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Summer Time Business Heating Up!

As the spring becomes summer, we notice a surge in our business. Along with the business heating up, the thermometer rises as well. These high temperatures can be a real concern here in Southwest Florida. This month I will speak about the product that started Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories, a beverage cooler.  Medical professionals here in Florida always recommend keeping your cooler stocked with bottles of water, and ice. I recommend keeping your cooler attached to your cart. We sell various styles of coolers, from a 6 pack Igloo cooler, that would be perfect to keep a lunch on the go chilled, to a customized unit that fits 12 of your favorite 12 oz beverages, OR 8 20 oz bottles, and is wrapped in your company logo (or Country Club Logo)! The Deluxe cooler is sold with mounting brackets particular to your cart model.

           We also have a universal bag type cooler that straps to the front cowl of the cart. It is soft sided, and would be perfect for outfitting a cart for a special weekend, or a rental unit that you don’t want to permanently mount a cooler to.

          If you want a cooler that could be removed and taken to the beach, or barbeque, we offer two choices. Our more popular model (CO12HBCA) is a 12 pack cooler that sits in a basket. We also have its’ baby brother, if you were looking for a product that is not so bulky. (CO0HBCW) This unit also sits in a basket for easy removal of the cooler. Each of these units needs a bracket to mount to each specific model of cart, so don’t forget to talk to us about the cart itself! 

          We run a special sale each month, and this month happens to have a sale on the two coolers I just mentioned. The 12 pack cooler normally MSRP @ $69.32.  This month it is just $54.00!  The 6 pack cooler normally MSRP @ $51.30.  Through the end of June it is sale priced at $40.00.  This is a great time to stock up on coolers if your shop sells them, and they have never been priced this low!


Nate BarronWritten by Nate Barron

I am the newest Sales Rep for Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories. I spent the first 34 years of my life in Western New York. I grew up near Jamestown and attended Jamestown Community College, and then the State University of New York in Fredonia before working as a Sales Rep and Test Engineer for a major heat exchange manufacturer. I enjoy spending my free time fishing in beautiful Charlotte Harbor, and helping my daughters to experience the great outdoors.

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Stock Up For Summer!

Summer is here and Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Now is the time to make sure your shelves are properly stocked for gifts for both Dad’s & Grads.  In the spirit of many dealers’ needs to stock up we have placed our coolers & baskets on sale to make filling out your shelves a little easier on your wallet.  This is a great item since it can be installed on any cart and is needed by all.

If you are currently stocked on coolers that’s okay just make sure you take this time to check your inventory levels on the other items your customers may need.  Since the weather is getting nicer many people will be using their carts a lot more and that means wear and tear on the belts, brake shoes, etc.  When something breaks they don’t want their cart to be out of commission for too long so be sure you have these items handy so you can get them back on their way.  If you don’t someone else might!


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.

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Gearing up for Golf!

Summer is fast approaching and with it, our favorite past time GOLF!  You just can’t wait to get back on the green. There’s no doubt your more than ready…but are you really?  What if you aren’t?

Well, you will be, with these great tips to tune in and shape up your game before that first official tee time! They are sure to help you confidently give it your best 18 time and time again this summer.

First and foremost your gear needs to be up to par.  Excuse the pun. This means cleaning out that golf bag you haven’t touched since last season, and restocking it with all your essentials.  Be sure to include the sunscreen as we know it tends to be forgotten until that all too familiar burn sets in around Hole 9.  While on the subject of your equipment, be sure to check your bag, club grips and covers for wear in case a repair is needed.  Don’t skimp on these repairs due to expense as you might be happily surprised to find new grips, for instance, aren’t as expensive as one would think and have been known to make a huge difference in one’s golf game. 

Now that your gear is set to go be sure to put it to work!  Get out there for some early morning practice rounds to shake the rust off.  The most important thing here is not to forget your short game.  You can practice the long shots all day long and get them down pat, but when the pressure is really on its those short shots that tend to kill us.  So don’t forget to spend time in the putting range as well.

A large part of getting your game back includes being fit or lets face it for some of us at least just physically WELL.  If you can’t get a whole exercise routine in your daily schedule at least spend some time each morning stretching and again right before you hit the course.  You’ll find a good stretch really helps you to limber up and relax for those more stressful shots.  Another important part of being well is paying attention to your diet.  You don’t have to give up that juicy steak at dinner time but try to incorporate a more balanced diet to up your energy and improve your stamina so you can make it those 18 holes with energy to spare.

