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  • #16
    Each company has their own set of hoops that you need to jump through to become a dealer for them. Common ones are a tax number and credit check. Next comes a minimum total of all orders for the year. For example if you want to be a Honda dealer....expect to buy upfront a minimum of 4 engines, their basic parts inventory, CD, Web access and more....it starts to add up when your paying out of pocket.

    The hardest part for us was getting a system in place to make sure all parts get ordered and shipped on a daily bases. We order directly from 11 different companies just about every M-F...so keeping track can become a pain and then inventorying the stuff as it comes in is time consuming and then turning around and repackaging to ship out the same day to our customers is also very time consuming.

    Most outfits will take orders all week and then make one big order and the end of the week to their distributor to save on shipping costs. We found that most of our customers need it now...not in two weeks. So we order daily and its not that uncommon to have over two orders in the same day to the same company.


    So....Does it ever drive you crazy the contracts you have to sign up with to become dealers of equipment? All the time! Its not for the faint of heart or people that are not willing to work 7 days a week sometimes 16 to 18 hour days. That's what happens when you sign on the dotted line.
    I am surprised you do not have a set time to send in your orders. Most computer systems run reports for orders you can just type them in and send. At the freight costs we have you would save a fortune vs sending in 2 orders to the same company. Some of the overpriced systems will even do the orders for you for Briggs and Kohler distributors.

    Honda and Kawasaki are the only ones we have on their own, every other brand has something else we might want to get on the order as well.
    I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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    • #17
      Does it ever drive you crazy the contracts you have to sign up with to become dealers of equipment? Or to sell parts? It seems like it is quite complicated.
      The bad thing is in most cases to sell parts for a piece of equipment you have to be a dealer for it. Echo and Snapper went threw a time where you could just sign up for service work and some dealers still have them. Also for Poulan, and MTD you can just do service work as for the most part they are not profitable to sell. You can get aftermarket parts for most of the equipment but to get an OEM part you do have to be a dealer.

      You also find that carb kits, and primer bulbs from stens and oregon are higher then from Zama, and Walbro.
      I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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      • #18
        How good are the aftermarket parts compared with the OEM parts?

        Are there any mower manufacturers that you can sell their products without having to be in a contract to buy X amount per year from them? Or is that just how they all do it? What about Better Mowers with their quick 36". They don't seem to have dealers so could you still sell their products and not need a contract? Would that work out better for the reseller?
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        • #19
          Aftermarker Verses OEM

          Hey Steve,

          We sell both and leave it up to our customer to decide which is best for them. What I can tell you is that one of the companies we deal with comes a full 1 year warranty against defects and quality workmanship whereas most of our OEM parts come with a 90 day.

          A lot of the time we are actually seeing where the aftermarket parts exceed the OEM parts their replacing. Just depends on where the parts are coming from. Even many of the Aftermarkets say manufactured by the OEM companies coming from the same location and manufacturing plants.

          Windfsmall... I am not sure what companies that you deal with and the programs you fall into, but we can order either on-line or by phone by any of the companies we deal with. One company for instance has 9 warehouses throughout the US. You get assigned to one and if their out, you get placed on back order. We do enough sales a year to have access to all of them at anytime with the same shipping rates and pull what we need at anytime.

          There are no set rules that pertain to all dealers. The more you buy, the more services are available and the better the prices are. We do the same thing for our customers. If your buying a set of blades and belts for one mower you can get the discounted prices in our on-line store and if its over 100.00 you also get free S&H. If your looking to buy over a 1000.00 in parts at once...we offer discounts to those businesses. The next discount is at 5K and there are a couple of sets beyond that that are usually retailers.
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          • #20
            I have a different opinion of after-market products.

            Blades I personally like Oregon blades, they seem to last longer then anything else out. You will also find most commercial units come with Oregon blades.

            Air Filters it depends on the filters, for the most part Oregon and Stens have decent after-market filters but not in all cases, But I have seen some real junk with some of the others.

            Oil filters both Stens and Oregon make oil filters with the correct stats but NOT all after-market oil filters even list the micron filtration and bypass PSI.

            Belts I personally like Oregon, Stens and PIX but you have to make sure you get a lawn and garden belt, PIX and gates make fractional belts that will shred quickly. I have also found some of the MTD after-market belts are the wrong size.
            I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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            • #21
              Windfsmall... I am not sure what companies that you deal with and the programs you fall into, but we can order either on-line or by phone by any of the companies we deal with. One company for instance has 9 warehouses throughout the US. You get assigned to one and if their out, you get placed on back order. We do enough sales a year to have access to all of them at anytime with the same shipping rates and pull what we need at anytime.
              I am in the center of the US so I come out of the main warehouse for Stens in fact they are only about 45 min from us, but I thought that they let anyone order out of any warehouse they wanted. We also have distributors and are authorized for the following products.

              Engines; Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Kawasaki, Honda, Subaru, Lawson(techumseh) Generac, Yamakoyo, and the MTD engine made in china.

              Transmissions; Hydrogear, Pearless

              2-Cycle; Redmax, Husquvarna(AYP includes Poulan), Echo, MTD.

              Mowers; Hustler, Bobcat, Husquvarna(AYP), Troy Built(MTD)

              Turf Equipment; Ryan, PECO

              One Question I have for you is what are the laws about using a brand logo on your site. I thought I could only use the logos of the brands I have. I noticed you have craftsman on your site as do a lot of others do you know what the law says you can do?
              I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts

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              • #22
                I will try my best at the Craftsman questions as it relates to a lot of sellers. If they are getting OEM AYP parts...these are Craftsman, Husqvarna from the OEM company.

                As to Stens...they are a great company to do business with and what most don't realize is they they are carrying a lot of OEM's especially Kohler parts. I got lucky and have great sales reps for all the suppliers we deal with and the majority will bend over backwards to help. I would hope that our customers would say the same.

                I do wish you the best!
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