Working Efficiently with a Fastener Distributor
Bay Supply has been supporting global manufacturers with best-in-show technical know-how, deep inventory of the top U.S. brands, and all of the installation systems expertise to get the job done right at the right price.
Our specialists can help you solve any blind rivet application or supply problem, helping you select the optimal style, brand, size, and number of rivets required to meet virtually any fastening challenge.
Typically, product designers who specify brand-name blind rivets are looking for a unique, engineered type, and require the highest quality and integrity of the fastener. For example, in applications where the head of the rivet will be visible (such as in aircraft), consistency in appearance is important.
Bay Supply is a top-tier, factory-authorized master stocking distributor for all of the top brands. Bay Supply also supplies our own brand of BayFast™ blind rivets in order to serve the economic demands of our distributors. We have invested many resources in cross-analysis of fastener specifications to establish substitute or alternative brands at various price points.
When a distributor identifies a desired fastener on our website and visits the item detail page, under the item specifics you will find a list of Substitute/Alternative brands offered that meet the exact or similar specifications of the item sourced.
This display of Substitute/Alternative items is a valuable resource for our distributors because it compares the pricing and available quantities of each brand offered.There are a number of benefits that our distributors utilize with these offerings:
Pricing for each Substitute/Alternative Item is displayed to evaluate possible savings for the distributor or his/
Quantities available are displayed for assessment of alternative procurement opportunities to serve immediate sourcing needs.
‘Compare’ feature allows distributors to display a side-by-side comparison of all substitute items including price, available quantities, and engineering specifications to establish a true substitute.
When it comes to fastener selection, distributors evaluate their customer’s application and preferences. While top brands have the most reliable consistency related to setting and overall appearance, certain applications may not have an aesthetic requirement for visible consistency; a more cost-effective alternative may be a prudent choice.
Many distributors are not familiar with appropriate cross-referencing of various brands to efficiently evaluate options for procurement. Structural fasteners of very high quality offered by a number of top-brand manufacturers are frequently overlooked by distributors because of the analytical time required to identify a possible alternative offering.
We offer one of the largest warehouse and inventory management systems in the industry to serve our customers with instant order processing and tracking.
Discount Membership is free to qualifying members in the following industries:
- TRUCK/BUS OR TRANSIT—Qualifying businesses must operate a truck or bus service (and/or repair service), fleet maintenance, provide aftermarket service, or make custom modifications.
- RAIL/RAILCAR OR MINING—Qualifying businesses must engage in rail or mining equipment manufacturing, service, repair, or track/car maintenance.
- AGRICULTURE—Qualifying businesses must engage in the operating, manufacturing, repair, or maintenance of agricultural equipment.
- GREEN ENERGY—Qualifying businesses must engage in the manufacturing, installation, service, or repair of alternate energy equipment including solar, wind, and water.
Online pricing is accurate to our internal systems for ease of use. Quantity Break Pricing is displayed to help our customers carefully budget and plan for cost efficiencies.
Accounts and pricing are specific to each customer and can be managed by your staff. You may rename part numbers specific to your operating system, save product groupings, and establish rapid reorder lists to streamline your order processes.
We have electronically catalogued every product specification compiled in our systems since 1962. If the item you require is not found through our online search, please submit requests for quotes and our rapid response team will source products that meet your specifications.
Engineering Specifications, Data Sheets,Product Attributes, Tool Manuals, Instructional Videos, and Manufacturer Catalogues are available on item detail pages and supplemental information may be available in our Resource Library.
Bay Supply offers many styles, materials, and sizes of blind rivets for a wide variety of industrial and aerospace applications.
Our specialists can help solve any application or supply problem, helping you select the optimal fasteners required to meet virtually any fastening challenge.