Finally be sure to fit out your golf cart for convenience.  Nothing is more aggravating then searching for an item you should have ready in between holes.  Your score card for one.  We have score card holders for 5 and 6 hole steering wheels to keep you organized through your game.  Along with that same sentiment we offer and have a wide variety of accessories to help keep the items you need mot conveniently at your fingertips:

  • Scorecard holders – SWS601 Available for 5 and 6 hole steering wheel application
  • Power outlet to charge your phone – PO000
  • Phone holder which attaches conveniently to the steering wheel – PH000
  • Bag rack bars – BRB000 
  • Sun Visors to keep the glare on the course out of your eyes with out obscuring your view – SV000-T
  • Drink caddy’s with cup holders for miscellaneous items – DC2000B

We offer many other great products depending on your specific golfing needs so check out our great products, gear up for summer and don’t get caught unprepared on the green!


Steve WilmerWritten by Ashley Widmer

Ashley started her career in customer service in 2004 and since has been dedicated to the highest quality of service possible for all of her clients. She became a part of the team here at Stentens in January of 2015 and is invested in our Sales department. In a business world that is leaning farther toward touch tone phone conversations and automated responses she understands the need for an individualized sales relationship with your Stenten’s Representative. Call her today with your questions or feedback, shes always happy to help!

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Street Legal Golf Cars

Depending on where you live, a NEV, or Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, may be a great option. Many communities are mandating the cessation of Fossil Fuel burning transportation, or strongly encouraging the use of electric vehicles. You need to check your local regulations in regards to what makes a Golf Car ‘Street Legal,’ as well as safe to operate.  Most laws specify at least; 3 point retractable seat belts, fully functional lights (Headlights, Taillights, Turn Signals, and Brake Lights), a windshield, reflectors on front, rear, and sides, a top speed of 25 mph (40 kph), internal and exterior mirrors on both sides of the car, parking brake and Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN.  Most importantly a street legal Golf Car may only travel on roads where the speed limit is 35 MPH or lower. Most states also require you to register your Golf Car with your state, as you would any other car or truck.  These are general guidelines, and each builder, or owner MUST comply with local regulations. Communities like the Villages here in Florida have their own guidelines. Once you understand the rules, we will get the parts to you and give you the support to get your street legal Car on the road fast!  Stenten’s carries seat belts, light kits, windshields, mirrors, and virtually anything else you need to take your cart from the lawn to the grocery store.


Nate BarronWritten by Nate Barron

I am the newest Sales Rep for Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories. I spent the first 34 years of my life in Western New York. I grew up near Jamestown and attended Jamestown Community College, and then the State University of New York in Fredonia before working as a Sales Rep and Test Engineer for a major heat exchange manufacturer. I enjoy spending my free time fishing in beautiful Charlotte Harbor, and helping my daughters to experience the great outdoors.

Originally posted on Stenten’s Golf Cart Accessories: Blog http://ift.tt/1sje22o

A Starters Guide to succeeding on Social Media

We at Stenten’s care about your business as much as we do our own. If you win, we win. If you lose, we do too. And what – according to us – can exponentially grow your Golf Cart accessories business is: Social Media. In other words – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 

And you needn’t sweat a bit. We’ve curated 4 tips that’ll get you started; from choosing a platform to generating sales from it. 

  1. Choosing a Platform to maximize results

This is where it all begins – choosing a platform. We’d recommend choosing a single, or at most 2, platforms and rather focus on providing great content. And you can cut Pinterest on your list already; it is predominantly a female platform. 

On the other hand, Facebook offers deeper engagement. Twitter is more for the news, and quick updates; considering a tweet has only a life of 18 minutes. And no, Instagram doesn’t rank at the bottom end!

A recent survey by Forester says Instagram accounts get 58 times more user engagement than Facebook ones. And a whopping 120 times when compared to Twitter accounts. And Foundr Magazine – with over 600k followers on Instagram – recently did a free guide on it with amazing insights. 

  1. Create Awesome Content strategy – and be consistent with it!

Even before posting the content itself comes the strategy. What type of content are you going to post? For example, if you decide to go on newly popular Instagram it could be: Relevant Golf/automobile quote pictures, being the scenes photos, and contests and giveaways.

On the other hand, no quality of content can give you immediate results. You’ve to be consistent with it. What most businesses do is post for a couple of weeks, and eventually give up. Post consistently for at least 2 months, and keep improving as you go.

  1. Be casual, fun and authentic

As social media marketers repeatedly say: People like to do business with other people, not big, hollow brands. Your social media account should be written in a casual, human tone. Even funny at times. Not only your posts will be read more often, people will trust you. And eventually, buy from you.

Also focus on being genuine. With all honestly, leave sales in the background and rather focus on helping your customers. As a rule of thumb, only 1-in-10 of posts should be promotional. What’s more, try answering their questions, posting helpful content. This is the easiest way you can generate a genuine following.

  1. Pair it with your Online Store

If you already have established on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, online store is all you need to sell your golf cart parts. Because, just as important as accumulating followers is, capitalizing on them. They should  be able to click a link in your bio, and buy from you. 

