A significant advantage of running a locally owned sporting good store is our ability to make quick pivots, masterfully out-dodging our BIG BOX competitors.
We know you, probably know your parents and may even know your grandparents. Your kids? We remember the first day that you brought them into the store. It was the first morning of either soccer, lacrosse, baseball, field hockey – or perhaps softball. Their feet had recently grown over 8 inches and before zipping off to opening day, you had to make a pre-coffee pit stop and pick up some new kicks.
So when it comes time to switch from one sports season to another, we are stocked up and ready to pounce! Lacrosse is now in full-swing, soccer is right around the corner, baseball/softball is stepping into the on-deck circle, and we see swim team a little farther off on the horizon.
Since our grand opening in 1977, we have gained a sterling reputation for our personalized customer service. Honestly (and quite naturally), without you, the customer, we would not remain open.
And another secret
So you know that friendly, personalized GOOD SPORT service that you experience as a customer? That is the same positive attitude that we extend to our vendors. Representatives from our select list of suppliers love to work with us. Should there be an issue (whether positive or negative), they know that they can speak directly to the BIG CHEESE. There are no phone trees or organizational charts filled with middle management mucky-mucks whose job is to pass you along like a hot potato.
Sharing the love
We love our customers. Our suppliers love us. From a supply chain perspective, there is a highly positive highway from factory to your hands (or feet, or shoulders, or knees, etc.). Also, because sporting goods sales reps like doing business with GOOD SPORT, they offer us special deals, unavailable to other sporting goods retailers (BIG BOX or otherwise).
For example, we are currently offering the STX CRUX 500 Lacrosse stick for women at an incredible price of $199. Cascade has provided us with their famous 'R' lacrosse helmet also for the incredibly low price of $199. These are only two examples. Please stay tuned as we will soon be publishing special deals on footwear and equipment for sports other than lacrosse.
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