One of the first questions that people ask when they even start to think about owning their own bounce house business is whether they should stick with bounce houses or if they should also purchase slides from an inflatable slide manufacturer. The question is actually a very good one, as things have changed drastically for people in the bounce house industry since technology has made it easier than ever before to create unique slides and bounce houses. When do you get slides, and what type of slide should you get?
When to Expand
When you should purchase from an inflatable slide manufacturer depends on your business and how comfortable you are with it. Many people who are starting in the industry now purchase two bounce houses and one slide so that they can offer a few different options to potential clients, and this may be a good solution for you. Quite often the slide from the inflatable slide manufacturer is just as easy to set up as the bounce house, but it is important to note that the rules on a slide are much different than the rules on a bounce house, so you will need to familiarize yourself with all of the rules before you start to rent either type of inflatable out.
If you already own a bounce house business and are making a fairly steady income than it may be the perfect time to expand a bit by purchasing a few slides. You will find that you can get high quality slides from an inflatable slide manufacturer that may also double as a bounce house manufacturer, which gives you the added bonus of being able to work with only one manufacturer instead of two.
The Right Slide
Selecting the right slide is a key component to making sure that your business thrives. What type of slide should you select? You have to basic options: wet or not wet. There are certain inflatable slides that can actually be watered down for a wild and wet ride, but should you go with that version or the more traditional one? A good rule of thumb is to think about how many dry days your area has. If you have a lot of dry days than a slide that you can wet down will likely be a great promotional tool. If, however, you live in an area where rain is prevalent than a wet slide likely won’t be a huge selling point.