This small change, and some occasional posts promoting your products, can push your sales into the stratosphere. But beware of promoting too often, as that can come of as sleazy.

There they are – 4 ways to get your social media account up and running. Hopefully, these tips in addition to consistent hard work  will get you to succeed in no time.


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.

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4 Simple Ways for handling unhappy Customers

Every now and then, a customer comes in yelling. And if you’re not careful – you yell back. Eventually, one less customer buying your golf cart accessories. Oh, and not to mention he’ll demean your company – and your golf cart parts – at every suitable occasion. 

Turns out, most people are bad at handling irate customers. Handling them right could instantly turn them into your brand ambassadors of your exceptional customer service. And what is better marketing by word-of-mouth! Here’s a guide for you to do just that – and perhaps even make your angry customer a loyal buyer!

  1. Listen first, react later.

When somebody yells, most people yell back. And that – we can tell from this far – isn’t helping. 

When an unhappy customer comes in, don’t react immediately. Remember he’s unhappy with your services, not you. There’s no reason to take it personally. Listen first; pay attention to his or her concerns. Eventually you’ll find, more than half of the time, most customers are sincere and good people.

  1. Be in their shoes – they could be right.

Henry Ford once famously said, “If there’s any secret to success, it lies in ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” After all, no customer wakes up thinking about cursing for no reason.

Look through your customers point-of-view, and see what went bad. Empathy is not only extremely attractive, but also helps building future customer strategies. And fundamentally, you’re more likely to help him, when you know his end.

  1. Give their problems attention, and a lot of it

Times have evolved, and so have angry customers. They’d mail you, rather jump into your shop. And we’re much tempted mail them back, and dismiss the issue. But that is not how good businesses work. Call them back – or ask them out for a lunch. 

This explicitly shows that customer satisfaction is your top priority. What’s more, your customer feels his concerns being heard and valued. This alone can diffuse any rough edges your customer might’ve had about your services. 

  1. Be on the same team with your customer

Instead of screaming, “It was not our fault,” try, “let’s see what we can do for you.” The difference is instant! Your customer no longer believes you’re someone to be defended against, and rather there to help them. 

And they’re more likely to admit they’re wrong when you’re on their side, than when you’re an “enemy.”


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.

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Dropshipping

If you are a Stenten’s dealer, you’ll just love this post. Everybody seems to be dropshipping these days. While many people think about dropshipping, it remains an unknown territory. Have you thought about dropshipping, and if it could increase your profits? Here at Stenten’s have put together for you ‘The dropshipping post”. An article that wipes out all your doubts. Let’s begin by letting you know what is dropshipping?

Dropshipping – explained.

Have we told you that we love explaining? We must have – because we do. In just a few years dropshipping has expanded big and large. Otherwise we had something called “traditional model”.

  1. Traditional model – Its 1960’s. And you want to set up a retail shop. At those times, you must break a bank to do so. Or a bit more honestly, have a lot of money. You’d rent a warehouse. Buy a lot of products, which of course, costs a lot of money. Only then, you could start selling.
  1. The drop shipping model: That was 1960’s. How do you start a business in in the 21st century? You don’t rent a warehouse, nor do you buy huge amount of products in bulk. In the drop shipping model, you ship from the manufacturer/wholesaler directly to the customer. You get your margin. And did we tell you, you save a lot of money? 

Should you be dropshipping?

Let us say you start dropshipping. You sell most of your products directly from directly from Stenten’s to the customer. What would be advantages, and more so, the disadvantages? And are those disadvantages solvable?

  • Near-zero investment: This is the biggest benefit of dropshipping. This is why people choose it. You don’t rent a warehouse. And you don’t buy in bulk from the wholesaler. Isn’t that the biggest chunk of your investment saved?
  • Everything sells: Every retailer knows how it feels when your warehouse is full of items that are unsold. A waste of investement. In dropshipping, there is no such thing! As you ship directly from the wholesaler, you need not to worry about anything going waste.
  • Variety of products: When you ship directly from the wholesaler, all of wholesaler’s stock is your stock. You’ve 10 times more products in stock, at the same time you’ve invested much less. 

Switching to drop shipping – safely!

At Stenten’s, we always want you to be in profit. Dropshipping could benefit you immensly, but it’s not all gold. So we’d highly recommend you start small; begin by dropshipping some of your products. Once you’re comfortable, only then venture further. 


Steve WilmerWritten by Steve Wilmer

Steve started with Stenten’s in October of 2011 and currently maintains Stenten’s digital footprint.  This includes contributing to our Blog, monitoring our technical Forum, and posting to our various social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.  Along with increasing Stenten’s digital market Steve also has knowledge on many performance parts for golf carts including controllers, motors, and tire & wheel combinations.

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