So you have been in the inflatable business for some time and your equipment, despite extra loving care, has seen betters day and is beginning to really show its use. Customers who hire you are of course looking for top of the line inflatable equipment, free from damage, excessive patching and just looking overall run-down. Using old and worn looking equipment can be detrimental to your company’s image, and your ability to retain customers.
You can certainly repair your inflatable equipment, either yourself or through a professional service, depending on the extent of the damage and the level of wear and tear. Repairs such as removing and replacing worn out panels, window and netting replacements, replacement buckles and zippers are all feasible and should definitely be done to prolong the life of your equipment.
However, there will eventually come a time when you have exhausted all of your options for repairing your inflatable equipment. If your equipment is still in fairly decent and usable condition you can try to sell the equipment to another company. New startups particularly tend to be interested in these types of low investment products. You can post an ad or notice on one of the inflatable forums such as http://www.moonwalkforum.com/.
If your inflatable has exhausted its life and is no longer safe or sellable, you will want to scrap it. Holding on to this type of equipment is not only a hazard for your business, having unsafe equipment in your inventory, but also a tremendous space hog. Once you have exhausted your options for repairing, selling or trading in the equipment it is best to let it go and focus on new inflatable products that your company can offer to your customer.
By treating your inflatable equipment properly it will last for year and years. When the time comes for you to retire a piece of equipment you will find that the market has a wide variety of inflatable products that you can purchase, which will give your company the image you want to present, while also giving you one more selling point for your services.
There are many factors to consider when you begin searching for replacement equipment. Make sure that you do your research before committing to a purchase. When you begin to consider replacement equipment keep your customer in mind. Rather than just going with the equipment that you think looks cool, consider any customer requests that you have received in the past. Have there been a large number of customers making the same requests?
You may also want to contact some of your customers and ask for their opinion. Devise a short survey to do this, which can be done via phone, email or mail. Taking their opinions to heart before you finalize a purchase will only benefit your business and your company in the long run.