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Is Getting an Extended Warranty Worthwhile

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : June 30th, 2013 Date Updated : May 29th, 2018

Inflatable SlideWhenever you purchase a new vehicle, or an expensive piece of electronic equipment, you are almost always offered the opportunity to purchase an extended warranty. Many times the extended warranty is not worth purchasing. For instance, what is the point in purchasing an extended warranty on a vehicle when that warranty doesn’t cover many of the things that tends to break down during the warranty period? People tend to be very skeptical about extended warranties, but is it worthwhile to get an extended warranty for your inflatable water slide?

Before you can answer back question you need to know what the warranty is going to cover. For starters, do not expect the extended warranty to cover the blower’s and the accessories. These are often covered by a separate, standard warranty and are handled directly through the manufacturer of those pieces. What you are likely to find when it comes to inflatable extended warranties is that the warranty company will pay a certain percentage to replace your unit, and while the coverage starts at 100% it deteriorates over time. For instance, you may get an extended warranty that covers 100% of the cost of the unit for up to two years but, after those two years the coverage drops to 50 or 60%.

It is also important to note that most manufacturer extended warranties will replace the unit exactly or, if that exact unit is not available, will replace it with a similar product that is either of equal, or greater value. Most of the time it is necessary to purchase extended coverage within 30 days of the original date that you purchased the inflatable water slide, but you may be able to get coverage later on in the life of the unit with the right program, although you will likely have to pay a fairly steep fee to do so.

Is getting an extended warranty worthwhile? It really depends upon how long you plan on keeping the bounce house units that you have purchased. If you only plan on keeping the unit’s for three years or less then it may not make sense to purchase an extended warranty. If, however, you plan on keeping the unit for a much longer amount of time in purchasing an extended warranty made definitely be a good idea.

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Where Can You Get Insurance

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : June 25th, 2013 Date Updated : May 29th, 2018

Bounce HouseThere are many things you need to know in order to run a successful bounce house rental business. One thing that many first-time business owners are unaware of is the fact that when it comes to a bounce house rental business insurance is a must. Unlike some other businesses where insurance is an option and not a necessity, bounce house rental businesses are required to carry insurance on not only their rental units but also malpractice insurance as well. All of this insurance is designed to protect you, and your client, which is why it is so vital. But where do you find this insurance?

Where to Start

Before you even look to purchase a commercial bounce house it is important that you figure out where you are going to purchase your insurance from. You have a few different options available to you. The first option is to contact your current insurance provider. If you own a vehicle or a home than you are ready have access to an insurance provider. While not all insurance providers offer the type of insurance you will need for your bounce house rental business, there are some that do. If you can bundle the insurance together you will find that you will spend far less money, which is why it is important to make sure you contact your current insurance provider first.

Other Options

If your current insurance provider does not offer the type of insurance you need for your business than you need to look elsewhere. One option is to look to an insurance company who offers only business insurance. These insurance companies often have great deals and will not only have the type of insurance you need for your coverage, they will also be able to advise you efficiently. They may even know where you can purchase the best commercial bounce house.

You can also look to professional bounce house forums for help as well. Many of these forums have entire areas devoted to finding, and getting, insurance coverage for your bounce house rental business. Remember: it doesn’t matter which insurance company you go through as long as you have high-quality, affordable insurance that will cover your business thoroughly.

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Thinking of Advertising in the Yellow Pages

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : June 23rd, 2013 Date Updated : May 29th, 2018

Bounce HouseRemember the days when you would want to find the phone number for business and your mother would yell you to simply look in the Yellow Pages? Those days are long gone. Now, if you want to find the phone number for a business the first place you are likely going to look is the Internet. Why, then, are bounce house rental business owners still thinking of advertising in the Yellow Pages? Is it a good idea, or should you completely avoid this advertising opportunity?

Yellow Page Advertising

In order to determine if advertising in the Yellow Pages is going to help you to rent out the commercial bounce houses for sale you purchased you first need to figure out how many people actually use the Yellow Pages. A recent survey completed about the Yellow Pages shows that 75% of those who completed the survey never use the Yellow Pages to help them to find information about a local business. 14% of the people surveyed said that they use the Yellow Pages once a year, but only a small 3% said they use the Yellow Pages five or more times a year in order to find information about local businesses.

