Posts From August, 2015

Long time, no hear.. 

(...sorry about that!!)
Posted by Rick Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:40:00 AM

I guess a blog is something that should be kept up pretty frequently, and I have been bucking the trend.  I apologize.  Unfortunately, I have been locked off from a few of the social media areas here at the office, areas that I would use to keep the blog fresh and new, so you will just have to deal with whatever content that I can come up with, sans social media.  2015 has been rolling along pretty well lately, though sales are the usual roller coaster ride.  Some months, you string along a ton of business and things are looking great, and then a few months are a struggle to piece it all together.  Mind you, it has been a fantastic sales year so far...it has just been a lot of extra work to get it done.  But that is nothing new and so, I digress.

Either way, Canon has released a bunch of new equipment in the last two quarters, and it is obvious that the kings continue to wear the crown of the office products world.  The newest color MFP systems continue a trend towards scaling down as the newest departmental systems have been relesased and are ready to be placed.  The footprint has shrunk, but the feature set is huge!  Of course, that is nothing new with the minds at Canon.  Great job as usual!  Also, Formax and their paper handing and paper destruction fleet have expanded as well.  Lots of great things happening with our manufacturers and I am glad to be a part of it!  It is a great time to be a CBM salesperson!!

Last item of note and one of my biggest so far.  I pitched an idea to the ownership about creating a buying consortium with all of our products.  I was given the go-ahead to put it together and as of today, the buying guide is complete and ready for delivery.  We are only working two specific vertical markets right now--school districts and churches--and with those we should get a pretty good indication of whether this is going to work out or not.  Early indications are good that people are going to like it, as I have gotten feedback from a few of my current customers that had a chance to look at it and comment on it.  Prices are off the charts, was one of the comments given.  Off the charts!!  Just what I want to hear.  Good things coming from 647 Franklin Street. So with that in mind, I look forward to a fantastic August, as we start to look at the beginning of school in three weeks.  And before you know it, fall will be upon us.  Oh, by the way, it is less than four months until Christmas!!  Enjoy the weather!!!