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Good day all. I am very passionate about business and archery. I run a current business that it's slow season is fall. I am not looking to sell online. I would love to hear your guy's feedback and input. We are setting up a large multi target range. 10 acres
What do you guys look for in a bow shop. Obviously customer service should always be number one. What products and services are a must?
 

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What part of " the woods" are you in? Would be nice to have a Scorpyd dealer closer than 4 hours away from me!
 

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What do you guys look for in a bow shop.
I want someone technically savvy about the products. There are several people on this forum who know alot of stuff. As far as Scorpyd, I would want your fixes/service to be "Scorpyd" approved. When I bought my 1st Scorpyd, the shop knew less than me. That was a problem. I never went back. If you don't know that's OK. Find out quickly and correctly from a Scorpyd rep, Rex or Jim, or someone they approve. Expeditious, correct advice and answers are worth a premium for new buyers/customers.
 

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On the "Thinking About" part. I would want to know what my potential "existing" customer base is. The Scorpyd product is great but if you plan to be a dealer and just offer and service that brand, I'm afraid you may have a very small regional market. Can Scorpyd provide number of sold to customers by for 2018 and 2019 by state or better yet, by zip code?

To your question....

Service that is unique to crossbows is what will distinguish you from MOST archery shops.

The things you need to consider as a dealer are the tools and knowledge necessary to service the product. Tools are easy to buy, knowledge is hard to come by quickly and you can see from the responses above, it's important.

Here are a few more suggestions:
- As a start up dealer having the current popular Scorpyd xbow models in house would be good
- The key accessories: crank systems, optics, arrows, quivers,
- The key service items: strings and cables
- The ability to tune a crossbow
- The ability to change strings and cables
- Arrow setup knowledge for target and hunting applicable to the various Scorpyd bow models
- The soft skills to be able to deliver instruction
 

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Well said TX_RDXguy. I would add to that be honest with your customers. I purchased a new DS420 at the end of summer from an out-of-state dealer on eBay because there were no Scorpyd dealers in my area and it was a good deal on the bow I wanted. The first problem was that he upgraded the scope as part of the deal, which was great, but when I received the bow it had the wrong scope mounts. It took three attempts before he sent the right ones. The bow also came with the short sled cocker and when I asked to swap that for the long rope sled with pulleys he sent me a used one that had obviously been modified. The ends of the rope had been shortened which was okay because it fit me better anyway but whoever did that didn't bother to melt the ends and they were frayed. Also not sure why they thought they had to shorten both ends but whatever. It was also not in the factory packaging. His excuse was that Scorpyd sent it to him that way. Really? If and when I need service I seriously doubt I would trust that dealer.
 

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I should also add that if you do become a Scorpyd dealer please convince those guys to update and maintain their website. There is too much outdated and conflicting data that makes ordering a bow or accessories too difficult. The members of this forum are extremely knowledgeable about Scorpyd bows and without that I would have been lost when trying to work with this particular dealer.
 

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I want someone technically savvy about the products. There are several people on this forum who know alot of stuff. As far as Scorpyd, I would want your fixes/service to be "Scorpyd" approved. When I bought my 1st Scorpyd, the shop knew less than me. That was a problem. I never went back. If you don't know that's OK. Find out quickly and correctly from a Scorpyd rep, Rex or Jim, or someone they approve. Expeditious, correct advice and answers are worth a premium for new buyers/customers.
Scorpyd wants all of their warranty and non warranty service to go though me.

I have geared up to address every issue and get bow out within a day or two.

Having only one repair center will ensure accurate information.

Dealers do not get paid to do warranty work and frankly I dont know of a dealer that likes to have to deal with issues

Whether it me or any other qualified shop i think its brilliant of Rex to come up with this idea
 

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If my health were better, I would become an on the road dealer. Gun hunters spend thousands on guns and equipment for a very short season compared to crossbow season. Get a dozen bows and an enclosed trailer. go visit local gun ranges on the weekend. get permission from the rangemaster to allow crossbow demonstration and let the gun hunters try it out. Work 3 days a week with a whole lot less invested and make more than most dealers do in 5 days.
 
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