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 > Business > General Business Discussions

General Business Discussions A place to talk about general business discussions.

Under Armor


General Business Discussions

A place to talk about general business discussions.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

There is an article on MSNBC about the company Under Armor. Have you ever purchased any of their products? Do you have any thoughts on them or their brand?

This is interested because one of our forum members is starting his own clothing line so getting a little behind the scenes of Under Armor and how they got their start might help James with his company.

Under Armour steps into footwear field - The CEO, who started conceiving the first UA shirts while a student at the University of Maryland in the mid-1990s, says the Prototype line is a big step in transforming the company.

"Under Armour is identified with performance the way Starbucks is identified with better coffee, and that is a huge advantage in entering new categories," says independent marketing consultant Dennis Keene.


The value of most clothing seems to be in the value of the brand because most of this stuff is made of the same material from one brand to another.
__________________
- 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

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 02-01-2008, 05:20 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I use Under Armor as my base layer when I mtn. bike and play sports in cold weather. They have a really good product but it is pricey.

Branding is important with products like this because a purchaser knows what he is going to get from a standpoint of quality. My favorite Under Armor shirt is 3 years old and I have easily worn it 150 times. It still fits like new.

I am not a brand junkie at all and I would readily pay $20 less to buy the same quality with no name brand on it but U.A.'s quality is undeniable. I use Duofold and some other no name stuff which all work great in moderately cold weather but none of those off brand products stand up to abuse like I have seen with UA.

UA has a great marketing campaign going too. Every week in the Dick's Sporting Goods ads you see these super buff athletes wearing their shirts.

Their logo is distinctive. The shirt I wear is black with a high collar. Their logo is bright white right at the neck and every time I wear it someone asks me how I like it.

I have a lot of experience with sports footwear. I am skeptical that UA is just going to produce a moderate quality shoe that will sell strictly because of its brand name. That will be disappointing.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 8
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

hey steve** good looking out man... i appreciate you posting on my account... as my clothing line started out to be just a hobby, I havent put a great amount of time into "the future" of the company...but I guess its time that I should... Since december, Ive gotten alot of questions and interest about the company, in fact, a store in OC new jersey has contacted me. They want me to send samples down once we get them produced... One my issues is that I dont have any experience in this industry, only the "clothes on my back" I appreciate all the help the members here have given me, not I better do some reading up on UA... BTW they do put out an awesome product...

and Keith, I noticed you seem to be an outdoorsy guy... mt biking and all, dont know if you wear em, but give KEENS a chance... i think they are an excellent product.

J
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2008, 12:32 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]but give KEENS a chance
Not familiar with them.

I will def. check them out and give 'em a try.
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-02-2008, 12:54 AM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 8
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

zappos seems to have a great selection of them... I have 6 pairs of keens and wear them at least 5 times a week
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-02-2008, 05:03 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]I have a lot of experience with sports footwear. I am skeptical that UA is just going to produce a moderate quality shoe that will sell strictly because of its brand name. That will be disappointing.
I think that Under Armor has a chance. Why? Because they are hungry for it. It really seems from what I have read that they are pulling out all the stops to make this happen.

When Phil Knight started Nike, or actually even before it was Nike, he was selling sneakers out of the trunk of his car at track and field events, that he imported from Nike.

However, Nike is HUGE and will be very tough to compete against, but I do think it can be done.
__________________
- 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
  #7  
Old 02-02-2008, 05:05 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Let's take a look at their stock. As far as I know, it currently is down because of competition in their shirt market as well as they exploration into the shoe business.

Would you buy their stock? Do you think they have what it takes to be in this for the long haul?
__________________
- 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
  #8  
Old 02-03-2008, 12:34 AM
LGYardService LGYardService is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Casper, WY
Age: 21
Posts: 228
Rep Power: 7
LGYardService
Talking

Hey everyone,

All i have to say about Under Armour is....amazing! LOL
I wear some kind of under armour product almost every single day! Mainly for my running...cold weather right now....but also in the warmer parts of the year. They're original product is just the Coldgear Mock Turtleneck and thats pretty much what I have been wearin lately.

Now days, they have all kinds of apperal, shoes, bags, heck they even make their own footballs. LOL

Luke
__________________
15 year old teenager in the business!

Luke Gilbert
LG Yard Services
Casper, WY


http://www.lgyardservice.com/index.html

Reply With Quote
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:51 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Both My kids brothers swear by UA. They play highschool football & say it helps avoid chaffing. They wear it for the same reason when surfing or boogie boarding.
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #10  
Old 03-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,752
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Chuck,

Would you buy stock in the company?
__________________
- 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

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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 12:40 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 390
danny 2
danny2
Yesterday 10:19 PM
Yesterday 10:41 PM
by danny2
1 34
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
Yesterday 06:26 AM
Yesterday 08:15 PM
by Dan Tanner
3 107
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
Yesterday 05:34 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
3 94
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
Yesterday 03:15 PM
by stevef1201
9 251
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
Yesterday 12:19 PM
by kslawn
19 6,770
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
Yesterday 11:17 AM
by kslawn
11 257
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
Yesterday 10:59 AM
by kslawn
4 132
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 159
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 07:59 AM
by xandrew245x
14 864
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Yesterday 07:49 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 139
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 04:22 AM
by Tekeda1
17 381
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
04-18-2014 08:57 PM
by xandrew245x
6 119
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 67
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 58
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 99
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 193
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-18-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
31 1,073
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 214
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 209
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 178
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 609
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 727
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 106
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 278
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 96
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 620
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 236
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 175
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 309
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 211
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 108
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 285,654
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 449
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 361
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 447
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 176
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 425
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 119
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 253
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 112
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 201
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,602
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 332
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 339
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 171
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 141
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 141
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 311
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 1,020
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' aerator bid charge christmas light hanging christmas lighting color jet courtesy call credit card processing cultivation customers decorating echo ecosymbiosis escrow exmark ferris first truck florida flower bed cultivation price fs90r fundraiser gopherhaul grass gravely holiday holiday lighting honda how much to charge introduction lawn care lawn care business book lawn care business show lawn service leaf removal lighting marketing mechanic mowing mowing clarksville mulch native plants new buisness new business online classifieds organize outdoor environments payday pb500t podcast reo requests riding mower rotating scag season seo social media starting a business start up lawn care business steve stihl top dresser toro trailer truck turfgrass consulting walker winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.

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