Did you hear about Yoenis Cespedes first homerun as a major league baseball player?
Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A’s stepped up to bat against Jason Vargas on April 5 and crushed a ball 462 feet into the upper deck of the pitcher friendly Oakland Coliseum. The problem that a lot of people had with Cespedes is that he paused to watch the homer. A momentary admiration of the blast he had created with his bat caused Jason Vargas to get upset that Cespedes failed to abide by an unwritten rule that this is bad form. You can read more about it here, if interested.
That being said, will you allow us a brief moment to watch one of our homeruns for a moment?
We’ve often talked about the fact that we are the largest STIHL dealer in the southeast. Over the years we’ve been honored with being the largest STIHL dealer in the United States, but what shocks people most is when we can proudly say that we are the largest STIHL dealer in the world.
We recently looked at the number of STIHL products that we’ve sold in the past 12 months. We were just under 5500 units sold. We’ll save you the math. We’re consistently selling around 100 STIHL products a week. Obviously during the spring and summer that number goes even higher. At times over the past few weeks, we’ve been selling faster than we could assemble them.
We are very proud to be a STIHL dealer. It isn’t just the supply of tools that we have, we also have one of the largest on hand parts inventories in the country. We service everything we sell. We are constantly training our folks on product knowledge and service practices.
STIHL is an amazing company that designs and manufactures amazing products. An often asked question in the industry asks why doesn’t STIHL sell online? Read this answer and maybe you’ll see why we’re so proud to be an authorized STIHL dealer in Atlanta and North Georgia.
Our business operates under different guidelines for quite a few reasons, not the least of which are liability and warranty issues. Dealers are required to unpack, prep, and test every unit they sell, and then take the customer through a short training session on the parts and controls of the unit both for their safety and protection as well as for familiarity of the power tool in question. This practice also supports our dealers, who are required to service as well as sell the product. Parts are also only ordered through dealers for the aforementioned reasons as well as part familiarity and any exchange issues that may arise. It’s a lot easier to deal with a living person at a dealership who can expedite the resolution to an issue despite the inconvenience of actually having to travel to the dealer location, a procedure that the internet admittedly eliminates. Still, this “hands on” approach has continued to serve our company efficiently and well, even with the advent of the internet now several decades along.
They support the independent local dealer. That is an old school approach to loyalty that is sorely missed in the world. They are loyal to their dealers. We do everything we can to treat our customers right so that our customers will want to be loyal to the brand and us.