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Tanaka on www.grainger.com

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tanaka, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Hi,
    Tanaka has recently increased its product and accessory offerings to Grainger and the first wave of items are currently available. Go to www.grainger.com and search by manufacturer / brand for Tanaka.

    -MW
     
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  3. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Hi,
    Yes, Tanaka dealers are allowed to sell our products online.

    -MW
     
  4. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    the reason i ask is one of my dealers i go to told me. if sthil, redmax & shinda caught any of there dealers selling on ebay, they would get a immediate pull out of their products and any product on the shelves would be taken.
     
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Think of Tanaka more like Echo.... sales, sales, sales. Redmax seems to be shifting to the same way also.. sales, sales, sales.
     
  6. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Yeah, this industry is strange. I don't get it.

    This is our position:

    1. We don't think we have a right to tell an independent dealer where they can and can not sell our product.

    2. The internet is not going away. People want to buy our products online.

    3. Believe it or not, but some guys view going to the dealer as a "hassle." We want you guys to be as productive as possible!

    -MW
     
  7. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Echo does not allow sales on the Internet but it is tough to patrol.

    You can find any brand on-line at any given time. It takes awhile for Echo, Stihl, whatever todeale with the issue.
     
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Woo.. then I guess somebody had better let Echo know that HomeDepot is selling them online. :dizzy:
     
  9. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Shindaiwa touts to its dealers that they have a policy of selling their products through service dealers only. Non-service dealers do sell them where the dist. decides he needs more market share than the service dealer can get him. At least they do out here.

    You can find parts for most any brand online and those who will sell. Someday it will be even easier to get what you need / want when you want it with better service to boot.

    Competition improves delivery of service where pricing of parts is constant, or eliminates the poor provider.
     

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