Looking for advice from FIELD owners
We've just started up a field and I had a couple of questions for those of you that have your own FIELDS with small small onsite stores.
This is my general idea of how to run the store, please correct/add on any suggestions you may have to it.
1. High pressure fills (4500psi compressor so we always have air) (free with entrance)
2. CO2 fills
3. Supair field
4. woods field
That's what we have currently. We are looking to expand and get an Xball field next year, and a much much bigger compressor.
What I'm really wondering about is the stocking issues. We always stock plenty of varieties of PMI Paint (awesome deal with them, they're our only paint brand, noone else can compare the price/quality they give us). We also have a bunch of the essentials, barrel condoms, squeegees, orings, macro, fittings, etc.
Being that we're primarily a field, I dont think that we will benefit from carrying various hats, bandanas, body kits for guns, off colored barrels, etc. I think we should stick with what we know will sell well and not just sit there on the shelves. Is this how others who have been in the field business for a while feel? Am I completely wrong on that? I feel that carrying 10-20 thousand in stock on stuff that isnt gonna move in a few months is not worthwhile and will only lose money in the long run (obviously the opposite of what we're trying to do with the field).