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Small Business Saturday Can Benefit OPE Dealers

Posted by Rick Favata on November 23, 2015 at 4:43 PM
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This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28. It’s a day that encourages consumers to shop small and local. Since American Express started the initiative in 2010, eighty-eight million people have shown up to “shop small.”


In the outdoor power equipment industry, shopping small means to forgo the big box stores and take your business to the locally owned outdoor power equipment dealership in your area. In addition to supporting the community where you live, shopping local has other benefits.

Local outdoor power equipment dealers provide knowledge and services not found in big box retailers. For landscape contractors looking to make a significant investment in their next piece of equipment, that’s especially important.

So, why shop local for your outdoor power equipment?

  1. You’ll develop a close relationship with OPE dealership staff who have been there for years and know how best to meet your needs.

  2. You’ll be working with people that have a vested interest in the success of your landscape business and aren’t just interested in making a sale.

  3. You’ll receive a higher level of customer service and more personalized attention.

  4. You’ll be dealing with qualified service personnel who have received comprehensive training directly from the manufacturer.

  5. You’ll get a fully assembled and pre-delivered mower with a complete assessment of the machine before you take it out of the store.

  6. You’ll receive better post-sale support so if something isn’t working right with your lawnmower, you’ll know whom to call and you can be confident that the problem will be addressed.

  7. You’ll be able to buy your lawnmower and parts all in one place-- a one-stop shopping experience.

  8. You’ll be able to demo the lawnmower before you buy for peace of mind.

Every day should be Small Business Saturday because patronizing your local retailers creates thriving communities. And, you’ll get more bang for your buck in the form of service, know-how, and reliability.

Interested in learning more?   Click here to read more about Small Business Saturday

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Topics: business, ope, small business

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