Anacortes Ace Hardware was one of the first hardware stores to carry the Mail Boss Curbside, even before it was available in the Ace warehouses. They have been stocking and selling Mail Boss since 2007, and now offer a wide selection of Mail Boss products in their hardware store.
Owner Randy Burgess brought the Mail Boss into the mailbox category because he saw that the product provided a solution for his customers who wanted to prevent mail-identity theft. Adding the Mail Boss to the mailbox category gave his customers peace of mind, and also delivered a significant increase in mailbox category profits for Anacortes Ace Hardware.
Here is what Anacortes Ace Hardware owner Randy Burgess says of Mail Boss:
“Many years back, our retailer group invited Epoch Design (the Mail Boss company) to come speak at one of our meetings since they were a local company. After hearing the presentation, we placed a small order of the product which came with some attractive POP materials including a DVD. The instructions were simple: Place the Mail Boss on an end cap along with the DVD playing in the background. We tried that simple approach back then and it is still on that same end cap selling through many times per year!
With the ever-growing threat of identity theft, along with the DVD and POP materials, customers have not only embraced this product, they tell their friends and families from other towns and communities! If you are looking for a quality product that helps protect your consumers AND provides a nice return on your investment, I would look no further than the folks at Epoch. It really is a no brainer!”
Randy is right that the Mail Boss has bang for the buck, not only for customers but also for retailers. Mailboxes are a highly commoditized product with low margins, but by offering the Mail Boss, retailers can offer their customers a true solution to a growing problem, and generate significant margins per turn. Everybody wins!
Anacortes Ace Hardware
1720 Q Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221