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Gym Mats   Call 800-445-6680
Offer most appropriate mats for all skill levels from beginners to most advanced in different foam choices range.
5000 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA
http://www.coversports.com/indoor-gymnasium/nissen/gym-mats.php   (7258)

Resilite Sports Products Inc.   Call 1-800-843-6287
Proivder of sports mats including the chief wrestling mats with product anti microbial activity care and free shipping. There are also mats for gymnastics, martial arts, cheerleading, weight room matting, column pading and wall padding. The company provides different branded mats such as resi tough and design mats with online shopping.
PO Box 764, Sunbury, PA 17801
http://www.resilite.com/   (568)

Business Information: A guide to sports mats business

Sports mat is generic term for a piece of fabric or flat material, placed on a floor or other flat material. It serves a variety of purpose like safety and support to the athletes and also helps in the maintenance of equipment. A number of sports like wrestling, gymnastics, martial arts etc are conducted on sports mats for a variety of reasons. Hence the demand for sports mats is continuous and is an evergreen business option and the trend for online retail shopping of these products is also growing.

The most important information required to set up a sports mat business is stocking. It requires extensive research on each sport and a basic understanding of their requirements.

Since sports mats are indigenous to the task at hand, the first step in setting up a sports mat business is to decide on the type of mats that the retail business is going to specialize in. There are two types of sports mats – general and specific. An ideal case of a general sports mat would be the rubber mats supplied to gyms. An example catering to a specific specialization would be to sell wrestling mats to schools or gymnastic mats to local gyms. The main purpose of a sports mat is to pad the athlete and absorb the shock, while he is performing. Hence, sports mats are highly specialized and specific to each individual sport. So producing these sports mats with quality will increase the shopping of your customers.

Sports mats can be designed to be installed permanently for added stability or can be designed to be portable. In case of the latter, the customers will do shopping only if they can take their sports mats to competitions. Hence, in order to gain an added advantage it would be a wise move to stock some portable mats depending on the demand. Since sports mats are present to lessen the risk of injury and promote safety of the athletes, it is important to maintain a continuously upgraded inventory. Sports mats nowadays are made of double coated polyester fabric to obtain the desired qualities. Qualities like puncture and tear resistance, stitch strength and abrasion resistance must be also taken into account. Apart from the qualities, it is also important to stock sports mats of different colors especially bright and vibrant colors. Such lively colors can infuse life into a sagging athlete and might help in improving his performance and he will do more shopping.

It is important to understand the desirable characteristics of sports mats before stocking as the properties of sports mats differ depending on the purpose it is meant for. For example there are wide arrays of numerous wedges in several sizes to help amateur gymnasts stay safe during practice. The wedges can provide vital resistance that is essential for beginners before they move onto the next level. The properties of wrestling mats however are entirely different to those of gymnastic mats. These mats have a higher shock absorbency value and are more resistant to wear and tear. Another important thing when it comes to stocking mats is its portability. Since a mat has to be set up each time a competition starts, the more portable it is the more attractive it becomes and will help in increasing shopping from customers.

One other thing about stocking mats is that the practice mats are invariably different from that of competition mats. For example – the thickness of grappling mats are different from those of competition mats. Hence it is important to completely understand the dynamics of the demand before getting into the business. Staffing experts as employees can be of a huge benefit in such cases as they would be able to give their expert opinion on the number, variety and design of mats that has to be stocked. Also, the number of employees is also an aspect that has to be given serious consideration because a lot of help would be required in setting up the mats business during competitions. In conclusion, the basic mantra for a successful foray into the sports mat supplies business is that the more mats one can stock, the more the more shopping the customers will do.

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