Everything you need to know about the new stone, starting with 1) it’s comparable in price and color to domestic stones, and 2) it’s actually available.
Not long ago, a client of ours was forced to tell a family in mourning that the domestic grey granite monument they’d ordered was delayed. Again. Obviously, this is a common problem these days, as supply-chain issues and other pandemic-related challenges continue to catch us all in the crosshairs. This time, though, when the client asked us if anything could be done, we at Salem Stones had an answer: an excellent grey granite from India.
What follows should answer all of your questions, too, but if you have any more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Why have you added India Grey to your collection?
For the past 15 years, Salem Stones has worked to meet our clients needs so you, in turn, can offer the best-possible service and solutions to the families you serve. After receiving many inquiries like the one aboves, we realized we needed to source alternatives to the best-selling but largely unavailable domestic grey granite. India Grey is the result of our search.
How does India Grey compare to domestic greys?
India Grey is of the same high quality as the most-popular domestic greys. Honestly, if there is a discernible difference between the two, it’s that we can ensure a steady supply of the exported stone at a time when domestic quarries are struggling to keep up with demand due to increased demand and labor shortages.
Will customers like the new stone?
Absolutely. Reports from our first group of buyers is that their customers are more than satisfied.
How can you guarantee supply? Aren’t there challenges with overseas shipping?
The relationships we fostered with quarries in India have allowed us to secure a stable pipeline of the product. Those connections afford us expedited delivery, so even with an overseas trip as part of the journey we can often provide speedier delivery than domestic options can at the moment. In addition, we provide real-time transparency with our Salem Inspire ordering system, so you always know where your delivery is and when you can expect it.
Is it possible to customize one’s stone?
Yes, and because there are sufficient numbers of working artisans in India, it can be done in a more cost-efficient manner. Families can select their best shapes, finishes and etchings to memorialize their loved one without breaking their budget.
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