Archery Shop Must Have?

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  1. Woody5519

    Woody5519 Newb

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    I work in an archery shop in Barryville NY, Im new to the site here and was wondering everyones opinion that if you were running an archery shop what products you hands down would have in your store at all time? It could be anything!
     
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  3. DoubleLung

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    I expect to find most if not all types of broadheads, on top of that everything ^^^ he said. An indoor shooting range is important too.
     
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    The people you put behind the counter are more important than anything else :tu:
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    Hours of operation are important where im from. Shops are open when most people are at work. I understand most archery shop owners are hunters themselves and want to be hunting on the weekends but there has to be a way to work around that. I have seen lots of gun, archery, bait, outdoor type stores go out of business because they are never open.
     
  7. Woody5519

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    The Barryville Sportsman here in NY is open 7 days a week mon-sat 8-6 sun-7-3
     
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    Worzeth Weekend Warrior

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    One thing I've noticed the little archery shops tend to not have is Scents. Attractants, mock scrape, doe in estrus etc... I normally have to go to the big name stores for that. Like Bass Pro Shops
     
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    Hell I can deal with a shop not having scents and calls.
    I understand overhead and such, but would it kill them to have 1 or 2 bows with 50lbs limbs for the ladies?
    Unless you go with a craze, edge or apprentice , it's down right frustrating to go bow shopping with your lady.
    Men don't buy them without trying them , why would ladies be any different?
     
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    An absence of arrogance. I feel like the people in the shops are always looking down at me because I don't know everything they know about a bow. Seems like most places I've been, the people working would rather be shooting the Sh*t instead of helping me or explaining how one product differs from another.
     
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    I would have to second the indoor range. When shopping for that new bow, I would like to shoot it a few times before making the purchase.
     
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    Bow String Depot Die Hard Bowhunter

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    A excellent string builder:tu:




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    i agree with FITZ
     
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    What Fitz said! The two shops that are in within an hour from me....their techs don't know very much at all. That's me being nice too...lol. I had one install a string for me before I got my press....all I can say is I wished I would have taken pics of the end result...lol.
     
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    Somebody working there that's in charge of making each customers bow perfect for what they use it for. Ie. hunting or 3D.

    Charge your customers by the half hour to work on their bows whether they bought it from you or not.

    Pro shops near me ALL suck.
     
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    Got to have a range must have a trade in policy's on bows I buy there as I like to trade in or up after a few seasons.
     
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    I agree with knowledgable people working there. My local shop has great customer service and I am willing to spend a little extra money there because I know if I have an issue it will be taken care of. They also have good hours and are only closed on Monday's so they have a ton of business on the weekends.
     
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    I don't know if anyone has said this yet but I wish shops would have left handed bows.
     
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    I think that ultramax has a good idea. I'd want to have a trade-in and trade-up program and then, after a thorough inspection, sell the used ones. I know that I was looking at used bows during my search, but I didn't know what the conditions were outside of the visual. Others have said it too, but friendly and helpful customer service. I spent about 10 minutes at my local pro shop trying to discuss a string stop rubbing issue that I have on my bow and he is more than willing to help try new things that would make it last longer. And then as far as archery tackle, a variety of sights, releases, points/broadheads, targets, optics, camo, etc. I would have a place to test shoot a bow, only about 10 -15 yards, just to help the customer feel comfortable with their purchase. The only other things is the more brands the better. My shop only has Mathews, Hoyt, and Bowtech. I know that there are a lot of other brands out there. Just my opinions.
     
  20. DoubleLung

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    Fitz nailed it! I feel like an idiot for not mentioning it first! :)
     

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