Kloubec Koi Farm

July / August, 2010

PondTradeMag-Jul-Aug-10Publishers’ Perspective

You Have Choices, We Have Info

Pond contractors and retailers have choices to make. A big one is what brands and classes of products to sell and use. The decisions you make can have a profound impact on your day-to-day business.

POND Sources is our answer. When you are selecting what products to sell, are you considering all that is available? Take Filtration. How do you decide what kind of filtration to recommend and install for your clients? Do you have a variety of solutions for the different needs and wants of your different prospects, or do you decline the sale for clients whose desires don’t fit the product lines you provide? (There is no right or wrong answer here.)

The point is, do you know your options, and are you ok with your limitations?

In this issue, we are Launching POND Sources, a section that focuses on pond equipment and supplies, one category at a time. Included are articles about the products, and contact information for leading manufacturers and distributors that sell those products. This way you know your options. Will this help you bid more jobs, or expand your store inventory? We hope so.

While walking the Hardware Show in Las Vegas recently, we met up with some of the leading manufacturers in our business, so we had to take a moment for a quick snapshot.

Happy selling.

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