As you look at your vendor suppliers, an easy way to see if they are helping you market yourself is to go to their website and search for their “store finder”. Try putting in your zip code. If you don’t show up as a location to purchase their products call your vendor contact immediately to correct it.
This is the simplest form of marketing that vendors can do to help you market your garden center. If they can’t fix this quickly or they don’t have a store finder you may want to look for a similar vendor who does.
At Coast of Maine we are constantly updating store locator. In today’s internet world we want our customers to know exactly where to purchase our products and just as importantly we want to help independent garden centers market themselves.