first. The possibility that you can save the facility some money and still get the compounds you need is exciting. However, sometimes peptides are priced so low because they come from foreign sources. This may seem okay, until your peptide packages arrive and your facility is responsible for tacked-on customs costs. The overall cost for accepting something from a foreign location might erase any of the savings you were excited about. Therefore, know the source of your peptides. Try domestic sources first, and ensure you have a detailed list of costs.
Mistake #2: Ordering Wrong Form
A common purchasing mistake is to get peptide crystals or powder when researchers in the lab require liquid peptides or vice versa. This will put work at a standstill, and you might have to spend more money to order rush deliveries. Take care to place orders for the peptide types everyone needs.
Mistake #3: Having No Interaction with Peptide Supplier
Ordering online makes so many of your shopping experiences easier. You need not experience long lines or drive a distance to buy peptides, but you should still work to make direct contact with the peptide supplier. They can offer you discounts for frequent orders of the same size, but more critically, reaching out to them provides insight about what kind of relationship you'll have. If the peptides aren't effective, can you discuss the issue with someone who will take that seriously and authorize a credit to your account, for instance? Make contact before purchase; you may learn something that steers you toward another supplier.
Mistake #4: Leaving the Delivery Out
You could be working when the delivery of the peptides happen, but you need to ensure someone refrigerates the samples if you want everyone to have access to healthy, good compounds. Being lazy about collecting the package could jeopardize that.
Get feedback from researchers and those who control the research budget before you ultimately go and place an order for peptides. Their assistance is important if you want everyone to be satisfied