Anser, on 16 April 2018 - 06:53 AM, said:
If I were TM I'd stop sending any product to retailers and be 100% the exclusive retailer. Set up 2,000 sq ft fitting shops in strategic locations and operate like Tesla. Sure you'd lose some number of items shipped but you'd make way more on every club that did go out the door. At the end of the day, discount dans and golf galaxy are actually competitors to taylormadegolf.com, not friends
Funny you should say that, TM is thinking about doing just that. Opening up their own exclusive fitting studios, carrying nothing but TM stock and having all the shafts and grips they offer. 2-3 booths with I think one of them being dedicated to their MAT-fit or whatever that thing is. They are also thinking of having single-booth ones in malls that are stocked with nothing but TM stuff. Honestly, it's brilliant if you ask me, but a really quick way to ensure that you tick off every retailer in the world that carries your stuff. You'd see accounts drop them so fast their heads would spin.
I'm usually pretty brand agnostic, I have to be given my line of work. However, TM just rubs me the real wrong way. When they did their product launches to us it was so cocky, rock music blaring in the background, a smug rep with a smirk on his face bobbing along to the beat while scanning the room...he even loudly corrected someone over the pronunciation of SLDR, she said "Slider" he said "what was that?" she said "Slider.", he said "I don't know what that is, but I know about S-L-D-R" and just smirked again. Like screw off bud, we all know it's pronounced "Slider", but you got caught in a patent infringement and had to think fast and landed on S-L-D-R.
Their constant turnover of product bugs me. Their continual release of re-badged junk like RBZ Black and RBZ, Speedblades, and Aeroburner HL lines that are terrible. Their attitude to their customers/accounts. Last year they closed down in freaking August to do a system upgrade...AUGUST! We had Return Numbers about 15-feet long, with people calling us daily super ticked off about this. Special Orders were taking well over a month to come in and of course, people screamed at me as if it was my fault, despite warning them about the hold up.
Having said all that though, I hate HATE that the P790s are so good and the Milled Grind wedges look and feel as good as they do because I'm probably going to end up with at least the wedges this year.
Edited by phatchrisrules, 16 April 2018 - 07:32 AM.
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