How our panelists see rising freight costs Doug RobinsonOwner, Virginia LeisureChesapeake, Virginia Prices are going up quickly. I sell four manufacturers’ hot tubs, and two of the four have had significant [freight] price increases. That makes it even more imperative that when we buy spas, we buy them by
Doug Robinson Owner, Virginia Leisure Chesapeake, Virginia Doug Robinson began his industry career in sales at Orlando’s Rec Warehouse in 1992, eventually becoming a regional manager and moving to Virginia Beach. As Rec Warehouse met financial difficulty, Robinson began to dream of being his own boss. He opened Virginia
Retailers share the secondary items that were a hit and others that flopped Rohan Mehta Arctic Spas Durham co-owner Whitby, Ontario We sold trampolines, and they were amazing. We had enough showroom to have a couple on display; we kept an inventory in our warehouse that customers could pick
Software that helps our panelists keep everything running Rene Huston Patio Pleasures Pools & Spas Owner/Vice President of Finance, Sales and Marketing We use Evosus. Before investing in Evosus, we used a very basic POS software but we outgrew it. Evosus seems to serve us well based on our business size.
A panelist shares two crazy marketing schemes from the past Brian Quint Aqua Quip president and CEO Nine in Seattle/Tacoma metro Hot Tub TV There was a time where anybody with any viable business plan could get a half-hour show on public-access television. I remember two ladies who did an