Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

Parts at Great Prices Northern New York Parts


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-13-2011, 04:47 AM
nnyparts's Avatar
nnyparts nnyparts is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 4
nnyparts is on a distinguished road
Default Parts at Great Prices Northern New York Parts

For you guys out there looking for parts, why not see if we can help. We have access to over 2.4 million parts...OEM and Aftermarket, we also have access to good used parts and that comes in handy on the older machines that parts have become obsolete and we ship anywhere.

From fuel treatments (this ethanol has been a pain in the backside) to mower belts and blades. We are willing to give extra discounts to you guys that buy in volume. Anything over $100.00 is free S&H...yep, that includes blades also.

Interested? Send me a list of the parts you normally buy in the spring to get you started for the year...filters, belts, blades, twine, bump feeders and more and I will put together a price list. We also carry all the accessories for your open and enclosed trailers from trimmer trap to hold and house your equipment.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 02-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Do you find from time to time you have any specials you promote? Or sales?

I'd love to see some of your specials being posted. It might get members to jump on the opportunity.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-2011, 04:19 PM
nnyparts's Avatar
nnyparts nnyparts is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 4
nnyparts is on a distinguished road
Default Special or Promotions

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the welcome to the group and we would love to help anyone here get the parts they need at a great price. What we do offer is discounts for volume orders. In all honesty, it would be easier to list who we aren't dealers for at this point.

We have really worked hard to get where were at by just using straight up honesty and trying to be fair with everyone. On some things you may be able to get them cheaper...but what kind of service are you going to get after the sale when things go wrong.

We do enough volume a month to get us great savings with companies like Stens, Oregon, Honda, MTD, Briggs, Tecumseh ( we can still get the parts even though they went bankrupt) as well as a few others. We offer our customers the option of OEM or aftermarket parts...plus Honda, Briggs & Kohler engines direct.

We don't just sell parts....we run a full service repair shop with over 30 years experience in the business. We know what we sell and how to install it when folks need a hand. So if you guys are looking for the best deals...its volume. Most of you already know what you are going to need for this coming season that needs to be in stock when something breaks. We also sell used parts!

Postage is a killer, so the smaller the orders unless their carb kits or something light will mean higher postage costs and that has to be figured in on all sales. All I can say is if your happy with the people your buying from and their treating you good...stick with them, if not...give us a shot.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-17-2011, 10:37 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nnyparts View Post
Hey Steve,

Thanks for the welcome to the group and we would love to help anyone here get the parts they need at a great price. What we do offer is discounts for volume orders. In all honesty, it would be easier to list who we aren't dealers for at this point.

We have really worked hard to get where were at by just using straight up honesty and trying to be fair with everyone. On some things you may be able to get them cheaper...but what kind of service are you going to get after the sale when things go wrong.

We do enough volume a month to get us great savings with companies like Stens, Oregon, Honda, MTD, Briggs, Tecumseh ( we can still get the parts even though they went bankrupt) as well as a few others. We offer our customers the option of OEM or aftermarket parts...plus Honda, Briggs & Kohler engines direct.

We don't just sell parts....we run a full service repair shop with over 30 years experience in the business. We know what we sell and how to install it when folks need a hand. So if you guys are looking for the best deals...its volume. Most of you already know what you are going to need for this coming season that needs to be in stock when something breaks. We also sell used parts!

Postage is a killer, so the smaller the orders unless their carb kits or something light will mean higher postage costs and that has to be figured in on all sales. All I can say is if your happy with the people your buying from and their treating you good...stick with them, if not...give us a shot.
Wow most shops that have been around for 30 years do not deal in used parts. I do not even know of any that do any real volume of parts that sell used parts. Too hard to catalog and test each and every part, and it is a risk to the customer if you dont.

I found it to be too much work, if I charged for the labor it took to test each part I could sell them new parts cheaper. I do however keep and give away bolts in some cases.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2011, 12:01 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey wait a sec, I was looking at your site for ideas of how to sort items. And your site said you just opened up in 2009 to help a neighbor how do you have 30 years in the biz?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2011, 03:18 AM
nnyparts's Avatar
nnyparts nnyparts is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern New York
Posts: 42
Rep Power: 4
nnyparts is on a distinguished road
Default Used Parts & Volume

Hi Wandfsmall,

You would be surprised at the amount of people out there in this economy that choose used over new. It usually falls into two categories...the part is obsolete and we can't get it new or their buying it because its usually 1/3 of the cost of new.

