valley trash wrote:
For sure Spenard Builders Supply there in Palmer or see if Lowes and or Home Depot would feature some of your stuff there. Also if you want to advertise by means of those magnetic logos you see on vehicles, id be glad to sport one for a modest discount.
; We have been in contact with Lowes and Home Depot, evidently they think they need to carry coal stoves to sell coal. Though we haven't called SBS, not sure why since one is located close to us.
;I have thought about getting magnetic stickers for our business to put on our trucks, but I haven't really thought about having other people do it. Not a bad idea.
@shortbus Yes it would be a good idea, since they already have the forklifts, and are used to handling superbags, but unfortunately they don't want to venture into the realm of coal sales. Not sure if its an insurance thing, or they just don't want to.
The thing of it is, we can't even get stove stores who carry coal stoves to sell our coal. Everyone wants to make bunches and bunches of money. One place that used to sell our bags wants us to sell it to them to where they can sell it for the same price as us, but still being able to make a bunch of money off it. We can't do that, we have our prices set to where we are only really making the trucking costs off it. We were in contact with a stove store in Anch, they called and said they wanted 20, 25lb bags. So we figured, cool, we'll get this started and we can have a distributer in Anch. Well, I drive all the way into town, and when I get there, a kid (early 20's) comes out, and says "Oh, I'm the one who called you, they're for me, and I only want 4, do you take credit card?" Man, I was so upset. He just conned me into driving to Anch to bring him 4 25lb bags, and doesn't even have the money for it. So, its a learning curve.
I was thinking about taking a stack of flyers and putting them on the piles of bundles of wood outside fredmeyers, and gas stations. LoL. I don't think that would go over to well though. We were at the store a couple nights ago, and as we were walking out, a women had a shopping cart and she was loading it full of those bundles of wood. Thats a tough way to heat, those are like $6-7 bucks, for what, 15lbs of wood? It's the simplicity of it, just being able to go to the grocery store and buy it. Anyone have an exact to how much wood is in one of those bundles? 1/40th of a cord? It would be interesting to know.