Those are definitely not impressive numbers and, from an advertising standpoint, it is not a very smart idea to invest your money in the Yellow Pages. In doing so you are excluding 75% of potential customers. How, then, can you advertise the bounce house rental business that you own effectively?

Cyber Advertising

Cyber advertising is definitely where it is at. If you want to make sure that your investment actually gets you a return you will need to look to the cyber world for help. It is not likely that you will rent out the commercial bounce houses for sale that you have purchased unless you use the Internet to help you to do so. Word-of-mouth is no longer a reliable means for advertising – instead you need to spend your time, and your money, ensuring that your website is up to par and that it is as optimized as it can possibly be. There are plenty of professional businesses that get paid to do this type of work so if you are unsure what to do try contacting one of these professional businesses and they will be able to outline a strategy that will help you to make more money.

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You Get What You Pay For

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : June 22nd, 2013 Date Updated : May 29th, 2018

Bounce HouseEvery year hundreds of people purchase inflatable bounce houses in order to start their very own bounce house rental business. It is true that this can be a very lucrative type of business, especially for people who are not experienced in owning a business. But if you look at the facts you will see that many of these first-time business owners windup shutting their doors within only a few short years. One of the biggest mistakes these beginner business owners make is in purchasing equipment that is not up to par. Remember: you get what you pay for.

The Right Equipment

In order to make sure that your business has a chance of surviving you will need to first in sure that you purchase bounce houses that are high quality enough that they can be considered commercial bounce houses. There are many different inflatable bounce manufacturer websites you will find online, and most of them can make it seem like it is very cheap to purchase a bounce house. The truth of the matter, however, is that it is not. If you have found a bounce house that is under $600 is very likely that the unit you are looking at is either a used unit that has seen better days, or that it is a unit designed for home use only.

Home use bounce house units are not designed to stand up to the rigorous activity that a commercial bounce house unit is. When you rent out your bounce house units you will find that children will do some serious damage to them – in fact, they are supposed to. It is never gentle to bounce around on something and that is what these units are designed to do, that is why getting a high quality, strong, weather resistant commercial bounce house unit from an inflatable bounce manufacturer is important.

Yes, you will find that you have to pay quite a bit more in order to purchase a commercial bounce house unit – but as we said above you get what you pay for. If you spend only $600 to purchase a unit and rented out you will quickly find that you need to purchase another unit as the first unit will likely break down within only a few short months.

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The Annual Clean Out

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : June 19th, 2013 Date Updated : May 29th, 2018

Inflatable SlideEvery bounce house rental business owner goes through a quiet time when their business is not busy. Instead of looking at this as a detrimental time, it is a good idea to look at this time as the perfect opportunity to structure your business plan for the upcoming year. We call this the annual clean out. Before you even think about looking at that new inflatable waterslide for sale of your preferred bounce house manufacturer, you first need to go through all of the product you currently have and come up with a new business plan for the upcoming year.

Phase 1: Inspection

It is extremely important that you first inspect all of your existing equipment. In order to do this you will need to have a large, flat area where you are able to inflate all of your units individually so you can check them out thoroughly. Expect this phase to take roughly one full day, more than one day if you own a large number of units. Inflate all of the units that you own, one at a time, and check to make sure there are no rips, tears, or seriously rubbed areas that need to be patched. Use this time to check all of the hoses and the blower’s as well to make sure they are all imperfect running order. It is also a good idea to thoroughly clean all of your units at the same time. Once you have inspected all of your current units you can then decide which units you are going to keep, which ones you’re going to sell, and which new units you are going to purchase. If, for instance, you want to buy an inflatable waterslide for sale that you have seen it is a good idea to make sure that you have enough room for the unit by selling older pieces that do not read well.

Phase 2: Business

Want your garden all of the physical inspection over with it is time to work on the business aspect of your bounce house rental business. Make sure you get a new quote on your insurance and that you check out your pricing strategy and your marketing plan to see what worked last year, what didn’t work, and to make notes about all of the things you want to implement this year. By doing this procedure once a year you will find that your business only improves.

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