Q: What are the requirements to become a retail partner?
A: Five things:
Q: What are the requirements to get payment terms?
A: Simply apply for payment terms and you'll have up to $1,500 in credit. Payment terms are arranged through a third party underwriter called Rumbleship. It's super easy. If you need more credit, all you have to do is ask for more and they'll run a check and set you right up.
Q: What is Rumbleship?
A: It's a credit service for you; a third party credit underwriter and provider for use by Hamboards retail partners. This costs you nothing. Hamboards pays Rumbleship a percentage of our sales to provide you with credit and to administer our Accounts Receivable. Simply put, you benefit and Hamboards pays for this service.
Q: Those are big cartons. What will shipping rates be?
A: Discounted UPS and USPS rates apply. Generally speaking, it's ~10% of your order.
Q: You used to sell to retail shops then you stopped. What changed?A: About five years ago, we sold lots of Hammys to retail shops, but we stumbled to provide reliable product and service. We also couldn't afford Sales Reps and it just wasn't working. So, we slowly pulled back from selling retail shops and got super focused to fix all our unforced errors. It was one heckuva journey. We did get our act together by completely changing our manufacturing, inventing new products and replacing spreadsheets with syncronized apps. For the last 2 years we tried to work with a couple well known surf/skate distributors, but that just didn't work out on account of world view differences. Now, at this moment, we are super-stoked on our gear, our brand is solid, the webstore is clicking and our business processes are totally synchronized and locked-down. Hamboards is actually ready for Retail Partners! Now would be a good time for our segment on ABC's hit TV Show Shark Tank to air again!
Q: Where do you ship from?
A: All orders ship from a mid-Atlantic third party fulfillment warehouse. We moved our fulfillment warehouse from California to Pennsylvania because it's simpler, cheaper and most importantly, we can reach 50% of the USA population within two days; Central in three days; four to the South and five for West.
Q: Opening Order Requirements?
A: You can buy one board or any number at a time. There's no minimums. It all works. We prefer that new customers get behind the brand with one of each of our Classic, Pinger, Logger, Fish, Pescadito, Huntington Hop and Biscuit plus one of each of our SUPSkate Paddles. Most shops have a demo board too. Contact us to discuss whether you qualify for a discounted demo and in-store display.
Q: What is my wholesale discount?
A: Your discount depends on the quantity commitment as well as the advance notice you provide to us. For the most basic level, with no minimums, our automatic wholesale discount is 40 points; for example, if a Hamboards item costs you $60 plus $6 shipping, you will sell at $100 for a $34 profit. Note: This is especially profitable for you if you drop-ship an order directly to your customer becuase you never put-up the funds to buy the boards until you've already been paid by your customer. Most of our retail clients who purchase reasonable quantities of boards from us will get keystone discounts and strategic accounts are negotiable. (Would be nice to have at least one strategic account but they seem to be locked-into the big distributors.)
Q: How do I, as a retail shop, compete with your Hamboards webstore?
A: Value, Relationship and Customer Service - And.... Hamboards "plays fair" online. Since we own our brand and distribute and fulfill 100% of our own product orders, we can provide these assurances.