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Question What sales opportunities are still out there with everyone on Covid-19 social distancing?

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by FireSprint.com, Mar 16, 2020.

How much do you think Covid-19 will affect your business

  1. We're planning on growing

  2. We'll stay about the same

  3. We'll be down 10-20% this year

  4. We'll be down over 20% this year

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  1. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Merchant Member

    I thought about this alot, so I made a video. Don't judge the graphics, just wanted to get some information out there quickly to give our resellers some ideas on what to do from here. :D:p



    FireSprint is a trade only supplier of yard signs, corrugated plastic, styrene, foamcore, posters and more. https://www.firesprint.com
     
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  2. Reveal1

    Reveal1 Member

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    Graphic related:

    Just did our first banner ' No Visitors' for a nursing home.
    Home related graphics for people stuck at home with time on their hands and urge to renovate/remodel

    Not graphic related:

    Baby sitting for all of those healthcare workersand those still employed outside home with kids no longer in school
    Housekeeping/disinfecting healthcare/nursing home/other business still open to public (hotel housekeeping being laid off)
     
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  3. Troy Lesher

    Troy Lesher Merchant Member

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    I am expecting and Looking for some new emerging markets during this, it requires a shift in thinking
     
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  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I like the video, but I think it's a little too long. Otherwise, tweka the things you mentioned and you're good to go.
     
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  5. SameDay Signs

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    We are working on a labels for a sanitzer company for a bunch of bottles being shipped as well as a coronvirus decal that is being mass produced...were excited to have any work right now YET at the same time worried that come tomorrow i could be sittign at home playing lots of xbox lol
     
  6. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I've been thinking about making wearable sandwich board signs for the phobic crowd...

    JB

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  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    For those of us who remember this song from actual air time instead of Cheech and Chong, these new guys have been as viral since day #1:

     
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  8. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I made these from brushed aluminum drop months ago... thinking of making more, just leaving the bathroom line off.

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  9. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Chick Fil-A, various shopping centers, hospitals, nursing homes have all ordered signage that's Covid-19 related.
     
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  10. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Yeah plenty room for making this situation into some money. We just got a huge roller banner order for loads of hospitals with COVID-19 info.

    Probably a lot of luck needed here though, or need to have already created the relationships to get such orders.
     
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  11. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    All you older member do you remember the ultraviolet lamps at hospital entrances, did they claim they killed germs, why did they get rid of them?
     
  12. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    A lot of those were for pest control...and they're still at our local WalMart. They basically attract the insects with the UV light and they trap them with a sticky board.

    Believe it or not....many barbershops have a sanitizing UV lamp under their counter where they store the clippers, combs and the like.
    JB
     
  13. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    Sales Opportunities- absolutely.

    So here is what I am thinking. All restaurants in Colorado have had to close their dining rooms, and moving to take out.

    Lets "look around the corner" and anticipate what these businesses will need - I anticipate simple traffic signs where to pull up, pay etc
     
  14. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    My heating guy told me yesterday they still sell them but they are now in the filtration system. His buddy in Milwaukee sold 600 of them over the last week. Sold out.
     
  15. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Merchant Member

    Keep going guys. There's plenty of business out there, you just need to beat down the door. Get on the phone and let them know you are still open for business.

    If you get ahold of a restaurant manager that hasn't has spent the last 2 days worrying about how he was going to transition his staff to delivery drivers, he may not have considered signage or marketing yet. If you call in that moment of panic and have a nice solution and a calm voice, you'll win the business. Solve problems for your customers and you'll win.

    It's going to be ok. We'll get through this!
     
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  16. Ldireprophil

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  17. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Merchant Member

    Awesome work!!
     
  18. Ldireprophil

    Ldireprophil Member

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    Designed this for a customer today. Printing (20) 8x4 13oz single sided banners on the latex tomorrow to put out on job sites. A nice little $2500 order.
     

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  19. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Merchant Member

    Right now we're printing thousands of:
    • Graduation yard signs, both generic and personalized
    • Social Distancing Floor Graphics
    • Healthcare Hero's Yard Signs (The hospitals buying for their staff are the volume buyers)
    • Contractors and Roofers chasing the spring hail storms
    • Ag signs for the spring planting
    • Political signs (It's 2020!!!)
    We can help! Give us a call 888-509-7446 or visit https://www.firesprint.com
     
  20. ad41061

    ad41061 New Member

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