I always get some of the best ideas from here, so I thought I'd bring up a topic I've been thinking about. Now my business specifically will be a little different to most of the people here, but the ideas might still be relevant.
Basically, I'm running a business as a wholesale supplier of drainage products. Now recently, a friend of my brother in law offered to have our flyers in his Tiling shop, and just about a week ago we actually received a sale referred from him.
So that got me thinking, what are some ways I can go into other stores and create value for them, so that they would be willing to advertise my business. I thought about simply saying that when we sell any of our products, I could hand the customer their flyer/business card and let the customer know that they can always visit them for any Tile supplies. But then I also thought, If I approach a few different businesses, I can't be handing out multiple different company flyers/business cards to my customers. I would see that as a little unethical.
So, basically looking for some ideas on what I can offer. Obviously, my first plan of attack is to see if the Tile shop are actually interested in stocking our product, and if not, the second option is some form of cross advertising if possible.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.