Question for a Tanaka factory rep

Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by jfgold, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. jfgold

    jfgold LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Hello, We are a Tanaka dealer (through Canns-Bilco) and are not able to compete on pricing because after exorbitant shipping costs our margin is usually only 10%. Ordered 2 7800 blowers today and our margin was 11.2% on a 479 dollar piece. Considering no one likes paying MSRP this leaves us with no Margin therefore not many sales. Any help on the way? Feel free to e-mail me at gold4@comcast.net Don't get me wrong, we love the product and get delivery next day but making a couple bucks is always nice too!

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Posts: 1,084

    Hi,
    Our new distributor (effective Oct 1) for your territory is:

    RBI Corporation
    10201 Cedar Ridge Drive
    Ashland, VA 23005
    Phone: (804) 550-2210
    Fax: (800) 811-6737
    Key Contact: Wade Freeman, Sales Manager
    Territory: WVA, VA, MD, DE

    Give them a call and see if they can offer you a better deal on freight. Thanks for your support!

    -MW
     
  3. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    479? Wish I could get that for a blower...LOL

    I dunno how the distributors do it since we deal direct with Tanaka. But the best way to get product is to hold off until you need more. Order 8 from them and they pay shipping. I assume the distributors have similar deals.
     

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