October 31, 2020  
 
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Marketing a Contractors Tools and Fasteners Business

The value and earning capacity of a contractors tools and fasteners business largely depends on the quality of its marketing efforts. But great marketing takes a lot more than hanging a shingle and hoping for the best.

In a contractors tools and fasteners business, exceptional product quality is only part of the struggle to meet revenue goals.

Simplistic promotional techniques can't penetrate the clutter of the current marketplace. Effective marketing now means translating market learnings into techniques and tactics that are relevant to your business.

Do We Really Need A Logo?

Having a strong logo for a contractors tools and fasteners business is a big deal. We live in a visual world and logos are tangible expressions of your organization's key messages. Creating a unique logo is more difficult than it sounds. In addition to quality design, you need to be concerned about infringing on the proprietary rights of other logos in your industry and throughout the marketplace.

Bundling

Messaging matters - but only to the degree that it communicates value to cost-conscious consumers. Businesses that bundle products tap into the market's psyche by creating the perception (real or imagined) of cost-savings. Most contractors tools and fasteners businesses have the ability to bundle multiple products and services into a single offering that customers find appealing. Since the bundling concept is based on discounts, consumers expect to pay less for the bundle than they would if they were to buy the products separately, so you'll need to make sure your bundle offers real value to buyers.

Cost Tracking

The economy is a constant concern for people who own a contractors tools and fasteners business. You can't afford to waste money on inferior marketing resources. Since every dollar counts, it pays to buy mailing lists from trusted vendors. Good mailing lists are money in the bank; they deliver leads, revenue and most importantly, new customers.

But mailing lists aren't the only way you can reduce costs. Most accounting software solutions have features that allow you to track costs in multiple expense categories and receive alerts when expenses suddenly swing outside of normal parameters.

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