Describes what is customary in the market for sales and customer support.
In Pakistan, the end-user generally requires comprehensive and reliable after-sales support on all durable and non-consumer items, accompanied by good documentation and instructions for product installation, operation, and repair. Many purchasers choose a complete turnkey package, which often includes employee training.
Foreign sellers generally require local agent/distributors to maintain a certain minimum inventory of spare parts. Most agents provide a warranty and "free maintenance" for one year, building the cost of maintenance into their overall price.
It is a common practice for end-users to demand a guarantee that the supplier will respond to questions or rectify faults in the equipment within a specified period of time. The time period may vary from a few hours to several days, depending on the nature of the product and possible faults in the equipment.