Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A bit about our competition.....


Hello fello marine enthusiasts!!!

I’m a HUGE fan of SeaDek so I normally let our product speak for itself and not bash the competition, but since many of you have asked about our competition...….I’ve included some facts about our quality vs theirs.    Also, I’m an engineer by degree, so I’m very proud of the fact that we have a relationship with NASA studying material quality standards.  We have available colors and textures that they have not copied as of yet.   We will always be ahead of them on the curve.  

Please learn more here:   http://scwake.com/blog/seadek-better-competition/



As always.....thanks for your consideration.

Scott

Monday, December 5, 2016

Getting ready for upcoming Boat Shows

SeaDek not only has added to our income, but has allowed me to be creative....which is Very important to me. I've been busy making displays that will go into the Boat Shows in order to show off SeaDek potential and hopefully, inspire customers. Enjoy!  #SeaDek #customSeaDek#customSeaDekPNW #SeaDekPNW #sickSeaDek#contemporarymarineflooring #customlogo #compassrose #repost#Seattleboatshow #Spokaneboatshow www.contemporarymarine.com








Friday, October 28, 2016

Yelp Sucks!!!!

Hi everyone!!

This is my rant blog posting.     I will get back to posting positive great news about custom swim platforms and SeaDek soonly.

Here is some information that you might find interesting.       Basically, Yelp sucks.    I don’t trust any Yelp reviews anymore.    

Essentially, They only post reviews from “Yelpers”…that is a person who has previously written at least 5 Yelp reviews.   Therefore, as you can imagine, these Yelpers are most likely mean, nasty, sad, lonely people who revel in trying to bring others down to their ugly existence by writing viral reviews of every company that they can.   I can just picture in my mind….Karen, my ex neighbor, smiling and laughing to herself (because she was a lonely, nasty, ugly woman) as she posts a 1 star review of a restaurant because the poor waitress that had to serve her was not fast enough….or friendly enough…..or subservient enough; and seriously feeling good about herself because she got even with that stupid restaurant.

The Yelp filter algorithm is complicated and unfair for many small business’.   At a glance, it highlights only those reviews by “Yelpers”.    Others, including the ones that your excellent customers wrote, are hidden, not recommended.    Because they aren’t Yelpers.    And technically, Yelp even prohibits you from requesting your customers write positive comments, even if they are valid positive reviews!   They consider that trying to bias the system and they believe that their system presents an unbiased view of a business.    Turns out this is completely convoluted.    I’m not a Yelper….but I’m guessing that most people who use Yelp, go to the Yelp reviews and use the star system to decide whether they are going to use that business.   So if a small business has one “valid” review, and it happens to be a 1 star negative review, then it could sway people to avoid this business, when in fact the business does a great job.

How do I know this?     I did my research after, in fact, I had several people ask me about a negative review that supposedly was on Yelp.   It turns out it was written by a customer, Gordon H.,  who had been a customer for 8 years!    He had brought his boat to me every year, year after year, for mechanical, detailing, gelcoat work and winter storage.    We must have done something right for him to come back every year.    So after doing my research, I first began asking my customers who made positive comments to me about their experience (essentially all :)), to write reviews thinking that I could just bump down the negative one to the bottom and increasing the star rating by adding many positive ratings.    After noticing that those reviews were being “hidden” or “not recommended”….I contacted Yelp directly and inquired why?   Thus the explanation above.    So I contacted this customer….Gordon H. directly and found out that essentially he had had a nasty personal life problem at the time and basically took it out on me.    Seen it before :(.    I asked him to consider removing the review and he agreed. 


So now I have no active reviews and 5 “hidden”, positive reviews.    What a F*^&^%&%d up system.    And now Yelp is asking me to give them $ to advertise on Yelp.    Yeah, good luck with that.    And Yelp….if you try to contact me to attempt to hide this review?????    I’ve added filters to prevent you from doing that!    BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Getting excited for the upcoming boat shows

I know.......they are still months away, but we are preparing now as we now have two booths to design, set up and figure out manning and logistics.    We have ordered all of the material we will need to design and cut a SeaDek floor and make several new platforms that show off the Safe Step Swim Platforms but also the SeaDek product.



Not really looking forward to 2 additional boat shows from the standpoint of manning a booth for 10 hours for ten days.....but, I realize that that is what it takes to get the word out there and really boost this product on the west coast.  It's an awful lot of work, but we do get to meet some nice people and it always pays off with new customers.

I'm very much hoping that we get some inquiries from customers that have amped up boats that want some amped up SeaDek.   The funnest thing I get to do is to help a customer design a really sick graphic that jacks their boat up to the next level.

So, if you are in Seattle, Portland or Spokane during their respective boat shows...

www.spokaneboatshow.com
www.seattleboatshow.com
www.otshows.com

come and visit us in our booth and mention this blog post.   That will surely make our day!

Your boat deserves SeaDek!   #SeaDek  #customSeaDek  customSeaDekPNW #contemporarymarineflooring www.contemporarymarine.com




Scott

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New page on the Contemporary Marine Flooring website

Hello.

I want you to check out the new page on the website-  http://safe-stepflooring.com/unique/

We labeled it...   "Express yourself"....   because it is about urging more customers to realize the endless Design possibilities for SeaDek.    Over 400 different color combinations and some Very unique and creative designs.

We even created an incentive where customers who come up with extremely creative designs will be rewarded with a discount on their confirmed order.    I really have fun working with people on their designs and discovering myself what is possible.

SeaDek just released these new designs and I wanted to show you....



Really neat stuff along with the new colors just released.

So if you are in the market for a unique non skid flooring for your boat, visit our website:   www.contemporarymarine.com.

Cheers!    Scott and Jeanne

#SeaDek #SeaDekPNW #customSeaDek #boat #boatinnovations #repost