Most Shops as you put it are also carrying floor plans with different dealerships and making their monies on sales and warranty work. I have two cousins local to us that are doing over 750K in sales and service, do floor planning with a number of companies and pay the bills with warranty work in the shop.

How can one have over 30 yrs experience with starting in 09'? We only show part of the business there. We are also have our CAGE & DUNNS numbers to deal directly with any state or federal agency and contract bids. We have someone in place there that has been in this realm since the late 80's as well as three others that deal only with the on-line side of the business. Actually if I sat down and did a full accounting it would be well over 30 with just our contract bids employee.

Like I said before...were straight up...try to be as honest as possible and help others when we can. I even offered to help you if you had any questions or concerns with your store because I know how much work goes into building a on-line business. I also know most of the pitfalls with falling into them myself. There is more than enough room for all of us to try and make a living without putting another down to get ahead
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-2011, 11:20 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

I apologize about the tone of my post. I read your post about 30 years of experience and then read your about us section and see you opened up in 2009. I appreciate your offer of help, that is what this site is for. In fact I agree with your comments about my websites sort order, I had been working on it prior but I am even changing that around to a new system after looking at a few other sites. A suggestion of mine for you is in the first section of your site I would explain how your staff has 30 year of experienced as when I read it I did not see that. I do not list everyones years in experience added together as I do not think people would believe it if I posted we had 120 years experience working on equipment, when all of the mechanics added up equal that. I also do not think that would be honest of me, as the guy with 30 years of experience knows more then all of the others and rarely do we contribute anything he does not already know. But I also understand when your starting a new business claiming all of the experience you can. I claimed the experience of our first shop when I opened the second location up. I passed it off as valid as I was moving staff from the first shop to the new location, and had our main location supporting us.

In all fairness your site is not bad though, you are correct in your site is more secure then a lot of popular sites online. Anytime your credit card will be charged later you run the risk of someone storing your credit card data. And in the worst case it is stored on a website database that could be hacked. Your site is also zencart a popular web store system that has ongoing support. I looked at zencart and almost used it but magento integrates better with my point of sale system and is just as secure.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-2011, 05:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
are also carrying floor plans
What does that mean?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-18-2011, 05:40 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
What does that mean?
mowers are expensive items, so instead of paying for them most dealers that have enough credit put the mowers on a floor plan or secured loan. The mower manufacture will likely pay the interest for say 6 months before you have to pay anything for the mower or any interest. Once you sell a mower you have to pay it off even if the mower is not due.

It basically allows us to stock more equipment without huge debt. We also have floor plans for stock, for example I have just over $30,000 with one of my parts suppliers so that I can order parts and pay for them at the end of the month. Or as a spring order in 3 payments due May June and July

Floor plans normally only come in when you carry equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-20-2011, 12:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,679
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that is fascinating!

Are there things that you enjoy about being an equipment dealer versus not so much?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
belts, blades, gas caps, trimmer heads

