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Energy Quotes: Online vs Brokers

Energy Quotes: Online vs Brokers

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Last updated: 08 June 2021

We know that your energy bill can make up a big proportion of your outgoings, so it is important to find the best energy deal for your business. Whether you choose to get your energy quote online or you get a broker to help, it is important that you compare business gas and electricity deals before you decide on your supplier and tariff. 

Should I get a broker to help me get an energy quote?

If you don’t have the time to be researching energy suppliers yourself then a broker can help save you some time by doing it all for you. Often, suppliers will give businesses a bespoke tariff to meet your needs and financial means so it can take a long time to get these very specific quotes from each supplier.
They’ll keep on top of things for you. They should remind you about your contract end date so you don’t run the risk of ending up in an expensive rollover contract.
A broker will have dealt with other businesses like yours before so they will probably know what kind of deal will suit your business the best. They may be able to give you extra advice on things like cutting down your energy usage and when to change supplier to ensure you are continuously on the most competitive tariff available. 
Often brokers will be representing a particular supplier. They may only offer you a select few tariffs from a small group of suppliers which could mean you are missing out on getting a more competitive tariff from a different supplier. They won’t be able to compare the whole market so you need to get an online energy quote if this is what you want.
Their services won’t be free! Unlike an online energy comparison, you’ll have to fork out for the energy quote from a broker. You need to decide whether their help will be worth the expense for your business. 
You’ve got to research which broker you want carefully and this may take some time. You need to find a broker who has experience with your kind of business and can find a deal that benefits your company so that the fee is worth it.

Or should I go for an online energy quote?

Online comparison sites, such as ours, review the whole market for you. Simply fill in the form and you will receive a callback offering you the most cost effective quotes, tailored for your business specifically. You could save hundreds of pounds a year by switching supplier. Even if you are happy with your current supplier, it is worth checking whether you can save anything by switching.
An online energy quote can be completely free. You won’t have to pay a thing for a quote from usave and you receive friendly, reliable advice and a comparison of all the most competitive tariffs. Using an online service doesn’t mean you have to research it all on your own, we do it all for you.
An online service can do everything for you, including organising a hassle-free switch. Our dedicated customer service team can give you accurate advice and answer all your questions whenever you need it. 
Our online service is provided by experts. Tell us about your business and our experts put together a list of quotes which are best suited to your business. Then you get to choose which one is most ideal for you. Once you’ve decided on a deal, we’ll sort out the switch and get you started with your new supplier. 
An online energy quote won’t give you extra advice like cutting down on your energy usage when you apply for a quote. However, must online energy comparison sites offer comprehensive guides about anything you’ll need to know, such as how to switch or finding your business energy contract end date. 
You don’t get to talk to someone 1:1 in person, about your quote. You will be able to call one of our experts and discuss the energy deals we have found for you over the phone. However, if you prefer to talk over your options with someone face to face, then a broker may be more appropriate for you. 

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Danny Lord

Author: Danny Lord

Danny is our Editor-in-Chief, and has been writing news and guides for comparison sites for the last five years.

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