“The secret to success is to form the habit of doing the things the other people in the business don’t like to do,” Shipler says.
Shipler does not spend a lot of time with idle conversation.
Always order two of the same tool.
Max Shipler, an independent distributor out of Las Vegas, Nev. has experienced that the first year of being a distributor isn’t easy.
Management and marketing tools empower us in more ways than ever.
Distributors must be ready for the new refrigerant before customers start asking for it.
Success cuts across geographic markets for this independent, now in rural Nevada
Involvement with Operation Gratitude spills over to customers who want to do their part.
Margins might be low for toolbox sales, but gross profit tends to be high.
This Mac Tools Distributor, John Leonardelli, demonstrates the importance of attending tool fairs.
These wrench storage racks are available in both metric and SAE sizes.
Managing time is one of the hardest parts of the tool business, which is why so many distributors involve family members.
With minimal training, this TPMS tool provides full relearn procedures for a wide range of vehicles, with step-by-step instructions right on-screen.
Sometimes shops with only a couple customers can provide the biggest opportunity for sales.