Post by theactionman on Apr 5, 2008 16:56:00 GMT -5
Kdogg is a true patriot, during the holiday season when international shipping was nuts he grabbed me a PTW that was going to get shipped to the baltics, as It wouldn't get there for a couple months anyway. A+
Actually we only shipped to Canada, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, France, Adora, Latvia, Kazakhstan, UK and Germany during the holidays. Maybe a couple others I'm forgetting.
OMG the holidays were nuts for Empire Airsoft.
We are actually getting pretty big. I wish we could find someone to hire who is reliable. Yong hired two more people to help me out and had to fire both of them.
I probably shouldn't say this but... We did quarter of a million dollars in business last year. No bullshit. I doubt any other Michigan dealer can say that. That was just in online sales too. Not retail. We probably did half that in retail sales too but thats nothing new. Yong's always sold a LOT of airsoft guns. Location, location, location...
We actually don't get a lot of Michigan customers. Most of them are drive in's from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Canada. We get tons of people from Canada. They come down, buy trunk loads full and drive back. Some of them buy retail from us then resell in Canada at like double the price.
Has it's good points and its bad points. Being the only one who runs the Empire Airsoft online, its getting harder and harder to give my normal personal touches to each order. I used to call all the customers, introduce myself, confirm there orders etc. Now I don't have time to do that too much anymore.