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  • Writer's pictureBill Holmes

A successful sales call, but we learned things!

boat, yacht, RV, Picture, SeaClutch
While Chloe didn't sell much, she was still exhausted!

The sun came up on Sunday morning and the day was incredible! A light breeze and a temperature of 67 degrees made it a rare cool August morning. After a cup of coffee on the back deck, my friend and I headed up to the Ship's Store with a SeaClutch and a business card.

I introduced myself to the manager and said that we loved the marina. I then explained that Lisa and I had patented and developed a product that we felt would be a great retail addition to their store. I explained that it could be customized in bulk by manufacturing them in different colors and we could screen print logo's on the front. I also explained that we had several retail bulk sales and that we were kicking off a national advertising campaign in "Boating" magazine. I also explained that we would have a booth at the Annapolis Boat Show and we were in the running for "New Product of the Year".

I handed them a sample copy of the SeaClutch and our business card, and they said "thanks" and that it seemed like a great idea! I asked them to call if they had any questions, and we shook hands.

As we walked out, I realized I had made a huge mistake! I left them a business card, but none of the other information we discussed was in writing! How will they remember!

We are just starting, and I promise I won't get this one wrong again!


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