Now that you know why rental skates are so important, how do you choose a quality rental skate provider? Remember that rental skates are the single most important public relations and customer service tool of your rink, and that quality rental skates are a hallmark of successful rinks. This is not an area where you want to give your business to the lowest bidder. Here's a checklist of things to consider when selecting a rental skate line:
1.) Are the skates comfortable?
2.) Are they durable?
3.) Are they constructed of quality materials?
4.) Are they reasonably priced?
5.) Do they offer skates specifically designed for all of my customers? Men, women, boys and girls? Hockey and figure? Extended sizes?
6.) Do they offer attractive designs that will appeal to my customers?
7.) Is it a reputable skate maunfacturer that stands behind its products?
8.) Is the salesperson knowledgeable, honest and helpful?
If you can answer "yes" to these questions, you can have confidence that you are investing in a quality line of skates. Now you're ready to select the right mix of skates.
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