TradeMyGun – A Customer Case Study
TradeMyGun started off like many other ecommerce companies, in the basement of the founders home in 1998. By 2008, TMG expanded into its current 40,000 SQFT home located in a quiet town in NE Indiana. TradeMyGun offers a complete line of new paintball equipment from all manufacturers. They also buy, sell and trade new and used paintball guns and gear. Although they focus mainly on paintball and airsoft gear, they also has a division that sells everything from yoga matts to skateboards. Their company ships thousands of packages each week, producing an enormous amount of waste.
The 2020 Pandemic created an explosion in online sales for TMG. They are fortunate to have a great staff that has rallied together and supported the higher demand for the accelerated change in customers buying online versus brick and mortar. With this surge in orders came an increase in waste volume and need for more frequent trash disposal.
Trading Waste For Revenue
Historically, TMG would fill six 30′ dumpsters each month, costing them nearly $2,000 per month. In addition to the trash removal expenses, there were countless labor hours associated with breaking down boxes, stacking cardboard on pallets and moving it to the dumpsters.
Finally, they had enough. They thought, ‘there must be a better way!’ They jumped on Google and began their search – cardboard baler – US made – US support …all requirements! Finding Harmony Enterprises, they reached out through the easy Contact Us form.
According to TMG’s Mike Schlemmer, “We received immediate and knowledgeable support that helped guide us into our M60CB Baler. The baler produces a mill-sized spec bale that we now sell to a recycler.”
He continued by saying, “Instead of spending $2,000/month to dump our tons of monthly cardboard, we now make about 4 bales per month and SELL IT! Everything is about payback – with a less than 6 month payback of our initial investment, new ongoing revenue stream, and helping the environment versus hurting it, we could not be happier.”
According to Schlemmer, “In two short months, Harmony helped us decide what baler to buy, produced the baler and delivered it to our door! We originally thought we would need training support (which they offer) but after taking delivery the unit was pretty much a plug and play easy to use and operate machine.”
Contact Us Today For Your Recycling Solution!
Harmony Enterprises is thrilled that TMG was able to trade their waste volume and expense for recycling revenue that helps protect the environment for generations to come.
Harmony offers over 20 different models of balers designed to be long lasting and bale a wide variety of recyclable commodities. Each one provides you with the lowest total cost of ownership. Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you understand which product or services will allow you to reduce costs, increase safety, and create revenue by recycling. To learn more, Contact Us or call us at (507) 886-6666 and let us help!