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The Sporting Goods Industry

The sporting goods industry is a major player in retailer and consumer goods. The source of many of the most imaginative marketing slogans and ad campaigns of the past 20 years, the sporting goods industry and sporting goods companies have in many ways redefined our relationship to athleticism in our day to day lives.

Popular sporting goods include bicycle, bowling, fishing, hunting, exercise and golf equipment, in addition to uniforms and apparel. In the sporting goods industry, products generally move from a manufacturer or wholesaler to a retail store, often a major outlet or chain.

To increase your impact in the sporting goods industry, you can rely upon RepHunter for talented and experienced outside sales reps in the sporting goods industry. Increase your sales and expand into new markets with the help of RepHunter.

Did you know?

  • The US sporting goods market was valued at approximately 153 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.
  • In 2020, the U.S. sports equipment portion of the sporting goods market generated a revenue of around 14.5 billion U.S. dollars, and is expected to generate more thant USD 16 billion by 2025.
  • The industry employs over 200,000 people.
  • In 2021 approximately four in five survey respondents in the United States had at least one home fitness product in their home.
  • Independent Reps in the Sporting Goods Industry

    A friendly relation to the sportswear industry, the sporting goods industry encompasses a range of products and services used to pursue athletics activities and outdoor activities. The industry is often shaken up by new technological developments, making it an exciting space to do business in and requiring a high level of industry knowledge on the part of manufacturer and outside sales rep alike.

    To help your products make the most impact, seek out independent sales reps that can help you form relationships with retailers, athletic departments, and other organizations interested in sporting goods products. Outside sales reps can apply their highly specialized skills and experience to move your product faster and allow you to concentrate on important developments in your line, operations, and other aspects essential to running sporting goods companies effectively.

    For an outside sales representative, working with sporting goods companies on their lines is a very busy but highly rewarding experience. Work requires demonstrating products at trade shows and to clients, meeting face to face with coaches and retailers, and expressing a passion for a healthier lifestyle aided by the equipment you sell. As an outside sales rep you may find yourself living a life more defined by fitness thanks to the products and space you are supporting.

    If you are an outside sales rep or principal in the sporting goods industry, sign up for RepHunter to explore new business opportunities. RepHunter is the best place online to find new lines and connect with great sales reps. Get started today by clicking on one of our buttons to the right.

    Find Independent Sporting Goods Sales Reps

    If you are a manufacturer or design sporting goods, you want the most people possible using your product and helping you to grow your business. To achieve this goal, find an experienced independent sporting goods sales rep or outside sales reps that can effectively sell and demonstrate your hunting, camping or fishing products. Sales reps function as your ambassadors for your brand in the sporting goods industry markets you want to saturate.

    How do you qualify a sporting goods sales rep? Read our tips below to figure out who is the best fit for your outdoors industry products!

    Sporting Goods, Hunting Industry or Fishing Equipment Sales Expertise

    The major selling point of sports and outdoors equipment is that it can be used, and that in its use, it is better than competing products on the market. To make this point effectively, you want to find an independent sporting goods sales rep comfortable using whatever it is you produce – fishing rods, camping equipment, hunting items, bicycling equipment, and so on. This does not necessarily mean your outside sales rep will have to bike hours every day to show off the effectiveness of your particular bike light, but their authority in the sport and understanding of how to use your product is an important part of the initial sale and the ongoing support they provide to your customers.

    Questions to Ask

    If you feel comfortable with your potential sporting goods sales rep’s knowledge of your niche, there are some specific additional questions worth asking to see if you will have a long and productive relationship with them. Find out about the volume they moved in the past and average revenue of those products. Ask your potential outside sales representatives about their present lines to avoid competitive overlap. Learn what they think is the right amount of communication with present accounts, and see if that’s in line with what you expect of their performance. Make sure they are effective communicators when it comes to getting new stock in and helping you gauge which products are most popular.

    Investing the energy in finding the right independent sporting good sales rep is always worth it, and RepHunter makes that process far easier for you. A great outside sales rep can help your business for years and years. Sign up for RepHunter today by clicking on the button below and begin your search for the best sporting good sales reps online!

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