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what spare parts to carry with you Dragger Starting a lawn care business. 10 11-14-2010 06:19 AM
Parts/Repair Manual for Kawasaki 19 Hp oasislawnirrigation General Talk 4 01-30-2010 10:45 PM
Misc Parts.... *NEW* CheapNEasy Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 04-21-2009 02:36 AM
mower parts lawn-guy Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 03-30-2009 12:37 AM
3 parts to a great lawn? Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 0 06-24-2006 01:10 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from Md
homey
Yesterday 06:55 PM
Yesterday 06:55 PM
by homey
0 32
Repair or replace the...
lxarth
Yesterday 05:07 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 54
what do you "love" to...
calebmoss
07-06-2011 10:05 PM
Yesterday 05:09 PM
by Chilehead
28 8,831
Employee job training...
brookline
12-15-2014 08:15 PM
Yesterday 04:59 PM
by Chilehead
3 142
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 02:56 PM
Yesterday 01:11 PM
by Steve
23 2,871
I'm BACK!
SuperiorPower
12-16-2014 11:08 PM
Yesterday 01:09 PM
by Steve
1 73
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 09:51 AM
Yesterday 09:40 AM
by SuperiorPower
34 6,006
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
Yesterday 09:13 AM
by SuperiorPower
15 1,217
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
12-15-2014 10:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
188 16,365
New to Gopher Haul-from...
323k13l
12-12-2014 10:34 PM
12-15-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
3 218
hi
creteland
12-12-2014 09:06 AM
12-15-2014 01:45 PM
by Steve
5 216
New addition to my small...
googus
12-12-2014 07:36 PM
12-15-2014 07:47 AM
by googus
4 285
Ferris IS700Z
rmccutchan
12-14-2014 01:10 AM
12-14-2014 11:41 PM
by rmccutchan
4 196
Charge what the market...
Billy Goat
12-09-2014 12:39 PM
12-14-2014 06:39 PM
by biglee
20 713
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
12-12-2014 07:18 AM
by steveinil
4 731
Utility Company Right of...
eastsidelandcare
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
12-11-2014 04:54 PM
by eastsidelandcare
0 206
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
12-11-2014 04:50 PM
by eastsidelandcare
33 3,937
suggestions on full lawn...
Brian3137
12-10-2014 07:18 PM
12-11-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
6 312
new to me box truck
jrayb39667
03-06-2014 11:20 PM
12-11-2014 09:43 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
18 3,263
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
12-10-2014 02:45 PM
by WesleySnips
7 545
Echo pb200 blower fuel...
googus
12-06-2014 09:03 PM
12-09-2014 06:35 PM
by Steve
3 389
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
12-09-2014 06:24 PM
by Steve
36 9,699
Are you prepared for the...
Steve
12-02-2014 04:13 PM
12-09-2014 06:22 PM
by Steve
7 806
Email Address Name
Just Cuts
12-07-2014 09:49 PM
12-08-2014 03:15 PM
by Steve
3 354
Inspection form
stevef1201
12-07-2014 10:38 AM
12-08-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 351
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
12-08-2014 12:37 PM
by jrs.landscaping
108 34,038
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
12-07-2014 06:35 PM
by stevef1201
24 1,611
Innovation by mandate
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 01:33 PM
12-06-2014 03:27 PM
by SGL1
12 874
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 10:07 PM
12-05-2014 11:06 AM
by Steve
9 2,181
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
12-04-2014 01:32 PM
by stevef1201
15 1,351
How many hours is too...
Just Cuts
12-04-2014 09:00 AM
12-04-2014 01:02 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 522
Does this sound like a...
googus
12-03-2014 07:47 AM
12-04-2014 12:37 PM
by Steve
5 598
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
12-04-2014 12:27 PM
by Steve
14 1,133
New website
SGL1
12-02-2014 10:55 PM
12-03-2014 11:17 PM
by BLC7
19 763
Websites, how long...
Dan Tanner
03-09-2014 08:29 AM
12-03-2014 11:12 PM
by SGL1
21 3,128
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 11:04 PM
12-03-2014 10:36 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 1,784
GPS trackers for...
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:09 PM
12-03-2014 07:17 PM
by Steve
8 619
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
12-03-2014 06:31 PM
by SGL1
17 1,348
Hiring Subs over Temps
Billy Goat
12-02-2014 06:26 AM
12-03-2014 01:24 PM
by Steve
3 558
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
12-02-2014 11:11 PM
by SGL1
11 9,422
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
12-02-2014 02:17 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 1,397
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
12-02-2014 08:47 AM
by SGL1
6 1,422
old contracts
bayoubandit
11-29-2014 11:10 AM
12-01-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
3 641
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
12-01-2014 10:54 AM
by Steve
9 1,180
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
12-01-2014 10:45 AM
by Steve
32 15,084
Intuit Quickbooks...
CDLAWNCARE
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
11-30-2014 10:19 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
0 537
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
11-28-2014 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 355,270
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
11-28-2014 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 2,222
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
11-27-2014 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 589
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 940
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate bark bid bob villa care collections commercial decorating demonstration edging employee problems estimate ferris four wheel drive gopherhaul gravely hardscapes hills hiring how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction jobs landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo managing a lawn care business mr dave mulch mulch estimate new buisness new mower past due patio install per hour service podcast push versus ride reo running a business scag v-ride scripts shell snow snow plowing sprayer starting a business steve toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting up sell employee won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy