BIG Bedding Demand and a Screeching Supply Chain

As consumer mattress demand takes on a runaway-train-pace,  manufacturers are experiencing supply chain problems.

Spunbond material used for fabric-encased coils is being gobbled up for the medical PPE used to guard against coronavirus. Leggett & Platt has moved to a needle punch product that’s more expensive and many suppliers are facing similar raw materials issues.  

Foam, fabric, and sewing operations are all experiencing set-backs. Dos Marcos wonders, “Who would have predicted a scenario where mattress demand spiked amidst a global pandemic?” 

Mark your calendar because Mark and Mark are set to do a live podcast with the co-CEOs of Nectar at 12 p.m. CST, Aug. 11th. And coming up at 1 p.m. Aug. 18, the duo is hosting a session during Furniture Today’s virtual Bedding Conference.  

Podium

Welcome to our new sponsor, Podium! Podium is the ultimate messaging platform.

Podium consolidates text and messaging channels into one easy-to-use system. During COVID, mattress and furniture retailers have experienced a huge influx of questions and inquiries from people wanting to do business in a contact-free manner.

Podium allows businesses to generate a link and request payments via text, no customer log-in required! You can try Podium Starter for free right now.  

Head over to Podium.com/dos today and start capturing more business!

Nationwide Help Center 

Nationwide Marketing Group has launched a BACK TO BUSINESS HUB packed with useful information for independent retailers.

For Dos Marcos listeners seeking expert advice as they navigate the changing environment, we have an email address for you to use: help@nationwidegroup.org.

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group.

As a member of Nationwide Marketing group, you instantly have access to over 200+ ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded advocates who are dedicated to helping your business thrive. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 independent retail members with tools, resources, training, and technology to help their businesses grow.

Doorcounts

Join us in welcoming our new sponsor, Doorcounts!

Foot traffic is expensive. Do you know what’s more costly? We call it “Track Lack.”

If you lack the ability to track who’s coming into your store and what happens while they’re there (and after they leave), you could have a severe case of “Track Lack.” 

Doorcounts is a tracker and a connector. Doorcounts Connects: 

1. A smart camera to a CRM database. 

2. Every customer to a salesperson.

3. Better insights to your business decisions. 

4. More sales to grow your business faster.

Here’s how Doorcounts works:  1) a camera sends a photo to the next salesperson’s smartphone. 2) the salesperson then records details in a CRM database and upboard from their phone 3)  actions can be automatically scheduled and/or fulfilled 4) you never miss another sales opportunity. 

We’re really excited to partner with Doorcounts. Check out Doorcounts.com today and tell them Dos Marcos sent you! 

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/MattressPodcast.

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