Shaping booth in the back with large glass windows. Shaper back there shaping and fixing ding repairs as they come in possibly while you wait. Full assortment of everything you could ever need to fix your board including things like wax paper, tongue depressers etc. so I don't have to go anywhere else.
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Mar 5, 2013, 03:52 PM #22What I'd like to see these shop owners do, is go out on a limb, support a local shaper by making 1/2 of their board inventory from the shaper and the other half from various "popular" companies (not china pop-outs), or take it one step further and have a shaper work in-house. This would benefit the shaper, the shop owner, AND the customer.
Mar 5, 2013, 04:56 PM #23Junior Member
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Too many Corporations open a shop up and think they can stock a bunch of overpriced board-shorts and T-shirts along with a few surfboards and the surfers will come running. Many of these shops cater to the in-flux of tourists especially here on the East Coast. Its funny to watch ebay around October and see the Asian surfboards that go up for sale from people in Indiana and Ohio...Humm
Firstly, a surf shop is a business and a business needs to make a profit otherwise it would not be a business. That being said there is lots of ways to make money without whoring yourself out. Its all about the perception the community has about the shop.
I like to see shops that are out in front of the Community whether its sponsoring or putting events together that attract amateur and professional surfers from outside the area that in turn have a positive economic impact on the local community. Especially important are the events for the community such as participating in events which reach out to those with special needs, get involved in local environmental issues. There is a number of things a shop can do to put them out front making them a positive force in the community.
The positive force translates to positive cash flow as the local community and those even outside the local community are more likely to come through the door.
I know it sounds a little preachy, its just my opinion, btw there are shops that market themselves in this manner. They are far more successful than their counterparts, the tourists even recognize what shops are the place to go.
Mar 5, 2013, 05:25 PM #24
to me, a good shop should have a team, take care of its core customers with free wax and discounts, and educate newbies on etiquette.
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Mar 5, 2013, 07:19 PM #26Senior Member
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- Jun 2008
You guys need to check out Greenlight in Manasquan if you haven't already, they got something that is unique for sure and many of these requests are fulfilled...
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Mar 5, 2013, 09:31 PM #29
love the shaping room idea. ashton used to have a surf shop that had that glass shaping room loved it.
to the op...to paraphrase lee the stud...nobody owes the community anything.
Mar 5, 2013, 09:48 PM #30