TAG: Early Order Programs

Get in early: the lowdown on early order programs

October 16, 2018By
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Lawn care operators share five considerations for participating in early order programs. About five years ago, Brian Wiese began taking advantage of the early order program offered by his fertilizer supplier. Each December, Wiese, the turf division manager for SunCo in Omaha, Neb., preorders enough fertilizer for rounds one and two at a discounted rate and with delayed payment terms.... read more

Your guide to lawn care early order programs

October 10, 2017By

Are you thinking about participating in early order programs? To make your life easier, we compiled a list of suppliers who offer them. The Andersons DG/SG Bundle Promotion URL: AndersonsPlantNutrient.com/turf/DGSGpromo Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018 Aquatrols     Turf Bucks URL: Aquatrols.com/TurfBucks/ Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017 BASF     2018 Early Order Program URL: BetterTurf.Basf.us/eop/eop/ Deadline: Dec. 9, 2017 Bayer 2018 Fall... read more

Early order program breakdown

October 17, 2016By
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Used strategically, early order programs can be a winning proposition. For as long as Mark Leahy can remember, he’s been looking for a deal. He recalls stocking up on bags of fertilizer in the early days when he ran his company out of a barn. “I would literally stack them by hand up to the ceiling in the one stall... read more