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    Redden Marine Sales Rep Intro

    Greetings!
    I am the sales manager for one of Samson Ropes largest distributors... Redden Marine Supply. I think I can save our members some money on Amsteel and other stainless hardware... Let me know if anyone thinks it would help?

    My idea is to offer a discount code that only members can use during checkout on the website.
    I'm not a hammock expert but looking forward to learning from this forum..
    My company sells truckloads of Amsteel and Amsteel blue to the commercial fishing and maritime industry.
    Thanks all!

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    Welcome to the forum, Amsteel House! I took the liberty to add your website link to your signature line, as is customary for vendors here on the forum.

    We appreciate vendors who interact with us here on the forum. Thanks.
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    A discount code sounds interesting! From reading the stacks of posts of line orders it seems that shipping tends to be a large issue... i.e. if I want to order 50' of 7/64 AS Blue it costs $8, but the lowest price shipping is $8.06. I know S&H costs money, but it seems there could be a cheaper solution. Priority envelopes would ship for $4.95. First Class large envelopes for likely even less.
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    Small flat rate priority USPS boxes or first class USPS service would make things more reasonable if such an option could be offered. I recognize that your "truckloads" of Amsteel are far too large to ship this way. But many of us (including myself at the moment) only need enough length to do some suspension readjusting. A cheaper shipping method would certainly be an incentive to order from you even if a reasonable minimum order was imposed. I could easily use 25-50'. Not a huge order in the scheme of things but I suspect somewhat typical for many of us.
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    Welcome Amsteel House. Very nice of you to offer your aid.

    Before everyone beats our new friend up too much about S+H costs, lets remember that Redden is a commercial enterprise that needs to make money. It's hard to keep a company profitable cutting off 50' sections of inexpensive line, packaging it up and shipping it. Consumers don't like to hear it, but there is a cost to handling.

    Shipping things at cost is what we do between ourselves as hobbyists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Welcome Amsteel House. Very nice of you to offer your aid.

    Before everyone beats our new friend up too much about S+H costs, lets remember that Redden is a commercial enterprise that needs to make money. It's hard to keep a company profitable cutting off 50' sections of inexpensive line, packaging it up and shipping it. Consumers don't like to hear it, but there is a cost to handling.

    Shipping things at cost is what we do between ourselves as hobbyists.

    Please don't stone me.
    If I sounded like I was beating him up then I'll stop posting. But lets be real. If we can't say "this is what I use/need" then what's the point.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I think you're both right.

    Redden is an enterprise, and they shouldn't lose any money catering to small-orders from hobbyists like us. At the same time, if you call orders in to them rather than placing the inquiry online, they have so far proven to be very flexible with shipping via alternative methods than are listed on their site.

    Maybe we can work with Amsteel House to get more shipping options available online. That would be in everyone's best interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I think you're both right.

    Redden is an enterprise, and they shouldn't lose any money catering to small-orders from hobbyists like us. At the same time, if you call orders in to them rather than placing the inquiry online, they have so far proven to be very flexible with shipping via alternative methods than are listed on their site.

    Maybe we can work with Amsteel House to get more shipping options available online. That would be in everyone's best interest.
    I have not been aware of that. Thanks for the heads up. I am fully aware of the commercial nature of Redden Marine and I am equally sure they are not expecting commercial sized orders. I have no problem if a company says "I'm sorry but we are not geared to handle orders that small. Our minimum is X." But all things considered... If a company contacts us on the forum and says "What can we do to serve you better.." Guess who I am going to be inclined to do business with!
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    But all things considered... If a company contacts us on the forum and says "What can we do to serve you better.." Guess who I am going to be inclined to do business with!
    Yep, me too!
    I think it's fantastic when a company interacts with us in our virtual world. It says a lot to me when they are willing to risk any possible 'abuse' often associated with web forums.

    Welcome to the forum Amsteel House!
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