Without a doubt every economy brings opportunities. And this has been the case for car washers that have used the downturn to investigate alternative sources for service, parts, chemistry and equipment. Whether looking for savings or better value, most have found both.
Prior to the downturn, supplier backlogs were fat. Now, suppliers are aggressively pursuing any and all opportunities for trade in the market. For suppliers to survive, they are tuning into and engaging “nontraditional sales” opportunities. What is a non-traditional sales opportunity?
Simple. Our most successful non-traditional buying technique is not unlike “Groupons” for car wash owners.
We achieve additional value for our customers by orchestrating group buys. We connect groups of operators with common needs and pool their total spend into quantity buys. We prepare the request for proposal (RFP) and contact 3 to 5 suppliers of the group’s choice and bring back tenders with tremendous extra value; anything from lower prices and extended warranty to buy one get one free or factory rebates.
We can put together “Groupon” Buys for almost anything; tire dressers, chemicals, HydraFlex Chemical Dispensing Systems, Applicators, POS systems, dryers, vacuum systems, you name it.
If you are interested in pulling together your network of friends to engage CWT in developing a car wash operator “Groupon” call us at 800-883-1846 or email your request to VMonteleone@carwashtech.com.