Anyone else on here thinking about getting the bronco to build it to promote and start a late model bronco shop? The idea has been flowing in my head for a little while now... just wanted to hear y’alls thoughts?
Anyone know what the steps are to become a distributor for wharn wench or rigid industry’s and other manufacturers alike?
Not sure how it is with automotive aftermarket/accessories, but some manufacturers don't want to deal with drop shipping. My local dive shop is a big online retailer for dive gear, so I figured they mostly did drop shipping because their store isn't that big. When I was in there a couple months ago they said manufacturers don't want to pay to warehouse stuff so the shops have to keep most things on hand. I thought drop shipping was pretty common, but it may not be for more "specialty" products. Just a heads up in case manufacturers tell you to f off lol.I see a huge part of the bronco shop being a drop shipper for the those type of brands and when a customer wants a part we have on our website we just order it and then instal when it arrives
Oh, and if I did expand, my half brother is a cnc programmer and supervisor of the department at the facility he works at. So, yea, I guess I have a lot of connections when it comes to a business like that. I have 10 years of working in the automotive industry directly, good friends with the owner of an auto parts store. My mother was a regional property manager that could handle leasing a building for me. My wife is a very intelligent woman, getting her masters in psychology, and she has a real estate license. My uncle has owned a very successful word working business and would guide me in business ownership. His son is a lead I.T. and networking manager for a major corporation. Another cousin sells health insurance to businesses. Another one is a police sergeant and is registered for vehicle inspections...... come to think of it. I need to get off my ass and start a business.....The experience I've had in the industry is 50/50 some want you to keep inventory on your end, others will gladly 2 day ship. With the advent of amazon. I'm sure the industry has made changes from the time I was involved. If it was me, service is crucial. Big part of service, is speed. Keeping inventory on hand would be a high priority. But then you need to have the money to invest in such a venture. If I could get 100k low interest loan. I would consider it honestly. 50k on inventory, and the other 50 would go to a couple hoists, tire machine and balancer, and an alignment rack. Along with a good scan tool. All dyno tuning I would sub out to a friend of mine. See where that goes before investing further ibto specialized equipment. I would also cater to jeeps and most other 4x4's. My brother and dad would handle SXS's, ATV's, go karts, and light fab work. My other brother would handle accounting. I've planned this all out before, can you tell?